「7分12秒」 (Nana fun juuni byoi)
“7 Minutes 12 Seconds”
Every week seems to be more of the same when it comes to Plunderer, and yet for all which stays the same that much more changes behind the scenes. Having gone from fantasy to school-life and now the first taste of military fun and games, all that’s left is a heaping dose of violent slaughter—and oh boy would you look at what’s coming down the pipeline.
After a few weeks of beating around the bush it’s nice to finally learn what our time travellers are meant to do—and yes, it has to do with Licht. Obviously. Personally, I wasn’t expecting the Ace-making surgeries to be the target (or let alone turn out that cute), but hey, it certainly makes some sense; who wouldn’t jump at the chance to destroy the weapon before it’s even made? Arguably the bigger learning though is that genetic predisposition towards Althing. We finally know for example that the Aces are meant to be what Schmerman is in practice, and that all those violent tendencies shown upon powerup are due entirely to the Ballots. Of course what the Ballots are remains firmly unknown (if still related to Althing), but after teasing Hina’s Ballot like that I suspect we’ll find out pretty quickly. After all, Jail has to survive that cliffhanger somehow.
Going forward as well we’re starting to get some ideas for how Plunderer advances 300 years. The threat of new war has already been succinctly dropped for example, providing a means for getting pacifism to convert to militarism, while Schmerman and the gang are clearly working towards an underlying goal related to Althing. Without a doubt this has to do with securing peace and stability for all, but you know something is up when cloning is nonchalantly mentioned in the same breath and our evil blondie seemingly lacks any evil bone in his body. At least overt ones. I’ve got no idea how Plunderer intends on squaring this circle and finally revealing all, but I do know the results will prove impressive.
After all, when the lewd jokes are improving this much, the serious side is guaranteed to be all that much better.
Full-length images: 15.