NEEDLESS episode 12 ~ Yamada strikes back; so does Mio with scissors

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Mine is bigger than yours :p

Now if there is definite proof that Yamada isn’t a spineless/useless waste of space then it is shown in this episode in all his deserved glory. Yamada, you are DA MAN!


Thoughts: And this week brings about another splendid episode of NEEDLESS (as always) with the highest quality of action and as you will see one of the biggest “shit hitting the fan” scenes seen to date. As I’ve said the episode really shows off Yamada’s use of his brain power to compensate for being just a normal human. He was able to successfully deduce that Kurumi (the girl who is controlling Eve with her fragment) was in the same room as them and therefore flushed her out with what ended up being quite the gruesome result…

The animation was really top notch this week round with no scenes that stuck out as being blatantly horribly animated and thus made the fight even more enjoyable to watch. The first half of the episode concentrated on how each side matched up with one another with Seto getting a big shock that her opponent managed to find a weapon as big as her sword (and surely just as deadly XD). Solva faced off against Eve who proved to be more than a match but seriously, does Solva have to shout out “anti [insert target name here]” every time she uses magnetic world? I guess it make it more hilarious when she does the same thing for the ceiling and an oversized baseball.

Setsuna on the other hand made a sneak attack on Disk, Gido and Yamada. Even though he was coughing up blood, the way Yamada fought against Setsuna when it was totally useless really shows what kind of a person he is and have a lot of respect for him. It is foolish to look down on him despite his age which Kurumi found out as she ends up being impaled by her own hiding place and ends up falling to her death. A sad and shocking part of the episode not to mention a pleasingly gruesome one at that.

But one thing that stuck out with me was Setsuna’s attitude towards a comrade falling like that. She showed off a really calm and uncaring view on this which borderline makes me see her as being cruel as heck. If they are trying to give an impression that Setsuna and co. are villains here than they are doing a damn good job at it…I feel quite sad to see characters I like and view as being “harmless villains” being genuinely evil but on the other hand it does wonder for building their character and thus only adds to the complexity and enjoyment to the series. Enough of my ranting.

So with this Eve is free from the control of Kurumi…or so they thought but this is where the brilliance of the episode shines through as just as the tables turn on Setsuna’s group we have another one and it involves the gang falling for Eve’s trick not once…but twice, and with deadly consequences. It turns out that even with Kurumi’s death Eve is still under the control of the virus and with Seto, solva and Uchida letting their guards down like that it was only a free shot for Eve to pierce them all in one go…and just like that the tables turn yet again and I am left to pick up my jaw which has just dropped to the floor.

Simply “WTF” is the only comment I have for this and as Uchida got the full drill treatment from Eve it fell into the “holy shit” category…

So what will happen now??? Damn I can’t wait a week!!!

Preview: Saten is going to save the group? :O

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3 Responses to “NEEDLESS episode 12 ~ Yamada strikes back; so does Mio with scissors”


  1. 1 taruppu September 18, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Wow, if this isn’t a cliffhanger, nothing is! Everyone with fighting power on yamada’s side is seriously injured and Eve is still as dangerous as she was in the beginning of the ep. I liked this one better than ep10.

    Even though I knew the black attraction girl was going to be pierced by a piece of wood after reading the manga, I thought they’d do it differently in the anime or not show it in full glory. In the mange two killergirls have been killed whereas in the anime they got to live. I expected the anime to do the same here. Looks like the next ep is going to be at least as exciting as this one.

    ps. Damn you’re fast with your Needless reviews Deathkillz

  2. 2 deathkillz September 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Yea I was also glad that they kept the gory scene here which just goes to show that they aren’t afraid to kill off females at all (no matter how sexy or cute they are XD). The cliffhanger here certainly made me want more, lets hope that Yamada doesn’t fall into total despair and no one from the good guy’s group die from this D:

    And again apologies for the lack of comments…I had lots of stuff I wanted to say but meh, dumb wordpress😄

    But with this being Needless afterall, I’ll happily sacrifice sleep to share the love🙂

  3. 3 jubbz September 20, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I gotta figure out how to work this blog more.😐

    Also i Have to see NEEDLESS one of these days

    That show looks hella fun to watch


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