「二人三脚登山は命懸けて, イグアズ山岳砲撃戦 I」 (Ninin Sankyakutozan wa Inochikaete, Iguazusan Gaku Hougekisen Ichi)
“Three-Legged Mountain-Climbing Is Life-And-Death, The Artillery Battle In The Iguazu Mountains I”
I hope I’m not the only one who feels a little guilty while watching this show. Anyways, Takaii here this week filling in for Stilts-chan since he’s off on an escapade full of shenanigans, pretty girls, and probably drinking.
The Calm Before The Storm
After watching Qwenthur and Havia wreck havoc on every mission they’ve been sent on this far, it was a little surprising to see the past two episodes dial things back and give them a break from taking on the strongest weapon mankind has created. Specifically, I think this is the first time since the introduction arc that we’ve seen the series work on building up some real conflict. Focusing on a struggle between competing factions and how the ripples are going to affect them, it’s been a blast getting to watch Frolaytia and her team try to figure out just what course of action they should take with situation constantly changing.
However, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy all the random moments and teasing that have been going on in-between the serious stuff. Because if we’re being honest, it takes a true man to truly realize the glory of some damn good fried chicken. Unlike the fake stuff that’s been ripped from the bone (which also have their own appeal in the right situation), I have to hand it to Qwenthur for truly understanding the important things in life.
On the other hand, we also have Frolaytia and to a lesser extent Milinda providing some stellar fanservice. While I couldn’t pick a favorite moment since they’re all gems in their own right, there’s just something appealing when a show doesn’t suppress the male libido and lets adolescents be adolescents. Sure, Havia might take things a little too far, but when your commanding officer has breasts like that and can contort her body like this, maybe Qwenthur is the one who’s the odd man out. I suppose he’s probably just a special case though since he has Princess Milinda and all.
The Serious Stuff and Looking Ahead
Getting back on track, it looks like the story is primed and ready to get back to the action next week. With another enemy object hiding somewhere, a giant international struggle whose effects will be felt worldwide, and a dirtbag named Halreed Copacabana (seriously, what kind of name is that) ready to screw with Frolaytia there’s more than enough substance to give us a jam-packed episode. While I personally want to find out just what kind of hidden object the Mass Driver Conglomerate is hiding, I wouldn’t mind seeing that Halreed guy get some sense knocked into him.
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys in this comments! Also, Stilts will be back next week!