「海ほたる海上突撃戦！」 (Umihotaru Kaijou Totsugeki-sen!)
“Umihotaru Sea Assault!”
Something tells me once this season really gets going it’s going to be hard keeping all these magical girl alien invasion (or mythological appearance, but same thing honestly) shows straight. Case in point being Sigururi. Yes, it has its own shtick with Norse going Japanese, yes there’s quite a bit of chuckles to be had from cast and action, but can it cleave off a significant sense of difference from Strike Witches? Truly an argument for the ages.
After getting the action hook in last week’s opener, this episode was more or less Sigururi’s proper intro. We got some further character details, lounged in the comedy, and got some more big baddie teasers as Pillars went moeblob. Frankly nothing particularly shocking or stand-out-ish for the moment: lead blondie Claudia is pretty much a black hole awaiting the inevitable filling in with a suffering past and prophetic future, the secondary trio of Azuzu, Sonoko, and Miyako help keep affairs firmly on the right side of lively and entertaining, and the base crew retain all the amusement you can expect from an on-stage audience. To be fair though I am getting a kick out of Claudia’s fellow Valkyries, Azuzu especially; tsundere overload or not, any cutie pie meshing albino looks and engineer wit with self-proclaimed genius mentality gets all my likes.
The thing up in the air is just where Sigururi plans on going with this premise. While fairly obvious we can expect the usual invasion stuff of “enemy of the week” encounters, boss fights putting some (or all) of the cast at risk of serious harm, and a happily ever after (because all smiles need protecting), you’d imagine there would be a narrative difference or two to help separate Sigururi from the rest of the pack. Personally, I expect this will come from our mysterious benefactor Odin given there’s enough ambiguity and suggestive intonations to indicate he’s not as big a savior as he states, and more than likely plays a roll in Pillar appearances. I’m not about to say the kid is directly spawning Pillars (no evidence for that yet at least), but once you know enough Norse mythology you start to get a little suspicious of intent. Especially considering Claudia’s actual origins, after flashback and divine musing both, are less than certain.
Is there more to Sigururi than meets the eye? We’ll just have to see what happens next.
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Hmm, i do not hope they add now Singing to this Anime. While watching these Screenshots with the enemy of the Week, reminds me of Symphogear’s Noise
Also, we all know how Odin is in reality an …. Well you all surly know God of War 4 (The Odin there i mean, this head-only Guy on his Belt tell all about him)
Flying though a tunnel? Yep, that’s definitely an Ace Combat reference. (Reminisces about some madlads going full-throttle through tunnels in a MiG-31, F-14, F-15, F-22 or some other fast AF jet.)
Also, this is not the first time the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line was attacked by a giant monster. (2016’s Shin Gojira.)
– Never knew Claudia’s father turned out to a massive weeaboo…XD
– Miyako is “maximum genki!”
– Those “Shield Squadron” pilots would have been forgettable if it weren’t for the fact that they were voiced by Tomokazu Sugita, Yuuichi Nakamura and Mafia Kajita (his character is basically an ink-suit actor). Ditto that one air control officer (Air control tower bunny?) voiced by Yui Horie. (*Dancing Belfast intensifies*) And upon looking at the cast list on MAL, plenty of supporting characters are voiced by veteran or well-known seiyuu as well.
– Odin’s such a voyeur…
– Somewhat OT: And speaking of Norse Mythology motifs, Kamisama ni Natta Hi also jumped on that bandwagon.
I wonder how the Valkyries are chosen?
Do ordinary human girls get picked up by Odin himself?
State recruitment programs?
Well, i know nobody of them is reading here, but his is my old Style
Senyoku no Sigrdrifa – you trust to on your Sound FX of the Planes and such. Also please keep check the Volume. because the Voice of the Girls is okay, then (BOOOM) an nearly eardrums breaking Sound FX comes trough…
So, please do some Volume Sound FX check next time possible, Domo Arigato
Sure they are not on the same class like Strike Witches, but they have also a good Team. But SFX do not carry the Fight and Story
But.. Yes, it feels like a Big Stew of all kind we one. I do hope this Anime will soon find its Souls.. i saw little glimpse here, lets see it is grow bigger
Have to know what happened to the previous valkyrie before firmly pointing fingers at Odin. As suspicious as he is, I don’t think there’s any reason to kill off valkyries for Ragnarok.
Got to say, currently the primary appeal is Azuzu. Her expressions are fun.
Final note, did I see 20 years of Windows on that laptop?