Been looking forward to this one too. This series starts off with the main character having a dream about his mother’s death, when she entrusts him with a device that she says he will need in the future. Back in the present, the main character Flit, an intelligent student, goes to school with his friend Emily, as well as Haro (woot Haro). Apparently, this story is set after the other Gundam series, as Gundam and mobile suits are treated as legendary machines of the past. At school, Flit gets into an argument with the teacher, insisting that the UE, an organization believed to be comprised of aliens that attacks colonies, follows a pattern which he has figured out. Based on that pattern, he concludes that Nora, where they all live, is going to be the next to be attacked. However, the teacher just ignores him, despite his fears that the UE will do the same to Nora that happened in his own hometown of Ovan. That night, Flit reveals to Emily that the device that his mother gave him were plans to create a Gundam, believing he is meant to build it. Just then, the city is attacked by the UE. With the city’s defenses being overwhelmed, Flit insists they send out the Gundam, but Vargas, the engineer, refuses. Flit decides to take matters into his own hands and jumps into the Gundam. With it, he’s able to take down one of the UE units, but the other units run away. All seems well, but then the units attack again from outside the colony as the episode ends. Well, so far, I haven’t seen too much to differentiate this series from the older ones. This first episode seems pretty similar to Gundam SEED, with Flit basically being like Kira and Largan seeming like Mu La Flaga to me. Oh well…hopefully it gets better. I really like Gundam shows.
October 9th, 2011:
Harem time. This week’s episode starts off with Fear getting a last name, Kubrick, and being permitted to go to high school with Haruaki (I really dig this opening…not just the music, but the actual animation too). When they get to the classroom, we meet another one of the heroines, Kirika Ueno, the academy representative. Fear is instantly popular in the class due to her cuteness (yeah…I understand). Meanwhile, the weird blond lady from the end of the last episode has a secret meeting in the basement. Haruaki takes Fear to the sea, and she asks him if he really wants to know more about her. Before he can respond, they are interrupted by the blond woman, who introduces herself as Peavey Barowoi from the Prodigious Knights aka Valencie. She explains that her organization is in disagreement with Haruaki’s father, believing that the Warth, or cursed tools, should all be destroyed before they become human.
When she attacks Fear, Fear knocks Haruaki away and fights back. Valencie reveals that Fear has killed people in the past, calling her a killing tool but Fear insists that it wasn’t her will. At that moment, Konoha jumps into action, using her hand as a pseudo-blade to attack. However, she’s not strong enough to defeat Valencie. Finally, Haruaki jumps into action, taking hold of a transformed Konoha sword as Konoha’s surname is revealed to be Muramasa. Haruaki unleashes a hidden technique, destroying one of Valencie’s claw. However, Valencie doesn’t bothered at all. It turns out her weapon is a cursed tool as well, hurting Haruaki in the process of his attack. At the sight of Haruaki’s blood, Fear’s expression completely changes as the episode ends. Finally! A harem protagonist who isn’t completely useless! Haruaki can fight! Anyways, things seem to be getting interesting, and cliffhangers for the win because they’re super effective against me.