Jul 4, 2013

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Suisei no Gargantia episode 13

Beautiful. Finally an ending that completely satisfied me. I have no idea why a lot of shows have disappointing endings, but I’m glad that Suisei no Gargantia isn’t one of them. All the more reason for me to be happy that I decided to write about this show.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.47_[2013.07.03_23.21.59]During last week’s episode we learned that Striker was acting on its own. Commander Kugel, Ledo’s beloved role model, was already dead and Striker, thinking that it was doing the right thing, was continuing his mission. You’d think that a high-tech machine like Striker, equipped with an AI that constantly learns, would have been able to distinguish earth from space. In space the Hideauze didn’t give them much room to breathe, they attacked constantly. The Hideauze on earth weren’t like that, they never attacked without having a good reason to, like defending their territory from some stupid kid named Ledo.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.01_[2013.07.03_23.23.24]I’m a little bit disappointed that Ledo didn’t use that fusion thing before, although he didn’t have an opponent worthy enough to use it on, I know that. It was an interesting concept that raised more questions than answered, but that’s okay. I’m just happy that Ledo, at least, survived Striker’s insane quest for word domination.

This episode was tear-moving. It kind of hit me hard when Chamber paid the ultimate price in order to keep Ledo, his precious comrade in battle, safe, thereby giving him a fair chance to start a new life on-board Gargantia. It was really moving and I honestly hope that I get to see more of this in the future. Well done.

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Jun 27, 2013

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Suisei no Gargantia episode 12

Oh hell’s yes! I can see it! I can see the ending! I knew it was somewhat going to turn out this way, somewhat, but I never expected it to be this good. My hopes for this show are higher than ever. I’m actually hoping for a second and even a third season, because Suisei no Gargantia definitely deserves at least one more.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.29_[2013.06.26_22.47.10]Ledo and the rest of his (former-ish) friends were really pushed into a corner as they saw how Ledo’s old commander ran things around there. Weak people that were unable to contribute to help create a better world were sacrificed, people capable of doing certain things were assigned to do a job without asking questions and others, people that weren’t weak but didn’t want to comply with such a ridiculous quest for world domination, were simply killed on the spot and thrown off the ship. That’s when you, the viewer, already knew that Ledo wasn’t going to stand for it. He may be a true lapdog, but even he has his limits.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.43_[2013.06.26_22.48.43]Even Rackage, a hot and badass pirate chick, was planning a coup d’état. We already knew that, but we also knew that she needed Ledo to keep that other machine calibre, Striker, occupied, so that they could take care of Kugel’s loyal slaves. Isn’t it funny how all plans so far have depended on Ledo and Chamber’s decision to help or not?

Anyway, the twist, Ledo’s discovery that Kugel was already dead and that Striker was acting on its own, was absolutely amazing, which makes me believe that the ending is going to be absolutely epic. It’s going to be an insane battle between Ledo and Chamber, fighting for the safety of mankind, and Striker, trying to follow military guidelines to create a strong military force to go after earth’s Hideauze. I can’t wait to see how it ends!

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Jun 20, 2013

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Suisei no Gargantia episode 11

No… This definitely won’t end well. There are only two episodes left and a key character just appeared out of nowhere. Awful timing if you ask me… There were plenty of other questions that haven’t been answered yet, so why introduce that character at this point in the story… Strange…

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2013.06.19_21.40.40]So Ledo received a message from his old commanding officer to come over to his fleet and talk. Ledo, being the loyal army dog that he is, jumped inside Chamber’s cockpit and headed straight over there. You don’t just go over to him when he’s surrounded by frightened people. Surrounded by people so scared of him that they look as though they were brainwashed.

Also, I never believed him to be an ally. I saw him as an enemy of Ledo as soon as he said that he wouldn’t leave his cockpit because of some illness that affects him as soon as he leaves the cockpit of his mech. Later it turned out that he stayed there to strike fear into the hearts of people, so that they may obey his every command.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.07_[2013.06.19_21.42.01]I’m truly hoping that that perverted pirate, Rackage, is planning something to overthrow that guy. He’s too calculative and, although it’s not even his own world, he already created a plan to gather a lot of people, give them jobs to do and to exterminate the remaining Hideauze on that planet. How the hell didn’t Ledo catch that?

To hell with the fact that Kugel, Ledo’s commanding officer, is not on earth and has very little to no say over Ledo’s actions, but now he’s actually planning on doing the same thing to Gargantia. I’m pretty sure that Ledo will do everything possible to prevent Amy from becoming one of his slaves. I truly hope that Ledo goes his own way on this one.

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Jun 13, 2013

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Suisei no Gargantia episode 10

Awesome! This episode turned out to be absolutely awesome! It was so simple, so obvious, yet I did not expect the amazing twist in this episode. The story makes you focus on different things, making it easier to surprise the viewer. I really like that!

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.50_[2013.06.12_22.48.13]I was really nervous; I thought Ledo was going to crumble under the pressure when he found out that the Hideauze may not be the enemy at all, but that they may have been the evolved form of humans. I doubt that somehow. How would humanity benefit from losing the ability to live on the surface? How would humanity benefit from only being able to live underwater? Although… We mustn’t forget that the world Ledo now lives in doesn’t have any land. Everyone lives on ships or anything else that floats. So maybe it’s the truth? Maybe those creatures are the evolved forms of human beings? After all, the Hideauze are home in their natural environment, yet humanity has to rely on ships to keep alive…

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_22.03_[2013.06.12_22.52.50]See what I mean when I said that the story makes you focus on other things? I have been thinking about the possibility of that theory being true. I didn’t even focus that much on Ledo’s discomfort after he found out. He’s probably done fighting those creatures for the time being, at least until he finds a valid reason to kill them.

Right now we’re all focussed on what happened during the last minute of this episode. We all want to know what’s up with that other mech, a mech that comes from the same place as Ledo and Chamber. Ledo seems to think that it’s his old commander that appeared before him on that shop, which made me even more curious. I can’t want to see what happens!

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Jun 6, 2013

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Suisei no Gargantia episode 09

Wow, the story is becoming really interesting. I must be honest and admit that I really had my doubts at first. We were led to believe that Ledo’s mortal enemies, the Hideauze, were strong creatures, so that is why I was rather anxious when I fired up this episode.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.23_[2013.06.05_23.33.45]I’m glad it started the way it did. I would’ve held my breath if it started with Ledo diving into the ocean right away. But no, we were given a short history lesson about Pinion and his deceased “bro”. It doesn’t change my image of him though. He’s still the same greedy fool that I’ve always seen him as, no matter what happened in the past.

But enough about him for now, let us focus on the fact that Ledo dove into the ocean and slaughtered those things by the dozen. It looked way too easy, especially for those, like me, who still remember those creatures from the first episode, when Ledo was still back “home”. That is why I got nervous last week.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.58_[2013.06.05_23.34.47]I’m just glad it wasn’t some cheap excuse. It seems that those squid-like creatures are similar to the Hideauze in space, but they’re not as strong (yet). The Hideauze that Ledo knows have mutated, learned of humans’ weaknesses, which made fighting them serious business. These earth-bred Hideauze are still weak and pose very little to no threat.

Unfortunately, I’m getting worried again. We saw a scene where it almost looked as though the Hideauze weren’t the enemy at all, as though they were mankind’s friend. I have no idea what to think of that. I’m not sure I like the idea of the Hideauze, creatures that have been painted as the enemy from the very first episode, suddenly becoming allies. The next episode will be interesting alright, that’s for sure.

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May 30, 2013

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Suisei no Gargantia episode 08

Great episode despite the lack of action this time! I’m kind of getting worried though… This has been a great show to watch, and the Japanese aren’t exactly known for their perfect endings, so… Please, give us a worthy ending in a few weeks’ time.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.19_[2013.05.29_22.38.55]So old man Fairlock finally kicked the bucket after part of his friends wanted to part ways in order to go look for treasure. Greedy b*st*rds are always on the lookout for more and more stuff, especially Pinion, the greediest of them all. He is going to use Ledo and his faithful mech to the fullest, just you watch.

Speaking about Ledo… The guy finally decided to part ways with Gargantia. Can you blame him? Ridget, Gargantia’s newest leader, pointed a gun at him and swore to shoot him if he moved. She wanted to make sure that he didn’t attack any of the Hideauze. I would’ve left them there for dead if it were me, no question in my mind about that one.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_22.00_[2013.05.29_22.40.08]Ledo parting ways isn’t necessarily a good thing though. He may be leaving Gargantia where some of its people pointed guns at him after all that he’s done for them, but he’s leaving Gargantia with Pinion. It’s no secret that Pinion only wants to use it for his own personal gain and that he cares very little about Ledo’s safety.

That being said; what about Ledo? Can he really defeat hundreds or maybe even thousands of Hideauze? He had a hard time in space with just a few of them, which is why he ended up on earth, so how in the hell is he going to take out an entire nest? He barely won during his underwater fight with one of them. It’s quite clear that he needs to stay out of the water, so I’m really curious about how he’s going to defeat them.

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May 23, 2013

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Suisei no Gargantia episode 07

I am shocked. I am absolutely shocked. Here I was, trying to enjoy the action with a nice glass of cold Sprite, only to see how a lot of the characters are acting like idiots. Sometimes I just wish I could somehow ‘transport’ myself into the show so I could shove shoes up characters’ asses.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.01_[2013.05.22_22.14.11]We discovered during last week’s episode that Ledo’s enemies also lives on earth. They may look slightly different from the ones he fought, but it turned out to be the same species nonetheless. So, I sat here watching with a smile on my face as I saw how Ledo tore that thing apart with the help of his faithful companion, Chamber.

Yes, that was very nice indeed, when suddenly I couldn’t even drink peacefully anymore after I saw how the characters reacted. They were shocked that he killed one of their “Whalesquids”, known to Ledo only as Hideauze. Ledo wanted to protect both himself and his new friends by killing that thing, so I definitely can’t blame him for that.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.49_[2013.05.22_22.15.11]What really ticked me off is how the people reacted. They turned hostile and even aimed their guns at him again, even though they know full well that he could easily annihilate them in under a minute. Ridget must have lost her mind to point her gun at someone that helped save them from those pirates.

It was aggravating to no end, but I can’t exactly blame them. It’s true that Ledo has to understand that things work different on earth. The Hideauze there might not be hostile, they might only attack when they’re being attacked. There’s still too much I don’t know before I can form a solid opinion. Maybe Ledo has decided to leave their fleet? Who knows…

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May 16, 2013

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Suisei no Gargantia episode 06

Oh thank god there was a twist in this episode. I wouldn’t have been able to take it if the remaining episodes were merely about Ledo and him getting accustomed to their way of life. That would’ve been boring in no-time at all.

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.06_[2013.05.15_23.25.33]I got nervous at first, too. I saw how Ledo was still trying to learn about all sorts of things, like what he should do with the money that he earned. Rather, he was trying to figure out what to do with the money that Chamber earned, because he himself did nothing. It didn’t take long for Ledo to be recruited either. Everyone wanted a piece of his friend, Chamber. They thought he was capable of treasure hunting (which is just another fancy description for finding spare parts for ships and whatnot) and why not? Chamber can fly, dive, control gravity, so he should be able to locate and retrieve their “treasure” as well, right?

[HorribleSubs] Suisei no Gargantia - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.12_[2013.05.15_23.25.45]I must say that was rather boring at first. I must admit that watching Amy and her friends dance like that really helped, otherwise I would’ve been bored out of my mind during the first half of the episode. Have you noticed how they sometimes focus on sex appeal by putting nothing by Amy’s ass on the screen for a few seconds? That’s quite tasteless. At least do it tactfully.

The ending was definitely the best part about this episode, and I mean that in a good way. It seems that Ledo’s enemies don’t just exist where he comes from. There on earth as well. It’s possible that those monster came together with him to that planet, but I doubt it. Those monsters, not unlike squids, will now probably become the focus point of the story. I like that!

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