Posted by psgels on 21 July 2007 with categories: Toward the Terra


One thing I love about Toward the Terra is how it manages to keep every single episode high-paced for the plot. There are no silent episodes, there are no episodes which are solely meant for building up, like you see in so many other good. Instead, it builds up its characters more logically, instead of the forced episodes which leave out any major plot-elements for the climax-filled episodes, the characters here get developed between the different climaxes and revelations of the episodes. While there have been really good anime who attempted the former, the latter approach really remains the better one, and towards the Terra shows it. Its pacing really reminds me of a crossing between Red Garden and Visions of Escaflowne somehow.

In any case, I think we all know that the next episode is going to be a special one: Blue is going to die. There is no way he won’t, based on the cliff-hanger. He kept giving hints that his time was over, and that the Myu should be lead by Jomie, and the episode ended with a planet-destroying beam fired at the poor guy. I wonder what role Toni will have in this, as his awakening must mean something, otherwise the creators wouldn’t have shown it along with Blue getting hit.

And we finally know the link between Keith and Physis: they were both raised in the test-tubes for the first years of their lives. Physis probably got out of them when she was around five or six, when she was rescued by Blue. Keith probably left them when he entered the school we saw in episode six. I suspect that Keith and Physis at one point were linked to each other, which is why his Mother Eliza looks so much like her.

This episode also surprisingly gives a proper introduction of the different babies that have been born on Nazca, now that the Myu have been forced to leave Shangri-la: Twellen, Pestazio, Cobb, Tardyon, Artella, Takio and Tony (surprisingly, only one girl among six boys). Does this mean that the journey will now be continued in the space-shuttles we’ve been seeing throughout the episode? I’m anxious to find out. :)

4 Responses

  1. Avatar kacpy says:

    Sucks for me up2date fansubs got dropped, thx to licensing. :(

  2. Avatar sylvan says:

    I know! I could cry! I hope Bandai starts releasing the DVDs soon. I’ll watch the raws as well but I’m really going to miss a lot. Keep the blogs coming we’re really counting on you now. At least I will be…

  3. Avatar Cynthia says:

    1. Just so you know, there are two girls: Artella and Twellen.

    2. A new group called Makoto has started subbing the episodes where Anime-Empire left off. So far they’ve released 14 and 15. Do a search for Terra E on this site to find them:
    http://www.tokyotosho.com/search.php

  4. Avatar Mythophile says:

    I so wanted to strangle Keith. He’s terrorizing poor Matsuka who has been nothing but fearful and kind.

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