Aldnoah.Cero #06 — Rocket Punch!

August 9th, 2014


Is this a joke? I feel like this is a joke.

Is it just me or is the idiot maid shrinking?


Whoa. Some real twists in this episode that totally turned everything on its head. The Robot of the Week’s pilot was female. And they stretched it out so painfully that Eggman won’t save them with his teen power until next week. And since the Robot of the Fortnight’s new super power is “has rocket punches,” the show has completed its journey into becoming a parody of itself. It’s gone from matter control, to a beam sword, to two beam swords, to throws its own hands. God help us all if they discover missiles. At least it’s not like your lame two-armed rock’em sock’em robots, daddy-o. No, it’s got a few extra arms. I hate to think what super ultimate robot they’re building up to, but I’m putting my money on “self-destructs when it attacks.” And Eggboy defeats them by… shooting them. Well, except for one, because Blondie needed to make his dramatic entrance somehow.

If the sarcasm above wasn’t enough of a clue, the rest of the episode was the same as always, just more padded out than usual leading to that especially godawful ‘action’ scene where another couple dozen soldiers were killed by rocket punches flitting about. Old guy mopes around, gets into cockpit, and freezes up Part 4. Eggboy and Magical Princess stand against some scenery porn and ramble Part 3. Maid blurts out that the woman’s the princess and everyone ignores it Part 5. Blondie looks conflicted and pained before unceremoniously moving from A to B offscreen. Another thrilling, cerebral episode all around. 

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11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Ransom says:

    I’m glad that at least it seems that Slaine and Inaho might be avoiding the over used trope of two protagonist fighting on opposite sides. Even if this series has its ups and downs, I think this is among the best things of the season :)

    • anon says:

      Inaho come just with a Carrier. Perhaps he can show this Female Count, that the Princess is alive, and she stop attacking. She dont look like to much “evil” like the other Counts before. looks like she has Brain on her Shoulder

      • anon says:

        But then, how will the Earthlings react, if they found out she is the Princess? Happy happy Hallelujah, we have a Bloody Mars enemy Princess on board and all are friends…

  • anon says:

    Well the Key Scene of this entire Anime is, when the Old King dies, and the Knights that are waiting forever to get to control this Power source, find out. that there is someone still in control of this… Then the real hunt for the Princess begin

    So they let the Old King alive, so they can use this Power? The King as failsafe… someone shoot the King, and the Way is over already…

    okay the King is on Mars. that is not possible, and the Knight would not dare until they raid the Earth

  • Sanjuro says:

    I don’t hate it as much as you do, but I am getting tired of the kid being the only competent person on the ship.

    • anon says:

      Thats why, the Lt. should take the Lead, of the last Soldiers on the Ship. he was a teacher or not?. So they all should not end as Gun fodder

  • Yue says:

    I’m still waiting for catchy dialogues like;

    Believe in me who believes in you! or ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!

  • FlameStrike says:

    This show is still entertains me, but it’s defiantly getting stuck in a forumla. Hopefully Slains arrival will shake things up a bit.

  • Ronin8317 says:

    The Martians can wipe out the ‘Terrans’ easily, which is why all their mecha focus on fighting inefficiently to prolong the slaughter. Very similar to how a cat will sometimes play with a mouse it has caught.

    The first six episode is merely the prelude. The main story starts when Inaho and Slaine meets.

    • Aroduc says:

      Yeah, the surprise twist is that they picked one random Japanese kid to constantly job to. Nobody ever saw it coming.