I don’t know what the hell that was, but it sure was fun.
wiped out one of the Tree of Genesis’ manifestations with alarming easy. Fraulein (why Fraulein?) Yamamaoto and Natsu were certainly alarmed. But what seems to be happening is that this unassuming boob is being used as a tool by those who understand his power far better than he does. He may be a dingus and a mope, but Hanemura seems like a nice enough guy – he certainly doesn’t deserve that fate, at least as far as we know.
Mostly, though, this was an episode that was comedy-first, canon second. Among the gems:
- Samon and Mahiro (they’ve become quite the odd couple) on a shopping trip. “These would be for you.”
- “Please do not call me that.”
- “Who’s Aika?”
- “Exactly what everyone wanted to say.”
- “SF stands for Sci-Fi, not Sangfroid.”
- Hakaze’s romantic soliloquy listing Yoshino’s charms.
- “Do whatever you want! Too much talk!”
super sentai suit – my guess being to try and inspire the public to turn against the new order, perhaps a necessary component of the larger plan to defeat Genesis. There’s some quite substantial material sandwiched between – and even among – the comedy this week too. Junnichirou’s suggestion that the Tree of Genesis might kill Yoshino’s girlfriend if Hakaze was in love with him has interesting implications – is it possible the Tree knew what would happen and preemptively killed Aika (I doubt it, but it’s a nice misdirection)? Samon’s “Would you rather?” question to Mahiro was an intriguing one, and Yoshino’s comment about how the population of the world wasn’t really acting any different before the new order was perhaps the most cutting and essential of the episode. Humor or not, Hakaze was quite right – the boy has Sangfroid in plenty, and he remains the one person in the cast who seems most likely to act as an independent agent with a clear head when the chips are all on the table.