legend has it that moon jongup does not require any knives to chop his veggies. he uses his eyebrows, eyeliner, cheekbones, or jawline. alternatively he uses his dance moves. wow he’s like a swiss army knife. truly amazing. stan talent.
So I was making a video and I noticed something. I know the anime doesn’t go into a lot of character development, leaving the boys kinda flat, but it does show that the boys have grown attached to Yui.
At the end of the HDB arc, when Cordelia has possessed Yui, most of the guys do something pretty selfless to try and help her. Yui has almost completely awakened as Cordelia. If she was only food to the brothers, it would’ve just been easier to kill her and destroy Cordelia’s heart, getting rid of Cordelia and replacing Yui with another source of blood. But they don’t. They work together to actively expel Cordelia from Yui and save her life. Yeah, her blood tastes good, but it’s stated (at least in the anime adaptation, which is what I’m going with for this analysis of the anime) that this is because she’s partially awakened. With Cordelia gone, it could be inferred that her blood would taste normal. So why not just kill her, get rid of Cordelia for good, and get another sacrificial bride? They’ve all grown attached to her.
Ayato sword fights Richter for Yui. At this point, Yui is fading in and out, her consciousness at war with Cordelia’s. Again, it would’ve been easier just to kill her, but Ayato fights Richter and is wounded, all for Yui.
Kanato gives up the vial of Cordelia’s ashes he had kept. Ripping off Teddy’s head in the process. So yeah, I doubt he’d do that for any sacrificial bride. Plus, wouldn’t she benefit him as one of his dolls? He obviously wants her alive and around.
Laito kills Richter and destroys Cordelia’s dress. I know this is technically just to get rid of Richter and doesn’t actually help Yui, but I’ll give him a pass on this one because we know the dress is connected to Cordelia’s heart and could possibly affect Yui in some way if it was left intact.
Shu…doesn’t actually do a lot, but he gives some advice here and there. Plus, he’s awake and engaged, so I’ll give him a pass too.
Reiji works feverishly to make something that will expel Cordelia and save Yui, making a mess of his precious lab.
Subaru attacks Richter, even though Richter is more proficient in hand-to-hand combat. He’s also shown in his rose garden kissing the dagger covered in Yui’s blood before getting furious at being unable to do anything.
In conclusion, while the anime doesn’t do a good job fleshing out the characters, it does manage to sneak in some character growth and development at the end, and I’m happy to have noticed it. It did show that the guys had changed (at least a tiny bit) for the better, and have grown attached to Yui.
Imagine little Corrin fancying the cute maid who tries so hard~ They probably messed around a little bit when no one’s looking, and it’s Corrin’s first introduction into liking other girls [some years later] Corrin: “Felicia, I’m here to fulfill my promise!” Felicia: “Eh? Promise?” Corrin: “You don’t remember? I said I’d marry you once we grew up!” Felicia: “Wha–? You were serious?!”
yoongi and jimin nose to nose and curled up together in yoongi’s bed, yoongi’s hand on jimin’s hip, thumb rubbing at the skin under his shirt, soft smile on his face and eyes intent on jimin whilst listening to him speak about nothing and everything until those times when he just can’t help himself and cuts him off by kissing him, jimin always kissing back, fingers running through yoongi’s hair, until he remembers he was in the middle of talking and pulls away to jokingly scold him for it (and then being shut up with another kiss so as not to disturb yoongi’s roommate—jimin concedes that time)
Shu: I’m cold Yuma: Here, have my scarf Yui: Yeah It’s a little chilly Reiji: What? [taking off his coat] I told you to bring more layers but of course you never listen and now [piling scarves on to Yui] now look, I’ve got to make sure you don’t FREEZE to death and [taking somebody else’s hat] could you be any more annoying? Ugh
This is my humble opinion, you may agree or disagree, but, i mentioned on a post earlier how BTS is not going to change their name, as you can see the romanization of their korean name
방탄소년단, is bang-tan-sonyeondan, so they simply added a meaning to the abbreviation of their korean name, which is BTS, that now is ’Beyond the Scene’. Wait, they’re still BTS/Bangtan Sonyeondan/방탄소년단, they simply rebranded. Alright, they released a video to show us their new logo, they changed every single SNS picture and header to this whole new concept. Changing is a positive thing considering how popular they are getting and this whole growth process both nationally (in korea) and internationally is an amazing thing, and a smart move from BigHit, their company.
The new logo looks like this, reminds me of a door, kinda like a door opening for new paths in their lives.
Seems fair right? New paths, growing, changing, getting more recognition, experimenting. Why should you be proud of their “new” english name? Beyond the Scene? Does it have a meaning?
Well, in my humble opinion it conveys an important message, if you look for the meaning of beyond in the dictionary (well we might get fake deep as of now here, so proceed with caution) you’ll get something like “Above; Superior to; Surpassing; Outside the understanding limits or reach of; More than; Over and Above”
Well, so if ‘Beyond the Scene’ is now their english name, the word beyond can hold a variety of meanings, let’s break the word’s /beyond/ meanings now.
Meaning of them being “more than something”, something that can be, more than just an idol group, more than just kpop, more than just korean artists. I’m pretty sure that they are trying to show us now that the K-Pop label is not enough for them, they are changing, experimenting, kinda like a big step forward in all of their lives, both individually and as a group.
Above? above everyone else, they are getting more recognition, awards, daesangs, something they should be, and are, proud of!
Outside the understanding limits or reach of? Well, this is pretty self explanatory, they are constantly releasing new albums that have concepts that may or may not be connected, but regardless, concepts that don’t have an actual explanation as of now, hence why we are such a popular fandom for creating theories, which is cool because it can have different meanings for each person, although there’s an specific theme, it’s always open for interpretation. So yeah, my thoughts on this is that it’s a positive thing for BTS, the english name now ‘Beyond the Scene’ can be meaningful, they are out there to show that they are more than this K-Pop label, more than just part of this K-Pop industry, they are artists looking for more recognition who are constantly releasing new music and surprising us with different concepts, they always put so much thought into every single detail of what they plan to release and are always surprising us, they work harder and harder as each day goes by, it’s not everyone in this idol industry that does that, they are more than that, more than idols, this is what they are trying to show and tell us. Whether you like it or not, it’s important to understand that this is a positive and major thing for them and that we should support them the same way they support us.