Random things I thought worth noting.
2:15. The android in the background is a student. She’s wearing a uniform, sitting at a desk, and USING A COMPUTER. Lulwut.
6:22. The look on Masaki’s face when Rikuo talked about fixing Katalam. Pretty much every cut to Masaki (including the ones to the back of his head after Katalam dies) in this episode shows that he has some kind of attachment to androids, but we don’t know why, or why he denies them now. There’s so much to this series and so little time to resolve it all in… at least next episode we should find out why Rikuo stopped playing the piano. I’m guessing it has something to do with what Masaki said towards the end of this episode – you cannot understand music if you have no heart.
7:15. Talk about an extended joke based on the defiance of expectations. Because the characters – and the viewers – are so used to the more advanced androids drinking and eating, we also expect Katalam to drink with his mouth. It should be fairly obvious that an android of his make and age would be unable to eat or drink like a normal person, but we don’t see it because the show crafted that expectation both through the other androids and Rikuo’s expectations.
10:55. LOGIC CIRCUIT IS ERROR. I want to watch this on Bluray and a 60 inch LCD so I can have a chuckle at all the Engrish details.
12:28. What did they mean? Nagi: “Everyone who comes in here are the same.” Katalam: “You were… calling me, weren’t you?” Rikuo: *above face* I can’t help thinking those two lines have some special meaning, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what.
12:49. Just before he dies, Katalam could clearly see the child he was taking care of one last time. Is this an indication of a heart, where important memories, memories that cannot be erased, are stored separately from the ROM? Is it the same in people? Do people suffering from dementia keep in their hearts somewhere the memories most important to them?
14:50. Love the little smile on Akiko’s face. The androids make the ‘ding’ noise when they react to something, so the noise Akiko made was probably her seeing Masaki sitting there, or maybe she even deliberately made the noise to catch their attention.
15:05. Where is her halo? Is this an error or on purpose? Masaki’s still looking at her, so I’m tending towards error.
15:14. Fuck yeah wireless electricity transfer. Can’t wait till we get those too.
15:27. Does Sammy have the same OS as Katalam, who’s an 8 year old model? I doubt anyone still runs Windows ME on their box, unless they’re a retard. She even has the same ‘Rest Fuel’, temperature and ‘ATM’. The way the shot changes with the static could be showing that she’s accessing an image file in her memory, though how could she have received anything from Katalam is beyond me.
15:28. 1138. No fucking idea what the numbers mean. None of the shots not seen through a robot’s eyes show them. The mysteries keep coming and none gets solved, and it’s another two months before the next episode. ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!
On a completely unrelated note: Funnily enough, as of 2 days ago I’ve been blogging on and off for 3 years. If I managed to watch this episode on the day I started downloading it, this post would’ve come out on the day.