Hello, I’m Yukipapapa, the writer. Here we are, the ninth episode of Space Patrol Luluco, which is actually the last round of the third season! There have been more mashups between Space Patrol Luluco and other shows of the animation studio Trigger than we expected – Will we see yet another crossover? And how will this chaotic story wrap up?! Let’s look at at it all.
Reflecting on the bitter experience of the previous rounds, Luluco decides to stop relying on word-of-the-mouth reviews or grapevine information, all together. She sets out to talk to the professionals. But, there is one thing that she just can’t shake off…!
Highlight 1: Intense Battle Scene Will Flood Your Adrenalin!
In the previous two consecutive episodes, Luluco set her foot into different worlds that are reminiscent of two other shows Trigger. First, Kill La Kill, then second, Little Witch Academia. Will there be the third version? YES! As we have all anticipated, this episode, too, offers a creative crossover. This time, the characters from “Sex and Violence with Machspeed” appeared – which is a part of the exhibition at the Japan Animator Sampling Expo. I must confess something here. I didn’t know anything about “Sex and Violence with Machspeed” until I researched it for Space Patrol Luluco. So naturally, I digged deeper. Boy oh boy, it’s a lunatic piece of art, brimming with creator Imaishi’s creative passion and speed! A breathless intense battle takes over the screen! You will see a piece of it in this episode of Space Patrol Luluco.
Let me list three scenes that I especially adored.
1. A ton of mafia underlings who chase after Machspeed after Machspeed who killed the mafia’s leader
2. Vi (Violence) the monkey transformed to super the ripped masculine monkey, because of Machspeed, after Se’cchan was slashed
3. The scene in which Vi the monkey wipes out mafia’s underlings to avenge Se’cchan.
If you are curious, check out the original “Sex and Violence with Machspeed” here. Its available publicly to celebrate the creative collaboration with Space Patrol Luluco. You can watch it free until June 30th 2016!
Highlight 2: Stinks! Ogikubo’s Core, Space Patrol HQ. What Does Nova’s Smile Really Mean?
If you remember, Nova was really cold to Luluco in the previous episode. He acts super sweet in this episode, which, caught my attention.
As Machspeed and mafia members start skirmish at planet SVM-2, Luluco becomes this close to get accidentally involved in the battle. When she is under attack, Nova approaches her from the sky to save her. With that dazzling smile, he says to Luluco.
“I’ve been waiting for this moment, Luluco.”
The vulnerable teenager Luluco instantly interprets his words as in a relationship perspective. But, what if he meant something else? His words could have multiple meanings, right? IF he meant something else other than relationships what could he been waiting for, do you think?
In the end, Luluco and her friends of the Space Patrol Team heads to the core of all the variations of Ogikubo converge. In one place. The mecca of Ogikubo turns out to be… none other than the Space Patrol Headquarters. Luluco is awarded with recognition to protect the Ogikubo from the attack of the pirates. Luluco even receives a bonus! Her excitement reaches the max.
You know what? When everything is going beyond your wildest dreams, often, something fishy is going on behind the scene. I’d say, the facial expression of the Space Patrol Headquarter President is definitely fishy, in the group shot taken at the end of the ceremony. That’s a face of a person who has some bag to hide.
I got a hunch that the next season is packed with big trouble.
Beginning next week, the show finally enters its final season. Luluco and her friends’ galactical chronicle speeds up to its climax…! Just what is Ogikubo? Where did Luluco’s mom disappear? And, Nova. Who is he and why was he assigned to the Ogikubo branch?
We’re going to find out all the answers.