This week it was simply pure undiluted Kawamori, and if you really hated this episode it’s time for you to get off this ride. It’s only going to get more concentrated and Kawamori will go out of his way to show the world how he fixed his munchies this week and possibly some more weeks. Let it never be said that Kawamori can’t beat a horse to death, revive it, and do it again. So this week there were plenty of holes in the script, but I for one am glad that Kawamori gave us a shipping ep for Andy and Mix. Certainly while Zessica will always be awesome, Andy and Mix made the most of their screen time. While it may take a lesser character more than twenty episodes to confess if at all, Andy has done well to heed the gospel of Confession Saint Patrick. Andy came off the bench and in rapid succession identified, confessed, and confessed again to the woman he loves without shame or fear in less than nine episodes. This was no small task as Mix’s heart had been in the cold for far too long and she was most resistant to Andy spreading love far and wide throughout the school for every one’s benefit but his.
Kagura may have given us “you stink deliciously,” but Andy not only matched it he may have exceeded it. It is unfortunate though that Andy was so blatant about what he meant by Big Bang, but his impassionate confessions will go down as some of the more memorable confessions of all time. It’s easier to say “I love you.” However, it takes a special kind of love, devotion, and diction to replace destiny with a black hole, and use dirt romantically. It may take a while to see everyone’s element power but it seems that it is as Andy says that Mix and Andy were made for each other. He digs holes, she fills them, he finds artifacts, she researches them; when this is over and the world is saved I am sure that Mix and Andy will contribute much to archaeology and start a construction empire based on laying pipes, building subways, tunnels, and laying fiber optic cable. Moreover it seems the guy who was spreading love here, there, and everywhere for others that it would be Andy that was destined to save Mix’s heart and help her love again. Where a lesser man would have never made the attempt Andy was such a caring soul he did all he could to get Mix to embrace love.
It is unfortunate the Mix’s dad seems to be a duplicitous lout and thankfully for her I am sure that Andy is much more loyal and certainly he did plenty for her despite being spurned and insulted. Andy may be an idiot more often than not but when he’s focused he does have a greater sense of duty and certain way with words that helps him inspire his peers to do things even as they give him little to no respect. At the very least Andy earned his moment of glory as he bravely protected Mix as he channeled his inner AEU no Ace. Sure he didn’t get his Co-ed Union but good things come to those who wait, and he’s not so petty to hold Mix having a union with Amata and Mikono against her. His first Co-ed Union may well still be with Mix, and it is important to note that it is not important who is first is such matters, what matters is who is most memorable. Clearly Mix wasn’t thinking of Amata and somehow, Andy’s love found a way to be a part of it. Even if it was all just an illusion Andy can still go for first kiss and marriage, right now no one is in the race for Mix. It’s sad that only Andy noticed her, but it is great that Mix’s one and only suitor is a knight of love and romance. I also found it amusing that Mix is just as awkward in love as Domon Kasshu, whether they intended to or not Mix’s combat sequence felt like a Gundam FIGHT with her glowing hand and all.
Mikono seems to get a little more confident with every passing episode. Hopefully now that she is aware that she does have a very special element power she will not back slide into being the cry baby she was the first time we saw her. As Mikono rises things just keep looking worse for Zessica, it’s not that she hasn’t confessed; it is that she is stuck at unrequited love. I am not sure if things will get better for her and I do hope that Andy and Mix will be able to provide some more moral support, but Amata still only has eyes for Mikono even if he does fly for Zessica.
Shipping fodder aside it seems that the Izumo-Mikage alliance is starting to fray as much as Izumo is desperate his methods seem more principled that Mikage’s. We know of Alicia’s fate but what terrible fate befell Donar’s beloved is something I fear to guess given how cruel the truth could be. Clearly both Izumo and Mikage have a need for the true Eve, but as for Mikage’s agenda I do not get the sense he wants to love and cherish Eve until the end of time. Jin seems to engender plenty of fierce loyalty from his comrades, I guess they really do believe that he will be their savior and take him as a man worth fighting and dying for. Unfortunately they are not immune to Mikage’s machinations and for once I did feel bad that Mix’s victory was over a pile of unwitting pawns that even in their madness weren’t leveling Kowloon.
Next week sees Jin poking around school, while I am sure he’s not going to be sniffing girls at random it will be interesting to see how he will operate and how Yunoha will play a role. Let the silliness continue. I prayed for a Katie and Patrick College days spin off during the hey days of Gundam 00, maybe Zeus was listening but still I am glad Kawamori gave me something close. If nothing else it is heartening to see that the spirit of Confession Saint Patrick is still roaming the Earth bringing love where ever he goes.