Knights of Sidonia S2 ep6: advancing & digressing at the same time
The weird harem continues and the Ochiai’s influence continues to seed more and more power and Gauna technology into the Sidonia’s veins.
On the long road that is Sidonia’s storytelling, you have to wonder at this point what the ultimate destination will be? Sure, it could be pointing towards understanding, or merger. Or if you prefer to have a more pessimistic view, we could be on the road to ultimate annihilation. At this point, Gauna material is being imbued into all aspects of Sidonia’s military strategy. But I doubt anyone truly understands what’s being played with here aside from Ochiai. With this new graviton cannon being tested, we see the Sidonia having another option for defense and attack, as they have another weapon capable of planetary destruction. In Shiranui, they have a more mobile weapon able to integrate with and augment their human forces and technology. The battle with the massive Gauna hive cluster seems more imminent by the day.
The lighter side of this is seeing the ever increasing bond between Nagate, Izana and Shiranui. I don’t care how native it appears to now be in the show, it’s still really weird. Things have progressed to the point where Nagate took the time to research and move to a new home in order to better accommodate Shiranui’s visits. He also takes the opportunity to invite Izana along, who pretends to grudgingly accept the offer. It’s cute, but I have trouble envisioning how this ultimately plays out. This isn’t just because they could all die at any point, but because the group dynamic is just so unique.
Overall, this episode isn’t without event, but not much significant happens. It’s mostly another deliberate step towards the oncoming chaos. The Sidonia is firmly entrenched on this road towards war with the massive Gauna hive cluster. Everything being done now is meant towards that end. All the massive upgrades and experiments and changes in leadership are in preparation to strengthen the political and military machines that keep the floating colony alive. It’s very much like a boxer training for a match. They know and continue to learn about their opponent, all while fine-tuning what they have to do to survive and beat that opponent. I’m just curious if there’s more than a handful of people in Sidonia that knows that they have an enemy strengthening right next to them. Their next opponent? Perhaps.