November 22nd, 2013.
The rescue mission must continue. Let’s see how we progress after last week’s revelations. I suspect we’ll just try to put old dad out of mind.
Well, at least L-Elf knows his stance (being in love with Liselotte) isn’t logical, doesn’t mean he can’t accept it as reality. L-Elf accepts the situation as it is, not as he wishes it to be.
L-Elf fighting with Q-Vier, completely disregarding him, playing with him, showing his superiority (like Neo fighting the agents with one hand) is just like how Cain treated L-Elf in the end of season 1.
“Captain, where are you going?” (and the midget is running in Naruto-mode, with his hands behind his back) – “I need a bigger knife to fight that thing!” – ಠ_ಠ Well, I assume he’s talking metaphorically and will get a mecha or some rocket launcher.
Wait, what are these crystals Haruto erected? O.o Well, guess we’ll get more powers as we need them. The powers aren’t important in this show, they’re just shiny background to the plot.
“I live by consuming humans, I’m an enemy of mankind.” – This is, alongside the flashbacks to humans being harvested, very much like The Matrix, again. There’s an invisible system to control humans, to keep them unaware, as they are harvested.
The ending moments were full of great shots. Well done.
Well, I don’t really have a lot to say about this episode, except that we got a new ED. Action happened, but since the action isn’t the actual point of the show, the true points we received here are: L-Elf loves Liselotte; Magi treat humans as cattle; Liselotte sacrifices herself for humans; Fino is a Magius so basically they can house them in engines as well; Haruto admits he loves L-Elf.
Also, Liselotte had to feast on her own memories, which further cements the Valvrave pilots as being modeled after the Magi.
Well, the new ED does talk about the past, and memories. So there’s that new motif.