This series is the epitome of “under the radar”, but it just keeps delivering – and while the pacing may not be priority overnight, service is as reliable as it gets.
wild west Pokecom holster) who’s going to be tasked with saving the world, and like everything else he does I suspect he’ll go about it with quiet determination and get the job done with a little grumbling, but not much calling attention to himself. Main characters like that are highly unusual in this sort of series, and it’s a dichotomy I rather like.
We actually have two Kimijima Reports in this episode, the first being #4, whose reveal was deferred because of the events surrounding Doc last week. Sister Centipede sums it up as follows:
- Project Atom
- Robot Rebellion
fifth report more or less immediately, and manages to do so with a relative minimum of fuss. And with that report come a few more scraps of information: the Earth’s magnetosphere is unstable because the sun is entering its last stages of life (though that would be defined in the billions of years) and using that, the Committee of 300 is trying to artificially create solar corona-lime phenomena.
series of Romaji letters written on the walls of an abandoned building (looks to be either a prison or mental hospital), which in turn reveal the password to a website that was linked in the comment section of the website her mother maintained in high school – the first comment on the site in 19 years. Kai’s innocent “I’m surprised it’s still online” is clearly a critical clue here – someone made sure that site was still up – and the site itself appears to be a last desperate message from Frau-mama-sensei, which declares that Gunvarrel has been a propaganda tool and that she “had to get the word out somehow”.
“Let me lick your finger!” antics are still funny, but more and more they reveal the desperately lonely and unstable girl who needs Kai perhaps even more than Aki does. As for Kai, for all his stoicism he simply refuses to leave others be when they’re in trouble, as witness the events at the end of the episode when he breaks the glass door in the entryway of Frau Bow’s building when she refuses to answer her intercom. And thank goodness, too, as it appears she was on the verge of killing herself in despair over the backlash against Gunvarrel and the fact that someone has hacked her Twipo account, blaming her for the release of the finale and the unsettling events happening in Tokyo after a giant solar flare wreaked havoc on the city.