Posted by psgels on 4 December 2012 with categories: Robotics;Notes

Okay, so this show likes its anti-climaxes. In this episode we saw two examples of the creators toying with this: first of all, the lady of last week’s cliff-hanger is not a threat at all, and instead wants to help the lead characters build their robot, not to mention that she’s working for Akiho’s father. Then the end of this episode comes, and casually mentions that there is an evil organization about to kill 6/7th of the world population.

Instead there was this big typhoon acting as the red herring in this episode: totally unrelated to the plot, but it kept the characters busy, and Akiho now knows about Airi (which I believe should have happened earlier by the way), and I admit that the way in which they used Kaito’s time issues during the typhoon. It looked much more painful than the other times so far, good job from the creators.

It’s also quite a strange way for a guy to hide his reports, using some of the strangest requirements that could break down making some of the clues potentially unsolvable. I really wonder why. I mean, I get that he was a playful guy and all, but would even such a person want to joke about something so serious? Was there a reason why he had to keep things so secret to keep them from finding out?
Rating: 4.5/8 (Good)

5 Responses

  1. wicked says:

    I think the point of setting up the challenges is so that the bad guys/ “suits” will not bother to get to it and destroy it.

  2. Kaiserin Emma says:

    Psgels I’m surprised you didn’t noticed that girl who appeared in this episode was a crossover character from steins gate, Nae.

  3. Entrav says:

    Nae is pretty awesome but I’m more interested in the Kimijima Kou reports. Those reports are what keep me going.

    • Juno says:

      She’s mostly a crossover cameo character. She plays a side-character role most of the time in the game, so she won’t be TOO relevant to the plot. But yes. The reports just get crazier and crazier.

  4. Juno says:

    After reading the Steins;Gate visual novel, Nae scared me and I was always ready for her to lash out and start killing people in Robotics;Notes’ visual novel, too. D:
    Alas, thanks to Okarin in S;G, that is no longer an issue here in R;N. Thank god.

    As for the challenges…
    …wait and see! It’s relevant! =D

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    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:21 AM)
    Its been too long for me to remember elemental gelad.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:20 AM)
    Now Brendan I won’t attack the whole gundam franchise, I love the 70s original, in fact its the reason why the others don’t work so well for me.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:19 AM)
    I know people would lynch me for this, but I always found evangelion to be a smug, self-indulgent and whingy show with unlikeable characters and bargain bin animation with fillers bloating out the series and with an insulting ending whether it be the original or end of eva and littered with shock value.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:18 AM)
    My fist anime was Gundam Seed and the anime that got me hooked was either Gundam seed or Elemental Gelade. You have to love the Gundam series
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:16 AM)
    Princess mononoke was another thing that got me into medium also and it was the first anime I rented.
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    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:14 AM)
    Dont know what those are lol. But as an outsider popular things are sometimes popular for a reason. Like ghibli movies
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:12 AM)
    Titan and the big three shounens, Gankutsuou also, most of Nisio Ishins and Urobuchi’s output also.
    I’m not even trolling.
    I’ve never been someone who flocked to popular things.
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    Still dont get the appeal of the whole waifu thing with asuka. Shes annoying, not in the cute tsundere sense
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    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:10 AM)
    I still enjoy evangelion. I think i like it better than rebuild but i have to admit im looking forward to the final movie that should be coming out next year
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:09 AM)
    Evangelion is up there with series like bebop, higurashi, shana, fate, eureka 7, darker than black, full metal panic, Madoka, phantom, most gundam, sword art, mahouka, hunter x hunter of beloved things that with the exception of bebop I find awful.

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