March 1st, 2014.
The Past is Always With Us, Have Some Cake.
Well, been to the cinema, watched Her, was nice, had an old grumpy man next to me which was less nice, but that’s not what we’re here for.
Time for the “Falcon”, and that definitely seems to be Asuta’s sister. This show’s main theme is one of families, the ones we’re born into versus the ones we choose. Reality-bending and symbolism are the lesser themes of the show, but now we’re going to have sibling rivalry, and that just fits perfectly.
Let’s see what sort of madness occurs this week, cause this is being Sekai Seifuku, and the only thing that’s constant here is how crazy it all is. Well, and family, but we’ve already been through that!
Thoughts and Notes:
1) In the Secret Base of Dishonest Girls:
1) Interesting. White Light hide their faces, and the lea
der even hides his sound, but Asuta’s power doesn’t hide. What does that tell us? When you have no power, there’s no reason to hide who you are. A little power, and it’s dangerous. Asuta’s power is powerful enough that he no longer needs to hide, that damnedsmoker.
2) Badass alert! I mean, I just spoke of how the leader of White Light hides, but now we see him, or rather,her. No wonder she wants to prove to the Governor that she can handle it, for he is her father, and she wants to prove her independence, while also proving her worth to him.
3) Asuta has a family full of big shots, both his biological one, and his adoptive family as well.
2) Shots Fired in the Kids’ Show:
1) Sorry, this made me laugh too hard. The RobotMaid sends buckets at them for disobeying her, and they’re all loving it. They all want to be stepped on by the maid, very sado-masochistic of them. Is it some sort of “answer” to how maids and women in most anime are entirely servile? Also, this maid looks very much like a White Light operative. Surely someone would notice, even if only Asuta.
2) So, did White Falcon go on a show with her underlings as part of the quest of capturing Zvezda’s members, or is it just her using the resources of the organization she leads for her ends?
3) Kate’s all fired up. What I wonder though, if White Falcon truly is Asuta’s sister, how will this turn out when she sees him?
4) “I’m sorry, I was acting like a spoiled grown-up.” – Shots fires, at the world. Damn, but she’s so right :3 Cheat, think only of herself and instant gratification rather than her responsibilities… how very adult of Kate.
5) The face of evil. Never trust idols, never trust those who say they’ll grant your wishes. In other words, never trust anime? O.O
6) Asuta’s sister in the picture seemed to be his younger sister, Kaorin seems older than he is, she also didn’t react to seeing him. Is she not his sister? Is his family situation more complex than we’ve thought thus far?
3) You Can’t Leave the Past Behind:
1) Roller versus roller! The power of past debts versus the future, for this is a tool of bringing back long lost memories, versus a tool used to pave new roads. And yes, “Goro-san!” time and time again is a tad annoying.
2) This Tsubaki-woman, doesn’t she look like Plamya?
3) So, seems Kaori is someone whom Goro knows, perhaps Tsubaki’s daughter? Hm, we’ll see.
4) Plamya was worried. Is Kaori actually Plamya’s aunt, as Tsubaki was Plamya’s mother and Kaori’s older sister? There’s certainly more backstory here.
Shorter Asides / Notes:
- “West Udogawa Central City”, is Udogawa a region then? Cause how does the west part of the city have a central city? Or is it the west burrough’s center, or are they just being crazy again? :P
- Shots fired in Kill la Kill’s direction? Plamya’s job is to conquer her school as its Student Council President :D
- An udo-cake? So in the end it all comes back to Udo, eh?
- Scared KuruKuru are cute :>
- A nice touch when you use electricity to show how someone’s shocked ;-)
- Yeah, this shot, I’m just going to leave it out there.
Post Episode Thoughts:
This episode totally blindsided us, not just last episode’s preview, but the whole episode. Totally thought it’s about Asuta’s sister, but things didn’t make sense, until we found out it’d been about Goro all along.
This episode though had been about family, and it’d been about the past. Goro is haunted by his past, he’s haunted by his family, and perhaps even hunted by them. Goro had been saved by an act of kindness he had done someone in his past though. His future, is it but war and his dream of world conquest? It’s interesting Kaori knew his dream is one of world conquest, not just Kate’s. But Goro’s future, it also has Plamya in it, which seems to be a form of redemption, and again with redemption, he went to Pierre’s show, for he tried to see how his past act of redeeming someone else had gone.
This show had various moments that made me laugh, and one could try to tease some themes about servility from it, but I still wonder how it’ll all tie up in the end, but I think I should just go along with the ride and try not to worry about it overmuch.
Still, this means everyone’s past, everyone’s families play a part here, and someone noted before that Kate may not age as we do, and I’ve already commented Asuta’s sister looked like Kate. Hm.