Hurry it up
Classes resuming is only going to make me busier as the weeks go by but hey, October is almost around the corner. BnHA’s double feature came out relatively fast because I was admittedly looking forward to this particular episode if you couldn’t already tell.
This week’s theme is reminiscent of an earlier theme but given its context in the actual game, it’s tone is completely different. The tend of themes for the past couple weeks have been very “introspective” and if I failed to mention this any time before, I should have clarified this point then. Unlike the other 2 games, 3rd replaces the world traveling with dungeon crawling and a good chunk of the side-content involving other characters involve entering these “doors” that give you a glimpse into their lives, be it before or after the events of the primary games. One such character’s past is elucidated upon that was rather, “noticeably different” than the others.
Much to my disappointment, the fated confrontation between Deku and Bakugo occurred at the end of last week’s episode and the rest of it was more exposition on the exam’s drop-outs. In short, that’s another two-parter I’ll be covering but hey, the season is nearing its end and if BnHA comes back, we’ll be dealing with a much more focused arc instead of another transitioning arc like this one. If not, we got PART FIVE IN LESS THAN A MONTH.
This week’s theme, in contrast to the creepy one from last week, is another theme that is tied to Kevin and Rie’s shared past growing up with Ries’ sister, Rufina. The theme in question is the Aster House, the orphanage they grew up in and the subsequent tragedy and set forth Kevin’s occupation and the birth of his ability.
A bit late on this because things are starting to get busy. Last Saturday was also pretty busy for me but I had that BnHA episode waiting to be talked about for almost three weeks and if all goes well with this week’s episode, I think I can keep it on a singular recap episode. Aside from that, not much else to say other than the Fall season is approaching and I for one, am very excited.
This week’s creepy and unsettling theme plays during one of the pivotal moments that takes place around the middle of 3rd’s story. 3rd is my 2nd favorite entry in the whole Kiseki saga and Kevin is one of the primary reasons as to why I love 3rd so much. His involvement in the plot and its events shape up an admittedly cliche character arc but the execution in which it is presented was very well done. This point of favor rings hilariously ironic when the next saga basically features the same arc but done way worse.
BnHA’s episode 58 turned out to be some filler that was separate from the current arc so my initial plan to double-up failed spectacularly in my face. Thing will go back to the “norm” once this week’s episode drops. On another note, I’ve actually been able to watch the series I planned on watching with Hataraku Saibou and Grand Blue. Still, can’t say I really thought critically of watching those two comedies so I’m still on the fence on talking about them at the end of the season. At least I finally watched something I said I would.
This week’s theme plays during one of the revisits to Trails in the Sky’s larger setpieces, to my memory at least. While it plays in a few other places as well, the tune’s a bit more energetic and less grim than the location’s first appearance in the series. The rooms in it are certainly annoying to traverse though.
A bit late but that what else is new. BnHA write-ups made me realize that there’s not much to really talk about per episode given this arc’s extremely focused and easy message of conveying the hardships of becoming a hero and all. Maybe it’s better to actually cover two episodes at a time for this occasion. I will admit right now, I barely remember this arc as much as the others if it wasn’t obvious and Shishikura was the only one I remember from this because of that weird ability of his.
This week’s theme is Illusory Blue Flowers, a tune that plays here and there between the different portions of the Phantasma. If my memory serves correctly, it’s the tune that plays during the first time the player needs to split their parties between Kevin’s and Ries’ team where they travel across two bridges to make it out the other side. It also reminds me of an annoying as hell enemy that petrified with each hit, fuck those things.
Back on track
I should probably really get to watching Hataraku Saibou and/or Grand Blue, work has been killing my time to do other things aside from sleep. At least before summer begins to wane, I want to not make all of BnHA’s second half as double features but that shouldn’t be too hard since I have nothing else big planned for the summer.
This week’s theme is Something Precious, a tune that plays during the key moments in the story that explores Kevin and Ries’ shared past and how they ended up as they are now. Despite the cheeriness Kevin exhibits throughout most of his appearance, the Phantasma itself reveals itself to be a lot more personal to Kevin than anyone would have guessed.
Had a nice trip over to another coast for some fighting game fun at EVO and almost made it out of pools but died in the last round of the last match. I feel pretty nice knowing that I came pretty far. That was the reason why I was delayed from talking about BnHA last week and I’ll try my best to get it up ASAP before I end up with a 3-parter.
This week’s theme is Parallel Worlds, a fitting name for a tune that plays whenever you move out of the Phantasma’s numerous corridors and enter familiar locations but different locations in Liberl the cast have traveled in the previous two games. Over the course of the entire game with the exception of the final dungeon, the Phantasma’s areas are repurposed stages from previous games so Parallel Worlds is a fitting title.