Thursday, February 23, 2017

Scum's Wish Episode 7 Review

Moka and Mugi's big date make up the bulk of the episode with all of the standard date spots planned by Moka as a final send off to her doomed love for childhood friend meanwhile Hanabi's relationship with Akane's former pupil sputters and stops when he pressures Hanabi to have sex with him. While Moka and Mugi's date ends back at Mugi's house only with Mugi unable to "seal the deal" with a scared and self conscious Moka with the episode ending on Mugi and Hanabi determined to confess their feelings to their intended. Wow I wanted to like this episode parts of Moka's characterization gave me flashes of Ayumi Yamada from honey and Clover but whereas in that series Ayumi hung on to her hopeless love and this gave her some sense of nobility in her fruitless love. Moka sadly like any of the other characters in this series has become yet another self-absorbed solipsist. The entire obvious façade being shown to be just that a façade Moka has constructed. Again I don't writing about this enjoyable but as long as people want hold this type of morally nihilistic drivel is held up as some kind of profound statement about the human condition I feel duty to fight back against that. this series is simply Master of The Martial Heart with love as opposed to an martial arts tournament as major plot device. I really wanted to like this episode but when bitter cynicism is confused for maturity or depth of character writing I can't really say anything good. I hate to sound like a priggish moralist but this series has no moral center to hold it is simply a workmanlike directed series of glimpse into a moral abyss that is neither profound nor though provoking much like Sundome this episode is obsessed with the physical act as opposed to previous episodes in which the characters are so introspective as to be divorced from their own bodies. It goes the exact other wrong way in overemphasis by the time this over I be happy if I even end up with an passible narrative instead of these unconnected interior monologues and overblown symbolism

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