August 1st, 2008
Can we go back to Earth and some real villains?
Sorry, no Penguin Girl this week again… instead we get the VAs chattering and pitching the DVD. *sigh*
I don’t know, this series just hasn’t been clicking with me for the last couple episodes. It’s probably the lack of a villain, plot direction, or focus. The dropping animation budget doesn’t help a ton either. They set up all the crap about finding magical mystery apocalypse device last epiode, only to end the episode with something else entirely… which just served as a really weak lead-in for Birdy to shadow some idiot grunt that they already had someone shadowing just to kill him. I’m pretty sure that’s not proper police procedure. You would think the cops would talk to each other while there’s someone bombing cars and threatening to drop a space station on the planet, but I guess that’s not enough of a threat.
I think that’s where my real problem with this episode lies. Of all the people in this dog-terrorist organization, approximately half of them were either undercover cops or not on board with the whole terrorist thing. Really, there were only two ‘evil’ people there, and one of them killed himself rather than be captured. It certainly didn’t help matters that the dog person ran off to get in a giant dog robot and Birdy immediately tore its head off. At least there was pretty minimal Senkawa, though I do have to wonder what the hell was going on with his little infiltration plan. First he was peeking through a door, then he was hanging from the ceiling, then he was sneaking along the floor. How did he get to the ceiling in the first place, let alone back down to grab the evil doom wand.
I never thought I’d be happy to see them going back to Earth and Senkawa’s crappy friends, but hopefully we can get back on track now that we’re finished harassing and/or flirting with the dog people of Canis IV.
Also, what’s up, Giroro?
Senkawa still sucks.