NEEDLESS episode 5 ~ Here’s the ass kicking we were promised.

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Seriously, don’t mess with this girl




I think I still need some time for this episode to sink into my system…



Having just watched the episode twice over I am still in a state of dazzled shock but I can tell you one thing, and that this was probably the “highest” I’ve felt the entire week and it is all thanks to this amazing kick ass episode.

Thoughts: Now this is what I call an adrenaline rush. The whole episode was pretty much a gigantic orgy of fights bursting left, right and centre that focused on the unique abilities of Setsuna (blue haired girl) and Kuchinashi (yellow haired mute girl – kuchi nashi – no mouth, get it?). Shockingly, the other two of the trio girls here look a lot less loli that what we see in the ending which leads me to think that there has been some gigantic screw up in the drawing phase or that some clever mad scientist designs a machine which can turn the girls loli at will. Either way though, it was all good.

Although there is one minor detail which I cried over during this episode. While it is known that the series isn’t exactly the most “artsy” thing you could find visually, the quality drop in this episode was sadly a lot more noticeable than the previous ones. However, there was one thing which I couldn’t forgive was that they (for god knows what reason) decided it would be a good idea to completely change the animation style a la Birdy Decode for about 30 seconds of Blade’s fight with Kuchinashi. Just why? This is like completely shooting yourself in the foot for no apparent reason other than trollin’. I hope they never do that again as it really kill the mood for me…even if they thought it was a funny gag, I certainly didn’t see the funny side.

But that was all I can complain about this episode as the rest was just pretty much perfect…and hilarious.
Disk turned out to be less of a “silent loli” than I thought and she is actually quite talkative. I really laughed my ass off when she begun projecting that home movie roll explaining the mysterious figure that is “the second”. This was another piece of development left off from the previous episode and it was revealed that Blade is a failed subject from cloning this “second” fellow, who was supposedly the ultimate NEEDLESS (now where have I heard something similar before).

Then starts the fighting which is…impossible to explain with mere words as the kickass, drop dead, awesomeness of it can’t really be expressed with the English language. Setsuna possessed super speed and fought against Eve. Eve was obviously outmatched from the start, except for that awesome sneak attack she made at the start, but I really love her genius in adapting during her fights (if anything her only bit of brain power). Meanwhile Blade fought against Kuchinashi who was surprisingly a stubbon opponent to fight against for someone like him as her power is “poison gas” or as she calls it, fragrance and can use it to paralyse her opponents or even make them act to her desire. It was hilarious for Blade since he wasn’t able to copy her “fragrances” but the real shocker for me is that he didn’t go ga-ga over a woman. Just goes to show he is ONLY into imouto loli types (haha). Meanwhile, Uchida died.

Yamada once again proved that his Needless ability is being able to use his head at important times by figuring out that Mio shouldn’t have known his real name to be Cruz (since no one in front of her called him that). So points to him for being smart but…

If there was another thing that was done right in this episode was that they didn’t bother to do anything about blood being sprayed everywhere. Hell YEA! What do you say about that moralists? Where’s your children now when they are the cause for blood being battered out of poor Yamada…which is exactly what happened in this episode in a gory turn of events, Mio revealed that she had the power of power (IE Super strength) and literally battered the living daylights out of him. And he would have been the hostage too if it wasn’t for Eve sacrificing herself to save him. Now Eve became a hostage for the trio as the leave Disk’s lair.

While the animation wasn’t up to scratch this week, as well as the fricking random mind rape which I don’t ever want to see crawl out of hell again, this was the best episode to come from the series so far. In every way it was an insane, highly strung, bundle of excitement ready to pounce on you when you rewatch again and again. And being an adrenaline GAR addict…this was simply golden.

Oh and another bit of awesome news. The full OP is simply the best from this season😉

Preview: MOAR FANSERVICE PLEASE!

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So! some background information to start off with as Disk tells the others about how Blade is a failed clone from “the second” cloning project, ooh aah

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Eve doesn’t believe that Disk is telling the truth something about her looking underage to have been around for so long

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Shat bricks*

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But for some reason, that looks really cool and is proof enough for me that she is wise

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Blade: “I have 1 question though…who is the second?” (exactly my thoughts too)

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MAJOR FACEPALM

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Oh look they’ve found a dragonball

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Disk then begins to enlighten Blade about his origins though some home cinema story telling (is there anything she can’t do?)

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Ta-Da

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“Long long ago there was a man who brought salvation to the people after the nuke dropped and was called Jesus…but he didn’t like that name so instead he called himself “the second [impact]” instead

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Too…bright…can’t…see…face…

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*Gasp!* Disk smiled😀

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And then the intruder alarm goes off

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And Disk’s drones were no match for them at all

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I’ve mentioned it before but this shot really makes them look so much more different than how they look in the end…and that is one awesome shirt you have there Setsuna

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Lets go kick ass!

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First up, it is Eve to get the sneak attack on Setsuna, which is sadly where the QUALITY starts kicking in

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Eve cannon!

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Awesome skid marks dude~

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Ah that was too fast for you to see right? Eve is suddenly spraying blood out of her neck

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So Setsuna’s needless ability is SPEED

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Meanwhile Blade also sneak attacks Kuchinashi

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Who isn’t impressed one bit

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You’re dead!

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Blade: “pfft…that is a nice perfume you are wearing”

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Blade: “Shit…can’t…move”

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Well if it is smell that is affecting him then…

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…how about this!!!

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GAAAAAA!!

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Kuchinashi’s Needless power, Fragrance (lol name)

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And so Eve has trouble fighting against speedy

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and her super fast punches

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While Blade is about to punch himself on Fragrance’s order

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See what I mean about quality? But this was somewhat fitting at least since…

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Anyone would freak out at that sight in front of her…wow Eve…wow

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KA-POW!

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Back to Blade and it seems he can counter attack after remembering the smell

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Oh yea…and this was also the part that gave me eye cancer, excuse me while scream for the entire duration

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

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Did Eve lose some weight?

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Oh just love how Disk suddenly dropped the gates on their fight

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“Damnit…I was just about to own the bitch”

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Poison gas!

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But it seems like Disk’s security has a lot of holes if they managed to escape

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And this shocked me…why? Because they suddenly used chinese and it was cantonese at that! Why? random? wtf? but it was hilarious😄

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Uchida wasn’t so lucky

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Mio then kicks into action by separating Yamada from the rest of them

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Don’t ask why there is a female toilet in the lair…

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Did Mio just call me Cruz or am I over thinking?

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Well Yamada…from the looks of your crushed hands it seems like it was the former

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Ouch…

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But YAY! GORE!!😀

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So they have taken Yamada as hostage but Eve has something to say about that

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Surprise!

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RIP.

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OMG UCHIDA DIED!!!

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Oh and here was the kidnapping letter from Mio

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But Eve was up to her old tricks again as she changed her appearence to Yamada and…-hold on that is a pantsu shot!

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Don’t ask…but Disk is awesome😄

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Eve kick!!…note the Bear weighs 10 tonnes at least

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The following screen cap was too fast for me to take but here is the aftermath😄

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But what goes up must come down…

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And the girls still have their hostage

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Thus ends another hyper episode of NEEDLESS!

3 Responses to “NEEDLESS episode 5 ~ Here’s the ass kicking we were promised.”


  1. 1 Wrath July 31, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Can’t wait to watch. Looks like seriously high tension action

  2. 2 deathkillz July 31, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    That is an understatement^^’
    It certainly pushed all the right buttons for me. RAWR!

  3. 3 Blade April 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    “If you want my neck, you have to be on your knees fully naked except wearing socks and lick my ass!”- Adm Blase


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