SnowQueen wrote:This was just the last straw when seriously I know the situation is intense but to punch her like that and then Momo having the sword that Ryoko was trying to give her two fucking seconds later.... I don't know. I just hate it when anime almost glorifys abuse and other really terrible things and it always gets under my skin. And good lord don't get me started on DoD. That movie pisses me off to no end. So I've said my piece. Feel free to agree or disagree but I just couldn't keep it to myself anymore.
I agree with you there that they have definitely glorified "abuse" as it were (mainly early on with Tenchi) but this instance isn't glorifying abuse, and the reason that Momo didn't want to take the sword, was that she was afraid that she might transform back into her 5 year old self, hence why AFTER Beni punches Momo, Beni says "I'll protect you no matter WHAT happens".
I can understand why you (or anyone else) might not like that scene, but ultimately, the show is doing nothing wrong here, there is precedent for it, you can like or dislike what you choose (we all do!) but you really can't hold that against the merit of the show.
When we were young, we lived in the limelight.
Whenever I looked over, my buddies were next to me.
Our world was feverish, red hot.
Far, far away, back in the era of dreams,
we once burned brightly as the sun.