Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda – 02

I can not think of a better way to end the week than with Hoshimiya and her faithful Zvezda minions conquering the likes of dinner and the JSDF West Udogawa 3rd Armored Brigade. I have always been a stickler for series that go against the norm. That is to say, instead of following the heroes catching the villains, we’re shown the villains escaping the heroes. You know, the unexpected. While I am sure that the current regime will prove itself to be some sort of evil dictatorship which deserves to be conquered, I’m glad that our cast of misfits are the ones being chased instead of it being the other way around.

The elegant tigress stalks her prey.

I am going to admit something rather embarrassing that I would prefer to have stay here. I know how much you enjoy reading aloud what you see here to your friends and family, but lets just keep this to ourselves. It was not until towards the end of the episode, when Jimon left their base a little worse for wear, that I realized that White Robin was none other than Komadori. I know, I know. I am not exactly proud of myself.

I hope the pair of them are as dense as I am.

I have to say, though, I really did not expect to enjoy this series as much as I am. The real reason I ever found myself excited for this was the initial mystery surrounding it. With that gone, I did not think I would keep up with it like this. One complaint I have so far, which could be remedied next week, is I would like to see some school dynamic. With this episode we just breezed right through the day. I imagine, what with Jimon and Komadori both being in the same class, that some kind of hilarity could ensue during school. I am conflicted, though. One part of me wanted to see his day while another part of me applauded Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda for saying, “This is not a school comedy. We are going to get straight to the point.”

As much as we would have hated it, A-1 Pictures could have saved some money with some stills of Jimon sitting in class dreading the situation he has gotten himself into to. They could have done a lot of things with that school period, but they went ahead and decided to forgo it entirely. Hah, I am conflicted.

Perhaps if she had kept her eyes open the food would have turned out better.

I am really looking forward to next weeks episode. It will be nice to know if this show ever becomes about defending conquered territories. As it stands, I can not imagine Zvezda maintaining an army. Instead, I see a single definitive battle. While that could work, I have always been a stickler for armies. I would love to see hundreds of Zvezda foot-soldiers rather than just the two. Only time will tell, only time will tell.


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