This post is late but the KISSING was everything I hoped it to be. The war between Digigurio and Dizelmine now boils down to a war for survival, and to be fair there is no easy out since doing nothing would simply result in the destruction of both planets in one if not two super novae. Right now Digigurio is looking like a foppish loser, sure he wants to save his planet from Dizelmine but he’s not doing much in the way of offering a long term solution. Perhaps in days past Guivini and Dizie were willing to work out something but once the Voxes entered the equation the possibility of having a planet killer made the simplest solution well within reach. Still while the Onii-chan War rages Muginami and Lan finally came around and rekindled their love for Madoka. With this glorious reunion Asteria now has the forces she needs to take on two planetary kingdoms. First she must deal with her lackeys…
Poor Kirikiri, Izzo, and Array were supposed to be reporting to Asteria but it seems that they were far too lost running a host club on the beach. Array for certain was too distracted with his new found regional fame that is spreading farther each passing week. They need to thank Madoka for pleading for them since Asteria would not have been so forgiving had Madoka not had a maru moment in getting her waifus back. Planetary collisions and stellar collisions are no joke, from what little we know about them we do understand that either would release enough energy to wipe out a system a screw up orbits. The loss of a star would essentially mean that life as we know it would no longer be sustainable.
In the light there really is no solution since evacuating billions would be a monumental feat and then there is the issue of being able to find a whole new star system to live on. Given how they had 1000 years to think of a solution I suppose there simply aren’t enough resources to move two whole populations. Moreover neither side seems inclined to see the other survive. It may well be that the war had been on and off as the political climate changed with the rulers of both systems, certainly the hope had been that Dizielmine and Guivini would have worked something out, but with a legend coming to life and a demonstration on Milita Zodia the possibility of simply wiping out the other system became all too tempting. Waging war would require fewer resources than a planetary evacuation, and as always there is the question of political will.
While the destructive potential is real there is the very real possibility that the legendary voxes are capable of impossible tasks that go beyond planet killing. I like how they are parsing out the information instead of giving us all an unbearable info dump, it makes everything more digestible and allows for conjecture as to what the bigger picture is.
On the yuri front things are going amazingly well for the Jersey Club, their reunion was long in coming but when it came I was decidedly happy. The kissing was not needed but it was greatly appreciated and certainly something to remember. Sadly it seems that Muginami and Lan are outliers in their respective factions. Both seem to be utilized as weapons to continue a war that their brothers seem intent on fighting to the bitter end. Still Dizelmine played a better political game that Digibulio who’s bungling resulted in the enmity of Asteria with his last major raid. Dizelmine not only came in as a savior but was also able to establish a military presence that Asteria is not willing to confront overtly. Dizelmine might be heartless bastard but I cannot help but admire how astutely he played the situation.
The war is one of survival and Diszelmine wisely saw no need to aggravate the natives with demands like Villabulio. Grania seems to be the only person that is enamored with Guivini as everyone else has left him. The De Metrio boys left him, Muginami left him, Lan left him, and even Hiroshi left him… It seems that KISS is the only group willing to stick with him though I wonder how much loyalty the rest of De Metrio owes to him. He only assumed the throne in Yurikano’s absence and should Yurikano ever return it would be interesting to see who would command more loyalty should they end up on opposing sides. Yurikano’s students seem to believe firmly that helping Asteria is in their best interest and if Guivini were wise he would not oppose the Jersey Club or hope to subvert Madoka through foul means.
I am curious as to how old the voxes really are if Asteria is still unsure about their full potential Granted, we don’t know what terrible event she caused and has had a long time to regret, but hopefully she still remembers a few important points. At the very least she does seem to be on the ball when it comes to the current situation. Hopefully this asylum gambit will pay off, and even if it doesn’t it is still likely that Dizelmine and Digiburio will be going at it with such vigor that they will not attempt to challenge the Jersey Club and Asteria’s lackeys. The Jersey Club would be nigh unstoppable and even if both onii-chans were heartless the amount of military power that would be expended would greatly exceed any tangible gains. With the new lackeys Asteria has a reserve that she could throw in if either side tried to launch a major offensive. Hopefully Tadokoro has been upgrading his armory for the big showdown that was 1000 years in the making.