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article imageReview: 'World Break' EP 7 shows its dedication to otaku fan service

By Can Tran     Feb 22, 2015 in Entertainment
The latest episode of "World Break: Aria of a Curse for a Holy Swordsman" introduces newcomer Lesya, who is a complete weeaboo when it comes to Japanese culture.
Episode seven of World Break: Aria of a Curse for a Holy Swordsman, titled “Ginpatsu no Ihojin,” is currently streaming on Crunchyroll for paid members. Free members can watch the same episode seven days from now on March 1st.
I will begin that I am finally glad to see a Russian female that is not stereotyped as being someone with blonde hair and blue eyes, but I am surprised that she immediately told Moroha that she fell in love with him at first sight.
Screengrab from episode 7 of  World Break.
Screengrab from episode 7 of "World Break."
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She is very straightforward about expressing her feelings toward Moroha and it says a lot when compared to Satsuki and Shizuno.
Screengrab from episode 7 of  World Break.
Screengrab from episode 7 of "World Break."
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Satsuki gets very emotional and Shizumo is very subtle when they express their feelings for Moroha.
I didn't count Tokiko because she has no feelings for Moroha, but she is filled with sexual lust towards him. There is a difference between being in love with someone and lusting for someone. Tokiko bluntly lusts for Moroha and was not shy about it in the fifth episode. She once again sexually harassed Moroha in the sixth episode and maintaining her “adult lotion” fantasy with him.
This Russian girl does not play games at all.
She reveals herself to the class as Elena Arshavina aka Lesya, which I wouldn't be surprised to learn if she shared a past life with Moroha. Moroha's an ancient soul and I cannot believe he only has lived two past lives.
Screengrab from episode 7 of  World Break.
Screengrab from episode 7 of "World Break."
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I laughed when Lesya told Shizumo and the rest of the class that her objective is a relationship with Moroha.
Screengrab from episode 7 of  World Break.
Screengrab from episode 7 of "World Break."
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It is obvious that this episode is dedicated to fan service when Sophie's clothes tore to pieces during a training session with one of her peers. Sophie's ditzy attitude just adds to the coming relief of the situation. She effectively stereotypes the blonde ditz with the big jiggly breasts.
Screengrab from episode 7 of  World Break.
Screengrab from episode 7 of "World Break."
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The scene got awkwardly funny when Tokiko shows up from behind on cue to “play” Sophie. I cannot wait for Tokiko and Lesya to interact because it would be genuinely funny as f—k if it did.
Screengrab from episode 7 of  World Break.
Screengrab from episode 7 of "World Break."
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Lesya provides an original sense of comic relief that contrasts from Satsuki. I have the feeling that Lesya knows nothing about Japanese culture outside of otaku culture. I liked how the story points that out because many foreigners talk about how they wish they were in Japan because of what they watched in anime or read in manga.
Screengrab from episode 7 of  World Break.
Screengrab from episode 7 of "World Break."
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This subtle note on weeaboo culture was a nice touch let alone for this episode.
I feel like Lesya is a borderline weeaboo.
The “date” with Lesya is perhaps the funniest part of this episode. I wondered what Lesya's source for Japanese culture is. It was frustrating when Lesya was about to spill the answer but got interrupted by Satsuki's phone call.
Screengrab from episode 7 of  World Break.
Screengrab from episode 7 of "World Break."
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I wasn't surprised that Lesya was outed by an assassin.
It did not surprise me that Shizuno would secretly conduct an investigation because I would never imagine Satsuki doing it. I do not mind the fact that Lesya is a hired assassin, but it does reinforce the anime stereotype of Russian females.
There is Irina Jelavich aka “B-tch Sensei” in Assassination Classroom and Varona in Durarara!! x 2.
The plot thickens in this episode and I am curious about Lesya even more.
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