This’ll be the final series I blog this season. The reason is mainly because it’s been getting a lot of flack from other bloggers despite the fact that it is basically the greatest thing ever (ok I am exaggerating slightly, AKB0048 is the anime of the year, but you get my point). I’m not going to attempt to convince anyone that this show is good, because if you can’t recognize that vampire mecha pilots are a work of genius you’re already hopeless. The purpose of this series of posts will be to bask together in mutual joy in the glorious light of this animated masterpiece.
Let me just get one complaint out of the way first. Sure, some parts of Valvrave don’t make the most sense. Who gives a crap? This isn’t a science textbook, this is an anime about a vampire piloting a mecha.
In my opinion the parts where they drop all pretense at logic are the best parts. My favorite scene in this episode is when the girl is being held hostage, the guy’s got a gun pointed at his face, and he’s hiding behind an asteroid waiting to either get vaporized or overheat. Then his phone rings, he pulls it out of his pocket and answers like nothing’s wrong. Genius!
Let me just go through a few other examples of the logic of Valvrave:
All the scientists studying the cool new robot want to know is how it changed colors.
Then ANIME JUSTICE falls from the sky and kills them all. Brilliant!
Then we get conversations like this:
AHAHAHA people complaining about “bad dialogue”, this shit is genius.
Of course Shoko calls him like nothing happened while he’s in the middle of the battle. I told you guys, if there ain’t a corpse she ain’t dead. And sometimes (like last week) even if there is a corpse they ain’t dead. That’s just the way it is.
Again people will probably complain about the “bad dialog” and lack of logic. But come on guys, this is the most “anime” scene I have ever seen in my life. You didn’t seriously think they would hook up after one episode did you?! That’s impossible!
The best part is the reason they cook up though. “Monsters don’t have feelings,” says the guy calling himself a monster whilst drowning in his own tears over his… feelings. Again this is like every anime ever but done in a way that you can’t help but start rolling on the floor laughing.
Also this girl (whoever the hell she is) has the best pickup line. Hopefully she, Shoko, L-Elf and our hero will form a bisexual SM love quadrangle.
Reading back over this post, I get the feeling that some people may get the impression that I don’t like Valvrave. But this would be wildly incorrect. I think it’s great. This has got to be the show I’ve enjoyed watching the most this season. And no, before you ask, I don’t enjoy it in the way I enjoyed Guilty Crown and Sword Art Online. I find Valvrave legitimately good. I’m not laughing at it, I’m laughing at Valvrave with itself. It’s different. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I’m laughing at myself with Valvrave. I love it.