Posted on 6 August 2012 with categories: Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita

Whoa, the best episode of Jinrui wa Suita Shimashita so far! At first it started a bit dodgy with that personality-less Yozakura Quartet-inspired catgirl, but as this episode revealed her true nature it totally changed. On top of being the first actually good Engrish pun I have ever seen, it’s just such a fascinating idea to give a personality to the Pioneer and the Voyager and have them return through fairy magic. What this episode also did really well as opposed to the previous episodes was to shed a bit of light into their stories, and deliver some charming drama between the two of them.

The RPG setting now also makes sense, as a major theme of them is exploration: exactly what the two satellites were built for, even though they completely lost their purpose in this episode.

With this episode, I’m also starting to see some build up coming together. First of all this episode first showed that the episodes here are aired in a random order, as this turned out to be a prelude to the first arc. I like that a lot: when you watch something and things only fall on their place once you go along, and it’s especially well done for an adaptation, since they have a habit to just leave out things like that. Take for example the king of confusion: Touka Gettan: it may have been a bit inexplicable while watching it, but I’d actually rate it much higher than I did when I reviewed it.

This episode also finally showed that there may be more to that assistant than what was thought before. Some of the things that Watashi says to him are rather weird, like near the end of the episode when she is interrogated, she tells him to back off.
Rating: 5/8 (Great)

7 Responses

  1. Cytl says:

    Finally this episode had the so much needed side-characters exposition. My favorite episode so far.

  2. nodbgp says:

    Main selling point of this series for me is the way the main char sees the world and how she interacts with it.

    • wicked says:

      in a very nonchalant passive ways

      • nodbgp says:

        Yeah its quite rare to see a character that is simply stoic and realist (given the setting, else she would be a pessimist, well probably) and who isn’t like that out of being an emo or just being an walking archetype, as passive as it is she has personality.

        As for the assistant, I’m pretty sure he will end up developing one until the show ends. It may be wishfull thinking though.

        • wicked says:

          I really like how here reaction to almost certain death was “ah, this is it.” I laughed.

          Assistant is kind of like a prop at this point

  3. mike says:

    Best show of the season by far, so much consistency.

  4. Anon says:

    That was the most I’ve felt for characters in the last couple of seasons. And for space probes of all things.

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