「ジャンクの墓はレアメタルの山, アラスカ戦場跡迎撃線 I」 (Jyanku no Haka wa Reametaru no Yama, Arasuka Senjyouato Geigekisen I)
“The Graveyard of Junk is a Mountain of Rare Metals, Interception at the Site of the Alaska Battle I”
First Stilts missed the pole dancing and now he misses the surprise loli!
The Relentless Frolaytia
While I don’t remember Frolaytia’s squad being made up of entirely female officers, boy oh boy do I somewhat envy Qwenthur and Havia. Being around a busty commanding officer who loves to toy with them is one thing, but to have an entire squad of beauties to gaze at while on the job? It sounds like a pretty good combination don’t you think? Too bad Frolaytia isn’t one to mess around (or could you say she’s the one who’s truly messing around?) when it comes to those dirty magazines. I mean, when’s the last time you could have a negative connotation associated with the words “unleashed the wrath of an entire squad of women”? Luckily, it looks like Qwenthur might have been able to return some of the favor with a kick to Frolaytia’s perfect butt — something that I really want to believe happened. In any case, I think this episode fulfilled it’s Frolaytia quota.
A Huge Surprise
After the huge opening battle that kicked off the series, I’ve been wanting to see some nice and heavy Object-on-Object warfare. Not some weenie object firing shots from a railgun hundreds of miles away or some half generation rust bucket, but two experienced pilots duking it out in a battle to the metaphorical death. And up to a certain point, I thought this week would have marked the beginning of an intense battle that would twirl politics and battle strategies into a delicious milkshake of Object goodness. I mean, we got to see Ohoho and Milinda get some serious shots on each other to the point where they were racing to see who could return to the battlefield first!
But in true Heavy Object fashion, I had a feeling things were about to take a strange turn the moment Qwenthur had the insane idea of leaping straight onto the enemy’s Object. I mean, it’s not new to see Qwenthur do something crazy to stop an Object dead in its tracks, but I never expected him to infiltrate the cockpit of an enemy Object. Like, even if he made it in safely (which I guess he did), how does he escape from the thing without getting blown up or riddled with bullet? Then again, this is the same Qwenthur who has an immense amount of luck and plot armor so I guess he’d somehow make it out alive. However, none of that really matters in the face of a FREAKING LOLI. Especially one that’s been masquerading as a busty woman! Because if I know anything about anime, it’s that this changes the situation entirely.
Overall, I thought this was a pretty darn good episode. While I still feel a tiny bit of sadness that we didn’t get the epic Object-on-Object battle I was hoping for, I was quite content with Ohoho turning out to be a loli who’s been tricking everyone into thinking she’s some busty lady. God, can you imagine the faces of all the guys who wanted to hit on her if they realized what she was really was? In any case, I’ll see you next week as we watch Qwenthur try to wiggle his way out of this one. Because if anything, I’m willing to bet it’ll be funny.
P.S. If you didn’t already catch the memo, I’ve officially picked up the show! Yay!