Well, this is quite unexpected. I won't spoil anyone by saying the name. We had a major character death. No death flag was shown unlike Fumitan's death. Lady Carta should know that in war, people don't do chivalry like the old days of medieval Europe. So much for trained adult soldiers. It has been a strong theme of child soldiers being much competent than the adults in Gundam series.
Despite being a somber episode, it was powerful emotionally after the death of the 3rd main character in Tekkadan. Kudelia showing a lot of growth. Mika's character is very resilient. He gets shaken but never broken down compared to Kudelia and Orga who both shared a loss of a dear loved one.
Meanwhile, McGillis is probably the traitor since he's manipulating both Gaelio and Ein through their revenge against Tekkadan (Carta is also doing that too) and aiding Tekkadan to shake things up for Gjallarhorn. He's telling Gaelio and Ein to use the Alaya-Vijnana which the saviors used during the Calamity War and became Gjallarhorn. To give up their humanity to win.
What is McGillis' objectives? We haven't seen his backstory as much.
Loved this episode, last part was like watching 2 psychopaths motivating each other "Thats right, who should I kill next? what should I destroy next? until we reach that place youre talking about, I wont stop"
McGillis' talks or manipulation made Carta Issue attack Mika's group. She didn't learn from her lesson that these kids don't do chivalry or look at honor. Kind of disappointed in Mika a bit who is pretty much a monster.
Merribit condone the children's drive for revenge. If you are looking for an episode about revenge, this one isn't for you.
Gaelio heard Carta's last words to McGillis.
It was a good episode but it gets under skin a bit.
It was a brutal episode. Not sure if Lafter Frankland, Azee, and Akihiro are still alive due to Ein crushing their mechs with ease. Didn't think McGillis will show up to attack Gaelio personally. I thought McGillis was going to backstab both Tekkadan and McGillis after manipulating them.
Almost thought Atra would die.
Next episode is going to be a fight to remember in this series.
The brutality doesn't end as McGillis and Tekkadan's efforts stop Gjallahorn. Feel bad for Galileo and Ein who were used in the end. Humanity is a strong theme in this series. Ein sacrifice his humanity to avenge Crank, but he was defeated by Mika who had more to protect. Who's good and bad? Just reminds me of Gundam Wing again with its grey areas. Seeing McGillis comfort Galileo's little sister was a bit surreal.
So apparently no one died during Ein's rampage, at least no one of significant importance. I guess I'm fine with that, but they sure played off the fact that explaining to little kids that their big brother is dead is going to be very awkward.
The first episode of the second season is scheduled to be aired on MBS, TBS, and their 26 affiliates in Japan at 17:00 on October 2 (JST). All of the main production staff, including the director Tatsuyuki Nagai and series composition writer Mari Okada, return for the new season.
Sunrise's GundamInfo.com has announced that the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans will be available on the site for a limited period, offered with English subtitles on your PC or smartphone from Oct. 2nd at 7:30pm（JST).
Dream: Spice and Wolf's the next title I'm rewatching. Stay tuned.
Feb 2, 2020 22:51:07 GMT
Taka: My favorite episode in Samurai Champloo was probably Ep 22.
Feb 3, 2020 5:22:08 GMT
Dream: The one with zombies excavating for treasure? Think that one's the most out there of episodes in the series. Mine's probably the one involving Mugen busting a counterfeit coin ring while trying to get nookie from a ninja girl disguised as a prostitute.
Feb 3, 2020 11:16:36 GMT
Master Menos: Updates complete. As for a life update, I'm quitting my fast food job soon. Was good for my very first job, but things are getting FAR too chaotic for my tastes.
Feb 6, 2020 22:06:13 GMT
Dream: Far as job front goes on my end, still waiting on projects to start up with my freelance job. Beyond that, nothing new for other work in my search.
Feb 6, 2020 22:42:02 GMT
Dream: Just completed Spice and Wolf. Plan to work on a review for it sometime tomorrow. Too late to have any inhibition to get one done from my end.
Feb 7, 2020 3:17:29 GMT
Dream: Last anime I will be covering is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. Will start watching it tomorrow. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself up at this point.
Feb 7, 2020 5:19:21 GMT
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT