Finally, an episode that delivers on a promise made in the very first VATAS: This is an episode about bicycles. It’s not one of the most important episodes, it’s not revolutionary, but I like it. But what about you? Will YOU like it?
As I said above, I like this episode. It has a meandering feel that never makes it too long, and there are some great shots of bicycle gears and valves (although by the end of the episode everything is pink, and I certainly could have done a better job rigging the camera to the bicycle to get a clearer shot of riding. Ebicyd 13 is in many ways the end of VATAS proper, and I feel that it’s a good episode and a strong marker for slightly above the middle of the road. It occupies a similar space as Number 5 did, but it significantly improves on the formula, and although the titles don’t feel necessary in the episode they also don’t feel all that intrusive.
Even though VATAS proper is more or less over, there are still three more special episodes left. So look out for those!