KIDDY GiRL-AND – 13
As warrant ES-members, Ascoeur, Q-feuille, and Di-air are given a mission to a resort planet that only allows females. The current group of guests is trapped on the planet, and rescue attempts have failed due to the planet’s security system. The girls thus head there masquerading as vacationers, and they bring along their guard robot Typhon wearing a bikini. On the planet, they run into Alisa and Belle, and they learn that the security system employs an army of robots. Those robots are controlled by a computer which is located underground, so Ascoeur, Q-feuille, and Di-air wait until nighttime and attempt to sneak in. When they are discovered, they ride Typhon underground and find a female member of the failed rescue attempt who’s been trying her best to stop the malfunctioned system from the inside. Together, they try to destroy the system, but Ascoeur and Di-air go a little overboard, and the robots don’t stop. Because some of the vacationers need saving, Ascoeur and company head back out and destroy their mechanical opponents using a combination of Typhon and the Mistral. They also save Alisa and Belle using their own abilities, thus revealing that they’re now ES-members. In the aftermath, things are returned to normal, and the girls are allowed to leave.
This episode actually turned out to have more action than the comedy and fanservice I expected from a swimsuit episode. Which isn’t to say that there wasn’t any comedy or fanservice – it just wasn’t at the level of, say, episode six. It was merely amusing at parts, like the swimsuit on the robot, and the action scenes weren’t too bad. The main problem was that the plot here was on the flimsy side, and the whole security system aspect was silly – who the heck designs a system like that? It didn’t make sense either for Ascoeur and Q-feuille to go all out on that malfunctioning robot near the end since it would have been so much easier and faster for them to just shoot it from a distance. Anyway, there doesn’t seem to be much to take away from this episode other than Ascoeur’s birthmark (I’m sure they wouldn’t have focused on it if it didn’t have significance), and maybe next episode will be more serious.