Big Order Episode 5: Power of the Light

Oh secretive and mysterious!

Also, this scene suggests that the man in the carriage is Eiji's father...just thought I'd throw that out there.

Ahh, the light! It buuuuurrrns!

I don't know what's worse...the fact that this scene is all white or the fact that whoever made these subtitles still thought white text was a good idea.

Today's episode brought to you by floating heads...the best way to deliver dialogue.

Crap, guys! How do we explain the baby and how it was born? There's no way we could make it a second Eiji, right? What if we just pretend like it never happened? Brilliant!

Hiiragi randomly decides to stop the time freeze on Sena because...well, reasons.

Convenient memory loss allows Eiji to explain away all of the events involving Sena and Rin. This is lazy!

Yep, that's the definition of "atypical"...not fitting the typical things that you would normally classify. Heck, I'd at least try to be a little creative here with something like "you have a new type of leukemia that doesn't fit any existing classifications."

Also, yes leukemia is a blood-related disease, but why does that lead to all of the heart-based imagery in the opening song? I don't think "heart" is the first thing you think of when someone says leukemia. Granted, most people probably think "that horrible disease that kills people", but that's not relevant here.

He can cure...incurable diseases? Thus making them curable? I'm assuming what Hiiragi actually means is that the guy just cures diseases, even the ones we can't cure with medical science. But this delivery of the line just sounds silly. The alternative is that the power would somehow have to know the limits of our technology, so I doubt that's the case.

Why is it both Big Order and Kabaneri have this Western character that speaks half-English, half-Japanese? Is that becoming a trope? Please tell me it isn't.

This image, no context. Enjoy!

Eiji decides to make the wheelchair holding Sena move towards him so he can what? Run away with her? Why wouldn't you dominate the two people in front of you to force them to stand down and let you get away? I'd be less upset about this scene if it wasn't immediately preceded with a scene where Hiiragi compliments Eiji's control over his power.

Okay, I get it! The fire symbolizes Rin's growing feelings for Eiji. Stop shoving it in my face all the time! It's annoying.

...but why, though? So all you have to do is make the same wish as someone else and you're immediately more powerful? That's such a weird rule. It feels like this is only here to make Eiji's power look more useless. There's no logical reason this should be the case.

First off, why not? You can't make up an arbitrary rule like "my power won't work because they can't hear me". Did the wheelchair hear your command? Did the bullets hear your command?

Secondly, even if you want to force this random restriction, then direct the order to her hands...hands can't hear. Heck, if you want to make that rule apply only to animate objects, command the headphones to fall off her head or command the headphones to broadcast your order to her if they have speakers. There are so many ways you can get around this.

Most importantly, why does Hanzou even need to use the headphones on Rin? We just got confirmation from Hiiragi that his power overwrites Eiji's power, so why go through the precaution? Eiji can't overwrite his power because Eiji's wish came first, right?

You expect me to feel something about this scene? I know that Rin can just heal his hand later. Plus, why wouldn't she cut his left hand, the one that he uses to activate his power.

Again, hard to feel sorrow when we know Rin can just restore them later.

And apparently, Hiiragi has the ability to make all of this stuff false. Why is there even tension at all in this series? Also, it looks like his power is denying reality. So...basically, he's an otaku like us?

I'm really surprised Eiji isn't pissed at Hiiragi for not using this BS power on Sena.

...and how did this guy get his wish after Eiji?

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