「野に咲く花に鎮魂の歌を, ベイビーマグナム破壊戦 I」 (Nonisakuhana Ni Chinkon no Uta Wo, Beibii Magunamu Hakaisen I)
“A Requiem for the Flowers Blooming in the Field, The Battle to Destroy the Baby Magnum I”
For those of you who feel that Heavy Object follows a sin curve when it comes to how its episode will be, fear not! I think we’re almost at the peak of the curve — and boy could this peak be intense.
Before diving into the depressing part of the episode, can we all take a moment and thank the people in charge of this show for giving us some amazing shots of Froleytia? Because right when I thought we’d seen her in almost every outfit and angle imaginable, the people behind Heavy Object took it one step further and gave us Froleytia in her gym clothes. And not your simple uniform from P.E., but an amazing sports bra and some painfully cute gym shorts.
I’m not a fan of sad stories, but I really don’t like where things are going at the moment. If we were to compare what happened this week to your typical anime tropes, you could say all the death flags in the entire Heavy Object universe were just raised. Starting with an extremely melancholic monologue from Qwenthur, you then had Melinda actually getting some proper dialogue and screen time, an actual gift from Qwenthur, and a horrifyingly bad trip that legitimately scared me. I mean, holy shit (sorry), if my lights were off and I had been a bit more tired, I might have had to hit pause to recollect myself. It was that creepy.
The worst part of it all though, is that it looks like we might have hit the point of no return since Melinda is literally acting like North Korea except following through with her threats. Something that doesn’t look like it’ll fair well with any of the world powers currently watching the carnage unfold. Luckily, it looks like the Intelligence Union (or more specifically Ohhoho) isn’t completely brain dead and understands something fishy is going on here.
I’ll be honest here — I really like Melinda. She’s as minor of a side character as you get, but there’s no denying she’s the perfect girl for Qwenthur. In any case, I really hope Qwenthur manages to find a way to use that super powered plot armor of his. Because if he doesn’t, I’m not going to be happy one bit. If we’re being truly honest though, I can’t help but see the obvious connection between a program called “The Mirror of Truth” and the fact Qwenthur JUST happened to give her a perfectly polished “mirror” that has all the good feels packed into it. Hopefully, if it does end up going this way, we get thrown around a bit, since this is a prime opportunity for the show to do so.
Anyways, I’ll see you next week where all will be revealed. See you!
P.S. Yes I know the preview cap is with the other caps. With the ending being skipped and an brilliant end card showing up, I changed it up just this one time.