Valvrave the Liberator: Episode 4

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Recap: The Dorssians put the pressure on and in desperation, ARUS tries to cut its losses and bail with the Valvrave in tow.  Realizing they’ve been screwed, the students band together and declare independence from both ARUS and Dorssia, establishing an independent JIOR state on the grounds of their own school.

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Gee’s Thoughts:

If it wasn’t immediately obvious that this anime is created by the same guy who made Guilty Crown and Code Geass, it should be very clear now. That said, the sheer audacity and ridiculousness of the entire situation almost has me going along with it. Sadly, it’s still not dumb and fun enough to be truly enjoyable like Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Overall, the characters actually managed to become somewhat more likable this episode, even if the antics themselves got dumber. Despite her idiotic plans and methods of proving her “purity”, I gotta give props to Shoko the Liberator for sheer gutsiness. If nothing else, Guilty Valvrave: Shoko of the Rebellion the Liberator has somehow managed to keep me entertained enough to keep watching. Still not interesting enough to deserve more than a couple of paragraphs at most though.

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2 thoughts on “Valvrave the Liberator: Episode 4

  1. Nitpick:

    Guilty Crown was directed by Tetsuro Araki and mostly written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, none of which are working on this project. The writer of Valvare did do some writing for Guilty Crown, but he wasn’t the main writer, so calling him the same person who “made it” isn’t really exactly right.

    At the same time, I will point out my own enjoyment of Jojo and Valvrave aren’t too far removed. I guess they will converge more further on though.

    • Aha, guess I should have said guys instead of guy. Still doesn’t take away from the fact that Valvrave resembles its predecessors so much it might as well be a palette swapped clone of them. And yes, once I started watching Valvrave as a comedy instead of a “serious” mecha anime, I’ve begun to enjoy it a little more.

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