Suisei no Gargantia 08 — No Turning Back

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Like everyone who grows up, Ledo can never return home again…

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Frankly, I was pretty bored with this episode. It’s just lots of angsting over who’s leaving and who’s staying. I’m sure Ledo will see Amy again soon regardless… And I can’t bring myself to care about the new captain’s troubles and “moving” speeches.

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The captain’s funeral was nice though. I like how the show thought to come up with some rituals for the burial at sea necessary on the new earth. I also appreciated how they made the guy who’s leaving Gargantia come across in a much more sympathetic light at the funeral.

6 thoughts on “Suisei no Gargantia 08 — No Turning Back

  1. It’s because this anime is not long enough. We didn’t see enough Ridget in order to symphatize with her. The bgm and atmosphere were actually very good for that, too. But they didn’t really work for above reason. But I can only remember her pointing gun at Ledo. It’s the director’s own mistake for including tranny and loli half-naked dance episode.
    >_>

    1. As you say, I don’t think the problem’s that the anime isn’t long enough, it’s that the director is making a poor use of the time. If he wanted to focus on this drama with Ridget he should have made her something more than a piece of furniture earlier on.

  2. I was kinda hoping that Ridget would drop a handful of sand on Fairlocke’s face or something. Also enjoyed how as long as you have the mourning cloak on, your outfit is automatically proper.

    1. Yes me too! I was wondering if she were going to cover his eyes or drop it in his mouth. Was very disappointed.

  3. I’m glad that we got to see the human side of Flange for once too. He’s being painted as a villain, but he’s just doing what he thinks is best for the people in his care. I’m not going to be surprised if his motives end up being less than moral, but for now he seems like a decent fellow who just happens to have a differing opinion on what the fleet’s priorities should be.

    I can only hope that Pinion receives a similar treatment soon. They’ve hinted at his backstory here and there already.

    1. Exactly, I’m very happy to see that Flange is not some evil villain after all. I don’t think Pinion ever came across as a “bad guy” necessarily, but I’m looking forward to seeing him cast in a more favorable light as well. Right now he just seems a little pathetic.

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