Knights of Sidonia S2 ep7: boobs equal lady
For all the constant death and chaos of this show, I find myself appreciating the silly moments more and more. It’s funny how when you clear up your preconceptions and fresh perspective can make all the difference. For all its very light elements, there is a harem running through this show. So when the action dies down, it’s nice to have scenes now with established characters working through their own real life issues. Though an impromptu sex change is a bit on the obtuse side of life events.
OK, raise your hands if you DIDN’T think that manufacturing a Gauna into a giant planet destroying weapon was a bad idea. Right. Hands should all be down. Granted, Shiranui has been a resounding success. And I’m still puzzled by why its worked out so well. I don’t think anyone realizes how important Nagate has been to the equation. This is reflected in this latest experiment. Ochiai can conjure up the projects, but he doesn’t totally understand them. Kobayashi seems to be enamoured and blinded by unfettered power. And both of these fools are so powerful that no one can stop them. Even as this experiment literally blows up in their face and does massive damage to the colony, things just continue down the same road. It’s madness.
On the domestic side of things, there are plenty of smaller threads being tugged on, some for nearly the first time. Starting off, Samari, the ace veteran pilot finally has some sit down time with Nagate, gets drunk and offers to photosynthesize with him. I was a little puzzled by this, and I’m afraid I missed the point of the encounter. I had no idea she liked him in the least. Though she may have been intrigued by his peerless piloting at first, and his polite compliments second. Unfortunately, Nagate is as oblivious and brain dead about social interactions as any of the most inept anime protagonists out there. I’m pretty sure the one thing that could out right defeat him is the sight of a vagina. He has no training for that.
Then there’s the minor relationship of Ren and En with Nagate that’s slowly being brought up. There’s been practically no progress on that end until now, and even then the potential for it was snubbed out with Samari’s surprise visit to Nagate’s station at work. I’m on the fence as to whether this will actually add up to something, or she’ll just get brutally murdered in space without saying much of anything.
And then there’s Izana! Oh how I have waited for this day when she would BUST out, and BLOSSOM into a young lady! Yes, I can finally give Izana a gender, because she’s grown boobs – and I can assume a vagina. Strangely, they don’t go into what was going on down below, even though that’s arguably what’s the more important “set-up” here. All we get is –
BOOBS = LADY = YOU LIKE BOYS!
I guess they genetically engineered out all those pesky gay genes?
I’m only kidding. It’s just another slightly strange thing to me in this already strange world.
I imagine some people at this point in the show might be getting bored. While there was action, it was more of a tease. The offending Gauna just blew itself up in the end, probably from being too greedy and overloading on energy. We’re just left chewing on more and more potential as the show keeps teasing its eventual massive upcoming battle. But at some point, the show has to stop making promises and deliver, or at least give us something a little more tasty to chew on until that big pay off. Right now, I’m just waiting.