「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…