「隻眼の転校生」 (Sekigan no Tenkousei)
“One-Eyed Transfer Student”
Laughter and comedy take a supporting role to a more serious character development episode.
Jin’s arrival at Neo-DEAVA causes quite the stir among the ladies. As if the fall of the Berlin wall were not enough to satisfy the girls, they continually swarmed the poor new guy like a pack of wolves. More than two minutes with him seems to alienate any interested women though. Of course, any girl would be if a guy were eyeing them from head to toe in a creepy sort of way.
You have to feel sorry for the guy since he’s basically traumatized by his first impressions of the women around him. Not knowing anything about women is one thing but who wouldn’t be terrified in his position when you see a female use magic, tear off someone’s hand, swarm the cafeteria like unruly animals, or just plain get abused by one?
Seeing Jin rummage through the library for information on women reminded me of overly curious adolescent boys trying find out anything about the female reproductive system. It’s understandable though since Altair is devoid of females. I just find it a little odd to see many people in the library in such an advanced civilization. Jin has a device that can do just about anything! (It hacks, projects, works as a phone, and eavesdrops.) Couldn’t he just have stayed at his bunk and just searched for info on the internet? This works to our advantage though since it’s funny to see all the people there get freaked out by his antics.
Even with all his social awkwardness, Jin is a natural Romeo. It’s like he’s done all of this before without realizing it. He manages to capture the attention of Yunoha who seems partially disingenuous when she says she is only worried about him because he’s a new transfer student. It’s definitely shaping up to look like it’s more than that. This is especially the case since Jin and Yunoha seem like opposites. Yunohana wants to be more outgoing while Jin would love her ability to disappear and be left alone.
I’m a little surprised at how fast Cayenne connected the dots when it came to Jin. His dream about the one eyed giant is a little interesting when it comes to Jin’s orders to basically capture a woman to take back to Altair. In the scene there’s a silhouette of a girl in the mecha’s hand but it doesn’t look anything like the girl who he’s taken a liking to (Yunoha). In combination with Zen and Shrade’s comments and the episode preview, I think he’ll be at Neo-DEAVA for a while longer. He really is opening up and I like how they leave open the possibility that he may switch sides.
ED1.7: 「月光シンフォニア」 (Gekkou Symphonia) by AKINO & AIKI from bless4
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