「アイザックとイセルス」 (Aizakku to Iserusu)
“Isaac and Iselus”
The lights in the sky are stars … not.
To Go Home, Or To Stay
With the strong exception of Rudy, the young’uns continue to be the weakest members of the cast. I really feel like they’ve suffered this season, when they should have been ascendant, or at least catching up. Take Tohya’s declaration that he would go back to the real world. All well and good, and noble, but did it smack false to anyone else? I would think if he had the chance to continue living in a world where he’s not paralysed, there would be some doubt there, not this self-assured tranquility that feels a little too perfect. Isuzu’s uncertainty was a nice touch (stay, Isuzu! Stay with Rudy!), as was Rudy’s acknowledgement of their right to choose. If anyone would understand the desire to choose for one’s self, it’d be Rudy.
Personally, I favor Isaac’s way: Don’t think about it until it actually comes to pass. Okay, maybe think about it a little, but certainly don’t dwell. That decision will only be important when the time comes. Until then, there’s work to do.
The Boy King
Not much to say on the Isaac x Iselus battle shota bromance, save that the kid is a good prince, and oughta be a good king (as good as any hereditary, absolute ruler can be, at least). It’s a simple story, encapsulated primarily in this episode and told well, if predictably. Which is fine! Not everything needs to be innovative, and in fact, this could be considered the misdirection that made later events work. Solid work is appreciated, even when it’s hard to blog about.
Looking Ahead –
That’s No Moon Those Aren’t Stars
It was a good little move to show us the sky with its moving stars a mere two minutes (episode time) before people started collapsing. That ought to have kept many a person from thinking about the moving stars too much, which preserved some of the cliffhanger’s shock without it coming from nowhere. Plus, anything that gives me a use to use a Gurren Lagann and a (classic) Star Wars reference in the same post is okay by me.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – 30% talk of going home, 70% Isaac’s shotacon combat adventures #loghora s2e23
- Lenessia is the middle child. That explains so much.
- Monsters and villains! Poor megane. They are much maligned.
- Stilts note: I’ll be overseas for the next two weeks. I should be able to post like normal, but if something happens, I’ll try to let you know. Thank you for your understanding. I should be back to my usual posting speed next season.
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