Okay, I’m starting to think episode 5 is when you can firmly say whether a show is worth watching or not. For while I was ready to drop this show, then they decided that Meteora has explained enough of what is going on and we can FINALLY move forward. So now I’m back in love.
Special Disaster Case 105: Meteora, Selesia, Kikuchihara
Finally, after all that has happened, the government is getting involved. With that, it seems the story may push forward as the creations we have met, and a new one named Rui, who has some huge mech, get legal status and become government workers. With that, they are expected to give their expertise and skills to help fight off whatever the Uniformed Military Princess is planning.
Though, at the same time, they are sort of like a government sanctioned version of The Avengers. Since they surely don’t want Meteora working on her own again, stealing 100s of millions of yen worth of rockets, and it is figured that a cover-up would be impossible. Well, not only impossible but it would also destroy the trust of government.
There may just be hope for this series yet. For while we didn’t get an action scene, it does seem like it wants to be taken seriously again. Much less, it wants to be likable. It doesn’t want to dedicate 10 minutes to Meteora presenting her theories to people who cannot comprehend what she is talking about, much less do anything about it. Instead, she is now talking to people with the financial backing who can. She is now part of a council which may be able to really put the Uniformed Military Princess on notice and maybe even stop her.
Now, some of their goals, like protecting creators and trying to bring creations to their side might be hard, but I’m glad that we got reminded that not all meetings between the two can be peaceful. For Rui seemed ready to go off on his own for his life has been nothing but war. Plus, we saw how Alicetelia was about to rip through a police station to find her owner. So, hopefully, with this government involvement, there will be this increased vibe that it won’t just be all about talked, and by that I mean Meteora talking, but may actually dive into what the first episode sold us.
Just like Matsubara has Marine, it seems Sota was the illustrator for a young woman named Shimazaki. The person who likely created the Military Uniform Princess. He doesn’t realize this till he really takes not of why he, of all people, are involved. For, up until this episode, it seemed almost random who may have ended up with a creation in their home. However, now it seems a connection to a creation is part of the requirements.
Being that not every last thing gets translated, and Sota isn’t like Meteora and doesn’t break things down to its atomic level, there remains an air of mystery here. However, that is one of the things this show has been missing for a while. A sense of mystery, what may happen next, and you being given a reason to spout theories. Such as why did Shimazaki kill herself, what was her relationship to Sota, like were they just friends or maybe on the path to something more? Much less, is the Military Uniform Princess one of their shared creations? Is he her creator? Does she have a story or is she an unfinished product? Perhaps mad she doesn’t have a world of her own? For better or worse.