But yeah, finally, Soranowoto’s living up to it’s “war anime” billing. Good thing I stuck through it. Now I hope to at least see some people dying before Rio inevitably stops the war with her
Rio stopping this war seems inevitable in one sense, but stupid in the other. We’ll have to wait and see~
Filicia was supposed to be the combat experienced leader that would keep the girls as safe as possible even in a war situation, and make no mistake, once the girls found a Roman soldier inside Helvetia territory Filicia should have known they were back at war. Once Kanata, Kureha, and Filicia searched A’ishah’s pack even a fool could tell by the light nature of her load that she was an advance scout and the main force would be close by. It might have been a different story if they found the scout lugging an 80 pound pact with a few weeks of food in it but that wasn’t the case. Filicia didn’t call HQ and report the incident. Hell, the least she could have done was put the fortress and town on higher alert, she could have sent the girls out on a rotating basis checking for the enemy. What was she going to do, just sit around like normal and wait till the enemy captured the town and fortress and end up having the girls captured, raped, killed, or maybe all three.
Very fair point. Part of me believes that Felicia has some extra information we don’t know about that caused her to take this decision, but it would have to be a fucking good reason not to do so. I expected nothing else from the bright-eyed Kanata and Noel clearly wasn’t in her right state of mind over the course of the episode, but Felicia really should have kept her rational head. I’m with Kureha on this one, they should have contacted command when they found the scout. It’s easy to forget with so little happening in Seize but they are at war. It’s not much use to your young female soldiers saying you will take full responsibility when enemy soldiers have taken the town and are killing and raping and stuff.
Right now my own constructed timeline is that 200 some years ago the Angel of the Apocalypse (Rodan) gave civilization and the ecology of the Earth a good thrashing before it was finally killed, possibly by fire maidens with a Type 0 tank, from the ashes rise competing states one of which becomes Rome and another becomes Helvetia. Religion takes over as science and technology decline, the religious question of the “purpose” of Rodan causes a schism that prompts conflict (though wars are not necessarily religious in nature they provide an additional dimension to the political struggle of Helvetia for continued independence and Roman Imperial ambitions).
Relatively similar to what I had in mind. Although the last episode might prove otherwise, these Angels (or single Angel? I find it hard to believe that one Angel caused all that destruction, although I’m hardly an expert on the destructive capabilities on Angels. Depends on the strength of their AT Field) probably no longer exist in this world and the ending probably won’t have a supernatural twist, although it would be interesting if it did to see how they worked it in. In that sense, this world (which at this stage is almost certainly earth) has gone through its terrible apocalypse and is now on the road to recovery rather than the slow death I originally thought it was on. I’m tempted to say that without this current war the world would be in better shape but when you remember the amount of technological advances made in WWII and tie that in with the main reason people are working on the lost technology is to build war weapons de-values that theory.
And I must say, Japanized German sounds surprisingly good. The European languages all sound very different when the Japanese try to speak them. Their Dutch is fairly good, mainly because a lot of our vowels sound similar (for an example of that I direct you to a certain episode of Samurai Champloo). German also survives fairly well, as this episode showed. English is a bit different, as it often gets raped by voice actors who have no idea about their pronunciation. By far the worst I’ve heard, however, is French. Seriously, whenever the Japanese try to say it, it’s not French anymore. Its just become gibberish.
Curse my total lack of multilingual abilities! I’ve always wondered what different languages sound Japanized. Of course I dare say there’s several levels of skill in each language depending on the VA you hire because the levels of Engrish you hear vary hugely. I wonder how well the Count in Gankutsuou pulled off his french opening lines? I got the interesting experience of hearing the Irish language in Durarara recently but with a grand total of 4 words spoken, one of them simply being a repeat, it was hard to get a guage on the Japaneses ability in pronouncing Irish, not that the Irish themselves are able to pronounce the bloody thing. The choice to sub the German was an unusual choice because the Japanese would’ve been sitting there listening to jibberish. At first I thought it was a bad choice by the subber until I realised how much she blabs away in German in the episode, some of it never translated into Japanese, so all things considered it’s probably better it was subbed.
I’ve been looking forward all season to the girls using Takemikazuchi in battle, and the online preview hints that it’ll finally happen in next week’s finale.
Fuck yeah mecha action!