Guess what – in this week’s episode of Girls’ Last Tour, Chito and Yuuri keep going around discovering things in their Kettenkrad, but with a small twist. Heheh.
Japanese Original Episode Title: 記憶 / 螺旋 / 月光
The girls find themselves in the most peculiar of all the places they’ve been to: a large space with massive drawers filled with unusually useless things. Yuuri takes the opportunity to dig through some of them and discover small treasures she carries along with her. Chito discovers another god-like penis statue and realizes that this place is probably some sort of graveyard of people’s personal objects in order for them to be remembered, and forces Yuu to put everything she stole back.
Later, the girls find a tower to a higher level and start driving up its massive spiral in their Kettenkrad. Chi starts getting dizzy and almost kills both of them when the path is broken and they are unable to continue. They realize there is a balcony they can use to keep going, by their vehicle being too heavy for it, they almost die, again.
When reaching the top of the tower, the girls discover more rubbish along with a long weird stick that Yuu uses to bash various things, including Chi’s head. Chi is not impressed. The girls come across three bottles of beer, and after drinking all three of them, have a drunken dancing session in the moonlight.
Rubbish bank: When they first got to that odd graveyard, I immediately thought it was some sort of bank of locked mini-vaults. The containers of the drawers didn’t make any sense in that context, though.
Did you miss me?: If you were a fan of the absurd phallic statues scattered around that level, you’re in for a treat, and so was Yuu. She did seem delighted to find another massive one of those gazing upon the graveyard. She found its shape to be ‘relaxing’. Just saying.
Disaster memory: Maybe Yuu should be the one keeping a diary instead of Chi. It was pretty ridiculous to realize that she had forgotten Kanazawa’s existence but thought she would be able to remember everything once she’d taken a picture.
Higher to a better life: At some point, the girls mentioned that they’re traveling to higher levels so their lives can get back to being just good days. I know I’ve said this before, BUT CAN WE PLEASE GET SOME MORE BACKSTORY ON THEM PLS
Accustomed to danger: Yuu blames her lack of panic over dangerous situations on the fact that everything around them is constantly dangerous, so what is the point of her worrying anyway? To be fair, I think the scariest thing they’ve been doing so far is climbing to higher levels – that almost killed them twice.
How can you live if you’re afraid of dying?: In yet another moment of spontaneous wisdom, Yuu expresses an ideal we should all be living by.
Underage drinking: Not that it really matters, but I’m pretty sure these girls are definitely not in the legal drinking age. How irresponsible for dead people to leave their beer hanging around.
Themes & Trivia
Angel’s Egg: As the girls climbed to the top level, the aesthetic of the new city with the layers of man-made junk silhouetted on the night sky really reminded me of the locations illustrated in Mamoru Oshii’s dystopian masterpiece Angel’s Egg.
Beer is great
I guess seeing the girls drunk and dancing in the moonlight and Chito finally calming down was the greatest part of the episode. Being happy-drunk is, of course, the best type of drunk you can bee, and both Chito and Yuuri looked really cute with their red cheeks on.
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