Big Order Episode 9: All this talk about what’s real and what’s fake makes me wish this show wasn’t real

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I feel like I’m fine with the episode if it spends most of its time with people blaming Eiji. I’m going to pretend like I’m not watching softcore porn (which is becoming more hardcore by the minute).

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Uhh…dude? The guy with the dimension blade killed Kamimusubi while Eiji was standing right next to her and you’re just letting this girl stand out in the open on top of a rock where anyone could kill her? Yeah, nice job securing her.

Also, the fact that they’re drawing so much attention to the fact that they’ve successfully secured the priestesses means that this action will be ultimately meaningless.

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Wait…in what way does this mean he can’t have sex with Iyo right now? I mean…having sex with her now makes no sense, but this is not a valid reason to deny it. Heck…it’s not like it would waste much time (plus, I’m sure it would help out a lot with BD sales, am I right?).

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Gasp! The father in Eiji and Sena’s memories was fake? And everyone was surprised!

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Ugh…this guy’s voice…

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Ugh…they’re really forcing Rin to fall in love with Eiji? Screw this show, man…

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Wow…they really are blaming everything on Eiji.

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Okay, buddy…whatever you say. *has the crazy guy stopped talking yet?*

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Okay, I get that this is supposed to be some dramatic battle where Gennai tries to release Sena’s memories, but why is this battle even happening in the first place? We learned earlier that the wish that was made first should overwrite subsequent wishes, so it should be clear who the winner is. This scene only makes sense if its setting up some future scene where Eiji overwrites Gennai’s power.

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Yeah, dude…nice job securing her. See what I mean?

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WHY DOESN’T HE DO THIS ALL THE TIME?

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I’m way too distracted by the distortion in Gennai’s face to pay attention to what he’s saying right now.

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This is supposed to be some sort of convoluted “escapism” message, and as someone who watches anime, I feel like I should be insulted.

Also, let me get this straight. Gennai’s proposition is that Eiji wishes for a world where he and Sena are happy, thus creating a universe in which this is true. However, the current Eiji would still only exist in his current world, meaning that he would just be ensuring that somewhere somehow there’s an Eiji who is living happily with a Sena. Who would be satisfied with this?

Heck, given the concept of the multiverse, we actually have no way of knowing that this isn’t the case already. The only difference after this experiment is that we ensure it is the case…which is supposed to be comforting?

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Uhh…no. If the current world’s Eiji just ate a cracker and the other world’s Eiji just ate a steak, their bodies would have different atoms. Also, given what we know about the brain and how it changes state, this is just categorically false.

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I am totally okay with this.

Well…it’s almost done. I feel like this show was trying to make some deep philosophical argument, but…that’s not how you deliver an argument about “identity” and “reality”.

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4 thoughts on “Big Order Episode 9: All this talk about what’s real and what’s fake makes me wish this show wasn’t real”

  1. I appreciated what they attempted this episode, it’s just you can’t build anything of substance (whether it be a house, an argument or an idea) on top of the bog of eternal stench and that is what the vast majority of this show has been. Pulling out any kind of ideal at this point just feels like a cheap justification for the mess up until now and I’m not buying it. Besides, my favourite part of the episode was watching Eiji get stabbed and given I think we are supposed to want him to win (though I even question that logic at this point), it might be a problem that I’m so happy he might be dead.

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    1. i dunno…i feel like i would have had a problem if any show tried to push this kind of “evil villain motivation”

      you know…id agree about seeing Eiji get stabbed, but he’s been maimed so much in this series that i just cant trust it when anything bad happens to him anymore

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