Chrome Shelled Regios #17 — FACEMAN!

May 2nd, 2009

 

I… don’t think Japan knows what that means.

Impressions:

As we’re starting to near the final stretch here, it’s really worrying me that there’s a ton of things left that really just don’t seem to be coming together particularly well. I’m still waiting for an answer about the interdimensional jackalmen.

Anyway, a decent episode, even though it felt really really really low budget since about 90% of the conversations (and it was very talky) were done behind closed helmets or by an evil magical goat. The big event of the episode is that the goat attacked and most likely possessed Nina, who is now missing. I’m chalking Felli’s reticence at the end towards her being the only one that knows about Nina, especially after Layfon’s big ol’ "let’s all fight together" speech. That probably counts as the second big event, Layfon finally showing his feelings for the rest of the group at least a little bit. Sharnid got to show off his brofriend’s coolness to Shaina too. Darth Vader also was somewhat surprisingly shown to be a bit more good than I expected, warning Layfon that Salinvan and Grendan are currently up to something, even if he had no real clue what.

The Legend of Regios portion was especially hilarious this week… unintentionally as always. Not Faceman! Aside from the two extra mouths, it almost looks like he came from a rejected Dick Tracy design. Harley’s metal baseball cap helmet was also pretty bad. Shaina’s giant metal hairnet was only slightly worse. Is she opposed to putting her hair in a bun or something? Mmmm hairbuns. It’s too bad the fight against the bugs had a particularly repetitive and annoying music track, because it wasn’t particularly impressive either, especially with Layfon falling over and grunting with effort every 30 seconds.

Preview:

Leerin vs the border patrol, and the search for Nina.

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    Here’s hoping they kept it low budget to save money on the coming episodes.

  • Skew says:

    Uh Oh
    Reifon is still hurt and Leerin looks like she arrives in the next episode. Well, that’s if she sees Layfon like that anyways.

    Karian and Layfon hate sex next episode?

  • Yue says:

    Why wear helmets when in the opening sequence they don’t. ^_^

  • X says:

    It’s about time Layfon stands up to that cocky coward of a school president! I mean who the hell does he think he is? I am even more pissed that Layfon just takes it, maybe in the next episode as indicated in the preview, that he’ll start fighting back. I mean come on! We all know that city would be long dead from the bugs if it wasn’t for Layfon. I think the president is only acting cocky cuz he thinks that Layfon has no choice but to stay in the city and so he could use him as much as possible. I mean if I was Layfon I would threaten him easily about leaving the city and leaving them all to rot.

  • Anonymous says:

    they dont wear helmets because there in the outer of ther regios but the filth monsters attack outside the regios .i totally agree layfon should show the president he wont be ordered around and fight the president

  • Yue says:

    The opening is misleading… fighting monsters without the suit is suicide maybe not for the Heaven Blades or is the air in the sequence is now clean?

  • suv says:

    in the 1st episode heaven’d bladers were fighting tht mature form filth monster were they fightin outside??

    they werent wearing ne protections or anything

    Leerin gets captured wtf i thought she would arrive in this episode only

  • Silver says:

    @ X

    As much as I don’t like the president, I would never consider him a coward. The problem is that we don’t know too much about him yet either which frustrates me even more. As far as I know, the entire regios would still be likely to be dead if only the president did not force him to help or join the platoon. By forcing him into a military students, Layfon has more of a chance of thinking whether to help or not.

  • fish says:

    It’s been bugging me for a while now, but why is Layfon’s kei color still blue? I sort of thought kei color would help measure strength (they’re all blue now).