I am sorry for having such a huge outburst but why is Moji the next pilot. I was hoping so much that it is not him, but alas, the time of reckoning for my favorite character has come. A secret about the enemy is somewhat revealed quite clearly in this episode as well. Due to my illness for the past few days, it is hard for me to do any serious writing up to now. That is perhaps the reason why too that I seem like missing for a while, but I had to get well in order for some things that will happen.
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Tsubasa was talking to Nagi (both Moji’s friends) and Moji was explaining to them how he figured out the questions for the Maths test, saying that the teacher had a certain format when he would release the test or the questions within the test. Nagi said that Moji should be a detective, with Tsubasa laughing, but Moji said that they had to leave for today. Moji then told Tsubasa that there would be a heart transplant for Tsubasa, even though Tsubasa told him not to joke about it. Moji said he had an intuition for it as we realized Moji was the next pilot.
After he was chosen, he told Tanaka to bring his friend, Nagi to the hospital of the military for a heart transplant operation, while asking Dung Beetle to transport his body to the hospital after the battle. Dung Beetle said that if he had that much time to think, he had to win the battle first before they decide on this. The flashback started. Moji, Tsubasa and Nagi were all orphans and since they were the only ones in the similar age group, they hung out together everyday. By Primary Five though, the thoughts of being together all the time like buddies were changed when they realized that Tsubasa was also a girl when she wore a yukata. Still, the friendship held on.
However, in the first year of middle school, Nagi fainted while running, and he had a heart attack which would cause his heart to weaken to the extent that he would die in one year. Nagi had to find a heart transplant that his body would not reject, if not he would not survive. Moji and Tsubasa tried to keep the secret, but Nagi was clearly faltering. That was also when Moji knew about Zearth. Despite that, Moji said that there was no doubt who Tsubasa would choose, as she would rather choose Nagi rather than him. Moji then wanted to leave as he had “other things to do” and Nagi said that Moji was sympathizing with him since he was about to die, which was why he was here all the time.
Nagi already knew he was about to die, and he said he only wished for the three of them to be together. However, Moji felt bad as he had wished for his friend to disappear, so that he could have Tsubasa. Eventually, Moji apologized for wanting to leave. Back to the present, Moji noted that he would save and protect Nagi with his heart, and save the world with Zearth in order to protect Tsubasa. Tanaka also brought some of the girls to her house to play including Kana who was gripped away from Jun. Kana also asked Tanaka about the search of Jun’s mother, but Tanaka said she needed some more time.
The girls asked Tanaka whether she had a boyfriend and she said she was single staying in this house. They then wondered about Seki but she said she never thought about it. Tanaka then asked about the guys in the game, with Kirie being too depressive, Jun being an annoying brat, Kanji too casual, with the only normal guy being Moji which was the next pilot. They had thought that Moji had great intuition and would have been the pilot that did not sign up for the game, and all of them noted that they wished they were the child that had not signed up.
Moji went to see Nagi who was packing up his stuff to move to the military hospital, having been thought that the facilities were better. When Nagi admitted that he loved Tsubasa even though he always said that the three of them should be together, and found it hard to repress his feelings. Moji told Nagi that Nagi must confess, as the nurse called for Nagi to move off. When Nagi was about to turn back to see Moji, Moji had disappeared. He was now in the cockpit, changing to the dress given by Nakarai.
Moji noticed that the battle was fought in a place unknown to them, and they could not find any government planes around them. The enemy was a mushroom like robot which then split into two. They asked Dung Beetle and he said that was normally the case, and said that there was still a critical point in the two robots that were linked up. Moji then thought about the weak point of Zearth, before trying to figure out where the weak point of the enemy was. He then tried to attack the link where the two robots were hit, but it seemed that it was not the critical spot as the robot stabbed its huge sword at Zearth, stabbing Zearth right through. However, Moji managed to sever the link, but the enemy continued to move.
Seki was surprised and was shocked that the two robots were not linked physically. However, Dung Beetle told them not to judge the enemy with the technology of Earth and they were probably connected through the air. Moji then said that Zearth will not be able to endure another hit as the two separate robots were trying to flank Zearth. The blue enemy robot started to hold its sword to protect itself, with them assuming that it had the critical spot but Maki said it might be a ploy. Moji then guarded the chest section of Zearth, protecting its critical spot. The children were worried that Zearth’s critical spot was revealed, but the two adults noted that Moji was using war psychology against the enemy.
The yellow enemy robot then cleared Zearth’s head, and Moji realized that the critical spot was the yellow robot because of the paranoid fear of direct confrontation. With that, the lights (similar to Zearth) of the robots disappeared and Dung Beetle promised to send Moji to the hospital. Moji then warned everyone that the enemy might be pilots just like them in the same plight. At the hospital, Nagi was surprised for having a heart transplant, and told Tsubasa that he had something important to say to her. The children were told by Tanaka that the operation was successfully carried out, and Aiko said it was great, with Jun saying what’s good about it. He said that they were merely pawns of the game, but Kanji corrected it by saying that they were more of sacrifices for the world.
So, it is mostly confirmed. The enemy of this game are definitely not merely enemy invaders, but perhaps entities or even pilots from another world that is in the same plight as them. If the use of war psychology by Moji does not prove that, the short scene of the light disappearing from the robot after it stopped should clearly show that the enemy was a similar entity not at all different compared to Zearth.
That meant that they are perhaps ending lives such as themselves in a game to merely protect themselves. If the enemy supposedly is from somewhere else, is it possible that the world that they are fighting in this time with Moji on the unrecognizable field, might be them being invaders themselves. In this way, the game of Bokurano becomes complex because that means that it seems like a sick Battle Royal to eliminate planets with this to lower the population and burden of the whole universe. If we are going to see the universe as merely an entity with planets that are having an over populated mass, this will make sense if there is a god up there that is playing the game of destroying the growth in a macro manner.
Ok, I am talking rubbish, but it somewhat sounds like how Bokurano is, considering that the enemy is not a foreign entity of aliens with mechanical style unemotional beings (think Alien vs Predator). I mean, it will be ironic while protecting their own nation, the children were also mass murderers of other planets. Imagine this, if the clause meant that if they lose the battle, their Earth will be destroyed, that could mean that the same clause is used to parallel worlds where these enemies were.
Moji the saint
Back to Moji, he is really a honorable person in my opinion. Despite all his words about being the most sinful person, love is selfish. Yet, the true form of love is not selfish, but one of a selfless entity where you simply wish for the good of the party you love. In that way, Moji has more than redeemed himself in the way he dealt with the situation. He not only protected the world of his loved one, Tsubasa, and but also saved the life of the person that his loved one loved, Nagi, without any selfish thoughts at the end.
To the end, Moji maintained his smile to everyone, a genuine smile that shows the benevolent soul of Moji. He has confirmed in this episode where I like him the most in Bokurano. He definitely has a maturity that is above most of the people in the game, other than perhaps Daichii who has passed away. I really felt that his way of knowing about his death, yet facing it the most noble way is the most respectful form of stepping down in all the episodes I have seen of Bokurano.
Moji, you will be missed.
I hate Jun, with a passion. He’s just about the most annoying non sympathetic bastard without any freaking brain. If anything, I wish I can punch him, then kick him in the groin, the dump him in the mud, mix some good honey and pour it onto him (hash that, make it cheap honey), and dump a whole bunch of red worker ants AND killer wasps and bees to kill him slowly. Sorry to be so mean, but his words of “what’s so good about it” is way too harsh, way too idiotic and way too annoying.
I really wish he will die, like die already. God, why is Maki Ano the next pilot. Let Jun be the next pilot and die in the most miserable way ever, so that Kana can have a proper family adopting her rather than the bastard brother that she has currently. Seriously, I am getting more pissed every single time that the faggot talked.
Calm down, Impz, calm down.
That is about all I will say.