Posted by psgels on 27 February 2011 with categories: Star Driver



This just dawned on me while I watched this episode, but… am I the only one who gets the feeling that the creators are planning the kiss scene at the drama to happen around the climax of this series? I mean, especially after the cliffhanger of this episode suddenly showed Wako volunteering to be on the receiving end of Takuto’s kiss, this has to point at something that the creators are planning for that finale. It’s a nice twist, though: Wako finally accepted here that she’s into Takuto here. This episode was definitely a nice way to take care of one of the love triangles in this series.

And as for the rest of this episode, the creators did create a pretty good climax here for the characters who were introduced so relatively late in the series. The two new girls have been quite strange villains: they didn’t seem to care at all about being correct villains, and instead seemed like just adrenaline junkies who kept seeking for thrills. A way to go to phase 3,5 that combines you with your Cybody is an interesting way to say goodbye to them.

Takashi returning meanwhile had it coming, but I ‘m glad that the creators indeed went there. Again, it shows promise and brings the Adult Bank back into the picture, with someone who can actually apprivoise. This also explains the relatively large amount of time that the creators spent on building up this guy, even though at first he seemed like a very insignificant character.

And on a side-note: why didn’t Head sign the paintings of Takuto’s mother with his usual “R”?
Rating: ** (Excellent)

7 Responses

  1. Kyubey says:

    This show needs more homosexual undertones.

  2. Ncrdrg says:

    There’s only 4 episodes left, right? Because when I watched this episode, what I had on the back of my mind, especially after last week’s plot heavy episode was… “Why did you rush the plot so fast last episode if you were going to waste so much time on the kiss part and closing the two stupid sidekicks arc?”

    Disappointing episode for me. Did we need a 3.5 level if nothing comes out of it and everyone’s safe? Why drum up the heavy risks it has if you’re not delivering on it and making Takuto save the driver’s life at the end?

    My disappointment stems in that that I expected the show to start seriously moving forward in those final 5 episodes in light of the previous one.

  3. anonyms says:

    i completely agree with what Ncrdrg said above

  4. Tractatus says:

    Well it gave a little demonstration of what fourth phase looks like, this merging between cybody and driver and foreshadows the consequences resultant from the breaking of the 3rd and 4th seals.

    I think it was a nice buildup in a way.

  5. CY says:

    Just re-watched ep 20…
    Is it just me or did Needle Star’s Qophlite just appeared in the Zero Time without breaking thru like Taburn or is it just that the producers don’t wanna break the tempo of the show?

    But anyway, seriously… Wako… You rocked! XD

  6. Houlgrave says:

    This episode was indeed quite interesting with the 3.5 phase, implicating all sorts of developments in these next few episodes.

    I’m also curious at what next episode entails: it looks like something is going to happen with Sugata…and by all indications it will be something less-than-happy.

  7. e36 says:

    Is it just me or did Needle Star’s Qophlite just appeared in the Zero Time without breaking thru like Taburn or is it just that the producers don’t wanna break the tempo of the show?

    Zero Time is a place where the sealed cybodies end up after they and their users apprivoise. Tauburn may simply not be sealed like the others.

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