Hello again fellow Busou Shinki fans! Episode 04 gives us a slight tension between Lene and Ines during the cleaning festival and a race to distract us all. All is quite chaotic when placed within the Busou Shinki realm.
(All images taken from Zero-Raw Episode 04 using Fraps.)
Episode 04 was quite comical and mostly lighthearted this time around. Ines being either jealous or irritated snapped at Lenes for being constantly clumsy which soured the mood all around. This eventually leads to the race portion where all hell breaks lose all thanks to the mischievous pair – Howling and MaoChao. The whole race ends up being a massive creatively-messy improvisation thanks to the two.
Arnval (Ann) and Strarf (Hina) both get left out, yet end up assisting and hindering the race in various ways.
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What I found quite odd was how Hina was cleaning up with Ann, Ines, and Lene. She wants to be praised more by her Master?
I’m glad Rihito is getting more screen-time, but can he please do something other than guiding the Shinkis to the next scene? Just like Tsubasa did in Moon Angel, Rihito needs to be more active. Drone of society.
I love this idea of a secret Shinki gathering to win prizes in the park. I see no officials, just Shinkis gathering to have fun in a park to win prizes for their masters. I’m loving the parks in Busou Shinki more and more because even if Shinkis aren’t technically real you can still pull off some nice photoshoots there. In their realm however it makes perfect sense because it keeps them occupied thanks to their busy AI. I’d watch my Shinkis race, if they were real that is.
And the first poll for this show!
Something smells fishy…..
Eukrante built a racer out of her armor ahead of time and spawned it in during the race? Clever! For a Shinki meant to be used as a slap-stick comedy type character she can be clever at times.
Nice dance pose with Yda and Ach heh. I’d expect such for a victory dance in Battlemasters.
I actually had a nice laugh here seeing Yda dodge the apples while Howling and MaoChao set up and got caught up in. Yda is surprisingly agile and observant. I didn’t expect that much from Yda because as I said before I expected her to be more of a person full of herself, as with any “rich lady personality” archetype. Maybe I’ll adopt her in Battlemasters MK. II :P.
Because I was watching the subs I’m unsure why Hina attacked Aines and Lene. From what I can gather she saw other Shinkis attack one another, inserting herself into that fun in the form as a “mission”? She just enjoys fighting.
I found this battle nice, but forced. I know Hina loves fighting but this is just massively forced with an internal conflict between our trio. 8-Bit Studios, make them fight in the arcade area! Wasn’t bad so I’m not complaining in a negative way, just noting it.
Another funny thing is how Lene casually called out to Aines with Aines still in her poorly equipped disguise. They had a nice quick rebonding moment. Mary, the tentacle type announcer, shouted “KILL! KILL!” during the fight showing off her darker side.
Thanks to Arnval helping out all the Shinkis during the race she ends up winning a lovely trip to Okinawa for the mandatory beach episode. Because Rihito was already planning a trip somewhere they’re heading off to Okinawa one way or another. The universe willed it so! Will Rihito hit up the Okinawa babes as well? He better!
Also, did you notice Asuka, Xiphos, and Juvisy during the quick explanation on how she obtained the grand prize? Now you did! Benio made it in there which makes me so happy. *Does the Book Man happy dance.*
All’s well that ends well! Or we hope……*imagines the destruction left at the race track*.
This was a nice entertaining episode that could of quickly and easily been the worst. Glad 8-Bit Studio executed this episode well enough for me to enjoy it all so much. I could easily bash this but I’m not someone seeking attention so I’ll leave that for those wanting to pretend they’re special :P. I loved this episode so no need to do so. I can bash Konami for Battle Rondo but eh…waste of time, and I already did many times.
You know, Konami has a missed opportunity right here. They could of patched in the Visualizer stages into Battle Rondo along with having a PSP version on the Battlemasters game. If they’re making a third game they should add such into there with Benio and Kohiru.
– Episode 05 – Preview:
Get your swimsuits ready because we’re heading off to Okinawa during the Indian Summer period of autumn. Hina refused to wear a swimsuit yet she does so in the preview, a school type at that.
With that, see you for episode 05!