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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  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:34 AM)
    @Vincent No shit.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:14 AM)
    @Bam Slightly. Did americans use manifest destiny as an excuse to steal land from the natives?
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:05 AM)
    @Vincent: I guess we were slightly more honest about it. It is funny how we use the fact after the matter as evidence of our divine providence. It’s like holding a gun to somebody and saying “fate wants you to die”, proceed to shoot them, and then say “see! I was right” lol
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:56 AM)
    @Bam But unlike the american concept of manifest destiny, the Japanese used it as an excuse to wage what they were really doing: a war to hoard resources.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:52 AM)
    @Vincent: I see. A similar doctrine to Manifest Destiny.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:49 AM)
    @Bam Not to my knowledge. From the government, at least. It was always about expanding the glory of the homeland or something like that, which is why the Japanese took glee with the invasion of Manchuria and the Philippines, places they had no ethnic ties to.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:46 AM)
    *admitably
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:46 AM)
    @Vincent: I am admirably not too knowledgeable when it comes to the history of that region, but I still know that atrocities were committed.
    The interesting thing is that Japnese believe that their ancestors actually came from Korea. I wonder if this fact was ever used as a propaganda for why they have the right to annex Korea.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:40 AM)
    @Bam There also was the fractures within the Korean Peninsula itself. Quite astounding, really, that a nation as small as Korea is divided to this day. Not even counting the Japanese and Chinese aggression.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:39 AM)
    @Vincent: you probably know of it twinfold: both with the aborigines and then again with the Japanese invasion of Korea.

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