Our hands of love can reach across all space and time…
Oh, Valrave… Why do I love you so much? This week, we have a crucial ingredient of all mecha anime, people turning into ghosts and holding giant robot hands while confessing their love while burning up in the atmosphere. Too bad they didn’t turn pink and naked, but I guess you can’t use up all your good ideas in the first couple of episodes. Have to save something for the finale.
We also had a power-up for the robot completed in the middle of an orbital re-entry, and a crash landing in enemy territory. Which Eru-Erufu’s princess witnesses from her window and comments on how pretty it was. Oh, Valvrave… In some sense it has to be the purest of all mecha anime.
We also get some classic Code Geass style trickery through mind control.
Of course, everyone needs some tragic backstory. This week it’s EVIL PARENTS. If my parents looked like that I’d be freaking out too, so I can’t blame the kids at all.
Can’t wait until Marie gets her turn in the spotlight. She’s already the best character, and she’s hardly done anything. I bet she’s actually some Dorssian princess, or the president of America (or whatever it’s called in Valvrave)’s daughter. I want to ship her with Eru-Erufu, but he already has his hands full with Haruto and Shoko. I guess he could always go for the harem end, I don’t think I’d mind that.
Finally, I like how the new weapon liquidizes enemies into magma. Now THAT is overheating.