Thursday, June 14, 2012

Anime Reviews: Medaka Box Episode 9 - It's not justice if you don't go overboard!

Plot Summary
Medaka runs into Shiranui and says she had a bunch of suggestions in the box that happened to be complaints about the music room. Medaka is on her way to the music room where the orchestra is to deal with the soundproofing of the room as per the complaints. She came a long way as a one-person Student Council as she expressed gratitude for Zenkichi, Akune, and Kikaijima’s help. Shiranui then expressed interest in wondering who the fifth and final person is that will fill in the position of Student Council Vice-President. Medaka asked if Shiranui would take up that position but Shiranui flat-out refused, saying she is not into being part of groups. Shiranui mentioned that she and Medaka hate each other which Medaka told her that is the reason why she asked: the others are too quick and kind to agree to Medaka’s methods that she wants the next person, someone like Shiranui to go against her methods. Onigase happens to come by the two and when asked where she is headed, she tells them she is on her way to deliver towels to the music room.

That music room happens to be the same one Unzen Myouri is in. In order to save their skin, the leader of the orchestra attempts to make nice and bribe Unzen. This fails and let me just say that the school nurse is going to have her hands full. Unzen left large holes in the room as Medaka, Shiranui, and Onigase had perfect timing to appear and see the damage Unzen had wrought. Onigase recalls that she joined the Disciplinary Committee because she believed in Unzen’s motto, “It’s not justice if you don’t go overboard!” but she sees that Unzen goes too far to make his point. Unzen’s disdain for Medaka is completely shown. He tells Medaka that he wishes to make an enemy of the Student Council and attacks Medaka with some unknown projectile. Medaka is called a monster by Unzen when she survived his attacks. She told him that she did not dodge merely because there is no reason for her to dodge. Unzen tells Medaka that there is a reason for him to attack her. He tells her that saints are always oppressed by justice and do not mix. 

Despite their differences, Medaka attempts to talk with Unzen when he gives her a reason to fight by having his fellow Disciplinary Committee members attack Kikaijima, Akune, and Zenkichi. Unzen attempts to keep Medaka from going to their rescue but is stopped by Shiranui whom Medaka asks for help. Unzen is unable to deal with Shiranui as she has not done anything to warrant him to deal with her. On the way, Medaka displays her superhuman abilities on three Disciplinary Committee members: one trying to use claws on Kikaijima, another attempting to use a bicycle to clobber Akune, and the third is Yobuko whom Medaka stops from trying to seriously injure Zenkichi. It is in the dark room with Medaka and Zenkichi that Yobuko sees how different Medaka is.

My Opinion
There is one thing about this episode that I want to point out that I was not able to point out earlier. It is about Class 13 that Medaka and Unzen are from. Yobuko mentioned them to Onigase at the very beginning of the episode and I want to say that due to this foreshadowing, they will play an important role later on.

There are things in this episode that will probably make more sense in the next and things got pretty violent here. At first I was fooled into thinking that Unzen had killed the orchestra but that would be crossing the line.

Unzen is a character I should despise, going against Medaka and all especially for something as simple as that saints and justice never mix. Yet the things he says and does got my attention. His methods are brutal but he would not have resorted to such methods had the orchestra’s leader not try to bribe him. Funny thing here, I used to hate Unzen when he appeared in the manga the first time but seeing him appear in the anime for the first time, he’s actually pretty cool. There are just some things that anime can do that manga cannot.

The students who were constantly pointing out Medaka when she was out to stop the other Disciplinary Committee members from attacking the other three Student Council members were pretty funny. They all just see everything she does as normal.

Medaka going off to prevent the three Disciplinary Committee members from attacking Kikaijima, Akune, and Zenkichi was great. Especially with how she used the previous item she borrowed from the previous attacker to reach the next attacker. Not to mention using claws and cleats to climb up the side of a building is clever and cool.

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