Unlike Last week, this week’s mech and space shows were insanely good. Almost every single one of these shows built off of the mehness of last week and blew everything out of the water this week. Enough of this opening paragraph, let’s jump into these shows. There is too much to do here.
Space Battleship Tiramisu Episode 9
OMG, this show is just meant for me isn’t it? It’s so stupid, but so wonderful at the same time. I love how obsessed Subaru’s brother is with his own red mech and how the fateful encounter of Subaru, his clone, and his brother ended in such a pointless manner. It’s so entertaining for me. I also love how Subaru had his mech modified with advanced tech, and then runs into space police as he rushes into battle too fast. Like, OMG. That is so dumb, but it’s so wonderfully dumb. Yes, I am just repeating the jokes that appeared on screen, but I can’t help it. It’s all just too good. The best part? All of this is set up for a final confrontation in the best, anticlimatic way possible. This is my show, people. This show is meant for mech nerds like me. Can’t wait for more.
Gundam Build Divers Episode 10
Hey, guess what? The plot finally made an appearance in this episode. I mean, technically anyone who has ever watched a piece of medium before and/or have noticed all of the obvious telegraphing from the previous episodes would notice this. It is a kid show, right? Still, that doesn’t matter here. What matters is the execution was pretty alright. All the characters moments were great, the action was fun and solid, and the obvious reveal centered around Ayame happened and still had the emotional impact that you would expect it to. I do have a thing for attractive bad girls in a short skirt and thigh highs. Considering that next episode is based around Ayame’s backstory, I think I know where it’s going, but I wonder where Build Divers is going after that. Some predictable route I’m sure, but this could be fun.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (2018) Episode 9
I know that this series is the second adaption of a story based around novels written during the later parts of the cold war, but it feels like this show is meant to call out the United State’s actions. It’s so incredibly close that it’s frightening. There were no space battles this week, but it was centered around the politics of the Free Planet’s Alliance. Yes, the episode was actually centered around Yang possibly leaving the military (we know he isn’t), and his interactions around his home town, but politics was the major star of this episode. We see that the reasons why the Free Planets Alliance is going to war, despite the economics costs of it all. The parties involved in the show have low approval ratings and feel like a victory against the empire will get them voted in during the next election term. Holy crap. That’s all I got to say about the matter. I know where this show is going based on the original series, but I am looking forward to how it is going to adapt the next few chapters.
Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Episode 5
The plot, once again, is simple. The Yamato has a small spat with the Andromeda ship and headed out into the stars to Tesart. Once again and forever, the devil is in the details. I love how not only do the female characters play a bigger role in this series, I also love how the Gamilas side is playing into this plot in an organic manner as well. They are the reason why the Yamato crew are no longer traitors and also providing the Yamato crew some help to their destination. Then there are the feels. Man, poor Sabu and Makoto (former Yamato nurse) with their poor son. I feel so bad. “Be a cool dad” are powerful words in so many ways. I just wish our nurse could have gone with Sabu to the Yamato. Oh, the fight with the Andromeda was cool as well. Yeah, this is one of my favorite franchises. Well, as of now it is. I look forward to some space adventures starting next episode!
Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 8
Oh wow, this show is just too good for us FMP fans. It’s also pretty bad (but good) from a dramatic sense too. This was yet another soul crushing episode. I thought that this arc would be a more relaxed one, but oh no. Everything started out nice three episodes ago, but this episode started with gunfire and ends with gunfire. There is some very unusual or usual cruelty from Amalgam in the opening minutes and then the rest of the episode is Sousuke rampaging through the city in his mech destroying all the arena Armed Slave opponents that he faced earlier on. Also, there is a gun fight between Sousuke and the no nonsense Amalgam leader at the Arm Slave colosseum. Everyone was ruined in this episode, including the city and its arm slave economy. I wonder if the consequences of what happened here will ever be explored more. Probably not, because Sousuke has places to be. Kaname is still missing, right? Four episodes left. I wonder how this season is going to end.
Everything was either an action thrill ride, perfectly timed comedy, or great political commentary this week. I hope next week can match up to all of this craziness. Only one way to find out. See you all next Monday!