Feb 2, 2015

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Aldnoah.Zero 2 episode 04

I honestly don’t get this anymore. This has become a little too complicated due to recent events. These twists make things a lot harder to understand. I thought I finally understood what I could expect from Aldnoah Zero, but this episode ruined that.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.41_[2015.02.01_23.41.09]So Slaine was showing off his skills again by destroying base after base, ship after ship, mech after mech. It doesn’t look like he cares about other people. He has an objective in his head and he will stop at nothing to achieve it from the looks of things. I thought I finally understood him, but I am starting to think that I was wrong.

At first I thought he was gaining more and more power in order to secure princess Asseylum’s wellbeing, but now it doesn’t look that way anymore. He already has a position of power. Why kill more and more people at this point? Is it really just to prove he’s not a traitor, or…? I just cannot understand that character.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.47_[2015.02.01_23.41.23]Inaho I can understand. He will do anything in order to ensure the safety of his friends and family. He cares about them and doesn’t mind fighting off advanced mechs that outclass his own. He just uses his head and always figures out a way to end up on top. It makes him sound predictable, and some may say that he is because he has people that he wants to protect, but I honestly think that that’s not the case. Inaho can be very unpredictable, especially when he’s fighting against someone. He comes up with the most complicated strategies. There’s just no way that you can predict those.

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Jan 26, 2015

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Aldnoah.Zero 2 episode 03

There we go! This episode pleased a lot of fans, that’s for sure. I remember when the first season ended and a lot of nerds decided to take it upon themselves to troll anime forums about how terrible the ending was. That was funny…

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.17_[2015.01.25_23.24.21]It seems Slaine has planned this all along. He saved that count from getting killed because of a very specific reason. This might be just me reading into it, but I have a feeling I am right. There is simply no way that he could’ve saved his beloved princess on his own. People would’ve just killed him and the princess in order to continue taking over the earth. So, instead of fighting the unbeatable, he played it safe and stuck with them to win their trust and, during this week’s episode, to await an opportunity to seize power for himself. He saw the opportunity when he was declared that man’s adopted son and took it with both hands.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.21_[2015.01.25_23.24.41]So yeah, Slaine is now royalty and has control over quite a bit of manpower. Something tells me that this isn’t enough for him and that he will continue this search of his for more power. He already has his beloved princess in one of his facilities and he will continue to protect her until she awakes, which may or may not happen (but probably will).

This little twist? Not entirely surprising. Slaine’s personality is pretty straightforward. I don’t think he would do anything to harm the princess, so it was only a matter of time before we figured out his little plan. I’m actually a little bit more curious to see how Inaho will deal with all of this. I think it’s about time he stopped using a training mech and started using a real mech that’s made specifically for combat.

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Jan 19, 2015

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Aldnoah.Zero 2 episode 02

You know, I don’t care what people say about the characters, Inaho is still my number one. Noticed how Slaine, Inaho’s archenemy, is always operating some high-tech suit? Well, Inaho always operates a low-tech training mech and he kicks ass with it.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.16_[2015.01.18_23.28.17]It is funny that Inaho can fight against other, newer and arguably better mechs and still come out on top. He just uses his heat. He goes in for information, searches for a weakness and does everything just right in order to full exploit that weakness in order to make up for his lacking mech. You cannot teach something like that. The guy is a natural. He is one of those guys that puts information before firepower, and why not? Knowledge is the ultimate weapon. The fact that he managed to fight of Slaine in those conditions proves all of that.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.29_[2015.01.18_23.28.47]A lot of people still don’t like that Slaine changed sides. They think he betrayed the people of earth by helping that count and that other princess. I am not entirely convinced yet. He might be sticking around until that other princes wakes up again. I think it’s too soon to say anything about his loyalty to the princess.

I, of course, am rooting for the soldiers of earth. Those Martians (if I can call them that) were the ones that attacked first by staging an attack on the princess. They were the ones that wanted this war. I could never side with those that willingly seek out war. All that is left is for Inaho (and this is a scenario that has been playing in my mind) to lead a squad of soldiers to destroy those Martian ships in order to win the war.

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Jan 13, 2015

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Aldnoah.Zero 2

Everyone knew this was coming. The first season ended with a cliffhanger and the popularity of Aldnoah.Zero was skyrocketing. It is definitely a great mecha-genre anime that could rank way up there with Gundam and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Aldnoah.Zero 2The artwork is superb. No doubt about that. The level of detail is incredible, especially on those old mechs. You can actually see the ravages of time on those frames. Not to mention the creativity and uniqueness.

The story is nothing to laugh at either. It’s very interesting and very tense right now. One of the characters that was supposed to be good switched over to help another character that was supposed to die. That made a lot of fans very angry.

I am going to watch this? Definitely. I am going to review this? Possibly. Do I recommend this? Oh, absolutely. I have loved every single episode so far and I am pretty sure that won’t change with season two.

Plot Summary: In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission found a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Upon landing, astronauts discovered an enchanted utility later referred to as “Aldnoah,” giving the astronauts a status of superiority. Soon, many humans have relocated to Mars, and have adapted to the name “Martians.” After Princess Asseylum, a royal Martian princess, descends onto Earth in an attempt to create a treaty between both planets, a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.

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