「いまこの時の輝きを -my happiness-」 (Ima Konotoki no Kagayaki wo -my happiness-)
“Shining Right Now -my happiness- “
Looking back after watching this episode, I guess it isn’t all that crazy to think everything would fall into place so perfectly.
With this week’s episode again serving as setup for something big to come, I must say that the revelations throughout the episode were a welcome surprise. Starting with the big one right at the end (beasts are humans), I suppose it shouldn’t be too hard to believe that a failed weapons experiment resulted in mankind’s extinction. And while it remains to be seen how humanity managed to fight back and how the Great Sage and the talking beast head (which I guess is just a human) managed to make the floating cities, it really puts into perspective the thinking and justification of creating “human” weapons to battle monsters that are at least some part human.
To put it simply, you could say this is a prime example of humanity not learning from its mistakes and trying to piece together a solution from the fragments of the problem it originally created in the past. That said, it does look like things are going a bit better up in the skies since it looks like they’ve avoided the whole issue of their “weapons” destroying the ones who created them.
Besides discovering why everyone in this anime lives on floating islands, the other big thing that happened this week was that snap proposal from Willem. As far as proposals go, I’d go as far as give him a 4 for his execution but an overall 8 for how sincere it was. What I didn’t like about it though, was the way the story implied just how broken of a person Willem is and how amazing it was that he went and actually did it. As a fan of the show I can let it go and just embrace all the details that my mind is filling in for me, but for those on the fence I can already feel their less than enthusiastic feelings about what happened.
In any case, another pretty solid episode that is clearly setting us up for something big. And even though we happen to know that things are about to get real bad, real fast, I can’t wait to see everything that leads to that point and what comes after.
Catch you guys next week!
P.S. I know there’s the whole Lilya / Lilia thing we could talk about, but let’s save that for next week where we’ll hopefully get some concrete answers.