Posted by psgels on 26 February 2012 with categories: Rinne no Lagrange

A building up episode, which was used to expand a bit upon the background of this series (ad it’s good to have a bit more information on what the Vox actually are), and to introduce the probably final major character of this series: the boss of the whole organization returns. So obviously she’s a a young-looking blond girl.

At the very least she’s proactive and gets things done, but we’ll see what the creators have in store for her and for that bizarre cross-dressing maid for the rest of this series. What also was a major point in this series is that Madoka isn’t going to be a pilot anymore. Now, that’s the kind of twist that really has me wonder why the creators pulled it. It’s not really going to make a point if Madoka just ends up ignoring all this, piloting her Vox anyway.

Overall, the direction that made me praise the first episodes of this shows has weakened a bit for the past few weeks. There were still some points where this episode was rather sharp, like with the maid, or the point where Madoka agreed to not pilot anymore (hence my worries for the next battle), but I don’t know… it lacks that energy that made it so addictive. Is this just a matter of building up (this is a Tatsuo Sato series, after all), or is this Xebec being lazy?
Rating: * (Good)

16 Responses

  1. Crypt says:

    Woah the chick in the screenshot looks just like victorique from GOSICK. I just had to point that out haha

    • meow says:

      Careful. She could be a lot older than she looks. I get the feeling she might have first-hand knowledge of what the Rinne is capable of.

  2. Taara535 says:

    Major ripoff from Top Gun. Just had to say.

  3. rawr says:

    frankly I thought this ep was great o.o
    it introduced new, interesting characters,had lots of revelations, and propelled the story forward.
    On a side note I wonder what Lan’s going to do now that she found out the truth about “woof”

    • Oroboros says:

      If she’s smart and really self-aware, she’ll pull it out to be sarcastic. ;)

    • meow says:

      A lot of my old theories got blown out of the water with this episode’s revelations. Trying to get things straight here. Can we can throw out Tadoroko’s explanation to the school about a galactic war out the window? Especially given that Gil’s team is negotiating with Asteria? It looks like Gil’s side and Moid’s side are competing over who get the Vox – and I assume the girls along with them, in order to activate the Rinne for some reason. Moid+Lan’s onnichan has Lan. Gio has Muginami. So Madoka is the tie-breaker?

      Also, it is implied that the 20,000 year old incident might have been an accident. Aura went out of control? Moid got awfully excited that the Rinne activated, even though it’s something that destroyed Earth once. Hmm….

      Btw, I think Lan’s greeting would work as an official Earth greeting….in places like Akihabara…XD

  4. meow says:

    Hm. Got a question. Who’s the guy in the hologram talking to Moid? Is that Lan’s older brother?

  5. esha25 says:

    I think the hologram guy is Lan’s brother. I’m still confused as to everyone’s motivations, this show gets caught up with some tongue in cheek stuff that I don’t think is necessary. Head chick taking every opportunity to feel Lan up. It’s funny the first time the 5th or 6th time in one episode is a bit annoying.

    • meow says:

      Haha. I think she’s just a bit sado and likes to get under everyone’s skin. Look what she did to the poor guy she “rescued” from captivity. XD

      • esha25 says:

        Now that was funny. I guess I am just sick of the clique’d “we drew boobies. now some character has to bounce boobies around” joke that’s been recycled in anime for so long.

        • meow says:

          I get the feeling that her doing that was less about fanservice and more to signal that she’s not one of the bad guys, in spite of what some of the other things she may decide to do, like ground Madoka, may say otherwise. And I gotta say it’s a reasonable decision, considering just about the only thing we know about the Rinne is that it destroyed human civilization on Earth once before. She’s a brand new character and a somewhat unknown quantity. Real curious to know how she’s acquainted with Gil. I think she represents the Earth side that wants to keep Vox sealed so the Rinne can’t destroy Earth again. I think Gil might want to activate the Rinne, but somewhere far away from Earth for his own purposes. Ditto Moid and Lan’s bro, who want the same thing for their side. And apparently something else is going on somewhere that makes them want to hurry.

  6. info600 says:

    and no one realized that the maid was someone from earlier episodes…

    I’ll just stop right there and let the rest of you find out by yourself (trolling forums helped me)

  7. RABUJOI says:

    So now there’s a “Lolita in a Position of Power” (LoPo, or “lope”) in all three mecha series: Mouretsu Pirates’ Princess Gruier, Chairman Crea, and now Asteria. Huh.

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  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:52 PM)
    @Realist: I also noticed in that story arc with the talking cats, it mentioned cats of ulthar, which was also mentioned in a HP Lovecraft story.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:20 PM)
    We have reached the moment of truth and what we waited for in space brothers manga. The next chapters cannot come fast enough.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:16 PM)
    @Realist: Like that skull head guy a bit.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:15 PM)
    Apparently in bloodbourne they are upping the violence…I think.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:13 PM)
    @Bam: Scott Snyder at least…is one of them.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:11 PM)
    @Realist: I read that mahou tsukai no yome manga you mentioned, the two available volumes. After a few chapters I started getting more into it, but I’ll need more time/updates, looks like its doing a decent enough job setting up a fairly readable plot.
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    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:10 PM)
    @Emma: also isn’t American Vampire written by two guys?
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    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:10 PM)
    @Emma: not only Amira but also Kaiser and Favaro’s dialogue and characterization was pretty weak. Their feud and reconciliation was forced as he’ll, and I just hate it when powerful demons uncharacteristically waste too much time talking to humans they could, and should, easily defeat.
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    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:07 PM)
    @k-off: the series has some sombre and unconventional stories, it’s just that the story is told indirectly thru lore and subtlety. Demon’s Souls had a decent amount of narrative to the whole affair, albeit short and told mostly thru items and NPC encounters. But unfortunately the series moved forward on from cryptic to straight minimal storytelling. DS2 feels lazy although it has a few cool narratives, like Luciatel, but you have to play your cards right to even get to see that.
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    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 11:55 AM)
    @K-off: Demon’s Souls brought it all tho. It introduced every single aspects that defined not only its own franchise but apparently also a whole new genre. The story and game mechanics were cryptic and for those who played it 1st was never imitated again. We didn’t know what we were playing and it challenged the shot out of us and blew our minds.

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