I really liked the segments in this episode where Akiho was trying to get funding. As someone who works in research, this was depressingly realistic…
The dad’s appeal to the authority figure here was hilarious.
We found a bit more about Akiho and Kaito’s health issues— for one, time speeds up, and for the other, it slows down. Neither of these seem like a particularly useful ability at the moment. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough material to do much speculation yet.
We’re also getting some new characters introduced. We have blonde twintails who’s basically Moeka from Steins; Gate except she talks… sort of. It also looks like the goth loli from the ending will be making her appearance next episode. I’m predicting that I’m not going to like her. Hopefully I’ll be wrong though, genki girls generally annoy me as well but I’m cool with Akiho.
Humanoid robots that aren’t really robots are a waste of money, so I’m glad JAXA isn’t funding them. Sorry, kids, you need to do more compelling research.
It seems like they are starting to realize the folly of their ways:
I’ve been saying before that remote controlled humanoids are dumb, but giant humanoids with human passengers make this dumb idea seem like pure genius. That’s going to be a really comfortable ride there in an enormous legged vehicle… Have fun with all that whiplash. You definitely won’t want to try reading in the back seat in one of those things.
Silly kids. Robots are meant to be robots! They should drive themselves! Why do you want to drive the “robot”! Lame!