Gunslinger Stratos #09 — Commentary on the Idol Industry

May 30th, 2015

  

Do all Japanese plans begin with exploiting children, or is it just a happy coincidence that they always end up doing that?

Impressions:

You know, Japan, the evil mastermind’s plan should come in a summary that’s maybe a paragraph at most. When the protagonist has to constantly interrupt them to ask what the hell they’re talking about, something has gone wrong at a fundamental level. Thus passes the entire goddamned first half, spent on nothing but Dr. Polka Dots and Other World Not-Polka Dot hand blathering on about doing something very stupid, but that everything is totally in hand (despite the ominious piano drowning them out), and the key to everything is exploiting clueless teenagers. Just like the idol industry! So of course, literally the second they finish explaining their plan, the secretary turns traitor and joins the teens, and the plan is charlie foxtrotted approximately 120 seconds after it was revealed.

Anywho, moving on to the second half… or more accurately, the last six minutes of the episode… Professor Polkadot… looks at cameras until he notices that they’ve been hacked. Tohru, meanwhile, is hiding in plain sight in front of some vending machines. Blondie’s wandering around for some reason now too, probably about to store an entire unit’s worth of heavy weapons in her shoulder pads. Also, I was pretty sure that she was dead. Speaking of which, I give the cyber-girl who was supposedly gunned down about a 65% chance of somehow surviving that. So basically, the entire episode was dedicated to a singular cause; so that teens can go on to fight the Sand Borg… but on their own without the help of no establishment, man.

       

Next Episode:

 

Is that a log cabin?

Posted in Gunslinger Stratos | 13 Comments »

13 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Chipp says:

    >Also, I was pretty sure that she was dead.
    Nah, she was severely wounded. You should, like, use more attention while watching the episodes.

  • Aroduc says:

    Wrong blonde.

  • Chipp says:

    Well, that one was also severely wounded as well as far as I remember)

  • Aroduc says:

    The last time we saw her, or even so much as had a mention of her, she was lying in the middle of the street by herself, bleeding out from a gut-shot after shooting the Daibanchou-World pigtailed girl, who has also been MIA since then.

  • Sanjuro says:

    He said capture them dead or alive, right? Why did they all shoot the cyber-girl sitting in her hospital bed? That’s a bit mean isn’t it.

  • Germanguy says:

    Some times, Aroduc, you have to give your Brain at the Door, before you enter the Theater and enjoy the Film. is works with today’s popcorn nobrainer blockbuster Movies, and now with Animes as well. it all become a circle of infinity

  • Chipp says:

    I think that you should actually use your brain to enjoy this particular anime since those no-brain viewers are either complaining about it all the time or have dropped it already.

  • Germanguy says:

    i am using my brain. But i also looking to my left and right side. i am not the Center of the World. So i can understand Aroduc here. Even if his Style is not your liking

  • Aroduc says:

    Fair enough.

    Was still pretty sure she was dead though. As I am about all the random other people who have vanished without a trace in explosions or hails of gunfire.

  • OverMaster says:

    The problem with leaving your brain at the door is that eventually damages it.

  • Chipp says:

    >Even if his Style is not your liking
    No, it’s the opposite. Random Curiosity style is what I really don’t like since they make almost every series they’re reviewing look like a masterpiece even if it’s really bad.