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「ありがとうごじゃいましたっ」 (Arigatou Gojaimashita)
“Thanks You Very Much”

We went from the murder of one man to a murder of 13! I can’t say that I expected the last episode of Gunvarrel to play such a pivotal part to the story, but that goes to show that we shouldn’t rule out anything said in this anime. I like how they slowly tie in Kona and Junna into the show as well because this way they don’t feel like random characters who just happen to come along. Kona’s character just became that much more interesting to me… before I kind of wrote her off as this antisocial nerd-talk girl who is somewhat involved. Now I can kind of forgive Kona for being weird as her mother’s been accused of murder and probably left her child to fend for herself. I don’t know if her mother is still alive; I think there’s a good chance that she is but if she was murdered as well, it makes me believe that there is someone who’s the mastermind behind everything. That being said, I wonder if Kona’s resolution will come with the finding her mother and then reconciling with her etc. etc.

Still not sure how Gunvarrel ties into the big picture… what did the production staff know that others didn’t want them revealing? Je ne sais pas…

Junna on the other hand is quite an interesting individual herself. I never expected someone into martial arts would be so fascinated by ghost stories or conspiracies. I love these types of stories myself though so every time I see her pull something out of nowhere, I’m like wait, what?! The very eerie sounding tune called Kagome Kagome gives me the shivers. Is it some sort of signal or message? How is it related to both JAXA and the mass population who use PokeComs? I’m so confused! But it’s the reason I continue to watch… to see how it’s all interconnected. For those that have their own theories of how everything fits together, I’d love to read them but no spoilers please!

Subaru returns as well! After last week’s episode with his dad, I thought he would be harder to convince to come back, but there he is! His blushes are so cute too when Aki takes his hand! I don’t think this is the last time that we’ll hear of his father though; it’s all about the moment and buildup when he blows up again. Subaru’s also back to help Aki build her GunPro-1 and with the parts and funding backed by the Nagafukada family, I don’t see why Aki won’t be able to succeed. I also enjoyed all the flashbacks involving Misa and her conversations with both Kai and Junna’s grandfather. It’s a better storytelling technique of showing rather than telling and I always appreciate the time it takes the animators to draw the events that took place rather than some old man talking.

What?! Who?! Is that who I think it is? A cameo from our very own grown-up Tennouji Nae (Yamamoto Ayano). For those who haven’t seen Nae before, she’s a recurring character in Steins;Gate (best of 2011!) and if you haven’t seen it, I beg you to right now! Not to say that you have to in order to understand Robotics;Notes, it’s just a really good anime on its own. I don’t think there will be any connections between the two, but it gives good context as to why I’m so scared of Nae and her crazy eyes. Now it makes me wonder why JAXA is so interested in our little club and how are they related (or unrelated?) to Exoskeleton? I still don’t understand what Misa and this corporation does… it makes me wonder if they observe people like Kai and Aki and create suits? robots? to model them… hmmm…

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November 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm
58 comments »
  • November 24, 2012 at 5:04 pmDestiny-

    disgusting, mentally unstable Nae shows up…

  • November 24, 2012 at 5:17 pminfinite

    I can see the ending!! Not really. It is nice to see some cameos from SG.

    • November 25, 2012 at 1:19 amc2710

      el psy kongoroo

    • November 25, 2012 at 4:00 amKaimax

      She’s not just another cameo though…She’s more of a recurring character.

  • November 24, 2012 at 5:18 pmBeedle

    o_o She was Nae?! Which World Line are we in?

    • November 24, 2012 at 5:22 pmDestiny-

      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

      • November 24, 2012 at 5:41 pmReaper201

        What? So even after they survive the events from Steins;Gate, they get assassinated afterwards?? my mind is confused O_o? Or does this happen during R;N? if it does is it not a spoiler?

      • November 24, 2012 at 5:42 pmFT5Havok

        FB’s daughter ??!

      • November 25, 2012 at 3:03 amKaimax

        That’s not true to this divergence, because how things will unfold in R;N.
        Show Spoiler ▼

      • November 25, 2012 at 7:56 amc2710

        the divergence is at 1.048596… its shown right at the start of ep 1

        go check it

    • November 24, 2012 at 5:59 pmSetsuna F Seiei

      It’s in the Steins;Gate world line, which has a completely unknown future since time travel doesn’t get invented in it. So no, she doesn’t go crazy.

      • November 24, 2012 at 7:17 pmNoSicko

        When I saw Nae’s close-up, I was like, “OH SNAP! IT’S HER!!!”

        Best episode so far!

  • November 24, 2012 at 5:31 pmLinkark

    I gotta admit Kona is starting to grow on me now. Still can’t believe her seiyuu is the same one that voices Nunnally or Eureka or Tsubaki.

    • November 24, 2012 at 10:15 pmFallenrock

      You just made me picture Eureka with the personality and voice of kona… good job sir.

  • November 24, 2012 at 6:09 pmVip

    And so, the MIB are finally here. I wonder what role will Nae play in this entire mess. Show Spoiler ▼

    Anyway, I guess the peaceful school days are over, ne? Damn those meddling organisations!

    As for Kona, I was initially put off by her strange, unkawaii (is that even a word? :P) voice, but I’ve started to warm up to her. And I really can’t put my finger on any reason for it, so the show must be doing something right.

    • November 24, 2012 at 6:11 pmSetsuna F Seiei

      Perhaps it has something to do with how hot she looks with her hair down?

  • November 24, 2012 at 6:41 pmAlgent

    Is that Kagome tune from Chaos;Head ? I’m 90% sure I heard it before this anime but I can’t recall when and where.

    • November 24, 2012 at 6:43 pmSetsuna F Seiei

      It’s a common children’s game in Japan.

      • November 25, 2012 at 12:51 amKJacket

        except Japan REALLY likes to use that kagome song for horror moments.

        Imagine if twinkle twinkle little star was used as a horror theme and it meant the last flash of life before dying.

    • November 25, 2012 at 9:01 amdangerism

      Maybe you heard it from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFRq4DxqaMo

    • November 25, 2012 at 1:35 pmSingerOfW

      That’s what I thought last episode, but the tune from C;H is Toryanse, not Kagome Kagome. To tell the truth, they do sound very similar, not to mention the general creepiness.

      • November 26, 2012 at 4:46 pmAlgent

        So it was a similar tune, Thanks :).

  • November 24, 2012 at 6:47 pmCybersteel

    To those who are interested
    http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Kagome_Kagome

    And those who wants a clean version of the tune without the Touhou or Vocaloid annoyances
    http://filecloud.io/521hxp8j

    Amazingly awesome episode as expected. My theory to why the staff was killed is that the anime had hidden messages about NASA and the solar flare events embedded into it and the final episode would make it more obvious to the viewers.

    So if NASA is the whole conspiracy organization then what has EXOSKELETON has to do with the events here?

    • November 24, 2012 at 7:06 pmOmega

      The REAL info about Kagome Kagome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kagome_Kagome

      • November 24, 2012 at 7:11 pmOmega

        Edit: REAL and SIMPLE info

      • November 24, 2012 at 10:02 pmCybersteel

        You’re no fun >_>

      • November 24, 2012 at 10:03 pmCybersteel

        And the song is from a Vocaloid track

    • November 24, 2012 at 7:23 pmThe Moondoggie

      Prolly used to protect themselves from the Flares? LOL

    • November 25, 2012 at 4:02 amKaimax

      The Exoskeleton company is where Misaki, Aki’s sister is working at. We have already seen the product being used by Mizuka.

      From a guy who knows how the story goes, That Company is just the tip of the iceberg. lol

  • November 24, 2012 at 6:59 pmEmD

    MISSSSTAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH BRAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN

    …Junior.

  • November 24, 2012 at 9:51 pmfragb85

    The Gunvarrel staff was murdered, talk about a dark turn! Its made me paranoid now, I’d hate to think that’s what happened when the GaoGaiGar sequel was never produced.

    Its nice to see Nae, glad to see she’s grown up to be hot if a little shady. Guess it just proves that Ka and his friends have stumbled into something deeper.

  • November 25, 2012 at 1:24 amc2710

    Hoho…. I didn’t know she’s from S;G. This ought to get more interesting.

    Wonder who else would be making an appearance…

    El psy kongoroo out!

  • November 25, 2012 at 3:48 amJhacks

    All of a sudden the series becomes much more interesting.

  • November 25, 2012 at 3:49 amShrubbery

    Tuturu Nae-chan! (oh who am I kidding, didn’t notice that it was nae untill I read this post).

    • November 25, 2012 at 6:57 amTre

      Were we supposed to be able to notice? I feel like that was almost a spoiler for those who know nothing about the visual novel.

      • November 25, 2012 at 3:53 pmCherrie

        I don’t think knowing her background from Steins;Gate will add to or deteriorate your experience of Robotics;Notes. It’s just a “nice to know” fact rather than a “need to know” fact. In that manner, no I don’t think it’s a spoiler. Probably just a nod to the supporters of the VNs who like to see the same characters cross over storylines.

      • November 25, 2012 at 5:57 pmTre

        Actually, I was referring more to it being a spoiler for Steins;Gate fans. I personally had no idea this person that showed up at the end was Nae. I know absolutely nothing about Robotics;Notes outside of what I’m watching in this anime, so I didn’t even know she was scheduled to appear in this show.

        I probably wouldn’t have known it was her until her name was mentioned somewhere in later episodes, or if she were to mention something related to Steins;Gate.

  • November 25, 2012 at 4:50 amRockmanshii

    Yeah it’s nice that Kona is finally more than just a weird girl.
    You can speak French?

    • November 25, 2012 at 3:54 pmCherrie

      Lol I know about as much French as a I do Japanese o_o which isn’t a lot…

  • November 25, 2012 at 4:58 amc2710

    That aside… There was a quick glimpse on the world deviation before ep 1 started. I suggest u guysgo watch it again

  • November 25, 2012 at 6:04 amKyt

    is it just me or the that man voice who forecasted about solar flare 2015 had same voice with MC from steins gate?

    • November 25, 2012 at 6:53 amKaimax

      Nope. Kimijima is by Morikawa, Toshiyuki. Okabe was by Miyano, Mamoru.

    • November 25, 2012 at 4:03 pmZoboCamel

      Personally that guy reminded me of the online voice used for John Titor in Steins;Gate, but that’s probably wrong too.

      • November 25, 2012 at 5:06 pmKaimax

        Yeah, it’s wrong. John titor was voiced by Tsuchida, Hiroshi. lol

  • November 25, 2012 at 10:21 pmvrr4141

    Pokecom’s CPU, is it x86 or ARM or MIPS? how many cores in the CPU?
    let’s imagine 2019, it should be something with 16-32 cores, 32-64GB of RAM, 2-4 TB SSD, 7″/8″ multitouch display with 8 times HD resolution, 1 GigaPixel Camera, 10/100Gbps internet connection :D

  • November 26, 2012 at 5:19 amKairoru

    Nae-chan? That cute innocent kid from Steins;Gate?

    Oh man, this show is getting interesting to watch. Can’t wait to see how all of them ties together.

  • November 26, 2012 at 10:37 amGhostalker

    Hmmm…when did Steins;Gate declared the best anime in 2011? I don’t know if it’s a good idea to declare a “best anime” either. Viewers Choice is most acceptable in my opinion which I think the link is trying to point at.

    • November 26, 2012 at 6:32 pmCherrie

      It’s my opinion, I wasn’t trying to speak for the general public. But yes, you are right that it’s viewers’ choice for 2011, not the “best of 2011″ for all.

  • November 26, 2012 at 11:35 amMagoiichi

    So I just finished watching Stein’s Gate today to understand Nae’s character and role in RN, I was unable to do it last year because my laptop died and I completely missed that season of anime and another one afterwards so I gave up on it.

    So after watching all of SG, it doesn’t explain where mentally unstable Nae comes from, unless it’s visual novel exclusive ;/

  • November 26, 2012 at 12:41 pmstarss

    If this is supposed to be in the same universe as Steins:Gate, why are most of the characters designed as moe characters and not the ones in the other show?

    • November 26, 2012 at 1:52 pmReinou

      I don’t really consider them moe, but whatever. To answer your question, the visual novels had different artists and both shows were made by different studio.

  • November 27, 2012 at 5:18 amewok40k

    WTF? Nae is now (wo)MiB??????
    Kona actually has some very powerful story behind her crazy nerdtalk. Makes me liking her even mo(r)e.

  • November 27, 2012 at 10:38 amJulio

    Ah, I knew it was someone from Steins Gate, but didn’t know it was that little girl all grown up. This just makes things more interesting. So she doesn’t go crazy on this world line right?

    • November 29, 2012 at 8:32 amKamion

      This world line doesn’t even have time travel, so no, this will not happen here.