「友情と恋とモビルスーツ」 (Yuujou to Koi to Mobiru Suutsu)
“Friendship, Love, and Mobile Suits”
I thought this show was about Gundams and stopping the Vagans, not stealing future wives away from the Asuno family. Flit had it pretty bad when Yurin was cruelly snatched from him, but Asem doesn’t even get a chance to realize his feelings before Zeheart starts going for ze heart of ze Romary. To that I say, what ze fu–.
It’s like the writers are purposely messing with us since we know Gundam AGE will span three generations and the promo art already revealed Kio’s character design. The objective side of me sees the Asem, Zeheart, Romary love triangle as an interesting way to keep viewers guessing, but the jaded side of me who’s still a bit upset about Yurin’s death chooses to see it as some intentional trolling. The same goes for the insert song by AiRI, which as pleasant as it may sound, only served as a “terrific” reminder of what KOKIA’s song in episode eleven got us. It was more or less an elegy. This time around, the song isn’t nearly as ominous, but still comes off as, “Mwahaha, I’m going to take your girl from you!” –Zeheart
Quite honestly, I’d be completely okay with Romary falling for Zeheart after he saved her from a flying wrench (damn you Shawee… *shakes fist*), but I don’t know about Zeheart’s sudden realization that he might have feelings for her in return. That felt pretty tacked on at the end there — as if the writers were trying to make a love triangle out of nothing — so I don’t really buy Zeheart’s blossoming feelings. I just don’t see how he went from, “I’m going to steal your Gundam”, to “I’m going to steal your woman”, _while_ he was busy doing the first one. There was absolutely nothing in the way to show that he even cared who Romary was, unlike that silly Unao who was all like, “Kyaa, ikemen da!” ([RC-Subs]: “Ah, a hot guy!”)
However, regardless of the believability, it’s probably safe to say that a Gundam pilot has it pretty rough. Shawee thinks that youth is all about “friendship, love, and mobile suits”, so what is Asem left with if Zeheart takes all three away, plus his younger sister? He’ll probably just be hollow shell of his former self and have to settle for the alternative, just like this guy. Twenty five or so years later, Asem will probably cut his ponytail, grow a goatee, have a kid to live his lifelong goal through, and wave the “Kill All The Martians!” banner proudly. Luckily, things are looking up for him at least, as he protected his Gundam — and his girl — and will be sticking it to Zeheart at their graduation ceremony. “She’s mine you Char wannabe!“
INS2: 「君と僕はそこにいた」 (Kimi to Boku wa Soki ni Ita) by AiRI
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