Posted 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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  • Raggers
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 12:47 AM)
    Saying there’s only one way to do good writing is absurd. Each author has their own style of writing, and if anyone has only enjoyed 1 author in their entire life then I pity them.
  • Friend
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 12:43 AM)
    @Ninja ah. I’ve always done the script, story, and directing by myself, which is probably why i think novels are easier XD
  • ninjarealist
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 12:33 AM)
    That’s just my personal philosophy though. There’s nothing that irritates me more than people who insist that there’s only one way to do good writing. Everyone should develop their own philosophy.
  • ninjarealist
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 12:31 AM)
    @Friend But with a novel it’s all on you and your editor. For me, what makes novel writing so much harder is that you have to put so much more attention into the quality of your descriptive prose. In a screenplay you can just write the description and action in a concise way. In a novel you have to write, polished, top-tier prose for the entire length of the book.
  • ninjarealist
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 12:29 AM)
    @Friend But having said that, I come from the school of screenwriting that says a screenplay is just a starting point for the director, actor, editor, cinematographer, etc. to build a real shooting script off of.
  • ninjarealist
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 12:26 AM)
    @Friend I have actually written novels, screenplays, and stage-plays as well, so I feel like I have a decent understanding of the differences in terms of what goes into them. But from my perspective it’s harder to write a great novel.
  • ninjarealist
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 12:24 AM)
    @Emma I agree that movies tend to be more emotionally-involving, but I think that’s just because there are a lot more of them and so it’s easier to find good ones that are well-written enough to really make you feel emotionally-involved. That’s always been my interpretation.
  • Friend
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 12:20 AM)
    @ninja I dont know if you’ve ever written a script, but it’s pretty hard. There’s the story, script, screen composition, acting, music, lighting, and a WHOLE plethora of other factor when writing a film, as compared to a novel.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 12:15 AM)
    @Realist: I think that may be to do with that I can get more emotionally involved with a movie too and that they are quicker to watch and more consummable too. But your right though while I prefer certain things I will watch/read anything out there from anywhere.
  • ninjarealist
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 12:11 AM)
    @Emma I’m kind of surprised that you prefer one over the other. You strike me as the type of person who appreciates all forms of fiction.

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