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May 29, 2008 7:53 PM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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I'm surprised Hilda ddin't raise much of a fuss and easily went along with Reinhard's plans. Was she even serious about her inner monologue about helping him in episdoe 35?

Oberstein may have said too much this time. Reinhard basically got him to agree that he wouldn't mind playing the pawn and having his blood spilled if necessary. I wonder if a situation like that will come up, and if he'll be willing to follow through on his promise. It looked like Reinhard was disgusted with Oberstein this episode so that raises the chances of that type of situation happening.



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Jun 16, 2008 9:01 PM

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One potentially huge mistake by Reinhard: Ordering Oberstein to take out the money for the new Karser's father's debts BEFORE the abduction of the 7 year old Kaiser. If someone traces that money...
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Oct 19, 2008 10:51 AM

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Although I think that Reinhard could just put the blame on Oberstein for taking that money out as a way of showing that Oberstein was a conspiritor. You can kinda of tell that Reinhard is getting frustrated with Oberstein lately. It's too bad Kierchies is dead...things would have been so different had he been alive.
 
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Feb 6, 2009 7:03 AM

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Nice spit of disgust by Reinhard. Though I wanted to spit at his underhanded tactics too. Kind of shows the very different paths the two main protagonists of this tale have to take depending on their environments. Whereas one guy so far has managed to hold onto his morals, the other is wading in deep waters threatening to sink.
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Sep 13, 2009 7:47 PM

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Oberstein's drawing fire onto himself isn't something he should be doing... but perhaps this is just chalking it up to his Machiavellian ways as he himself stated that he would risk himself to seeing the job done. If only Siegfried were here.....
 
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To think Reinhard even approved of having Molt take the blame even though they both knew he would kill himself. Hopefully this won't affect Kesler as well.
 
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i just realised how good the OP&ED songs are ^^
at least the op song is very good,the lyrics are really deep

wow there's a lot of plotting
that prince is such a brat..
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He's climbing in your secret passage and snatching your Kaiser up!

I love how Reinhard is playing all the angles in his favor. You can tell he sees the bloodshed as regrettable, but also a necessity. The show continues to keep you wondering what will happen next by actually presenting other eventualities in the planning. Genius.
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Nov 24, 2010 10:15 PM

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Well, we can see how grandfather and grandson are related.
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Apr 7, 2011 2:32 AM

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I like Oberstein's speech on Monarchs building their kingdom over their enemies and allied bodies. R.I.P Molt.
 
Aug 9, 2011 1:17 PM
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He's climbing in your secret passage and snatching your Kaiser up!


Haha...Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your Kaiser cause they're rapin everybody out here.
 
Sep 21, 2011 3:55 PM
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I'm surprised Hilda ddin't raise much of a fuss and easily went along with Reinhard's plans. Was she even serious about her inner monologue about helping him in episdoe 35?

I'm sure she was serious, but resolve alone doesn't always translate to action. She's probably intimidated by the thought of challenging Reinhard, and competing against Oberstein. That and Reinhard was obviously feeling guilty about the whole thing. What's done is done.
 
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What a brat.
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Feb 6, 2012 5:49 PM

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Brat indeed
 
May 31, 2012 10:58 PM

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I can't say I approve of his actions, but Reinhard clearly isn't enjoying this and I guess Hilda realized this and that it is necessary for him to get his hands dirty. Him spitting in disgust after Oberstein left intrigued me. I also like how at least Reuental seemingly figured out what Reinhard is up to. Maybe he's thinking Reinhard would do the same to him....
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Jul 29, 2013 9:53 PM

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That Kaiser such a brat!
 
Sep 16, 2013 2:39 PM

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There had to be a better way of handling that ... As it stands there actually seem to be a lot of things indicating that Reinhard had something to do with it. I mean, even the fact that he bailed out the next Kaiser's father the day before the abduction should have been extremely suspicious.
 
Jun 11, 2014 8:47 PM

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That little Kaiser was such a brat, in a way I'm glad he got abducted.
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Aug 6, 2014 4:40 AM

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What seems to be an episode of great magnitude which is going to direct a lot of the next episodes I'm surprised this doesn't even have beyond a page of discussion.

Kesler seems to have figured out the connection between Reinhard and the abduction. It's a shame that he's probably going to keep getting shut down by Oberstein until
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One potentially huge mistake by Reinhard: Ordering Oberstein to take out the money for the new Karser's father's debts BEFORE the abduction of the 7 year old Kaiser. If someone traces that money...


I wonder how that's going to play out if the likes of Kesler brings it to light.
 
Nov 5, 2014 9:51 AM

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Dammit Reinhard stop leaning towards the dark side, just gonna screw yourself over.

Hilda better put some sense into soon or it'll be too late.
 
Feb 26, 2015 12:35 PM

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Pretty solid episode! Looking forward to see what's next.
 
Feb 28, 2015 6:04 AM

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Very exciting and entertaining episode. This event is setting up for a lot of big stuff, it seems. I can't wait to see those two twin-guys (the blonde and multi-color-eye guys) fight Wenli because they're both awesome.
 
May 27, 2015 9:52 AM

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I expect to see some huge consequences for kidnapping the 7 years old Kaiser, hopefully it doesn't effect Reinhard or anything important.
 
Jun 9, 2015 1:50 PM

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The spit by Reinhard isn't directed at Oberstein but the fact that he has to sacrifice some of his men to move forward.
 
Jun 28, 2015 12:38 AM

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I didn't expect that kid to be such a brat. I wonder what Phezzan has planned.
 
Aug 28, 2015 9:11 PM

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The Kaiser sure is bratty, and that poor stuffed bear probably the most gruesome thing in this series so far.
 
Jan 13, 2016 4:40 AM

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Kesler knows, there's no way he didn't just put two and two together. Now does he believe in Reinhard enough to not question or talk about it? Also thinking possible foreshadowing Oberstein giving his life for Reinhard? ?????
 
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Kolios said:
The spit by Reinhard isn't directed at Oberstein but the fact that he has to sacrifice some of his men to move forward.


Everyone is pretty much saying the spit was directed at Oberstein, and you my friend think that it was because he was dirtying his hands.

I think the scene had double meaning (Oberstein's forked tongue is secondary), but first and foremost he was directing it at that disgusting noble. That fat cat that had everything handed to him at birth on a silver platter, and he squandered that advantage and got himself in debt, out of all things for FKING ivory! I think that disgust is consistent with Reinhard's personality through the series up to now.
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Mar 6, 2016 4:11 PM

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This episode was very machiavellian to say the least
 
Mar 21, 2016 5:18 AM

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I want some Wenli next time, pleaaaaaaaase ;-;
 
May 6, 2016 3:47 PM

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I like the little detail of the Kaiser's old nurse sighing when she finds the torn teddy bear. She's tired of what must be a habit of that little twerp.

I don't understand why Reinhard and Oberstein discuss a successor, though. Wasn't the plan for the government's official position to be that the Kaiser has been kidnapped and needed to be rescued? So why are they planning to treat him as a pretender and putting someone else on the throne?
 
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I don't understand why Reinhard and Oberstein discuss a successor, though. Wasn't the plan for the government's official position to be that the Kaiser has been kidnapped and needed to be rescued? So why are they planning to treat him as a pretender and putting someone else on the throne?


Officially, that would be the case. But they both know privately that Erwin Josef II would not be returned for the foreseeable future, so they are better off finding a new candidate to succeed him, and then announce the new monarch at their own discretion.
 
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Yup, the Kaiser is a little douche like I expected.

Can't really say that Reinhard's plan is going well since some already figured it out (Hildegard, Kleser, Reuenthal?). I wonder how long all of this will come to light.

One thing I love about Reinhard is that he knows full well what he's doing is wrong and doesn't portrait himself as a saint, so he expects karma to rain down on him at some point for his actions.
 
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I love the anime even more when they are on the ground doing all those plots and conspiracies, everyone has a brain here, the dialogue is dense.
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i understand that Reinhard allows the abduction of the Emperor, but morally is not justifiable, and think that this success in the future bring a bads iand negative consequences!!! Because, strategically the enemies always is better have near and controlled, but never far away and hope to resurrect!!!


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While Reinhard is indeed going down the dark path, but it's nice to see that he doesn't at the very least, feel guilt and sympathy for those he is sacrificing.

If Hilda already realized Reinhard's plan, then I doubt Reinhard is naive enough to think that no one else saw through it. He acknowledged that he will pay for it sometime if it is indeed a punishable act, although he doesn't know by whom. Reinhard also said before that if someone thinks he/she is more capable than Reinhard, he's willing to take on that challenge. If Kesler or Reuenthal (or whoever else that figures out this incident) gathers evidence and reveal it, then they better also know what to do after this. As in, who will be in charge and who will improve the state of the Empire as much as Reinhard has. Reuenthal seems to think he could be fitting of the position, but he's also not stupid, there's a time and place for everything. That's why I'm not worried that those who have noticed or will notice Reinhard's plan will do anything just yet. Or if they confront Reinhard like Hilda did, they might not approve of Reinhard's means, but will still choose to stay behind him.
 
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That little kid was so full of himself I want him dead.
 
Apr 16, 2018 6:50 PM

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Man the animation quality was all over the place this episode! Super distracting unfortunately. Hopefully the art style changing with every cut doesn't become the norm...
 
Sep 20, 2018 10:31 PM

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An eight month old Kaiserine. How amusing. Represents what Reinhard hates about the dynasty.
 
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Seems like the animation quality is a bit higher now (especially if you look at the faces)
 
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