This one is for all you Haruna fanboys.
What’s the deal Xebec? Do you guys always wait until the final episodes to come out with some decent stuff? I don’t know about you guys, but aside from the emofest, I actually liked this episode. I’m guessing it’s because I’m used to all the bad episodes and once a decent episode finally comes I get all excited. Hell, I’m actually looking forward to the next episode. Oh gawd. Did I actually just say I’m looking forward to a TLR episode? *shudders*
He’s no Gordon or Kurtis, but he has his moments. (reference to the post title ¬.¬)
Lala’s father, Gid, declares that Rito must be able to reach his spaceship or else the Earth would be destroyed. Rito’s trial starts the next day at noon and has till sunset to reach the ship. Rito shuts himself in his dark room lamenting over the fact that Lala is gone and that he’s the only hope for Earth’s survival.
I jokingly thought of the exact same thing when Mikado first entered the room.
During Rito’s emo-mania, he gets encouraged by some of his friends and family, including a visit from Mikado and a letter and text message from this dad and mom respectively. Haruna also gives Rito a call asking him to come out and meet with her at the park. During their meeting, Rito clears up the misunderstanding that occurred last episode where Rito told Lala that he liked her. He tells Haruna that he will try to defend Earth the next day by reaching the spaceship and that if he is successful then he would like to tell Haruna his true feelings. Haruna encourages Rito to do his best and even gives him a hug.
He was just showing a little gratitude. =P
Rito starts his run for the spaceship the next day with a crowd of people cheering for him. Gid sends down a bunch of giant seeds that sprout into giant vines and entangle anyone who gets near them (or in this case, they only seem to go for Rito and women ¬.¬). Just when Rito is about to get captured, Mikado, Yui and Saruyama arrive in a Hummer(? that’s what it looks like to me) and drags Rito into the vehicle. Yui explains that the only condition is for Rito to reach the spaceship and there was no restriction that states that no one could help. The episode ends with them riding off towards Gid’s spaceship.
Hey the tone in this episode is too serious. No one is going to like that!
Maybe we can add some random and shameless fanservice shots?
Brilliant! Make it happen.
I’m a bit amused by the fact that they slipped in a bunch shameless fanservice (much more than most of the other episodes) in, what was supposed to be, a pretty serious episode. I mean it’s the end of the world and they still have time to slip in a few unmodest shots. Not that I’m really complaining… it’s just kind of funny when you think about it.
A little uncharacteristic for Haruna, but I’ll let it slide this time.
The scene with Rito and Haruna was a bit rewarding even if it wasn’t a full blown confession. It down-played the confession to Lala from last episode and it didn’t set RitoxHaruna in stone either. I doubt the next episode will finalize anything either as the manga hasn’t even come close to finalizing a relationship for Rito.
A liquid that melts clothes? Haven’t we been down this road already?
Based on next episode’s preview, it sounds like Lala might be leaving Earth for a while. I doubt that will really happen, but who knows.