Hello, I’m yukipapapa, the writer.
The eighth episode of Space Patrol Luluco turns out to be another parody round for the fans of the animation studio, TRIGGER (http://www.st-trigger.co.jp/). And, check this out. Luluco’s relationship with Nova is making a big leap…? C’mon now, let’s look at the whole episode right here, right now!
Luluco and the team are searching their vanished hometown, OGIKUBO. They decided to check out an unfamiliar planet that came up on their search. People are buzzing about this place on an interactive travel review website, named “Ogilog.” The team quickly finds out that the planet is a really strange and magical place.
Highlight 1: What’s After Kill La Kill? Can It Be…? OMG, Trigger’s Parody Party!
If you remember, in the previous episode, Luluco and her friends visited KLK-X, a lone planet wrapped up in layers of red threads. The planet is set in the world of Kill La Kill, another popular show by Trigger. Same landscape… same characters… A super serious cutthroat world of Kill La Kill got entangled with the hilarious humor, which you can only find in Space Patrol Luluco. I bet lot of you enjoyed the mix-up!
This time, the team lands on a planet named WA-∞. If the acronym sounds familiar to you, yep, you are probably right on your hunch. The name is an analogy to another show by Trigger, “Little Witch Academia.”
Not only the environment, but the special character migrated to this show. Yes! Sucy, a friend of Little Witch Academia’s main character Akko. Sucy owns a mysterious stone. Luluco and her friends follow an unusually high Ogikubo sensor pulse on their device. In the end, they discover that Sucy’s stone is the source of the signal.
It seems that the crossover between Space Patrol Luluco and other shows by the animation studio Trigger continues strongly. I bet Trigger fans out there are punching the air with their fists with a big grin on their face! Aww! If there is a second time to everything, then, can I expect to see the third time…? Tell me what’s coming next. I can’t stop thinking about it!
Oh I know, I know. I nominee “Pantry & Stocking with Garter belt” or perhaps “Grenragan.”
Highlight 2: Luluco May Die but Her Love Doesn’t!
Sucy shoves poisonous mushrooms inside Luluco’s body and announces that Luluco has six more minutes to live. Luluco, being a ridiculously positive thinker, exclaims that she will live her short life to the max. And then, she turns to Nova on her side.
She asks him to kiss her.
And then he, he… makes her wish to come true! A pair of young lovebirds exchange their first kiss! The graphic presentation of this epic scene puts a spotlight on Luluco’s excitements, which is blown up to the size of the universe.
Highlight 3: Nova is Cool, Way Too Cool
I had a feeling that Nova is acting strange in this round. His response to Luluco shows no sign of emotion.
For example, right after they landed on planet LWA-∞, Luluco makes a series of bubbly conversations, trying to getting closer with Nova. But, Nova doesn’t seem to care much. He only nods now and then, quietly, “Oh” or “I see.” There is no dazzling smiles…
When Luluco got poisoned and sentenced to live for only a few more minutes, and Luluco asked him to kiss her, what did he do? He simply says…
“I don’t care, I’ll do it.”
Oh em gee. Whaaaa… He even wipes his lips on a edge of his jacket. Rude, or what?! I can’t help myself but asking why Nova’s response is so different than his usual self. I guess he’s probably upset with the ridicule of the previous episode.,. but still… weird.