Robotics;Notes has returned, and with a pretty interesting episode to boot. Instead of continuing the main storyline, it makes a little detour to a couple of side characters: Jun and her grandfather. This is where the character-development really begins, starting with some of side characters.
I nearly forgot that that old guy was the grandfather of Jun, but his illness really reminded me again. And thi showed some interesting dynamics between the two of them, along with the past they shared. It revealed the guy feeling guilty over whta he did to her in the past, and how he let one of his robots go out of control.
It had a bit of cheese, but it worked. The end effect of this episode was that it was quite heart-warming to watch. Most interesting was Jun overcoming her own fears though. I liked her doubts about the robot club and how she was forced to choose between two things that she’snot entirely confident of, but she has fond memories with.
Also, new OP and ED. I think they’re improvements over the previous ones. They are more slick and interesting looking. Nothing amazing yet, but definitely better. The ED is a slide-show, but it does show a lot more about the character. It slightly flehses the cast out a bit, which is a nice touch.
Rating: 5/8 (Great)