Nnnnnnoooooooooo!!!!! Not…. wait, what was her name again?
Valvrave is so good at playing off these mecha tropes. I think part of what makes the show so funny is how it plays things so close to the book that it reveals how ridiculous the book actually is. Here the show goes through all the trouble to set up these “touching” death flags for this girl we barely know anything about. All to exploit the viewer for an emotional impact when the girl is eventually torn to pieces.
Of course, this generally doesn’t work since a) you hardly know the person who dies, and b) it’s pretty obvious well in advance that said character is going to die. There’s foreshadowing, and then there’s completely ruining any sense of surprise. Anime tends to favor the latter with character deaths.
“Even with one eye, I’d recognize you anywhere! I’ll take you as my hand!”
“No, I can’t. I’m going to take Haruto’s hand.”
Poor Eru-Erufu getting stuck in the middle of a gun fight between his two main lovers. What is he to do?!!
But in the end he got Haruto’s body, just like he wanted.
Well that was a pretty easy coup d’etat.
Ahhh that explains everything! (also that is one enormous behind)
Really hope we get to see Saki singing out her love for Haruto and killing the imperialist dogs 200 years into the future.
Finally, this is the best explanation of why Valvrave is so great that I’ve seen:
Basically #valvrave feels like a mecha-themed manzai where the entire show is the boke and the viewers are the tsukkomi
— resoni＠兵長マジへいちょ (@SANchipinchi) May 17, 2013