Hi! YUKI the writer here! Speaking of Pandora in the Crimson Shell(Koukaku no Pandora), the first episode was the bomb, yeah? Are you watching this show all by yourself? Cause watching it with your family members may drop more than a few awkward moments when you don’t anticipate – embrace yourself!
Synopsis of the second episode: Geofront
Uzal’s underlings erroneously let BUER (Base of Unearthed Resources) go on rampage. Nene and Clarion receive the assignment to make it stop.
BUER’s charged particle cannon requires 180 seconds of cooling time after being fired, during that time, Clarion is going to climb up the main unit and use the authentication key to shut it down. Nene, whose assignment is Clarion’s support and bodyguard, receives a powerful Pandora Device and joins the combat.
Highlights (spoiler alert)
Clarion gets her arm repaired. The maintenance scene is true to the original manga art, and oh my gosh, it’s so risqué. No, maybe it’s our fault to feel that way; perhaps our perverted minds are playing tricks on us. (By “us”, I include Nene, too.) Clarion is an android. A humanoid robot gets its damaged arm fixed. That’s all. But you know what, at the very least let me say this, to Kadokawa, the organization who brought this show to the world; ARIGATO
Ultra-cool combat scene vs. Rough sketch comedy scene
I love the gap between the combat scene and the comedy scene. In the combat scene, near-futuristic elements are illustrated in a ultra sleek and posh touch, like the combat robot design details, and the blazing beams, and the digital screen that pops up in midair. On the other hand, in comedic scenes, the art style completely changes to a crude hand-drawing format in a pastel tone; for example, the characters are illustrated in a simple line art, much like a picture book. The gap between the serious and the funny scene is quite striking, making the show very intriguing.
Especially in the second episode, the two art styles start to interlace with each other. It would be fun to follow how and when the two styles switch up.
BUER’s Central Nervous Unit
Ahem, apparently, BUER’s Central Nervous Unit is a representation of “it”, and, uh, it’s kinda in your face… B.U.E.R. asks Nene to show her undies, when she does, it lifts up the third “leg”, which is between the other two. In the scene where everyone rushes to the elevator, you see B.U.E.R. diving into the cleavage of a bunny-girl-outfitted young girl, named Bunny. OMG, there seems to be no ethical limit to what B.U.E.R. does. If you will, pay close attention to each scene and try to locate it in an unexpected spot; you may find it entertaining.
After everyone evacuates and emerges on the ground level, armed forces surround them. What does this mean and what is going to happen to everyone?
On the other hand, Uzal chooses to stay underground by herself, and then there is mention of an unidentified individual that she calls “Korobase” which obviously alludes to the next plots.
How did you enjoy this episode everyone? Leave a comment if you like. Thanks!