Love of Kill Episode 10 was surprising in the best of ways and contained some really good moments. Let’s find out what they were in this review!
Love Of Kill Episode 10 Overview
Love Of Kill, or Koroshi Ai as it is known in original Japanese, is an action and romance anime that’s airing as part of the Winter Anime 2022 season. It is an adaptation of a Manga of the same name written by author Fe and is being adapted for the medium by the studio Platinum Vision. Platinum Vision has made several action and romance anime in its past, including Servamp and Devil’s Line.
The anime is being directed by Hideaki Ooba, a veteran of the industry who has been involved with the productions of D.Gray Man and Hunter X Hunter Greed Island. This episode of the show is also referred to as Koroshi Ai Episode 10. You can read our review of the previous episode in the series here.
– Koroshi Ai Episode 10 Review does not contain spoilers –
Love Of Kill Episode 10 Review- Finally, Some Context
In a manner, the latest episode of this show was supposed to be the exact opposite of the previous one. For one, the previous episode was as action-heavy as the show has ever been, featuring a daring escape sequence, a rescue effort, several murders and a weird betrayal. Meanwhile, the latest episode didn’t have any action at all. Instead, it focused on developing the relationship between Song and Chateau further, alongside finally revealing the interconnected past of the two. Or some of it, at least.
Following the tale of Song’s obsession with Chateau has been interesting. While him having some involvement with the death of the certain someone in the car, alongside Chateau being discovered in the back of the car was always heavily hinted towards, these few past weeks had made the speculation go into a fever pitch after it was revealed that Song wasn’t who he was supposed to be, and had taken the real Song’s place a while ago. That’s the tale this episode explored, and it was a great outing because of that.
This episode was the show’s best in a while, if not its best ever. The interactions with Chateau and Song were hilarious and powerful at the same time, and the directions their characters are headed make sense in the context of what has happened in the series so far. Chateau knows that Song has sacrificed a lot to keep her safe, and she doesn’t even know the reason behind that. Hence, her attitude towards Song is perfectly reasonable and adds a lot of tension to their dynamic.
On the other hand, Song remaining quiet about his origins also makes sense from his point of view. Not only does he risk losing Chateau forever, but her finding out about her past also puts her life in danger. While giving someone up for the sake of protecting them is a somewhat played-out trope in romance mediums, in this particular instance, it would make sense for the show to end that way. Mind you, the show probably isn’t going to do this, but it should. It makes too much sense not to.
Whenever Song and Chateau are together, the show tries to delve into comedy. More often than not, it fails miserably. It’s almost like the writers understand that a show such as this must be a little lighthearted from time to time, and they know the theory behind writing funny scenes, but all of their attempts turn out to be very robotic and unnatural. While Song is fine in these segments, Chateau’s demeanour sticks out like a sore thumb. This complaint should have been mentioned 8 episodes before it finally was, but better late than never.
Love Of Kill Episode 10 was a highly entertaining and meaningful outing that was finally able to fulfil the show’s promises from a while ago. Is the show gaining some steam in its final outings?
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