「セル＝ベレスタ」 (Seru = Beresuta)
Did you really think this show wouldn’t get picked up?
Here Comes The Childhood Friend
As if you didn’t see it coming, here comes Sasamiya Saya, Ayato’s friend from back home who he hasn’t seen in ages. The definition of a true deadpan straight shooter, both her personality and her weapon are true to the title. Equipped with an extremely large grenade launcher-esque weapon, she packs a pretty big punch when it comes to sheer firepower or keeping the straightest face known to mankind. What was surprising though was just how much of a fight she managed to put up against the hard headed Julis. Catching every single crack in Julis’s feeble attempt to hide the fact she really wanted some alone time with Ayato, I can appreciate how far she pushed things even with Julis pushing back just as hard. That said, I’m pretty sure that the crafty Claudia could have spurred things up even further if she had stayed around for a little longer! In any case, things ended up going pretty smoothly afterwards with Julis and Saya coming to a somewhat mutual agreement that they’re both somewhat cool after blowing up some random bad guys.
After a rather happy-go-lucky first half, the story got back to business once the second half started. After a quick follow up to Julis’s attackers, we got a firsthand look at some of the most powerful weapons that a Genestella can obtain — an Ogre Lux. A weapon that kind of makes me laugh because of how much is breaks from the world the story’s trying to create. I mean, we’re in a technologically advanced world where 3d interfaces can be projected onto thin air and the strongest of weapons have almost no backing in science (or even pseudo science!). To think, the only thing that determines whether or not you can use an Ogre Lux is your affinity to the thing. Something you can’t even tell beforehand and risk getting super injured by if you try to push the situation too far.
Yeah, I realize that the Ser Veresta was the weapon Ayato’s sister most likely used before her disappearance and it makes sense he’d have an affinity for something another family member was capable of using, but the whole scene just felt too short. I was waiting for Ayato to do something cooler than just stand around and force the thing straight into the ground.
As episode two comes to a close, I think all the signs are pointing to what should be a really fun show. With the story moving quickly and getting introductions out of the way, it looks like there’ll be a lot of action in-store for us as things progress. Toss in a secret organization that seems to be targeting Julis and a bunch of unique girls aiming/scheming for Ayato’s heart and there’s no saying how crazy things could get. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week!
P.S. I thought Julis was my favorite character, but boy did that change quickly after I saw the anime adaptation of Saya. She is the true definition of best girl~
P.P.S. I agree –> “No one going to mention that ED is superbly awesome?” -zeroyuki92
ED: 「Waiting for the rain」 by 坂本真綾 (Sakamoto Maaya)