An interesting episode in a neutral sense. Relatively speaking, not a lot of mecha (though the Ahura Gnis is sweet), not a lot of technobabble or heavy exposition, but a lot of feelings. And daddy issues. Since the title was “Rare Igura,” it’s only natural that we focus on the girls.
I could have sworn Mikono dealt with her inferiority issues months ago. Apparently, remembering her relationship with her dad brought them all back. I guess you can be the pilot of a giant magical robot and have some dope fighting an alien werewolf for your love, but you still want to impress your parents.
In a way, Mikono is the only “Rare Igura” to have pulled off a “good end” for this episode. Her brother Cayenne gets a minute in the spotlight and does not put it to waste. He’s such a good brother, and this touching scene brings both of them closer together.
If Mikono was treated well by this episode, Zessica was treated absolutely awfully.
Her issue is related to her new supposed breakthrough and the doubts she’s having about it. Am I supposed to write something trite like “It’s getting her boys, but it’s not getting her what she truly wants?” Bah.
Anyway this is the other half of the Sad Zessica Show; she thinks she can fill the void through battle. Look, I remember how cool Zessica was in the first five episodes or so and this is just depressing to watch. I don’t care what you’re wearing (but seriously drop the tit hammocks) or how many schleps you try to boink; do whatever you want but please stop being pathetic about it. Aren’t you a strong-willed and confident fighter?
(I might be too invested in this.)
As far as I’m concerned, Mix is currently doing better than both Mikono and Zessica, even though her Rare Igura issue is just a rehash of the last time we realized that her entire complex is a bad Japanese pun. I’m glad the afterdrama of last week isn’t just an ongoing misunderstanding, though, and that’s something EVOL is generally good at, at least for a big old melodrama anime.
She still lost the episode, though. You can’t win.
He faces a heavy dilemma: it takes a lot of Ianthe’s failing resources to mount the excursions it will take to find his true Eve and keep Altair alive, yet those resources are now dipping into the well-being of the very Altairians he’s trying to protect. This is what drives him to go out himself – it’s his last chance to get something done before he really has lost his war.
He is very interested in Alicia’s son, who he doesn’t know is Amata as such, but he keeps calling him her son (or “the son she left behind”). I’m not saying this means Izumo is or isn’t Amata’s dad for sure, but I’d expect trolling. It might not be out of character if he were interested in Amata as something associated with Alicia, maybe something tying her to Vega.
I’d call this a sign of how messed up things are between Amata and Mikono. Kagura is the biggest thing bothering Amata about Mikono, and she’s the biggest thing bothering him about his life. Not to mention, that night was a big stressful ordeal for both of them and their relationship. Yet he can’t bring himself to confront her about it or even talk with her openly.
Andy is definitely my favorite character to write for. Zessica was up on the list before all the drama happened, and now they’re taking Andy and Zen, two at the very top of the list, away from me too? What am I writing for?!
Other than Cayenne, every single character in this episode was fucking stupid. Fudo ZEN saved this show when he arrived and killed it when he left. Izumo Kamurogi is the new hero of Aquarion.