Posted by psgels on 12 November 2012 with categories: Robotics;Notes

This episode really reminded me of Sword Art Online, and how much better the execution of this show is. The big difference is that Robotics Notes isn’t all about wish fulfillment: the male lead can normally interact with girls without romantic hints being dropped over and over. The AI that appears actually acts a bit believably as an AI, instead of having a ridiculously contribed backstory, and the girls do no revolve around the main guy at all. That alone made this episode very refreshing to watch.

But there is more: as a big mystery-fan, I loved the second half of this episode when it started focusing on this. Where did that AI come from? What makes her so special in a series that’s actually about robots? Who made that prediction, and why did he know the exact times when the solar storms would happen? Why did this Kimjima Kou know Mizuka?

Also, Steins;Gate turned Cern into an evil organization. This show seems to do that with NASA and JAXA. I also like that they used their real names this time. I like this back-story as an added intrigue. The pacing of this show is slow, but it does add in quite some significant new stuff with every episode.

What I also liked what this episode did, was how it focused on the world itself: with beached whales, and talking about the wheather around the world. They’re small details, but these bring life to this series.
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

5 Responses

  1. Airies says:

    Don’t ask me why, but airi is my favourite anime character design ever.

  2. Entrav says:

    Loving the developments. Characters are fine too. Airi is awesome :)

  3. Anon says:

    You say wish fulfillment like it’s a dirty word :) Sometimes I rather want to enjoy wish fulfillment – for other times we have slightly more intellectual series like this one or better yet PsychoPass & Zetsuen no Tempest.

    Actually as as mystery fan I think you’ll love Tempest to bits, it has not played its cards yet but recent episodes have teased about how there are more things going on than what meets the eye.

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  • mamamoo
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 04:22 PM)
    What a mess….How can you expect anyone to respect and listen to your opinions when all you do is hurl insults and homophobic slurs at them… People need to relax about opinions over the internet honestly.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 01:50 PM)
    Guess the last thing I will say about Kevin here is that you ain’t done. You will be back. You always come back.
    See you then.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 01:45 PM)
    @Mario, I seen it but I ain’t going to screenings. Besides it’s only really come into form with its third volume.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 01:44 PM)
    Also you were the psgels impersonator? Cause that wasn’t one time, that was three times.
    You are truly a puzzle. Why would you pose as someone you so venomously hate? I am starting to think you may have a mental disorder.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 01:39 PM)
    Don’t lie. You didn’t want psgels to give you a reason.he gave plenty of reasons and you told him to fuck off. If he gave more reasons you would have told him to fuck off more. What you want is agreement which you are never going to get. Hell I could give reasons why I believe Hunter x Hunter isn’t all that great and I am pretty sure your counter will just be “Fuck off”
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 01:36 PM)
    Kevin, something’s it sounds like you are talking to yourself. Like this “because I called Psgels a closed minded person who couldn’t be bothered to back up his opinions if his life depended on it.”
    That’s you. That’s all you. You have never backed up your opinions with anything besides a “Fuck you, that’s why”
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 01:36 PM)
    I will give Kevin one thing. He sure knows how to annoy people into participating. This is the most active the Shoutbox has been in a while.
  • SuperMario
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 01:05 PM)
    Anw, anyone here who watched RWBY? There will be some small screenings around the globe for its second volume of Wednesday 27th of July. Just wonder if there is anyone here going to see it?
  • SuperMario
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 01:02 PM)
    But this one just has limited screening (once a day) and half of people come to watch it have no idea what they sign up for…
  • SuperMario
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 01:01 PM)
    @Kaiser: I watched the Handmaiden in my local cinema. Not sure about Dublin but here in Australia we tend to pick up Korean and Japanese titles fairly quickly.

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