While last week’s spat between Madoka and Muginami looked pretty awful and ended on a horrible note at least both parties were up for reconciliation. Granted neither Muginami nor Madoka were long term friends of one another I am glad they both decided that a true friend was hard to come by and that they are worth keeping. Lovers may come and go but friends stay with you for a good deal longer. It’s getting a little harder to tell if this show wants to go to a GRIMDARK place considering the happy colors of Kamogawa compared to the oppressive atmosphere of U-Go. I am getting more and more intrigued by the war between La Garite and De Metrio now that the distinction has been made that both share a cultural heritage but are separate political entities. This complicates things though whether or not they have a grand plan to sort out the mess remains to be seen I am having fun making conjectures as they seem willing to answer most of them week to week.
So Villagiulio was really up there when Lan was Loli, but I wonder who betrayed who first, Dizelmine or Villagiulio. Judging by how Moid and Lan view Villagiulio it would seem as if Villagiulio betrayed Dizelmine when it was expected that as allies they would bring peace to the Polyhedron Space. From the look of things I’d guess that Polyhedron would be a council of noble houses that shared the same culture despite the political divisions with different ruling houses, a Landsraad if you will. It would please me greatly if the war between De Metrio and La Garite was going to be as storied as the Harkonnen-Atredies feud I get the feeling that this isn’t going to happen even if there is a religious aspect concerning the Voxes. Still I want to know who now leads De Metrio now that Villagiulio has been deposed. Was it a leader of the masses who rose from the ashes of the old order or was it another branch of Villagiulio’s family that wanted to put their own candidate onto the throne? Given Villagiulio’s status as Crown Prince I wonder if there were plans to marry Lan to him, it would lead to more drama but by the look of things Lan sided with her family and dumped Villagiulio.
Since U-Go is a penal colony where I suppose Polyhedron dumps the criminals I guess Villagiulio was likely exiled there and not shot down. I’ll say this much about U-Go of Muginami’s memory, it was kind of like Kamogawa’s evil twin in that it was darker, colder, and seemingly dead given the overall lack of marine life. I wonder what happened to the rest of Kiss though since there was more than one member and it seems as if Kiss was there long before Villagiulio was exiled. It would be something if Villagiulio killed his way to the top to take command, though now that just about everyone eyes him warily as a traitor I wonder how Izo and Kirius view him. They must know that Villagiulio is an ex-Crown Prince, so maybe they too have some plans to dispose of him as I don’t think the current De Metrio leadership would like to have him back.
The fanservice this week was laid on greasy thick it was like they just wanted to escalate things and push it to the limit. Thankfully it did not get as crass as Monty Python’s Meaning of Life. Lan being a dojikko was delightful as always but I wouldn’t mind if they toned it down next week. If nothing else they at least are justifying the MA tag on the Viz release. If we ever get a spin off I want it to be about Yoko and Machiko’s old school days since both seem to be the original jersey club members. I like my Brightslaps as much as the next guy but it was better to see Madoka get back on the ball without needing a BRIGHTSLAP to set her straight. All too often people over think things and Madoka certainly has it right if you know you are wrong apologize right then and there where possible. Madoka didn’t need much more goading and was able to arrive at the correct answer on her own. The bath scene was most yurilicious and I did appreciate that they both made amends and probably did this and that. While Lan should have been there I guess they made up for it in dramatic fashion with the midnight beach party.
Hiroshi might be a loli-con in disguise but at least he’s trying to give out handmade gifts even if said gifts are company uniforms. They aren’t bad and certainly all three of them will use them to charm their customers. I must commend Muginami for bouncing back fairly quickly though. Sure she was wrong to defend Villagiulio but at least she finally has a real home where people will love her unconditionally and accept the real Muginami. I guess this will be the end of the ditsy air-head act but I hope that in the future Muginami will realize that Madoka loves her the most and that Villagiulio deserves to be FOREVER ALONE. I wonder if Moid is out for himself or if he is simply out to do the dirty work to ensure that La Garite survives and wins the war. Certainly he is hiding a whole lot and Tadokoro is having little luck getting answers. That said Tadokoro certainly can hold back his vomit when watching Moid eat his “healthy” breakfast. I agree that the ingredients were sound but mixing it just looks so unappetizing.
Next week we get to meet the leader of Novumundus, who is…surprise, loli. I doubt that we are going to be in for more mecha combat next week as Lan’s dream of riding an Orca might come true as they visit Kamogawa Seaworld. I just hope that Lan-hime will become the patron saint of Killer Whales.