No Guns Life (Nō Ganzu Raifu) (Season 2, 6)

No Guns Life (Nō Ganzu Raifu) 2020

This episode plays out like classic film noir in nearly every way, and it gives us another glimpse of Juzo’s past. I enjoyed it more than last week and I’m slowly trying to adjust my expectations re: the storyline.

Maybe instead of a pause before the storm, what we’re in the middle of is the collecting of more allies and enemies? It feels like there’s already not enough time left to take on Berühren.

If so, that might be a battle for a future season. (Assuming, of course, a future season happens.)

Invariably, if I’m anywhere near correct, this suggests that Spitzbergen are going to serve as the main antagonist for now, with Tetsuro’s dilemma being linked up with Mary and Victor as the main emotional struggles. (Which I’m happy with too, of course).

Making predictions is still kinda fun, and taking screencaps ‘as I go’ very handy, but writing up weekly posts on an ongoing anime is hard work!

It’s not my usual approach because I prefer to think on an entire season once it’s done… still, I can now include a part in my final write up that addresses how well/not well I was able to pick up on foreshadowing and storytelling beats 🙂

Film noir!
More film noir!

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