Now that Saki is a member of the Department of Queerat Control, we get to see the inner workings of their relationships to the colonies. It’s quite a fascinating peek. Saki is in charge of breeding naked molerats, accepting applications to go to war, and observing the battlefield itself.
It’s a pretty disturbing system. The queerats need to fill out an application to go to war. The department goes to the battlefield to observe. And they do absolutely nothing to prevent the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of queerats.
I hope for their own sake that the department of pest control actually knows what they’re doing. Because I have doubts that this tiny village can stand up to an army of hundreds of thousands bearing guns.
Squealer continues to be the most fascinating character in this show. Everything he says is perfectly reasonable, and the show manages to make it sound terrifying (which for the village, perhaps it is). Squealer has decided to overthrow the tyranny of the monarchs. How long before he decides to take the next logical step and overthrow the tyranny of the gods? If he does decide to do that, I feel like I’ll have to take Squealer’s side.
I like the adult Saki (especially when she’s mad) and the adult version of Satoru. I thought Saki was supposed to take over from the old lady, I wonder what happened with that? Maybe she’s still in training. Saki complains that her job doesn’t help the village like Satoru’s does (I wonder what it is) but it seems like a pretty important job to me. If she doesn’t control them properly, they could completely overrun the village. I’m not so sure that Cantus is as powerful a weapon as these villagers believe…
The new ED is okay but nowhere near as good as the first one.