The slowest episode of the series so far was also the one with the most plot information to date. We got to learn about Sirius and Ginko and the various psychic animals of the distant space and about a Q-like race. And we have a temporary new antagonist.
Japanese Title: シリウス
I guess no one expected that. Gingkou is actually the princess of a faraway planet called Riel, where obviously, princesses are dressed as maids. Thus the little crown on her head. Riel was attacked by Sirius, which as we have already found out, were a warmonger species who used their spacefaring technology and psychic powers to conquer other worlds. We also learned that Cat and Dog and Dragon are part of an intergalactic community of races, something like the Federation of Planets from Star Trek, whose constitution is all about Love and Understanding and other Buddhist-inspired notions (well, not only Buddhist, but it is the group of ideas mostly associated with). They are out to spread peace through galaxy. Unless a race is really evil. Then one of them might snap out and commit genocide, just like Dragon did. His hammer of justice was a tad too evil for the rest of the Nebula though and they decided to carry their first execution. My god, that dragon was huge.
Also, the mecha version of Cat doesn’t need anyone inside the cockpit, which means that Ginkou and Soya are just there to provide power to the Cat. I guess he just lets Soya drive for the sake of it.
Fate is just a result
In yet another twist, Kogane put on a student’s uniform and tried to unsuccessfully infiltrate Soya’s school. Unsuccessfully because Nozo-san is impervious to her psychic attacks, for some reason. Yet, she confronts Soya again with her two new allies, former paladins Benika and Yousuke, who have decided to join Shiraishi and the Sealing faction. So, now we have a Sealing Vs Pacifists second half? It can’t be this simple.
Cosplay: I have to admit that before saying the name, I didn’t realize that the teal-haired student was the ninja Shiraishi. I mean, the hair color should have given that out, but I guess I was too NOT involved in the episode to realize it. I agree with Benika-san; a teacher would have been more appropriate.
Meat: This was the most anticlimactic moment in the series. I was waiting for ages for an AWESOME reason Soya can’t eat meat, and the reason is that on Ginko’s planet they do not eat meat? I hope that’s just a diversion.
Crown: THE CROWN. I mean it makes sense since she is a princess after all but what’s with the maid outfit? Is it like the appropriate royal gown on her planet?
Themes & Trivia
Clark Kent: The two paladins, Benika and Yousuke, are a classic example of the Clark Kent trope, which takes its name from Superman’s alter ego. The only thing that separates Clark Kent from Superman is a spandex red and white costume and glasses. Yet, everyone seems to fail to tell the two apart.
I still have a lot of questions. From where was the Director? What happened to the dragon? If the star-like shapes are Siriusians, why did Soya regard them as enemies? How did the Earth Defence Force awaken their powers? What about the mecha suits? Now that Soya has those power thingies (what are those anyway?) can he use them? What happened to the rest of the paladins? Will they choose sides as well?
It’s not his problem
Well, to be honest, it isn’t. He only wanted to take revenge for his planet, a revenge that had already been taken by Nebula, but let’s not go there. I wonder how the two factions of the government of LOVE will fight each other. Probably with ice cream contests.
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