Friday, 21 March 2014
Analysis- Imitation Gold
We have one more episode...
Firstly lets talk about how genius the ED was in this episode. They catch you at the beginning, by using a slightly different ending song, so you think 'well, I might aswell listen to this one to see if I like it', then they simply change Mako to Nui and make shit go crazy.
Two important things happened after the fake ED, the first was Nui getting some new arms. Considering that Ragyo said that she can fight with them, I'm guessing that they are some more of those super hardened Life Fibre that everyone has been using as a weapon lately. Considering they are hands though, i'm not sure how they will be used as a weapon? Its likely they morph into somekind of Edward Scissor Hand thing, or simply into blades, or maybe she uses her nails like she did previously (it would be nice foreshadowing), but considering we can't see her nails in the scene shown above, and I would imagine her weapon would be an important thing to draw, I doubt it
The other is ofcourse the reveal of Ragyo's new Kamui. The most interesting thing is its being based around a traditional Japanese wedding dress. Trigger is really running home with the wedding dress symbolism. The idea it seems is that wearing clothing is to Ragyo, committing your life to the Life Fibre.
Mako's mental Ryuku interests me, because this isn't the most recent Ryuku, This Ryuku only has 1 Scissor Blade, and looks like she may not have even achieved full synchronization yet. To me this suggests that Mako is wishing that things just stayed simple, like they where before Ragyo turned out to be the bad guy and things got a lot more complicated for her.
And next episode (The Finale), everyone's fighting the Life Fibre's. My predictions on the fight are as followed; Satsuki, Ryuku and possibly Mako will be fighting Ragyo. The Elite 4 and Iori will fight Nui, while the rest will fight the COVERS, Nudist Beach will likely be hunting down the Transmitter. If Mako isn't fighting Ragyo, she will be leading the fight against the COVERS and likely be the one to destroy the transmitter.