This show just keeps getting better and better! This episode was all one huge battle as the Federation invades Glacies.
They really know how to keep you on the edge of your seat. There were so many twists and turns in this battle! First the complete annihilation of the provincial fleet (regrettable, of course, hahaha, a nice touch), then the destruction of the sky priestesses, followed by gigantic artillery coming out of the ground.
And then an enormous bloody wall comes out of the ground to block the Federation.
The lesson is, never start a land war in Glacies.
How has Last Exile gotten so good?! If anyone had told me after the first episode that this was going to surpass the original Last Exile, I would have laughed at them. I mean, it started out with cute girls goofing around in their underwear! I think part of what makes Last Exile so good is that despite being about a bunch of cute girls, it doesn’t pull its punches. This episode had an entire fleet wiped out, the sky pirates massacred(?), and our young and innocent princess is on the path to becoming a mass murderer. It’s about cute girls, but that doesn’t mean everything is happy and cheerful.
The main reason I enjoy this so much is because of how vast the world seems. The creators are paying attention to the setting. How many anime actually have multiple languages? They’ve poured so much love into all the different countries, whether it’s language, customs, politics, religion, the military, or fashion. Speaking of fashion:
These guys look so badass. Like Russian patriarchs combined with heavy knights combined with cyborgs.
And this probably doesn’t even need mentioning anymore, but the animation and music this episode continued to be spectacular.
I can’t wait until next week! We still don’t know what happened to the Silvius and its crew. Again, it takes guts to separate Fam and friends from their only allies just when things are looking up.
Could next week see a battle between Exiles? Every use we’ve seen of the Exiles so far has only involved retaliatory attacks, with the targets chosen automatically by the Exile itself. Considering that no one actually understands the Exiles, and that they all seem like they were built together… Let’s hope that the engineers of the past thought to put in some strong safety constraints so they don’t destroy each other.