Dimension W – Episode 08 Review
Salva and his assembled gang of collectors have arrived at Easter Island, but all of a sudden, they are attacked by a storm and a mysterious black sphere. Meanwhile, the recently-arrived Kyoma and Mira head for Ground Zero. Let’s look at the highlights from episode 8.
Episode 8 Rundown
“The Island That Fell into Nothingness”
The recently-arrived Kyoma and Mira team up with the Eastriver Siblings, master collectors, and head toward the research facility at Ground Zero.
Meanwhile, Ruwai, having escaped from the crashed Grodia, vows to fulfill the unconscious Salva’s ambition, and continue the hunt for the coil.
The island’s security robot is activated and running around recklessly, and the mysterious sphere which shot down the Grodia is now targeting the collectors!
Highlights and Speculations
In today’s episode we start getting a peek at the true intentions of the various collectors who have gathered at Easter Island.
I will go through Salva’s, Looser’s, and Kyoma’s true intentions one at a time.
Salva’s True Intentions
Prince Salva is offering a reward to any collector who can obtain for him the special coil. We don’t know exactly what he plans to do when he gets the coil, but in this episode we saw some flashbacks of Salva before he became King of Isra. There’s bound to be some hints in there. The flashbacks revealed the following:
- Salva grew up in an orphanage, but was adopted by the king, who promised Salva that one day he would inherit the throne.
- Salva, being an intelligent child, realized that although Isra was prosperous on account of its bountiful natural resources, Isra’s neighboring countries would want to target them for those same resources. Salva figured that they had to so something to defend themselves.
- Eventually, the queen became pregnant. When Ruwai was born, despite being the younger brother, he became the rightful heir to the throne.
- Salva’s dream is to create his own world, and give it to Ruwai to rule over.
Is Salva’s aim world conquest using the special coil? Or maybe he intends to remake the entire world? There are many possibilities, and our imagination can get away from us.
Immediately after landing on Easter Island, Salva gets swallowed up by the mysterious black orb, and becomes unconscious. Ruwai now takes up his older brother’s dream, and must realize it in his stead. Ruwai chases down the black sphere which attacked Salva.
### Looser’s True Intentions
Looser went to Easter Island aboard the Grodia along with the other collectors, but is now acting on his own.
It looks like Looser knows something about the black orb that attacked the Grodia.
Also, his flashback scenes show him in Easter Island, so it’s possible that Looser used to live on the island in the past. It appears that the reason Looser went to Easter Island has something to do with the war that took place there five years ago.
Kyoma’s True Intentions
Kyoma has gone to Easter Island to settle a five-year-old score.
It doesn’t appear in the anime, but in the original manga we learn that Kyoma has never visited Miyabi’s grave. He has lost all memories of what happened before his rescue. He doesn’t know how his war buddies died, why he alone survived, if he really had no connection to Miyabi five years prior… He has no recollection of anything, and he cannot forgive himself for it.
To settle things with Miyabi. To face his own past. That is why he went to Easter Island.
I’m wondering if perhaps the reason that black orb is looking for males is because in actuality it is driven by Miyabi’s volition?
What do you think?
This episode had many action scenes. In particular, the scene with Kyoma disabling the security robot with the wire was really cool. Also, Mira was incredibly cute in this episode. Kyoma and Mira are really becoming a great duo aren’t they?
I look forward to the next episode!
ⒸYUJI IWAHARA/SQUARE ENIX, DW PROJECT