「タウルスの心臓、光の槍」 (Taurusu no Shinzou, Hikari no Yari)
“Heart of Taurus, Spear of Light”
After last week’s bombshell, this week’s episode smacked us with another one — albeit with slightly less emotion.
A War of Attrition
In any war, it’s never prudent to fight an uphill battle without some sort of strategy in place ahead of time. As we’ve seen throughout history, the underdogs can manage to scrape a victory from the claws of defeat with a bit of ingenuity and planning. But if I were to describe the war Rentaro and company are currently placed in, it sounds like the people in charge are making some very careless decisions. Between failing to assess the environment (to you know, avoid getting flanked) and sending Civil Officers straight up against a Lion King worthy stampede of Gastrea, its slowly starting to feel like they’re deliberately trying to lose! All I know is that when a standing commander loses a leg on the battlefield, they’re usually not playing around.
Just what are Gastrea?
After that tiny little hint we got when we saw the toy bike within the briefcase, there hasn’t been much else revealed about the oversized bugs. While I want to avoid making any speculation because I really have no idea how their creation or existence plays into things, you have to wonder — why is Aldebaran making such a huge effort to lead an army of its own?
Even though we all knew deep down inside that Kagetane didn’t bite the bullet, it’s nice to see him finally make his reappearance — and in such style! Getting back on track though, don’t you think it’s so awesome that he may be a good guy this time around? Because if there’s anything awesome about a bad guy that cheats death is a bad guy that cheats death and joins the protagonist, am I right?! Seriously though, I am happy to see that Kagetane isn’t trying to start a fight with Rentaro. Even though he has plenty of reasons to do so, I’m really hoping that he continues to stay all buddy-buddy with Rentaro as they walk toward the metaphorical “Queen”.
With only two more episodes left until the series comes to a close it looks like things won’t be slowing down at all. Even with a ton of questions that still haven’t been answered (I saw how you tried to dodge Enju’s actual health problems, Black Bullet writers!), I think I personally will be pretty content if we at least get to see some good ol’ vigilante action. Don’t get me wrong though, should we go down the path of the story giving us closure I’ll take that too!