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Chaos;Child – The Showdown Begins

Review

I’ll preface this by saying once again, what is with these weapons?! Like seriously, you can’t suddenly introduce demi-swords and never explain how they work!

Okay, now that weekly rant is out of the way let’s move onto the review.

So we get the showdown with the villain revealed last week and it’s all rather odd to be honest. Takuru suspected there was something more to his protector than just protecting him but I couldn’t figure out what it was. He felt sure that there was more to it because killing his parent’s wouldn’t have made him safer so why would his protector have killed his parents, especially when they wanted to evacuate him? That makes sense, but he seemed to have a theory that we didn’t get to hear. I guess he believes he wished for something more than for Serika’s existence, which makes sense, but I don’t have a clue what it could’ve been.

Regardless, we skip over that and jump to the fight with the true villain, the person who has the mind control powers – or at least has found a way to give themselves powers. It was a rather interesting fight scene to watch as we finally got to see Takuru actively use his abilities, though it didn’t do him much good and the end of the episode was rather unsatisfactory. It was a cliffhanger ending but not in the sense that I wanted to wait, in the sense that you need to know now or there’s a chance you might not care when it happens. Think Walking Dead’s season 6 cliffhanger finale.

But regardless, we’ve a few more days to wait until the final episode is out and this series can be given a full review. More unanswered questions, more confusion, and more dissatisfaction that this show will pay off.

Rating

Synopses

Series
Shibuya, 2015. In a city recovering from the “Shibuya Earthquake” which devastated it six years ago, Takuru Miyashiro, a student at the newly built private high school “Hekiho Academy” investigates a series of serial killings known as “The Return of the New Generation Madness” as part of his work for the school’s newspaper club…

Episode
“Let’s meet at the place where it all began.” The true plot is revealed as Takuru travels to the Hikariwo. There he meets the other person behind the series of brutal killings. But a deeper mystery lurks in the background: what Serika is telling him doesn’t make sense, and he’s convinced that as horrible as the story is, there’s more to it than even he knows.

Source: Crunchyroll

2 Comments

  1. Sounds like Chaos;Child is a true successor to Chaos;Head. I watched that and just kept hoping somehow things would come together and it just became a complete mess (and it had already been pretty messy since the start). They did attempt an explainer at the end but really it was just words babbled to try to make it seem like there was some point.

    1. I never watched Chaos;Head but from the prequel attached to episode 1 it seems to be going the way you say.

      Might be one of those series that loses something in the translation from game to anime.

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