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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  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:47 AM)
    Though Aidan this is your chance to throw up a full review as a blog post that isn’t for an ongoing series.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:37 AM)
    Wait, ha I’ve figured it out, most of his work I couldn’t give a toss enough to get immersed in the plots either. Though yes I got immersed in Saya, which really goes to show that if a story is good enough to me I should be able to be fairer and not be too hard on the characterization.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:32 AM)
    Even though his works alienate me with their poor characterization, still still I was able to not care about that issue in Kikokugai and Saya no uta.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:24 AM)
    I forgot to say also a few pages back it needed more action scenes also. I could honestly see myself getting distracted from the thinness of it if there were more.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:24 AM)
    I wasn’t tying Gargania and Aldnoah. Hell Gargania was a step in the right direction for characters. Problem was that Gen only gave an outline. It Gen can’t write characters then he should leave them to other people and just handle story structure and the plot. It worked pretty damn well for Fate/zero.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:21 AM)
    But I’ve got a feeling Juno might not be so bothered by psycho pass 2 I do recall him saying before it aired he gave off the suggestion wasn’t going to come down hard on Tow.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:20 AM)
    *I’d
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:20 AM)
    I really wish Juno was here, really would right now because I’ love to see him argue for psycho pass 2 and Expelled from paradise.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:19 AM)
    I can’t really tie stuff like Gargantia and Aldnoah, even psycho pass 2 much up to Gen he wasn’t heavily involved enough.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:18 AM)
    I saw potential before I watched it I did with the actual setup.

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