Posted by psgels on 28 April 2007 with categories: Toward the Terra


Short Synopsis: In order to calm down the rampaging Jomie, Blue shows him memories of his own past.
Good: Omg @ those memories.
Bad: What was the meaning of that death-card, shown at the beginning of the episode?
Overall Enjoyment Value: 8,5/10

Holy god, that was good. This time it’s really Toward the Terra’s turn to shine, as this episode was amazing, with as height Blue’s history. I knew that the Myu had a sad past, but I never knew that their past was this extreme. It all started when Blue went rampant, just like Jomie. After that, he got locked up, alongside other Myu. At one point, he couldn’t take it anymore, and blew up the planet, trying to escape along with the other Myu. Physis also seems to be a childhood friend of his, as we see the two together in their younger years.

Jomie will no become quite interesting, now that he seems to understand why he’s needed to guide the other Myu to earth. I’m not yet sure whether he has fully accepted this, though I believe the next episode will solve this. I also do wonder, who was the one who couldn’t manage to hold on to that final person who fell off the ship, back in Blue’s memories? I don’t recall I’ve seen the guy, and he seems a bit too old to be the antagonist for this series.

The rest of the episode also was quite a treat to see, that battle between the human forces and the Myu ship was really intense, and add that to Blue, nearly collapsing to his death, and the ever-awesome music, and you’ve got yourself a great episode. If this can continue for the rest of the anime, we’re in for something really special. :)

3 Responses

  1. wrex says:

    The death card symbolizes “change” among the greater Tarot trump cards. Visually it presented the danger to everyone: Jomy, being chased by the fighter planes, Soldier Blue, risking his life to save Jomy, and the Captain and the crew of the Shangri-la as they removed their cloaking device to serve as a target to give Soldier Blue time to come back safely. Soldier Blue will die soon, and Jomy will take his place.

    Jomy’s telepathic message to Soldier Blue at the end shows that he’s accepted and willing to do what it takes to lead the rest of the Mu to Earth.

    As for the the person falling from the ship, that was probably just some random family member.

  2. P_gal says:

    I just completed watching all the episodes upto this episode, episode 5 isn’t subbed yet.

    This shows seems interesting and I am pleased that the main character is not perfect . I think Jomie’s character, though he seems annoying, is actually realistic. No one would be happy if they are told to leave what they’ve considered home for 14 years.

    Now that he realized that he is a Mu, I wonder what will happen next. It will definitely not be easy for him to lead this companions especially since many of them will blame him for the state that Soldier Blue is in (I hope he doesn’t die!), and also because of him the Ataraxia’s military were able to see the mothership. This will make his mission more difficult and hopefully more interesting.

    Thanks for blogging this show. Its because of your blogs that I decided to watch this anime.

  3. psgels psgels says:

    Heh, thanks. It’s always good to know my recommendations help other people. ^_^

    Also, if you go to Tokyo Toshokan, you’ll see that the fifth and the sixth episodes also have been subbed by Anime-Empire and Saizen. Some members of the crew are indeed blaming Jomie what happened, and especially episode five should be interesting when it displays even more of Jomie’s weaknesses.

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    (Sunday, Jul 24. 2016 10:54 AM)
    91 days is just ok, and thats all it will be
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jul 24. 2016 10:40 AM)
    @Aidan: was it you that was playing thru Shadow Hearts recently?
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Sunday, Jul 24. 2016 07:16 AM)
    I feel 91 days has potential, at the very least the first 3 episodes have established a good tone and I like the protaganist.
    Perhaps the art/animation could be a bit higher and I don’t much care for that one crazy guy with the he-man haircut.
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    and have you watched this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8BOBEZL9sk
    Music video directed by him. Still so brilliant and edgy…
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