Robotics;Notes – 16
「巨大ロボットが、大好きです」 (Kyodai Robotto ga, Daisuki desu)
“I Love Giant Robots”
Just as I thought, Mizuka proves to be a pivotal character in this series and boy, this series is seriously turning out darker than I expected. When Kimijima Kou claimed to be murdered, the Gunvarrel anime team was murdered – I wasn’t too blown away by the tone of the show. Killing off Mizuka in front of Kai though, was a shocking turn of events. I knew she must’ve held a lot of important information about Kimijima Kou and Airi. She knew where Airi (the real one) was hidden, she knew about the AI Airi, and what really threw me off was that she always made Kai eat these delicious passion fruit buns to reveal small town secrets. Why hasn’t Kai approached her earlier? To me this screams – eat more passion fruit buns!
What’s done is done though and as horrifying as that was, I don’t see where Kai is going to go from here. Approach Misa? Go to Tokyo and march up to Exoskeleton? I don’t think so… but I think this will lead to a whole new arc with Misa and her history. The flashbacks before Mizuka’s death were a clear indication that Misa and Mizuka were both involved in the cruise ship incident with Aki and Kai. Whether or not Misa was actually responsibility is unknown but I think she probably suggested that they go and that’s why she feels like she’s to blame. I’m still curious as to how this all links into the Committee of 300 but it was probably some preliminary “test” to test… whatever it is they’re trying to achieve. Giving Aki and Kai “inhumane” powers is definitely not what they were hoping for so I can tell you that much. It looks like Exoskeleton is still keeping an eye out for Kai though so for his sake, I hope he’s not digging himself into a bigger hole. No one seems to know what Kimijima Kou was up to or who he was – so without Mizuka, I would place all my hopes on Misa.
With all these events happening around Mizuka, I almost forgot about the Gunvarrel prototype 2 which is up and running. I honestly felt happy for them as well when the robot started walking with no issues; it’s a huge improvement from the first prototype. It’s nowhere close to the final one they had in mind, but I don’t think it’s all about creating the ultimate robot to save the world. To Aki, it’s about entering the upcoming Expo and making others happy. I always thought they were going to use the monopole to power the robot, but how? Where are they all coming from? But of course, it would be way too easy if their robot didn’t have problems. This one seems to result from a misalignment of his joints. I think it’s a little predictable for Subaru to be trapped below the robot, but we’ll have to see next week what results from that. Clearly he doesn’t die…