Jormungand 3: Yel’aan Naik Emak
Jormungand has allowed me to utilize my artillery of Arabic swearing as this week we take a trip to Dubai, one of the wealthiest cities in the Middle East where Koko plans to take a tour around. However, these cozy plans go awry when Orchestra, a two-person group of assassins, puts a hit on Koko for her arms dealing business. With the help of Jonah, Valmet, and the rest of her crew, will they make it out by the skin of their teez, or will Orchestra’s symphony of kharra get the upper hand? Don’t be a hamar, and click here to find out.
We begin in a more deserted region in the desert where two hitmen from Orchestra, Chinatsu (who looks alot like Mildred from the previous episode) and some other guy, are established as crazy mofos as they take care of one of their jobs by rigging a gun to fire round after round into the guy, all the while making a cuckoo clock noise whenever it fires a bullet. Music is what gets their rocks off as they are named Orchestra cause they think that gunfire sounds alot like a symphony.
In the more fancier side of Dubai, we cut to Koko as her and the crew decide to home-school Jonah after discovering that he’s very good at English, but he is very terrible at math as he notes that the amount of wheels 3 airplanes have in total is “a lot” .
We get a further explanation as who Orchestra is, as there were originally 8 members but after 7 of them died and Chinatsu joined, this narrowed it down to 2 members of Orchestra (Koko could’ve made that a math question for Jonah). Valmet, however, has different ideas as she wants to go out on a date with Koko, disguising it as a tour around the city. While Koko thinks that Jonah should come along to let him see the sights too, she is fascinated in furthering Jonah’s ejumacation so she leaves him behind.
As the girls leave, Jonah decides that he wants to take an incredibly long bathroom break while glassesguy Tojo waits. When he finally gives up, he opens the door to see a nicely written note to make up for the fact that Jonah escaped to go after Koko.
As Jonah makes his way around town, Orchestra moves about the streets and talks to one another in Italian to hide their conversations. On Koko’s front, she sees a watch she really loves that Valmet is dead-set on getting her as a sign of her affection.
In an unrelated note, with all of the abundance of “Every Girl in the World x Koko” that goes on, I am somewhat sad that Pixiv’s R-15 area has any yuri whatsoever with it’s only presence of boob being one gracious soul who drew nude Valmet. Sure there’s 2/3rds delicious brown shota, but it’s just not the same, not when the show has all this Velmet & Koko that could be there if artists in the States weren’t terrible at drawing anime characters or if artists over there weren’t busy creaming themselves over shit like AKB0048 or Queens Blade 6
But that’s beside the point, as Chinatsu has initiated a conflict and sparked a massive gunfight. Luckily, Jonah pops up to even the odds and start firing. As they all duck behind chest-high walls, Koko takes the opportunity to kiss Jonah as her smiley behavior in the line of combat freaks him out.
During this firefight, the police come responding in the guy firing at them with his automatic weapons and Chinatsu going at all the police cars with her explosive pistol. However, Valmet makes the mistake of overestimating her armor when one bullet nicks her leg.
As the pressure is on Koko’s team, Jonah decides that he should just gun it and show the two his led-farm while charging at them.
Lehm won’t have any of that shit though, as he drags Jonah out of the fight. Jonah is pissed and wants to bury his foot in Lehm’s face, but he goes on to say that the whole “sacrifice your life for others” kind of fighting that child soldiers like him were trained to do is undignified, and he should try and adopt their route of being strategic (despite the fact that if Lehm was a real strategist, he’d shoot the two behind the back while they’re preoccupied with Koko’s shooters)
Everyone calms down as Koko and Jonah run off while Lehm and Valmet take care of Chinatsu and the other guy. They both have multiple opportunities to kill one another but the plot tells both of them to stow that shit cause showboating is a much better weapon than a glock.
Being the ultimate derp he is, Lehm just sits back to pick his ass as both the guy and Chinatsu run out of bullets and rather than picking them off as they run, they’d rather watch as the two hightail it out to get to their luxury car.
Jonah tells Koko about what he really thinks about weapons with them turning normal people into uncontrollable monsters just from either temptation or desparation, though Koko finds it more endearing as she sees this as Jonah finally opening up to him. The episode ends as everyone prepares for the ultimate street battle.
I gotta say that this episode was alright. Though Orchestra is a rather boring group of villains and the gunfight could have ended several times had there been no serious conversations, I did find myself growing fonder and fonder of Koko and her crew with every episode due to each of the minor characters quirks as well as Valmet’s serious side conflicting with the side that wants to bang Koko, Jonah feeling alot more human with his emotions wavering from indifferent to flustered to irrate just from different events happening around him (not to mention how funny his education is), and Koko being as goofy as ever and showing some interest in both Valmet and Jonah.
I do feel the show excels better when it comes to the battle of wits and strategy like in Episode 2 than with an action movie gunfight like this one, but it’ll still get you jacked up to see all the shells flying and explosions happening so I can’t really fault the show if the action is as silly as the characters doing it. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to the climax of Orchestra’s battle.