Junketsu no Maria Episode 8: Rejection

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This week’s episode brings up another interesting point with Maria’s rejection by the village. Isn’t it so easy to place blame when you have something tangible to reject? The grandmother was quick to accept a god’s grace because Maria wasn’t available to help her once, but conveniently doesn’t consider where that priest was all of the other times she needed medicine. In fact, it could be easily argued that a god sent Maria to help her before. If something can’t be perceived, there’s no way to tell for sure whether it had an effect on your recover, right?

The argument is similar with the war. The British side blames Maria for throwing a fight that they were apparently winning because it’s easier to blame her than to blame a god or to accept the fact that a god favored the other side. Kind of a fun thing to think about. Anyway, next week’s preview sounds like some philosophical monologue…not exactly helpful.

Junketsu no Maria First Impressions (1): That was a bit weird

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Well, my curiosity has put me in another awkward position. I’m not entirely sure what I was supposed to get out of this first episode. I get that we have the virgin witch Maria and she hates wars, so she uses her powers to intervene. But is there some overarching point to all of this yet? This episode actually seemed a lot like setup or introduction. Standard tension between Catholic Church and witches…not much more to say here. The bishop being ironically skewered while yelling of God’s protection was pretty classic, though.

I’ll probably make my judgment about this show based on the next episode or so…the synopsis seems to indicate that there is a reason for all of this, but it just hasn’t been fully revealed yet. The song playing at the end of the episode was pretty good on first impression too. As of now, I don’t really plan to follow the show, but I’m willing to keep giving it a try.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr Episode 4: It’s a spy!

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Sigh…I can’t believe they’re going with convenient memory loss to keep Neko’s identity secret. And now they’re going to do whatever they can to “conveniently” block the moles from Ryota’s sight. Another interesting thing to note was Kazumi’s statement that Kana could actually move herself if she wanted. Is this related to her power as a witch or is she actually faking the extent of her paralysis? It definitely is strange that a paralyzed girl can move only her fingers…

Well, it looks like the new character has been sent to kill everyone off. Based on the opening theme, she’ll probably join the cast after fighting against Neko once. More than likely, that will go down next week. The AA witch self-destructed, so dealing with the AA+ should be pretty easy, right? Presumably it will be a 3v1 fight, though.