January 13th, 2017
There's nothing in the military code against child soldiers. Oh wait.
I also sort of half-assed watching Schoolgirl Strikers's second episode, which worked out well because they half-assed making it, putting further emphasis on the putzing around.
Make no mistake though, this was still not a good episode. Pretty much every 'new' thing it introduced (new as in covered by the premise, but not brought up in the first episode) was fairly awful, ate up a monumental amount of time, and most of it was goddamned review anyway. Nor has the writing improved in the slightest. Once it finally got out of the dumbass reincarnation nonsense, it decided that it needed to rehash all the exposition from the first episode about the setting. Like, magic exists. And Tanya has magic. And war were declared. The crowning moment of idiocy was when, as a little orphan girl, she decided to become a military officer. A couple soldiers said, "Uh, aren't you a little young to be an officer?" And then it was dropped. We cut to her being an officer, I'm going to assume a couple weeks later, and everyone simply goes "Yeah, whatever." Are we operating under Air Bud rules here? There's nothing in the rules saying ten year old girls can't command armies!
The only improvement was the fight at the end, which was a little better set up as her actually struggling against the odds instead of her simply nuking everybody into oblivion. I mean, she still did, and the only injury she suffered were self-inflicted, complete with the standard light novel "protagonist recovering in bed" light novel thing, so there's ample room to improve, although I'm pretty sure a plot would be a good starting point. Who knows, though? Maybe we can have a prologue to the prologue explaining the history of World Prime and proto-Tanya's childhood.