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「札束の散らばる炭鉱, カムチャッカ半島夜間奇襲電撃戦 I」 (Satsutaba no Chirabaru Tankou, Kamuchakka Hantou Yakan Kishuu Dengekisen I)
“The Coal Mine Littered With Stacks of Money, The Kamchatka Peninsula Nighttime Blitz I”

I’m not quite sure what happened between this and last week’s episode, but things got unexpectedly serious without giving me an opportunity to prepare for it.

New Plan, New Faces

After last week’s episode which genuinely had me grinning from ear to ear, I felt pretty let down with the start of this new arc. Completely dumping all the momentum the series had built up with last week’s intense back-and-forth between Qwenthur and the adorable loli, our team once returns to the beginning of what looked like a long and drawn out battle. With a pretty simple plan of disabling the enemy’s ability to see in order to give the princess enough time to blow up the enemy’s Object, there were some new elements tossed into the mix this time. Specifically, a horde of new faces whose names I can’t remember and simply seem to exist just to give the story a reason to split up our dynamic duo.

Because if we’re being honest, there was little to no time spent highlighting them except for some quick pans over their faces and a couple of witty lines. Which I suppose makes sense since it looks like there’s a traitor among them and he’s not afraid to take out anyone he can.

Higher Ups and Stories

While I doubt this will be the last time “higher ups” will be the cause for such a strange setup for a mission, this week’s just felt a little too crazy. Even in prior episodes when there were factors working against them, I don’t think we’ve had a plan with this many points of failure. Also, how in the world did a traitor manage to sneak into Legitimate Kingdom’s army? My goodness there’s a lot of things wrong going on here!

On the other hand, I guess a nice side effect of all this is getting to see Qwenthur and Havia out of their “normal” element. Normal for them being stuck together on a crazy mission, it was nice to see the two behave a little differently than what we’re used to. With the latter bring a little more sarcastic than usual and the former revealing some heavy childhood stories, it was pretty fun to watch.

Looking Ahead

As I stared at the screen waiting to see whether or not a pool of blood was forming under Qwenthur’s body, it looks like we have a pretty good idea what’s in store for us next week. So until then, I’ll continue waiting here for the answer. My guess though? His backpack will somehow deflect the bullets away from any vitals.

See you next week!

 

Preview

February 6, 2016 at 1:48 am
21 comments »
  • February 6, 2016 at 2:22 amHanabira.Kage

    Which is why it’s stupid to shoot someone through a backpack.

    Ms. Class Rep will probably survive too.

    • February 6, 2016 at 10:25 pmAlexander Morou

      I sadly suspect that Ms Class Rep will not make it.

      Mostly due to the immediate signs of blood on her chest as she’s shot; however, there’s insufficient detail with Qwenthur to know on him for sure.

  • February 6, 2016 at 2:46 amChaos2Frozen

    Oh right, I’ve completely forgotten about the mysterious noble daughter from Qwenthur’s childhood lol. She became an idol now and as far as I know, we’ve only seen two idol characters.

    • February 6, 2016 at 2:56 amChaos2Frozen

      Oops, clicked on submit by accident.

      We get more backstory for Qwenthur as he reveals more of his motivation to ‘make it big’ and get job stability after witnessing the downfall of a Noble family. And we see that heroism runs in the family. Kamachi does love the concept of the everyday salary man hero.

    • February 6, 2016 at 6:00 amWorldwidedepp

      yeah, my thought too. he ended mention her, and next picture is our news reporter idol.. more better hints are not needed

  • February 6, 2016 at 3:38 amMistic

    Ok, did Frolaytia mention the cost of the planes in euros in her debriefing? So the Legitimate Kingdom is indeed future Europe?

    As for “I don’t think we’ve had a plan with this many points of failure”, oh, no, far from it. I still remember Gibraltar. That has to be the craziest so far.

    And it’s nice that, for once, the strategy acknowledges that Hulk’s maths (“big object smashes puny object!”) don’t always work. The enemy has only one Object, but has technology and the terrain working in their favour. Heck, planes are said to be useful too (after episodes of saying “no, they’re useless in Object war”) and it seems we have a proper saboteur instead of glorified unlucky everydudes. The enemy is being intelligent. That’s always a plus in this series full of moronic military commanders.

  • February 6, 2016 at 4:47 am:-)

    #RIPQwenthur

  • February 6, 2016 at 5:59 amWorldwidedepp

    the question here is, is this an Sabotage action of their own or an infiltration sabotage of the enemy?

    • February 19, 2016 at 4:36 pmWorldwidedepp

      I only say Win-win

      :)

      i read somewhere you only had Two weeks for this. But looks like the Story raised from B-Rank to A-Rank

      Congrats, and let us hope the fans love this, too

  • February 6, 2016 at 6:00 ambelatkuro

    http://randomc.net/image/Heavy%20Object/Heavy%20Object%20-%2017%20-%20Large%2001.jpg
    Not enough pics of the idol. For shame. They got a good VA for her, Ookubo Rumi, who’s also played an idol-like character in Fate/Extra CCC. Maybe that’s why they got her. And it’s dead obvious she was the spoiled daughter Qwenthur was talking about. After mentioning about the daughter becoming an idol, the scene cuts right to her.

    http://randomc.net/image/Heavy%20Object/Heavy%20Object%20-%2017%20-%20Large%2011.jpg
    Dat quality. And why does she look like she has a paper skirt.

    http://randomc.net/image/Heavy%20Object/Heavy%20Object%20-%2017%20-%20Large%2010.jpg
    qt 3.14. And voiced by Oonishi Saori makes it even sexier. Given that she’s near Qwenthur, she’s fine. Can’t say them same for Charles. The others need to stick to Haivia to avail of his plot armor. Show Spoiler ▼

  • February 6, 2016 at 6:04 amWorldwidedepp

    http://randomc.net/image/Heavy%20Object/Heavy%20Object%20-%2017%20-%20Large%2027.jpg
    And perhaps this New Reports are already streaming Live feeds, so censoring them is to late

    • February 6, 2016 at 6:05 amWorldwidedepp

      Kamera is WLaning the pictures to his Audio comrade, that use this Staff as hidden pole to transmit.. yeah Spy talks

    • February 7, 2016 at 12:19 amChaos2Frozen

      I remember early at the start of the episode they mentioned that the news crew aren’t streaming live.

      • February 7, 2016 at 11:13 amWorldwidedepp

        It gone up in smoke with this Episode end. was it a lie, too?

  • February 6, 2016 at 8:19 amTegual

    Is it just me or does Qwenthur get the raw end of the stick, i mean he has been shot again, this time in the back by a traitor, and almost all of the incidents he is involved in end with him being injured to some extent.

    Although the back story is nice i can’t say i am a little disappointed with the things as usual as we ended last episode with some explaining to do and now things are all fine.

    • February 6, 2016 at 8:26 amAex

      Milinda should’ve at least still been “tsun”ing, and given that he just got them an Object, a pat on the back from Frolaytia before she kicked his ass would’ve been nice. Not that we know how long it’s been since then… Still, just mention the fallout.

  • February 6, 2016 at 10:53 amEnan84

    http://randomc.net/image/Heavy%20Object/Heavy%20Object%20-%2017%20-%20Large%2009.jpg

    Who is this? So far she is very likable, but hell she should shoot the one who taught her how to pick-up guys.

  • February 6, 2016 at 2:32 pminfo600

    Welp, Milinda’s flustered over Qwenthur’s “pick-up” line…

    http://randomc.net/image/Heavy%20Object/Heavy%20Object%20-%2017%20-%20Large%2008.jpg

    OTOH, too bad students aren’t being monitored, hence the betrayer hiding within the student-ranks.

  • February 6, 2016 at 2:57 pmpaulrenzo

    I hope they don’t miss this golden opportunity and make Qwenthur / Miss Class Rep say “traitor” when they meet Mr. Backstabber again.

  • February 7, 2016 at 2:53 pmDorian S.

    You know… Those higher ups I think keep sending those two into failure after failure, simply to get off the hook of having to deal with them without it being implicated back at them. Also beginning to think every other place in the world is in on it too.