Sunday, April 28, 2013

Karneval episode 4

Major yawn indeed. I think I was conscious for more hours today but none of them were very productive. Le sigh and cough and tissue indeed. A pathetic little cold indeed. XO How can something so minor drain the life out of you? At least I can still eat food or that would be disastrous.
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Behold look how dramatic I can be.
Despite the room spinning from time to time today I did manage to get ONE thing blogged. Took a long time though. Go me. Karneval episode 4 time. Spoilers for everything being on fast forward mode!
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And don't kick me in the face for it!
Episode Summary: Everyone looks on in terror as Gareki is taken away in a....something or other pile of monsters. But the bunny creature is safe ya'll. Yogi volunteers to rescue Gareki as it is his job and Nai is like what is rescue? Akari stays behind to guard Nai as Yogi finds the blob of monsters and sorta looks at it and cries for Gareki. Out of nowhere some diamonds and jewels attack the blob monster. Iva from Circus has appeared to rescue Gareki. After all the blob monster is destroyed Gareki is revealed to be okay and Yogi cries all over him. Iva was after a different Varuga that got away and she happened upon the area, hoping to find Tsukumo. Nai seems to think everything is his fault as Akari wonders why the creature didn't go after Nai instead. Gareki is returned safely by Iva but it is decided his ego is too bruised to carry on. Yogi, Nai, and Akari walk into the cave that used to be Nai and Karoku's home. Yogi and Akari look around as Nai thinks back to his life with Karoku. This leads to a small scene with Karoku. He is surrounded by fake birds and cages. He is awoken and told to get ready for the day despite not looking too hot. He agrees and the scene changes to crazy granddaughter Erisyuka. She has hired Uro, the red headed hottie, to find Gareki only because Karoku is interested in him. Uro is very interested in jumping Karoku's hottie stick and so far he is not interested in her. So clearly bringing in another person will make Karoku like her. Uri agrees to this insane plan. Back at the amazing cave Nai finds a bug which clearly means Akari and Yogi find the secret spot where Karoku left a notebook. Everyone gets together for lunch including the tiny rescued bunny of cute. Nai is making sure Gareki is okay while Yogi is abused more. Hirato calls to see how everyone is doing but Akari refuses to talk to him on the phone for some reason. Gareki decides that since he was almost killed it is time to ask for favors. They are close to his “hometown” and he wants to visit. Hirato says yes for some odd reason. At first Nai is not invited but then he turns into his dragon Pikachu self and all is well. Despite Yogi not being able to protect a paper bag he is sent on the mission too.
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Well I guess I owe you guys the truth since we all just lost our virginity to each other.
The boys arrive at the busy part of the city where Gareki is quiet about his past but quick to win prizes for Yogi and Nai. They are randomly walking along when this random girl practically collapses on Gareki saying she killed a man. Her named is Tsubame and she takes them back to the random shack she has been staying in with her twin brother. Yogi tries to keep things positive but Nai is like why did you kill someone hooker? Tsubame explains that sometimes she feels “unwell” and wakes up in various states of crazy but this time she woke up to a ROOM full of dead people and blood on her shirt. Before this topic can really be discussed the twin brother Yotaka comes in. He doesn't recognize Gareki at first but then calms down and apparently allows the trio to spend the night. As Gareki makes the snuggly bed for three he explains that when he was little his parents sold him to random people. He was the smallest person on the ship and was bullied by the other kids. They stole all his meals which turned out to be a good thing as those who ate the meals were...well lets just say the ship sank. A woman named Tsubaki finds Gareki on the beach and takes him home as he reminds her of her two smaller siblings. Tsubaki appears to have been working in an brothel but was bought out by some rich guy. He just wanted to give the twins medicine along with their food and everything will be even steven. Gareki points out that this was a stupid thing to agree to and that Tsubaki would end up dead. Well dead she is and Gareki has vowed ever since to find the killer. Yogi and Nai both volunteer for hug duty as everything is so sad. Later that night Tsubame leaves the house and Yogi notices. He takes the other boys out and confirms with Gareki he does think that the twins are Varugas. Gareki asks if people can come back from this and Yogi's nonanswer obviously means no. They find a dead body on the ground and the marks match the ones that were left on Tsubaki's body. This means it must be the same killer. They turn around and...well Yotaka is covered in blood. THE END!
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Um hello to you too?
Well that really didn't go in the direction I thought it was going to. X___X Like oh kidnapping? Psht we got to move this plot along folks. We don't got time for this!
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How about you go RESCUE Gareki?
While Yogi seems like a really nice person....he to work on his rescue and fighting abilities. I mean maybe he is new to Circus? He is 21 which is nearly 40 in anime years so I doubt that. And I can understand not wanting to fight HUMANS but this dude doesn't seem to want to fight anything. So why is Hirato sending him on missions that might be dangerous and would require him to be the only pair of fighting hands? I just don't understand his.....special way of fighting. Nai and Akari being shocked I can see. Yogi not so much.
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Um you okay? Because you seem to have the crazy.
I am also calling special out on the fact that Iva was able to get there so fast....or at all. Like she was chasing another Varuga and just happened to be in the area? An area that needed some Final Fantasy ships to get to? I doubt it. Maybe Hirato isn't as dumb as I thought. Maybe he wants to believe in Yogi but was like...girl you know he is special. Just go down there and make sure some parts of the boys end up in the ship. When Iva said no he promised that Tsukumo would be nearby so off Iva went.
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Don't cry, momma is here to take care of you.
So Gareki is made of special things right? Throughout the episode he was attacked by a Varuga, made to eat special food on the ship, and ate special food given by someone poisoning kids. I suppose one could argue Gareki never got food on the ship. It is unknown how long he was on it so that could be possible. But when he lived with Tsubuki...he must have eaten the food? I guess the guy could have really kept the medicine separate but it makes more sense if all three kids were experimented on. And Gareki was IN the Varuga. Said to have injuries. And yet anyone would gets their blood on them turns into a Varuga? Me thinks that Gareki is human but a special kind. Sorta immune to their powers and will be the key to saving the world!!! That or he is incredibly lucky.....hmmm.
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Gareki has no will to live.
Either way this episode was one big funfest for Gareki. I mean he thought it was embarrassing when he found out Nai was a cute Pikadragon? Well this episode Yogi was crying over him like a long lost lover, a big breasted woman carried him to safety, and things end up threesome style between himself, Nai, and Yogi. How much more will Gareki suffer through? I mean I can't really say he is ASKING for all of this because of the shirt he is now wearing. But still...poor Gareki indeed.
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Where are the tears?!
Nai thought everything was his fault but really...this time...I don't really think it was his fault. I mean...there was a cute little critter in danger. And the Varuga was already there. It wasn't like Nai brought the danger to them. So yeah Nai wasn't really to blame here. But I did wonder why he wasn't more freaked out. I mean Gareki got EATEN by the damn monsters. Is he going to be alright? Um probably not. And then when Gareki returned it was like oh okay moving on time. Guess Yogi did enough crying for the both of them.
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Well I guess after all the sparkling it had to be boring yes?
The exploration of the cave was kinda boring. But maybe that was just a home away from home and most of the real research was done at the blown up house. Nai is the one who finds the secret information but overall it was sorta...bleh. Like well we just got attacked lets just get this over with. I am surprised that the two red shirt scientists made it out alive. Like they were sent there to die and show how dangerous the area was! But in the end we got one monster and one cuddle animal. I wanted to see more of the area. This felt really too rushed to me, especially with the whole I want to visit my hometown from Gareki. Well hurry it up then, who cares about this special area.
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If I give him who he likes MORE he will surely decide to like me too. Duh.
We did get to see about 5 seconds of what Karoku was doing. Me thinks he is not having the best of times despite being in a great area. More like the house was burnt down when Grandfather kidnapped him. I am sure Karoku hid him. Not sure what the Circus bracelet has to do with anything but that is my theory. He is a caged bird in case that wasn't obvious. CAGED BIRD...for el crazy girl Erisyuka. Like hommie slow down. I know we woman have a biological clock that ticks in us but 14 is a bit young to make sure the man of your dreams is trapped with you forever. I think if you have to start your relationship off with a threesome it will probably not work. Just saying. 

So it is clear that Hirato has lost his mind. Yes Gareki, the person I am interested in because someone else is interested in. Please go off to this place that is less than safe just because. I mean maybe they are just throwing Gareki a bone so he doesn't want to run away. Like oh okay you are technically kidnapped by us so we will give you something small so you won't run away. Such silliness.
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Well then...that is a bit of a downer isn't it?
After winning Nai and Yogi some prizes it was onward to...finding the person Gareki was looking for? Probably not since he just left town without a goodbye two years ago but enter Tsubame. Like hello long lost adopted brother I KILLED SOMEONE! Oh that is someone from Circus with you? Well good thing I stopped to ask you what you were doing in town before I said something stupid? I just found this entire part of the episode weak and rushed. Like can it be more obvious that these twins are probably Varugas. Thanks for leaving that a mystery guys.
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The saddest story ever told!
After this revelation that sometimes Tsubame goes to bed and wakes up with dead people next to her it was time to be screamed at by the brother and to go to bed. I mean really wouldn't you do that if you heard all of this nonsense? Gareki took the time while tucking Nai and Yogi in to talk about his sad life. It was like he watched Little Busters and had to outdo all them girls. Like ha you think YOU had it bad. My parents SOLD me and the other sold kids on the boat stole my food but it was poisoned anyway and they turned into monsters and the ship sunk but that's okay because this hooker girl found me and took me home so her siblings could play with me but it turned out that her big poppa was poisoning the kids and she died. HA! And what bitches, didn't let out one tear!!! Of course Yogi and Nai nearly died from sadness overload but Gareki doesn't care. The Grinch doesn't have nothin on him.
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THEY are the killers? SO SHOCKED!
So after all this dramatic build up....well the twins go out and kill people in the broken down town of sadness. Shocking isn't it. One would think that Gareki would be slightly more sad that the twins will probably die as one doesn't come back from being a monster. But we got to keep this train going. At least Yogi picks up on the obvious. Of course I thoughts of all this would take longer to get to. Gareki's reason for living is revenge and it looks like the twins are the one who killed the hooker with a heart of gold. I guess one can always go after medicine seller dude but still. Movin pretty fast.


Anonymous said...

The cuteness overload in this show is too much for my heart sometimes! It would appear as though Akari-sensei is going to keep that adorable bunny now so I can’t wait to see more of him.
I’m also growing more accustomed to Nai’s behavior but I’m hoping to see more action from him soon as he begins to understand the world better.

In regards to Tsubaki, I definitely felt a knot in my stomach when she said, “If the drug is from the man I love, I’m sure it’s safe” while smiling the whole time. Maybe once we get more background, her actions will be better explained. Until then, I can’t trust her completely. On a lighter note, I can’t wait for the rest of the characters to show up so we can witness a FULL circus performance lol.

Anonymous said...

The cuteness is definitely too much for my heart as well, it was near danger levels lol. The best part of this episode for me was definitely when Iva had to carry Gareki back to the others princess style!!! That was priceless. Loving the ride this show is taking me on.

Also he does keep it! This is in the omake of the manga, it's likely not going to show in the anime, but really, the cute animal is now in his lab/office and its all sorts of adorable

Anonymous said...

Agree w/ RandomC:
>Well, you can’t say that this series only provides glamorous men, because Iva is about as glittery and fabulous as it gets. She certainly gives characters like Yogi a run for their money, and that’s saying something considering the first thing he does is hug and cuddle Gareki once Iva saves him from the clutches of a Bestial Varuga.<

But seriously, is it just me, or EVERYONE is fabulous in this anime?!

And this time, the ep give us more info:

The creater of Nai is eighteen years of age and currently a resident of Erisyuka’s household. His goals are as shrouded in mystery as ever, but I can’t help but feel that there’s some connection to Gareki’s hometown and past, which is why Hirato gives the group permission to visit at Gareki’s request.

As for Erisyuka, yes, Tenchi, I agree w/ you she is too young to be desired. If you look at it closly, the young lady is a rich girl w/o any friends, the only people around her, so far, are adults who care more about their important business, sex (see ep2), drug (ep 4), experiments, etc,etc. So Karoku is likely the only person nice (?)/talk to her, who happen to be a boy. Erisyuka probably mistaken that "friendlyness" as love. Plus, she is kinda spoiled, this only-daughter of a rich old-man (if he is still one) is likely always get what she wanted, so this time is about a person's feeling she want, and we know a person's feeling is not something we can get like a toy or a jewelry, it takes TIME and it looks like she is not use to that, like we see, become obsessive about it, like "I want him to want me NOW!!"

There is something else that interest me. She mentioned that Koroku could show some interest to her if she give him Gareki (like give a kid a gift/candy so he could like you better), and this is happen after Gareki and co got attacked. So does this mean she "ordered" (somehow, I mean they are doing monster experiments) the Beast Varuga to attack/bring Gareki to her? This could explain why these Beast Varuga do the sharp-trun around Nai and go stright to Gareki instead. This could also open the possability that Erisyuka also part of/ well at least KNOW about Varuga.

Anonymous said...

Hello @Christina

I will admit, that pink bunny was something!

I couldn't take my eyes off it! It was so interesting and adorable at the same time.

Kudos to the studio for designing that bunny. Now all the animation company has to do is make a plush out of that bunny and instant profits! :D

That's all.

Anonymous said...

I'll agree that this episode was very rushed. I think at least a few of these plot holes were covered in the manga, but unfortunately the anime skims over some material.

As for Yogi... well, he'll have his shining moment eventually. I'm sure.

Christina said...

Anonymous- They really should replace all the creepy sheep with the bunny thing. TOO CUTE! Look at me, I am macho man...with my cute little bunny friend.

Nai should slowly but SURELY become more aware of what is going on around him. Hopefully anyway...

Tsubaki just sounds dumb. I mean I don't think she should have realized it was monster juice but still...someone who goes to brothels is not someone I would consider a savior even if he gets you out of there.

Anonymous 2- They have to show the bunny in his office! Or maybe just riding around in one of his pockets. Or beating up the creepy sheep. XD

Gareki dying of embarrassment was the best part of the episode. XD

Anonymous 3- I am pretty sure Yogi has the market on FABULOUS. At least in spirit. But Iva and her jewels are at least eye candy for the boys yes? Makes Hirato look so boring in comparison.

I hope there is some connection to as Hirato has given Gareki a lot of reign on what to goes on in terms of missions and what not. Erisyuka is an unfortunate person I suppose. I guess being 14 means thinking and doing stupid things but usually there are adults around to keep the stupid in check. Since this girl is calling the shots it just makes her action look even more crazy.

But I do think it is interesting that Karoku mentioned being interested in Gareki. If he knows that Nai is with Gareki shouldn't he want Nai instead? Why such the interest in a nobody when you know where your somebody is?

Anonymous 4- The Japanese are taking over the world, one cute stuffed animal at a time! XO I need go with the rest of the 4834 plushies in my house.

Anonymous 5- Everyone has a shining moment. Of course Yogi's might come dying for someone else.

Bleh to plot holes. If you are going to make an anime from a manga/other source all important details should be there for new viewers. Not for people aware of the source material to place together.

Anonymous said...

For the record, Gareki specifically states that Tsubaki knew that there was something not right about the "medicine" being given to the kids. But they were all starving, and perhaps she had no other way to provide food and money. If she used to be a prostitute, then there's a chance that she has a stigma attached that prevents her from doing any other work, and this man probably bought her from the brothel, leaving her in his debt. When faced with a choice of watching her siblings starve to death, to keeping them healthy even if the means are risky and dubious, Tsubaki made the only choice that she may have felt was available to her.

Christina said...

Anonymous- Not that any of those choices are correct or good but I think I would have chosen to go back to the brothel/stay there instead of potentially poisoning the kids. I mean...that is counter productive of what she was trying to do, provide for them. Like how generous could this dude be if the medicine was questionable. Might as well make the money the way she had been before and at least rest easy knowing the kids aren't poisoned. Or take the damn poison herself. But yes all bad choices and it would have ended in tragedy not matter what probably.