Edens Zero Chapter 151 Review/Recap
Okay, I know that Hiro Mashima seems determined to make Edens Zero darker and edgier than his previous works. But now it seems like he’s just determined to put the heroes through the ringer as many times as possible. First, Rebecca jumped to the future to learn she’s in a coma and lost her legs. Then, she wakes up to find that Lyra of the Ocean’s 6 has her dressed like a bunny girl and forced to play a card game in front of a live audience. And now, we find out just how bad things will get for her if she loses. And they are bad! This is the most messed up game of strip poker I’ve ever heard of.
Granted, I’ve never seen strip poker before.
After getting the cybernetics beaten out of him by Weisz, Nasseh runs for the hills. However, Weisz can’t go after him due to Overdrive using up too much Ether. As a result, the Ocean’s 6 member gets away.
Back with Rebecca, she learns just what Lyra’s forcing her to go through in this card game, lost card. Whenever one of them loses, they lose part of their clothing. And to make sure that Rebecca cooperates with her sick strip poker game, Lyra put a bomb around her neck. And then, just to make the stakes even higher, once the loser’s out of clothes, they’ll lose a part of their body.
Just then, Shiki crashes the party, but since Rebecca’s being held hostage, she has no choice but to agree to play. As for Shiki, he’s confronted by another member of the Ocean’s 6, Callum, forcing the two into battle.
As all of this is going on, Homura managed to escape the mirror world in search of her friends. However, she instead runs into Creed from Oracion Seis Interstelar, much to her surprise.
Like I said, this is the most sadistic game of strip poker I’ve ever seen. Firstly, it robs the loser of their dignity, and then it maims them for life. And given how Rebecca just had that vision of the worst possible future, she’s rightfully terrified. If she doesn’t win, Lyra may take her legs from her.
Or so it seems. This could end up being a bait-and-switch on Mashima’s part. He wants us to think that this is the moment where Rebecca could lose her legs, only for the real moment happen down the line. Either way, Rebecca’s going to have to use every trick in her book to win against Lyra. The silver lining to it is that if she wins, her channel will get a huge boost in popularity.
Besides explaining how Rebecca’s part of a sadistic game of strip poker, this chapter didn’t add much in the way of development. Weisz may be out of the fight for a while, and Creed may or may not help Homura because he’s got a crush on her. However, not that much stood out. How could it, considering the stakes Rebecca’s facing. I don’t think Elie or Lucy ever dealt with the stuff she’s gone through!
I Give “Handprints” a 3/5
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