Posted by psgels on 20 November 2012 with categories: Robotics;Notes

This episode had some interesting developments: it’s turned into a bit of a murder mystery which I really liked. There are so many unanswered questions about this Kou Kimijima, about the things he created and left behind. His story is getting more complex and intertwined with the characters with every episode.

Then there was the end of this episode, that explained why Subaru has been acting strange over the series: his father. I feel that perhaps the creators could have just shown him, looking at the robot and taking Subaru away, rather than throwing that entire over the top tantrum, but perhaps it was the creators’ intention to make him into a psychopath like that.

Apart from that, lots of slice of life and people interacting with each other. Overall, I like these scenes as they show the cast getting to realize their dreams, although I do have to say that Kona is getting more annoying with every episode with her leet-speak.

Also, the supernatural is a bit unfair to the cast in this series. Kaito gets hit, and in return he gets powers that allow him to experience time really slowly, allowing him to be one of the best pilots in the world. Subaru gets powers… to faint. Mizuka… loses the ability to walk. That is some really unfair karma there…
Rating: 5/8 (Great)

4 Responses

  1. Juno says:

    All I can say is… keep watching!
    Still a long way until the climax. =D

  2. Cytl says:

    “Subaru gets powers… to faint.”
    I guess you’re talking about Aki (I don’t think Subaru has been described to have any condition so far)? Also, we don’t know (even If I agree is completely possible) if Kai’s condition is active all the time, but I wouldn’t call it that much of a blessing, as during the Robo-fight championship he was in lots of pain just by getting his time stretched a couple of seconds. Maybe Aki’s condition (of perceiving time faster) will be helpful sometime, so far it’s hard to tell. Also, it’s been stated that Mizuka’s legs are a result of the solar aurora?

    Another thing is that I’m really liking Frau’s character. Usually, when a characters is supposed to be “weird”, specially when talking about anime girls, they’re just mysterious and quiet, or childish and extroverted. But in Frau’s case she’s actually awkward in how she acts; impertinent, talks only with internet memes, is perverted and has this creepy laugh and smirk (of course they give her a break by making her a delicate, long-haired blond girl). She seems like an actual bother, instead of just a moe archetype, and hopefully that will make even better the development I hope she receives.

    • Knuckle says:

      I definitely agree with you on Frau. I love that they’re making an awkward girl character that isn’t just a moeblob, she actually bothers the other characters rather than them gushing over her. It’s definitely a much more realistic approach to that type of character in that respect.

  3. Entrav says:

    There must be some reason why Subaru’s dad is so angry over robots. I mean, I don’t think the writers would put it as simple as it at first seems. Can’t wait for more!

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