Elemental Gelade 8Posted: February 27, 2009
Sigh. I don’t really like this series. It’s been awhile since I’ve read it though, so I’ll give it another chance with these next few volumes.
I actually did like this volume a little better, but only because the old lady Metherlence was awesome. There should be more old lady characters who can defeat anyone in combat. She also kept yelling at Cou, which I approve of.
There were a couple action scenes, one with a Viro and one with a Viro boss, who was an Edel Raid user. I’m not a fan of the action scenes since it’s sort of difficult to tell what’s going on and they’re often situations where anything goes and there could be random limbs and weapons generating from anywhere. I’m also not a fan because they all, inevitably, turn into a battle royale. In the fight with the Edel Raid user, there’s a fight between she and him, that Cou then enters, then some random guy appears to fight, then Cisqua appears from nowhere, etc. I just don’t like them. And there’s a lot of them. So there’s why I don’t like the series.
A plot twist was thrown in near the end where the elder Metherlence advises strongly against going to Edel Garden. I can see that going some interesting places.
Also, there’s some character development when we figure out how the other Arc Aile agent feels about his fight last volume. He has Very Special Moments with a few of the characters. I kind of like him, but these scenes were terrible. Way too over-the-top.
I’ve got two more volumes, so let’s see if there are any more hard old ladies or if the Edel Garden thing goes someplace interesting.