Posted by psgels on 29 July 2008 with categories: Mission-E



Short Synopsis: It’s character-building time when Chinami and Maori pay a visit to the research facility where Kotarou works.
Highlights: A Cow?
Overall Enjoyment Value: 8/10
Fun episode. It’s nice to see Kotarou back in detail, and at the same time this episode also showed the difference between Chinami and Maori in the ways that they grew up. It’s very much like Telepathy Shoujo Ran: Chinami had an understanding family, who supported her through her problems, while Maori probably had much less luck, and had to endure strange looks from her classmates by herself. Chinami always tried to stay in the background (probably also transferred schools here and there), while Maori’s powers became infamous through the entire school.

It’s interesting how Chinami is pretty much an airhead, both in Code-E and Mission-E, while Maori has a much more down-to-business personality, even though they were just as shy when they first appeared. Kotarou seems pretty much the same as he ever was, perhaps a bit maturer than what we saw of him in Code-E. He really does form a cute couple with Chinami, even though they’re apart very often. In any case, I’m glad that the creators made no attempts at creating another love-triangle with Maori. There was enough love-tension in Code-E, and I’m glad to see that Mission-E’s focus is about something entirely different, and knows it.

The new bad guy Kiriku in this episode was… interesting. His biggest purpose was most likely to flesh out the yellow-haired bad guy whose name I forgot at the moment. The latter has a sense of business, and doesn’t like to act when there’s nothing to gain for him, while the former likes to eliminate any potential threats for the future by force. In a way, this series likes to play with different characters who are put in the same situations: there’s Chinami and Yuma, Chinami and Maori, Kiriku and the other guy and the Brinberg-siblings in a way too.

Speaking of which, Adol (at least, I think that was her name) appeared this episode in a coma. I remember how in the first season, they were a great source of comic relief while trying to overcome all the cultural differences, and I’m really interested to find out what she’ll be like when she wakes up from this coma, especially since she lost her brother just like that in the first season.

4 Responses

  1. Avatar no subs says:

    why isn’t there subs for this show? :( those subbers should give this show a chance…

  2. Avatar Alhazred says:

    The Brinberg sister is named Mils, and there were strong hints in episode 3 that Adol is the sunglass-wearing antagonist. He had a flashback to the disaster at the end of Code-E, and when his cellphone rang in the park it was displaying something that might have been vital signs, presumably for the now comatose Mils (who caught in the base collapse at the end of Code-E).

  3. Avatar Jones says:

    “why isn’t there subs for this show? :(”
    I have seen subs for this show in English. So, they are out there.

  4. psgels psgels says:

    Alhazred: ah, of course, that makes sense. Especially since Adol has been listed among the major characters and Mils hasn’t in Anime News Network:

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=9686

    No subs, Jones: unfortunately, there are no subs yet. It had it coming a bit, since Code-E never was that popular anyway.

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