Posted by psgels on 12 January 2013 with categories: Robotics;Notes

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)

3 Responses

  1. Loz says:

    I like the new ED.

  2. HunterWulf says:

    Indeed it was a nice episode, i could say that Jun’s fear of robots was a little exaggerated but i suppose traumatic experiences tend to leave a deep subconscious impact on children much more than adults (it becomes a sort of conditioning, i.e .. Jun just feels repulsed by the sight of robots becasue of her experience but she really doesn’t have a logical reason to really hate them).

    All that said the moment at the end of the ep was indeed heartwarming and gave those two characters some depth .. but i was kinda disappointing we didn’t get to see another Kimijima report before the episode ended (specifically no.4 as all it’s triggers were complete by the end of the episode) .. i was almost going to act like Frau and say “Kimijima report, Please” XD

  3. Rachnid says:

    it was more cheese than I could handle, didn’t like it very much, kinda thought R;N was above all that.

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