My favorite scene so far. This show’s doing great at showing how different their respective cultures are. One lives on the sea, and one lives in the sea of space. It’s interesting that we’re getting a similar cultural exchange at the moment with Hataraku Maou-sama as well.
It was also a pretty cool battle scene. It all looks so pretty. I do wonder where this show is going though, seeing how nothing on this planet is going to pose any kind of threat to this mecha. I see three possibilities:
- Bring in more powerful enemies from space.
- Have the robot damaged somehow so that it can’t be used.
- Avoid violent conflict.
Based on what we’ve seen so far I think (3) is unlikely, although that could be cool. You need some sort of conflict to keep it interesting, or else this would become Aria which would be terrible. I’m hesitant to see enemies from space come, since I’m not sure how the earthlings would stand any sort of chance against them. If the aliens ever do find Earth, the Earthlings will have more to fear from their fellow humans than from the space monsters. The option of damaging the robot has some promise, but the robot is awesome so I hope he sticks around.
My main concern with the series at the moment is that I’m not sold on Amy. She’s like a genkified Ghibli heroine without any of the modesty or nuance. Also I feel like this show is trying to ship Amy and the pilot together, but I can’t see this working as they are.
She is a wonderful girl though, if solely by virtue of properly appreciating robots. Finally someone in anime is impressed by a robot’s intelligence rather than by its big guns or by its pilot! Truly a girl after my own heart.