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, Dec 18. 2014 10:51 PM)
    But seriously I only watched this sequel because I was told to. From now on if I don’t like something at a glance of its plot summary/promo material I won’t watch it.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 10:48 PM)
    And I also want to added to what I said about the latest psycho pass episode by mentioning that ridiculous fight scene with shisui, arrows vs guns.
  • Mikey
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 10:47 PM)
    Psycho Pass: So basically there is no season 2 of Psycho Pass.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:59 PM)
    @Bam, Visionary? Ain’t exactly seeing anything new here. fanservice is bad, anime is making people mindless drones. Been there done that.
    You are giving Anno too much credit man. I honestly think he just fires this shit out and laughs as fans try to find an “interpretation”
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:57 PM)
    It took me a little longer to start shaking my head a Mika’s role in the series in comparison to other viewers and I thought there may have been something salvagable, but no such luck there.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:55 PM)
    At the beginning I saw some potential in this sequel, although it was kind of slow going at first. Initially I was able to get behind the silly gore as dumb entertainment, at the start I liked kamui more than Makishima and I liked the way they had Akane as a stronger character too here.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:51 PM)
    And Kamui’s final moment, that shot was pure fujoshi baiting I don’t care what anyone says, add to his last stand being fairly underwhelming. Another unmistakable Mika moment too later on in this episode. This is the kind of thing that leaves me depressed at it whereas previous episodes I could just laugh, raise an eyebrow or stop caring.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:51 PM)
    Really Togane, is this all you come down to and amount to, an oedipus complex mess, the last nail in the coffin after you spend the show dragging out the buildup around him and killing the intrigue around him. Then giving him those silly flashbacks, now in this episode giving him a ridiculously cartoonish performance.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:01 PM)
    @Bam: Well put together it is and I actually like the music, the last three minutes stood out for me particularly.
    I also noticed the Eva reference slipped into the video.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 02:14 PM)
    This is the gratuitous fan-service done for a purpose that people argued for Kill la Kill, which quite frankly just wasn’t there, but there is no denying that even in this music video some value of the fan-service is sheerly the eye-candy.

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