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Kakumeiki Valvrave 21 Review: Embrace Despair

I’ll just say it: I actually sort of dread Valvrave now from week to week.

It’s not that the show has decreased in quality - if anything, it’s increased, and the tension and angst ratchets up from week to week.  The plot’s actually all looping together properly, and we’re setting up for an ending right out of Greek tragedy.  This isn’t a bad thing by any means, but my sheer enjoyment of Valvrave came from the freewheeling campy absurdity of the first season, and this season has been an entire turnaround: dark and painful and unafraid to become darker and more painful.  Now I pretty much watch it with my eyes squeezed shut, waiting for whatever heartbreaking thing is going to happen next.

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