With Crusader out doing his soldier’s duties for a week, I will be stepping in to comment on this week’s episode of Canaan. I hope this entry’s title reference isn’t lost on our otaku readers, but I was pleasantly surprised by the multiple action scenes this week. You’d think it was a Hollywood flick with all of the car chases, explosions, and gunfire. But then the flat chested protagonist who kicks ass with super-powered eyes reminds us that this is Type-Moon and not Hollywood.
Alright, who didn’t see this rescue coming from a mile away? A bit heavy on the really transparent foreshadowing by conversation… Obviously its those incompetent American spec ops/mercs/etc., right Japan!
Not only Engrish, but standing up next to a very explodable vehicle in the open shooting at a helicopter with just a rifle! (hint, use the terrain for cover) Regardless, good quality action just like last week. PA apparently has both the budget and the ability to keep up high quality action scenes for long periods of time. I’m very impressed by the effort so far, it’s rare to see a non-Sunrise show be like this (movies/OVAs notwithstanding).
I hate amnesia plot devices. How lazy do you have to be?
Jealous because she’s hotter and seems to enjoy life more than you?
Whoa, it’s not every day that you see a car chase in anime. Are you sure Matt Damon isn’t hiding somewhere? I think the most amusing car chase I have ever seen in a movie was from The Bourne Ultimatum. The sheer ridiculousness of attempting a car chase in midtown Manhattan was something else. Needless to say, both Matt Damon’s and his pursuer’s vehicles were thoroughly trashed by the end.
Pop idols are not exactly what I would consider car chase music…
Jouji Nakata has such a manly, badass voice.
Oh man, yet another action scene. That was one crazy old man, although I am quite curious as to how an elderly fellow like that gets called “onii-chan” by the young man he was with. One assumes it has something to do with viruses and birthmarks, but who knows.
Hello titties, I mean kitty?
This is definitely a show I’d like to see on Blu-Ray. I have yet to buy any anime on BR to complement my action movie collection, but I certainly plan on at least trying out Sword of the Stranger. This is definitely a candidate for R1 licensing considering the action focus of the show, and previous success with Type-Moon works. Crusader may be gone again next week, so its possible that you’ll be stuck with me for episode 3 as well, we shall see.