Suisei no Gargantia ep. 03
Random ‘diagram’ showing you the characters’ age (female only).
After watching the first 2 episodes I thought this show was going to be a straight good vs. evil anime. I even ready to complain about the absence of philosophy but then ep. 03 arrived. I am glad that philosophy was there and from now on things are going to be more interesting and even nasty.
Basically what happened in ep. 03. Hypocrite much?
In my previous reviews I did say that I have no real complain about this show, until I watched ep. 03. I’m not complaining about the story itself but about the Gargantian’s stupidity in judging Led’s action against the pirates. They were clearly at disadvantages and outnumbered back then and I believe killing was the most effective measure in order to turn the tide because those pirates already hijacked the excavator ship. Even if he didn’t kill them they would have taken Bellows and her crews hostage or threaten to hurt/kill them to force Ledo and Gargantian army to back off.
Lady ‘Wreckage’ and here ‘slaves’. I guess she also have the male crews as her sex slaves?
Upon hearing Bellows’ explanation later, it came to my understanding that it almost sounds like they were willing to be kidnapped as long as the pirates spare the rest. Isn’t that stupid? In the end I still think killing was the most reasonable action and in fact it could scare the pirates so that they won’t touch them anymore as Led alone has enough power to destroy them in an instant. That said Ledo’s action has my support, in the light that once he started something he has to finish it. Wipe all the pirates once and for all.
Looks like those ‘slaves’ weren’t really enslaved; they’d fight under her command!
Anyway let’s get back to the story. After giving it much thought they allowed Ledo to help them again and with that they managed to defeat the pirates fleet although they could have avoided the unnecessary battle had them allowed Ledo to finish those pirates sooner. Now I’m only worrying about Chamber (Ledo’s mecha) having faulty parts though that is very unlikely to happen because from how it looks like, it is capable of self-maintenance.
Lady ‘Wreckage’ inside her own mecha. Of course it’s no match to Chamber no matter how advanced it is over other ‘yunboroids’.
Come to think of it this show reminds me of a completely unrelated show, none other but my all-time favorite, Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Both shows are written by Gen Urobuchi, and somehow, similar to Madoka Magica, I think Suisei no Gargantia also took 3 episodes to display its real ‘face’. Knowing how Urobuchi I must expect to see something similar to what I experienced in Madoka Magica.
At least she’s sexy. I wonder what’s her real name? ‘Wreckage’ (as with her capability to turn fleets into shipwrecks?) or ‘Rackage’ (because she got awesome ‘racks’?). Whatever.