July 22nd, 2012
I’d rather have had more bath time.
This show really does love its insert songs, doesn’t it? It’s also a little hard to take Yui seriously when she’s wearing those giant shoulder spikes that look like all she needs to do to give herself a tracheotomy is raise one arm. The first half was kind of bizarre in general. The rivalry/conflict between Yuuya and Yui based on mutual pissiness plus a tinge of racism is a hard sell, but it does beat listening to Chobi throw temper tantrums… if only just barely. Plus, it feels kind of… well… dumb… to try to be bragging about how Japanese schoolgirls are such amazing pilots after two episodes ago, they spent an entire 20 minutes showing a schoolbus full of them all dying mostly due to being utterly clueless… and last week showing how he was extremely skilled. A little consistency here could go a long way.
The flashback halfway through was also inane as all hell. Get dragged back by the spastic girl to meet her Russian bear, be held at gunpoint, and then… relive your childhood of racism before
attacked by stills being thrown in the stocks where crazy doctors decided, why not, let’s just immediately begin sticking him with things. There was also a completely inane quasi-cut at that point where it faded to black as he screamed while showing the outside of the cell… followed by someone running into the cell at the last second to stop the whole thing from happening. Not sure what the director was thinking there at all. Besides, I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but this is the worst run military ever.