God’s Dolls 3 – Cake and Feuds
I think Blood-C sensed that I dropped it after its latest episode, so its vengeful spirit possessed this show during the first half of the episode. It is the only explanation I am willing to accept regarding all the boring waitressing and cake eating I had to sit through. Anyway, let’s just pretend the first half of this episode never happened even though I just wasted a screenshot and two sentences on it.
So in the 10-11 minutes this episode actually runs, a couple of new characters show up, and the two guys transporting Aki are killed in a flashback, but not before dropping some juicy exposition. Good of them to do that before being killed! But, yes, the plot thickens in the village area, because a couple of the families — the Hyugas and the Kugas — are not getting along so well. Who knows if this spat always existed or not, but it seems pretty clear that the mass slaughter in Kyohei and Aki’s past exasperated it. They likely grudgingly get along, but with different ideas on how to run the village, and that sort of thing that always pops up in these situations. You know how it is. Give them an opportunity to bring in a violent Kuga, and they are all smiles, though.
I don’t actually have too much else to say about this episode, though, because the pacing seems irritatingly slow through three episodes. If MAL is to be believed, then the show is going to be just one cour; doesn’t seem as if the show has much time to be dawdling with cake and whatnot, especially since, I think, the manga is ongoing, which would indicate an anime-original ending (in which something should get rolling soon), or some pseudo-ending that leaves off at a convenient point in the manga but doesn’t actually resolve anything. (aka the “PLEASE BUY THIS MANGA” ending)
Hopefully my girl Kuuko dragging Aki along without the two Hyugas seeing her (how is that even possible?) is the action that will get things moving. She’s curious about shit, and she’s brassy enough to question Aki, even if he will be an ungrateful dick and try to kill her or something. And then Kuuko will get Hibino involved, who will get Kyohei involved, who will scream “AKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII” and then the new guys will get involved and try to kill stuff, and then we’ll have ourselves a show.