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: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT