Posted by psgels on 8 December 2012 with categories: Robotics;Notes

This was a major episode for Robotics;Notes: the big guy finally moves… a bit. Before coming to an abrupt stop. Yes, giant robots like that have actual problems moving right. They’re giant heavy objects that need a huge amount of power to be even able to lift one leg. I’m surprised that it didn’t even tumble over.

But yeah, talk about a different portrayal of mecha in this series. This episode also contained this interesting bit about hyping these kinds of things: I mean these are high school kids who built this giant robot, but with that marketing campaign of that guy people were expecting way too much out of it and with these kinds of things, when just one thing goes wrong it already feels like a major setback, instead of the huge improvement that it actually was.

The thing is also that I still have no bloody clue how all of this is going to play out, and how all these different plot threads are connected: on one hand you have Airi and that evil Jaxa, then there is Airi’s quest to build the giant robot, Kaito with Frau about Killbala are also trying to get somewhere, and with this episode Airi’s sister also turned out to be completely different from what I imagined and that also is related to everything… somehow. She’s probably working for Jaxa, but even then I have no clue what the point of it all is. I mean that in a good way by the way, because I’m quite interested in finding out.
Rating: 5/8 (Great)

8 Responses

  1. Silty says:

    This is probably the most realistic portrayal of mechs of any anime series I’ve ever seen, and I applaud them for having the guts to do that. There are real-life “mechs” that move pretty much like the GunPro1 they built.

  2. Spike says:

    Psgels, you wrote Airi Several times when you meant to say Aki. Airi is the AI.

  3. Juno says:

    Having read/played the game, I won’t say anything to spoil the story, but you’ve got your sights set right. You might want to be careful who you trust in this anime, though. Some of the closest people… can have their own agendas. =P

    • hoiut says:

      Uh oh. So Frau Bow came to the island to scour for clues about her mom, fat candy man wants money and impact for his brand, …

      THE SISTER (not the centipede, but Misa) looks quite suspicious all of a sudden. And I wouldn’t write of Nae yet either — she’s too cute and sweet for this kind of show without rousing some suspicion (considering how many times we’ve seen her crazy expressions as a lass in Steins;Gate http://randomc.net/image/Steins%20Gate/Steins%20Gate%20-%2013%20-%20Large%2026.jpg ).
      I also still am wondering why Junna (karate girl) joined up. I initially thought it was to get closer to Kai and maybe to understand her grandpa better…

      And what’s with the grandpa? Considering his conversations with Misa, I’m awarding him suspect-by-association status.

      • hoiut says:

        Aki’s dad is also suspicious for trying to get his company involved like that. Totally against his character, or so it seemed. I wonder if he has any involvement with the overarching world-destruction and scientist-murdering plot.

        And of course let’s not forget Kai’s friendly local prosthetic, the convenience shop owner. She knows too much, and she was shocked a bit extremely after hearing about the Kimijima (sp?) report.

        Everyone in the “JAXA board room” we saw earlier is equally suspicious if not more so. They’re spying on Kai!!

  4. Airies says:

    This was quite a funny episode but also such a bummer for the robotics club.

  5. Entrav says:

    Wow, that must have sucked for them. I did expect the robot to be slow but… that is incredibly realistic. Interesting stuff.

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  • Rinegar
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 04:43 PM)
    Hey, nice reviews, I began to make my own reviews as well, so check them out if you are interested! https://www.animetier.blogspot.com
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 03:40 PM)
    Okay, Cossette no shouzou rewatched now too. This was on the high end of Shinbou’s cinematography and pretty much the best he’s outputted even if it has its choppiness/stiltedness in parts. It remains a creepy, surreal, trippy and grim, forboding, gruesome and immersive atmospheric ghost story that feels like it could have gone on a bit long and bar the three main focused characters could have had a little bit more depth.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:16 PM)
    It was only really entertaining for how nuts it got.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:15 PM)
    Aku no hana’s manga never really felt like much more than “crazy shit happening and femdom” = guilty pleasure to me.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:07 PM)
    @Emma: Gankutsou was fine in my opinion tho, as it was so out there that I never saw it as a real attempt at adaptation.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:06 PM)
    I don’t have much exposure to Cumberbatch beyond seeing him talk on film programs and also his role in that Star Trek movie, kind of want to see him in imitation game.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:06 PM)
    @K-off: Don’t give ‘em ideas m8, that actually sounds like a pitch that they would pick up.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:04 PM)
    There is a shoujo manga adaptation/rework of King Richard, there is also a romeo and juliet anime, it was one of the worst thing Gonzo produced, still didn’t dislike it as much a gankutsuou though.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:58 AM)
    @Bam He’d probably find some dumbass way to make it into shonen. Maybe Raskolnikov battles Alyona Ivanovna before he kills her.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:55 AM)
    Whoever made Aku no Hana should totally make a Catcher in the Rye adaptation tho, as they’re both fittingly pretentious and empty.

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