Okay, I’ve seen this week’s episode of Knights of Sidonia. Not very eventful, huh? Quite frankly; there’s really only one thing that I want to discuss at this point. Good thing I traded Ore Monogatari’s post yesterday. I’m short on time now and I would’ve hated to cut Ore Monogatari’s post short.
I am completely going to skip over the part where Nagate and his girl found a place to live so their chimera friend can come to them without a problem. I just want to focus on the new weapon that has been built. It is a problematic situation because no one sees what’s coming yet. Everyone is still in the dark about those parasites.
The fired that weapon off and already it’s trying to do something. I don’t know if it’s looking for a hosts or if it’s looking for an energy supply, but something’s going down. And that captain is the worst now. She has changed completely. I don’t know if she, too, got infected by one of those things or if she’s always been that power-hungry, but she has to be stopped soon. Open your damn eyes already, Nagate!Read More
I just finished watching this episode and I must say that there are one or two things that I would like to point out. Other than that it’s going to be a very short post as nothing of any importance happened this week.
First thing’s first; people are now recovering from the last great battle and I noticed that Nagate’s little girlfriend had a couple of prosthetics placed after her fight. I noticed that those things are so advanced that they can do a lot more than regular limbs, especially when it comes to combat. Why not just build robots altogether? They have the technology and the resources… I mean, they are already “building” humans.
The second part would have to be the chimera’s recovery. She recovered and people suddenly changed their minds about her. She saved them and suddenly she’s welcome. This will have been the green-lit for the creation of more chimeras. Isn’t that their goal? To build a small army of chimeras to help them fight against the Gauna? This must’ve been a great victory for those parasites.Read More
My, my… Quite the eventful episode this turned out to be. Well, that’s what happens when you are at war with an alien race that’s trying to exterminate whatever’s left of the human race. You get a lot of death and destruction.
So Sidonia mounted a full-scale attack on the Gauna in order to push them back for once. No more defending or running. No more other either, seeing as their beloved council was killed last week, which is something I don’t really mind, seeing as those people were selfish monsters themselves, but I don’t like that captain being in charge. She’s power hungry and she doesn’t strike me as the sort of person that has her people’s best interest at heart. Only her own. It is only a matter of time before that becomes even remotely clear to us. I have no idea what she’s planning to do.
Anyway, our new hybrid friend got captured by the Gauna and ended up killing them in the process. Sure, she ended up getting hurt and refused her orders to retreat so that she could try and save her “friends”, but what about now? She got hurt even more when she was forced to deflect that other Gauna’s super beam.
Now, don’t get me wrong here; I’ve seen plenty of anime by now to know that she’s going to survive. That character has become pretty important to the story, so I’m quite sure that at least some part of her will survive if not the whole thing, after which she will be seen as a hero and people will no longer look at her as monster and approve the creation of other hybrids. Isn’t that the usual pattern?Read More
I have to say that Sidonia no Kishi sure got a lot darker than before. I mean, the show always had a dark atmosphere about it and the story was dramatic even in the first season. Characters are always dying all over the place.
Will this season be an exception? No. In fact, it seems even darker due to the fact that the protagonist has to fight on two fronts now. His home, Sidonia, is being overrun by corrupted characters and parasitic creatures and everything outside is even worse. Nagate will have his hands full. Now he has to fight off a whole swarm of Gauna as they switched from defence to offense by launching a full-scale attack on (one of) the Gauna’s spawn planet to try and stop those things from multiplying even more. It’s hard enough to fight one of them from what I’ve seen so far.
Okay, so the hybrid was sent out once again to serve as a live example of what it’s capable of. That’s fine, I’m sure it’s strong, but it’s also very stupid because it’s so young. That thing got trapped right away and things are once again left to Nagate and the brave soldiers that are on their way to save that chimera creature.
Do they stand a chance? Sure. They focussed on the fact that a lot of those mechs have been upgraded with better, lighter armour. They will probably last longer, but I doubt that’s going to be enough. I’m pretty sure that Nagate will once again emerge a hero and safe that chimera so that they can kill those creatures together.Read More
I just have to write about this show. I was very sceptical about the first season, so I chose to write about something else. I just wasn’t sure about the artwork back then, but hey, I came around. I see this jewel for what it is now.
So anyway; Sidonia has a lot of new problems now. Season one was about Nagate showing up one day and finding himself leading a new live in the presence of other people (and a cooking bear-woman). His biggest worry was fighting Gauna outside of Sidonia. And yeah, that was quite a load on his shoulders, especially since he was sent out almost every time.
But now? Things have changed. He will have to worry about his friends being taken over by some kind of parasite that goes for the mind and he has to worry about hybrid weapons that may or may not end up destroying Sidonia instead of enemy Gauna’s. Not to mention the fact that that captain, whom may have been taken over by a parasite as well, has just killed those so-called “elders”.
Things have taken an interesting turn. Nagate’s problems were once so simple, but now it’s going out of control. We have a captain that’s dead-set on taking over, a group of parasite-controlled ‘humans’ whose motives aren’t clear yet and we have one hybrid weapon that was supposedly created to fight off those aliens. All of it is getting out of control. Rather, I think it’s too much at once. They introduced that hybrid plus they killed off all those elders in one episode. What is next? Are they going to take over one character after another with those parasites? Sounds to me like the Gauna are winning after all…Read More