I didn’t think the day would come when Noredo would be ultra cool with her slingshot à la Nina in Rose Guns Days. AND DAT CAT.
So the sewing woman is called Annette. I really like her for some reason. She doesn’t seem to care about anything. She just sews their suits and live her life. Even in the ED among the women she’s the only one not looking particularly genki. She just doesn’t care about anything. Really nice how they actually mentioned she fixed the hole in Bell’s pilotsuit made by the syringe. Most shows wouldn’t have brought it up. It also served as a way to show some Aida x Bell too.
From the way things are going, Noredo will certainly end up piloting something. Hopefully things won’t be as predictable and I’m wrong. Hopefully she doesn’t get Genki’ed by Bellri in a tragic turn of events. I’m sick of (artificial newtype) cute girls dying which is why I haven’t watched Unicorn. One of the reasons I like G Reco so much is because it’s finally different than the usual pattern of:
starts in space
boy drops in a gundam
randomly falls in love with a girl
drops to earth
meets good people in the opposing faction
(artificial newtype) girl gets genki’ed
goes back to space
That’s also one of the reasons why Gundam Yugioh Tsubasa no Go Fighters was my favorite show of 2014 with Rainbow Live. It was a breath of fresh air just like G Reco.
Bell almost killing himself in space this week trying to get into the G Self is the reason why they showed us the spatial localization in space training thing last episode. Else this scene or all the talk about the Venus spheres being gigantic and stuff would have been harder to get.
“Why did I hesitate?”
Because you’re a good girl and even though there’s human bombs in this episode, (sasuga Tomino, I haven’t seen Zambot 3 yet but I know this much thanks to SRW) you couldn’t ruin the GENKI and kill off a character now. I guess she just didn’t want to needlessly kill someone. Actually if I saw correctly she did off a few of the police MS, but at distance. Maybe it’s actually her first real battle. And actually hearing Raraiya’s screams since she wire-rocket punched her made her react like so.
She was crying because of her mistake too. Man Kun is cute. Chikkara too.
inb4 people going “Tomino is sexist, because Kun failed and she’s the one acting girly and putting on make up, while Chikkara who acts manly was awesome sabering stuff while Kun just cried over her mistake.” Well, that’s not true! Chikkara is super girly too. She must take real good care of her hair.
My sides. Plz Tomino give Kerbes and Ringo an happy end and don’t make them die. Why is Kerbes such a bro. Why Ringo’s hair is so gorgeous? The only hair beating Chikkara’s hair and Bellri/Aida parents hair is Ringo’s.
How Raraiya puts back Ringo back in place telling him she went to Earth alone makes me realize Raraiya is probably the most experienced out of the three. At the very least she’s just as good as them. Raraiya didn’t get to talk with Flaminia yet because of the fight, it’ll happen next week surely.
This week’s episode left us with such a cliffhanger. Gaen with tons of sabers and stuff sure is cool, it’s gonna be so awesome if G Reco gets in SRW. Really looking forward to next week for the rest of the fight.
Also I really liked how they did the stomping cheer thing again.
Bunch of girls conspiring.
Source This person posts fun comics like that every week.
Big sister! I wanted to meet you!
Wai- What are you doing suddenly Bell?
That’s mean… I’m just so happy after meeting with my older sister… I’m your only little brother you know? I can at least hug you right?
…I guess so. I’m sorry Bell. As the sole survivors of the rayhunton house we should help each other
Yes big sis!
I love how everyone interacts with everyone. Episode 17 and 18 were so hilarious, and judging from the jikai it’s continuing in 19 too. This is gonna be my favorite show of 2014-2015 by far.
So contrary to what I said last time, Towasanga really turned out to be behind the moon, not on it. So the subs weren’t wrong. In any case, that was just a detail. Rewatching episode 14 made me notice a way bigger error in the subs. Mashner at the end says that if the Earthlings go to Towasanga they’ll be able to capture them there with the forces they left there, not that they’ll let the earthlings capture their forces on Towasanga. Which makes sense as next episode Mashner pursues them to Towasanga. I think that’s the only time I’ve seen such a big error. The biggest problems of the English official subs are:
1/Being too literal. An example in episode 16, Kurimu says that the Hazm government ruling Towasanga and the army have “their own circumstances”. This is literally what he says in Japanese, and they translated it as such. But in this case, the actual meaning is that the two of them don’t get along.
I’m sure that these two problems with the official English subs are the main reason some people still find the show confusing. Anyone would find the show confusing at the beginning, but then around episode 4 it really isn’t. Though I wonder if people who found the show confusing past episode 4 are still watching at this point anyway. We’re already at episode 18. Time goes so fast.
Recently I started watching ths show with the official French subs instead, and they’re much better. I think the person(s) in charge of it translate directly from Japanese instead of from the official English subs, else it would have the same problems.
Another awesome episode like always.
The new OP didn’t particularly impress me, however I was pleasantly surprised at how it includes sound effects like in good old OPs.
Laughed so much at KURIMU NIKKU and MIKKU JAKKU’s antics again:
KURIMU: “Only 3 MS? They’re idiots!”
MIKKU: “Don’t let your guard down! They’re only sending 3 because they’re confident !”
*immediately shoots them down*
MIKKU: “OMG THEY REALLY ARE IDIOTS”
This is still my favorite show right now by far, all those great character interaction, those hilarious comedy moments, that interesting story, all these cool battles each episode that don’t feel like filler and beautiful animation. This is definitely being the next entry in my list of best shows ever after Pretty Rhythm. It’s gonna suck when the show ends.
Oh and in other news I’m not gonna post about PriPara anytime soon, got stuff to do. Got exams after xmas vacation. Watching the eps and writing about them doesn’t take long but it takes me a while to look for interesting bits and news to write about. Especially since there was the xmas event so there’s lot of things to say.
Man that episode was so awesome like always. Rivals teaming up is one of my favorite things ever. Was really looking forward to Mask x KURIMU NIKKU interactions and I was not disappointed. Anyway, in that scene, Mask’s saying “月の裏側“. Doesn’t that actually mean the reverse side of the moon instead of beyond it? Meaning Towasanga is ON the moon? If I’m right, it’s the first time I spotted a big error like that in the subs, maybe there’s been others. Now that I think about it, maybe some people still find the show confusing because of some errors like that in the subs. (it’s completely normal for it to be confusing in the first three episodes or so)
Also, Pretty Rhythm director Hishida Masakazu did the storyboard/絵コンテ of this episode along with 斧谷 稔. Japanese wikipedia tells me this 斧谷 稔 is actually Tomino. So they drew the storyboard together. Not sure how they divided it between them. Pretty Rhythm director was also the 演出/episode director for 13.
I used to translated “演出” as “production”, probably because I read it somewhere one day. Noticed my mistake thanks to watching SHIROBAKO.