I didn’t think Knights of Sidonia 2 5 would have much crazy action, since last week’s episode’s had enough for two (four if you think of most other shows), and besides, there are bodies to heal and intrigue to be done … Okay, not much intrigue either. Mostly it’s Nagate and Izana worrying about Tsumugi, who’s only ten percent of her original self. Happily, she heals fast, and it’s not long before she and her cute tentacle are back to ooing over kitties (a real one this time, well thanks to the CG it looks stuffed, but they added cat noises to reassure us), and Nagate is having dirty dreams about Hoshijiro. The closest thing to a crisis is Sidonia undergoing a deceleration gravity shift while Nagate and Izana are creeping up and down (or sideways) shafts. And then there’s the ending bit. I forgot that when Sidonia isn’t being absolutely thrilling, or creepy and sinister, it can lapse into bad high school romcom.
Kekkai Sensen 6 doesn’t try to hit a home run either, but instead tells a cute tale about Leo’s friendship with Nej, a mushroom sort of guy who loves burgers but for reasons I can’t understand, won’t go to buy them himself. Oh, there’s a secret about Nej’s past to be revealed, and bad guys who try to use this secret for their own ends, but the baddies are small-time and incompetent, and Nej’s secret isn’t really dangerous, just inconvenient for everyone, including himself. No crazy chases or light shows this week. Leo doesn’t get to do much except bond with the little fellow (wonder if we’ll ever see him again) and be around when the big stuff happens, which I think is his real super-ability. Oh, and a bit of over arcing plot at the end concerning White (Ghost girl) and her brother, Black, who’s that blonde vampire guy. And so, both the big shows of the season take a little rest.
As for DanMachi 6, this whole Liliruca business confuses me a little, no, a lot. She wants money to leave the Familia, she says. I assume that’s the Soma Familia, one that worships not a god but a powerful drink, so basically they’re alcoholics. She’s being targeted by adventurers who are on to her con game, who are not the people she owes money to. Or maybe they are. Anyway, she steals that magic sword again, even though she already knows that without Bell it has no magic. And I don’t understand why Bell is so quick to forgive her. Well, I actually do: he’s stupid that way. That’s why we get all the “I saved you because you’re you,” lines at the end. These made me cringe, but they made up for it with Lili’s impassioned cries of disbelief that he’s that trusting. And what’s with that business by the fountain at the end, when he asks her to be his supporter? I thought the whole point of the episode was that she already was.
Takamiya Nasuno Desu! 5 (last week’s) had a 3.33 SPG average. Not bad, but they lost a precious couple of seconds with Nasuno’s begging bit. Every moment counts, guys!