I was going to make fujoshi hentai post this week, but the scenes I needed were too disjointed for that, so enjoy random gay scenes in this episode instead.
He literally said “How did you like touching her body while thinking about me,” and I originally put that in the script, but my attempt to gay this episode up has failed. Sorry guyz
Are the background art guys trolling us?
Taku’s erection is like, much longer than Haru’s.
Taku sure showed him who’s the boss.
Let’s stop talk about protruding sticks and get back to the notes. Oh, wait…
I like how they showed Taku’s size by such an exciting manner to set up for the next line.
This scene was really unnecessary IMO, because I don’t need to see him crushing this random bug to tell me he’s evil and he wants to crush Haru like a bug…
Haru not wanting pity and “stand on the same ground” with his friends is a pretty obvious theme so far…
I know we’re supposed to believe the Accel World is extremely important and the border between the real and the virtual worlds will probably blur in the future, but it’s still funny when you read lines like these out loud.
This just occurred to me, but since you need to activate Burst Link to initiate a battle and they are fighting in 1/1,000 RL speed, then these obs are probably using their points to observe this “game” too. This can get really expensive if you set a frequent dueler to your obs list. But then again, information is power, and one BB point is probably a worthwhile investment. The tin guy is pretty much cheating by creating an avatar that carries a laptop so he can rely more than just his own memory lol
Observation apparently doesn’t consume Burst Points because Snow Black’s BB program didn’t get uninstalled afterwards even though she was in the game.
Was I the only one who was reminded of these guys when these Blue Legion guys showed up?
These Blue Legion linkers must be villains!
New abilities unlocked from character epiphany is pretty common in ancient RPGs.
This sequence is pretty forced, but it’s still amazing.
Silver Crow is way too cool.
I have to say though, this observer system in BB must have some kind of “view anywhere” or at least a “zoom and listen” function, or you can’t really see or hear anything from so far away. Wouldn’t that present a huge RL risk for Snow Black now that everyone can see her true form and identify her?
Oh, well. Time to stop thinking and just enjoy this anime.
And this is when this show turns full
Phew! I’m glad I turned my brain off in the nick of time.
This is probably a Gundam reference. It’s been referenced so many times that it’s practically a meme by now.
Taku did something to betray the Blue Legion and lost almost all his points (or maybe abusing it for kendo tournament was a violation of their rules?). Whatever happened, I actually like how they omitted it with this one single line because it’s not really important to the plot.
I have to say, Haku was hella vulnerable here. Just about any one of Cyan Pile’s attack could’ve reduced his HP to zero and gave Taku the win before he fell to death. This is some serious trust here, but I guess Haru’s speech earlier was inspirational enough or Taku just wasn’t thinking straight due to panic.
Damn, she’s fast!
Ep5 may have been a very shallow episode, but the art was absolutely phenomenal.
The amount of background details and composition designs were amazing.
This is my favorite subtle scene of this episode.
“Why do the good guys always win and get the girl?”
Princess Snow Black’s got style. She made her slave carry her up in the air so she could look down at these masochist pigs.
We know the tin guy is voiced by the author of this anime’s source material, but that’s probably too much of a wild guess right now…
Holy crap, is she going to behead them?
Moe~ The “gap” between her usual self in this scene is so moe~
Why do you fail so hard, Haru. Grab it away from her hand right now and tell us.
Nothing in LN either (at least for this chapter and beginning of the next). Although, she says it’s almost same as her nickname, so we were probably spared from a retarded name like 「黒雪 姫子」
I’m glad our educated guess of “Princess Snow Black” being a nickname turned out to be correct. Now it’ll sounded retarded if we actually kept “Kuroyukihime” as a nickname.
This episode seemed like an average shounen anime at times, but it was very entertaining for me. Although some of its entertainment value probably weren’t intended by the original author…
Episode rating: 7/10