Gosh, such a controversial episode that I just had to talk about it!
Darkest episode of Valvrave ever as rape comes into play. Not to mention that the scenes were so vivid (obvious thrusting) and ugly, probably meant to scar viewers. Some people are screaming rape, some people are angry because they think this sudden development isn’t necessary.
I ain’t even gonna talk about rape. Look, we all saw Saki effectively punching the daylights out of Haruto when he tried to bite the blonde girl. Saki’s a fighter and she could definitely have defended herself and her chastity. Why she didn’t was probably because she knew that Haruto’s abnormal behavior wouldn’t stop until the holy spirit’s lust was satiated. Urgh that term sucks, wth Aina.
Saki’s the most blunt person in the show, but she will always protect herself first so she prioritizes everything in her interest. If she understands the true nature of the holy spirit, I still want to believe that she thinks that mating with Haruto is the only solution to the curse. Because even if she’s pretty pushy about getting together with Haruto she’s not that callous as to have sex with him just so that he’ll feel guilty about it. And please. Haruto is innocent too, he didn’t know what he was doing. But oh god he’s gonna get horrible guilt trips. We can all kiss Shoko X Haruto goodbye since Saki has been deflowered.
AND DO YOU REMEMBER EPISODE 7
I had no idea what went on in the intro, but this was Year 214 apparently and this girl is the splitting image of Saki. You know what that means right?
Inner thoughts: OH GOD HARUTO AND SAKI’S CHILD
Optimistic thoughts: No way the girl looks like a total replica of Saki– there’s no proof that she’s Haruto’s daughter! Shit, wait, but black hair is a dominant trait so it makes sense that she would inherit her mother’s hair colour. And Haruto’s blue eyes is a recessive trait……
Okay I don’t care anymore. This episode was too angsty for me. They just had to cruelly contrast Shoko’s rousing speech with the rape.
I wouldn’t think too deeply into Saki saying that Shoko won as in how Haruto can now never love her the way he would with Shoko because he would feel an obligation and huge remorse towards her forever. She’s stating that as a matter of fact, and she never fails to amaze me at how composed she is, accepting the absurdest things as they happen. Saki may be tough, but she’s definitely not the girl for Haruto. Shoko is lively and harbors great hope for the future; she’s cheerful and fun, and she can give Haruto hope and energy. Saki is too down-to-earth and harsh for him.
Okay that’s it. 2 more episodes to look forward to even as the mood is dampened, and I still wanna know who will pilot the last purple Valvrave! I’m really sad at the huge lack of L-elf’s presence in this episode, yet the cynical look he gave during Shoko’s speech made me wonder if he knew something about the impending rape (I don’t think he would be skeptical about Shoko’s idea for a festival– great way to keep the students busy and the morale high).
Oh Haruto. His conscience is gonna kill him.