El Cazador 19 – yes, you could say I’ve been missing the character dynamics this entire time. But they didn’t really gel for me until this ep.

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Say what you like about my unrelenting criticism about this show. My opinions are not going to change until it utterly convinces me that it doesn’t disappoint. Let’s move on to this particular episode.

I was overjoyed when I saw the observatory of the Witches’ Council in the first scene. Usually when things like that are shown, the show is good.

Well, it turns out that I did like this particular episode. But I’m nowhere near convinced that this entire show is good.

I finally laughed for once when Elis imitated Nadi’s face when she makes a face. It gave me some chuckles.

The interaction and embarrassment between Ricardo, Nadi and Elis is fun. I think they’re finally gelling.

Jody was hanging upside down and it seems like Mireille…I mean that blond woman is down and out for good. Why? I don’t know. The show didn’t explain at all. I saw ep. 18 where in the ghost story filler Jody and her crew tried to take Elis away but they were unsuccessful, and fast forward to this episode and all of the sudden it seems like the blond woman is dead. Oh well, I’m sure I’m going to be told that minor characters are not remotely important at all. OK then.

The council leader is back with some explanations about the background of the witches and the motivation behind their recent activities. It’s not much but it helps us to learn a little bit about the witches. Always good to hear Kotono-san’s voice acting.

(Why was Jody hanging upside down but didn’t get a gag ball in her mouth and a vibrator up her pus…never mind.)

Often, the minor characters don’t matter, true, but the minor details on these characters often help a viewer (me) to enjoy the show more. So once again, what happened to Jody and her crew when we find her upside down? Who knows!

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In any case, anyone who tells me that Nadi and Elis’ relationship isn’t anywhere near lesbianism need to watch a hundred times the scene where Elis lays her head on Nadi’s arm, and when Elis says: “Do we look like husband and wife?” Sure, Nadi tries to explain that husband and wife means a man and a woman, but hey! Lesbianism is lesbianism. I for one, think it’s quite beautiful.

One can try to explain that Elis’ jealousy comes from the fact that she feels that Nadi and her should be companions forever, or they have met each other spiritually in that cornfield (where’s Kevin Costner?) , but one has to come up with a pretty convincing argument explain away Elis’ behavior before I’ll be convinced that Elis doesn’t have a lesbian thing for Nadi.

The interaction between Ricardo and Nadi in this episode is gold, and I’ll add more points just for that. Also, I loved it when LA’s ass was stunned and stopped when that bracelet on his wrist started working. Haha!

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I’m not even going to write about my disappointment in Nadi’s lack of danger sense during a certain event while Ricardo reacted immediately the event right away, twice. You know which part I’m talking about, or you will after watching.

72% recommended for your daily anime diet. At least it’s better than a lot of shows out there.

3 thoughts on “El Cazador 19 – yes, you could say I’ve been missing the character dynamics this entire time. But they didn’t really gel for me until this ep.”

  1. Yeah, Nadi was an idiot in that scene. I wanted to smack her twice and say “Stop gorging yourself on steak and go over to protect your wife you stupid twit.” I like Nadi, but sometimes I wonder what Ellis sees in her, other than the fact that Ellis has a habit of emotionally clinging to the first warm-blooded emotionally stunted two-legged organism that appears as her caretaker (see ep 14 for exhibit 1. Or was that 13).

    Now that it looks like we’re about to enter the final stretch here, I hope to see some of the following: an explanation of what Winay Marka is and why they are going there, a decent (or any) explanation for why Ricardo and Lilio keep crossing paths with Nadi and Ellis, Jody and Nadi fist-fight/wrestle/wrestle half-clothed, Ellis vs LA facedown, someone putting a bullet into Rosenburg’s head (preferably that woman who keeps going “Da-gu” so annoyingly), and one genuine kiss between Nadi and Ellis to consummate their newlywed status.

  2. Aw I really like this series. I hope the story explode the last episodes – but it’s Bee Train typical to have slow developing stories. I really enjoy to see how Nadies and Ellis relationship develops – it’s really cute to see how jealous Ellis was and to see how concerned Nadie is about protecting her (see episode 18). And the scene in the car was really sweet too. But it bugs me a little, when I think back to episode 18 and Nadies thoughs at the end – she still see’s Ellis as a child (Konoko) – dunno in witch way she really mean this ^^”

    I also agree with Kaei: I also want to know more about this Things – it’s so much that we don’t know and there are only 7 eps left :/

    I also want to know more about Blue-Eyes (why the hell was she hanging on that rope!?), the witch-council, why L.A. has that thing around his wrist, what Wìnay Marka is and all that stuff – they should interact more instead of showing up every what? – 5 Eps? Durrr…

    And Rosenberg seems to be in a never-ending vacation =.= it’s quite annoying – somehow I miss him *drop*

    Anyway I love your reviews – so keep up the good stuff!

  3. Kaei – yes, Rosenberg is annoying save the fact that the show is trying to show us that he’s in control of everything despite sitting on his ass; that he hasn’t dropped out of the picture. And yes, let them kiss!
    Azrael – Let’s hope all these things get explained soon. In the previous installment of the trilogy, loose ends were pretty well tied up by the end. But both had 26 eps to work with. It would hard if not impossible to tie all the loose ends if this show isn’t going to get 26 eps.
    In any case, I’ve followed this show this far, I’m certainly hoping it goes out with some kind of bang.

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