Though I said I was back on track, I’ve been feeling rather reluctant to spend the little time I have blogging on episodic reviews. I suppose this is why many of my fellow writers have gone MIA over the past few weeks and that many others prefer to do editorials. School isn’t helping either (and I doubt it is to any of TOB’s staff) as my exams have already been marked with many of my results as not so good news. I’m only hoping that my parents won’t discover anything. That, and I wish I could time travel.
Episode 2 –
Fujimoto and his companions try their best to protect Rin from the demons who are after him, but Fujimoto ends up being possessed by Satan, the most powerful of the demons and Rin’s father. Seeing his guardian taking his own life to protect him, Rin decides to fight back by unlocking his demonic powers, even though he knows that by doing so he will not be able to live as a human anymore.
Episode 3 –
As part of his training to become an Exorcist, Rin gets himself enrolled at the True Cross Academy. On his first day of classes, Rin becomes shocked to know that Yukio not only always knew about his secret, and also is already a graduated Exorcist and will be one of his teachers.
– Again, Wikipedia (I’m far too lazy for summaries nowadays)
I promised myself that I wouldn’t spoil my fun with the anime by read ahead with the manga yet I decided to do a bit of character research on Ao no Exorcist regardless. To my surprise, I discovered that Yukio was in fact an Exorcist before I actually got around to watching episode three. Yes, I know; I’m an idiot. But from this, I’ve learned my lesson: curiosity can kill not only the cat but also one’s fun along with it. I can’t say for sure I won’t do it again since it’s curiosity we’re talking about here, CURIOSITY god damn it, but thank god I didn’t read any further…or so I like to believe.
But disregarding my stupidity, my favourite scene was of these two episodes was when Rin stood in the rain with that sexy (?) but angry face of his, declaring “I’m going to kick Satan’s ass!”. As for Mephisto, I must say, he is one of my favourite characters this season – seriously. He’s sweet yet crazy (and by sweet, I mean “sweetly decorated” e.g. his ice-cream umbrella!), owns a pink limousine and can transform into a funny-looking dog! He reminds me of the Millennium Earl from D.Gray Man with his clown-like attitude and the pink umbrella (Mephisto’s pink, ice-cream umbrella is the equivalent of Lero lol?) But of course, Mephisto is less chubby and with more of a fancy fashion sense…like that of Road (or Rhode, however you like to spell it) Camelot’s!
Though I prefer protagonists to know what they’re doing, Rin ain’t so bad himself. I guess you could say it’s because of his attitude…and the blue flames. I absolutely love the blue flames – they’re badass. (I think I’ve said that before lol)
Let’s not forget the long awaited OP featuring UVERworld’s “Core Pride”! The graphics were a bit of a disappointment as I was hoping for some action like in Bleach OPs but I suppose the mundane scenery was pretty cool as well. I’m still not used to the jazz tune in “Core Pride”, and personally, I prefer Ao no Exorcist’s ED, both graphically and musically wise.
And then there’s this:
WHY ARE YOU SO CUTE?!
On a side and totally unnecessary note, I finally got more ear piercings! A total of five now, but I still want more, or in the least, one on my cartilage. But that will probably have to wait for later – my ears still hurt every time I poke them.