“Goodbye Sister”

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(ノゝ∀・)~キラ☆!!!

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Ozma’s a big fan of Firebomber it seems.

The gist of the episode mainly revolves around Ozma, as he searches for the reason why Ranka’s being involved in all the Vajra mess. He reminisces about the past, when her first met Ranka and how he desperately tried to help her recover, even trying to bake pineapple cake (oh shit, Death Flag #1) for her, which actually succeeds mostly because he sucked at it.

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Oh man, Ozma’s so young!

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Oh shit, DEATH FLAG #1!

With help from Cathy (oh shit, Death Flag #2), he stalks out a Vajra research facility in Island 3, but he’s stopped by Brera before he can find out anything. Their fight is interrupted when a Vajra group comes to attack, and both of them sortie to deal with them.

Initially confident, the S.M.S uses nukes right off the top, but SURPRISE! The Vajra’s are unscathed and even their conventional weaponry fails to put a dent to them. Quarter almost gets hit by a Vajra anti-battleship beam, but Ozma shields it (oh shit, Death Flag #3[?]), with Brera bailing him out when the Vajra goes for him.

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Who the fuck do you think we are!!”

Brera reveals that the Vajra are TEH ZERG and they can evolve to be resistant to most attacks, which is why they needed Ranka’s song. This brings despair to the S.M.S team, but Ozma uses his Inspire Gar skill to lead them in to victory by going mano-a-mano against the Vajra using knives (oh shit, Death Flag #4)

They clean up just in time to attend Ranka’s (finally) first live at Tenkumon, and Ozma looks back at how much she’s grown (oh shit, Death Flag #5)… eventually growing quiet, which unsettles Cathy who’s beside him… and she notices the stream of blood from him. R.I.P Ozma….

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OZMAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

…. not! (I’d actually put in a Rick Astley video here, but it seems all of them are “embedding disabled by request” :X). Well, looks like Ozma’s fitting nicely into the “I won’t die even if killed” slogan of GAR-ness. Haha. Hell, he even has another helping of pineapple cake while recuperating in the hospital…
….
DAMN YOU KAWAMORI! DAMN YOUUUUUUUUUU!! ALL THE FUCKING DEATH FLAGS WERE IN IT ALREADY…. ARGH!!!! Hell, the whole thing was exactly like an reenactment of SDF Macross.

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…or not. Notice the pineapple cake.

So, yeah.. Ozma lives! I guess this breaks the “pineapple” curse of Macross or smth. He even rubbed the damn pineapples all over our face too. God. I’m…….. so speechless, orz. Even the damn episode title was so misleading.

Right, back to the episode, there were other interesting titbits revealed too. First, Michel’s already suspecting something wrong with the weird tablet he picked up back on Galia 4, and we’re treated to a cute little scene of him asking Klan out, to introduce him to her medical student friend, which Klan being tsundere and all, totally misunderstands it.

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I hope we get a Klan Klan OVA.

Luca also reveals that the fold quartz are from the bodies of the Vajras, and by monopolizing the stones, it is possible to actually control the whole universe, since the stones have the capability of passing through fold faults.

Sadly enough, “Lion” didn’t appear this week, instead “Seikan Hikou” is this week’s OP, accompanied by an uber-cute OP sequence as well, with the infamous dance prominently featured in case anyone missed it. Shin’s so gonna love this episode.

Anyways, next week will be interesting, since Sheryl’s confronting Grace at the end of this episode, and probably more details about Sheryl’s real nature and how she is part of the whole plan will be revealed. I sure hope she’ll live through this series… T_T.

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Dun Dun dun dun dunnn~

19 Comments

  1. Crusader Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

    There there comrade, Kawamori pwned us all. It his universe he has the right to rule it. This throwing around of death flags was an intentional just as planned gambit on his part. I suppose its a sign that maybe things might develop differently… which is good in a strange way as I am now somewhat less inclined to think that this will play out like SDF Macross.

    Well I guess we shall see what death food Kawamori has designated next….

    I am sure Sheryl will be fine even if she shows up soaking wet before Alto-hime.

  2. primeparadigm Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 4:03 pm

    Ozma probably picked up a thing or two from Macross 7’s Gamlin, who is the undisputed king of beating death flags.

  3. Shin Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 4:06 pm

    SEIKAN HIKOU AS OP???

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    COMMENCING RAW DOWNLOAD!!!!

  4. primeparadigm Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

    Ozma probably learned a thing or two from Macross 7’s Gamlin, who is still the undisputed king or beating death flags.

  5. Myssa Rei Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 4:32 pm

    Pineapple Salad, doko?

    And wow, Ozma really dodged the proverbial plot bullet in this one.

  6. Haesslich Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 4:57 pm

    Premarital sex saved Ozma’s life. Thank you, Lieutenant Catherine Glass. As for this, I think it’s more Mikhail was half-serious about asking the blonde out… which is why Klein flipped.

    Mmm… flipped Klein…. and back to business. I’m surprised you didn’t remember that Ozma’s a big Fire Bomber fan – he had Fire Bomber in the car in episode 2, names his squadron formations after Planet Bomber songs…

  7. Haesslich Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

    Incidentally, Pineapple Salad was Episode 18 of the first series… and they did everything almost the same, relationship-wise, except for the sex. Sex first saved Ozma, although we got to see Cathy’s “Roy? Roy? ROY!!!” face first. Mmmm…. Cathy in bed…

    Back to business again. The pineapple cake was a very nice touch at the end, especially with the way the title went. Nice of Kawamori and the director to rub everyone’s faces in it.

  8. manga Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 5:52 pm

    Klan fixing her hair when Michael arrives? Bad timing :)

    Her reaction was so damn cute. Damn Michael to lose such a good fine lady.

    Op was a big WTF, but still, oh my god I liked it.

    Vajra laying eggs on the fighter planes? Alien?

    Overall, good music from Basara :) But otherwise the ep had it´s up and downs.

  9. Setsuna-san Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 6:41 pm

    Ozma is so damned GAR that even a pineapple cake couldn’t take him down.

    He quite literally bit the bullet and lived to talk about it.

  10. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 8:06 pm

    Well, he IS Kamina after all.

    Remember people, sex saves lives.

  11. blissmo Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

    Only when you need it

  12. wolfx Said,

    August 2, 2008 @ 1:53 am

    Maybe kawamori wanted ozma to die but he said “Look…i died as Kamina and i sure as hell don’t wanna die as Ozma here. WHO DO YOU THINK I AM !!! I CANNOT DIE!!”.

    LOL!

  13. Haesslich Said,

    August 2, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

    Well, I think Kawamori was speaking (through Mikhail), towards the end:

    “If he’d died, it would’ve been incredibly emotional, huh?”

  14. soloista Said,

    August 2, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

    What are these death flags that Gamlin managed to beat?

  15. C.I. Said,

    August 3, 2008 @ 5:22 am

    Klan Klan OVA must be forthcoming. srsly.

    Also, wtf, deathtease.

  16. Haesslich Said,

    August 3, 2008 @ 6:30 am

    … you have to wonder how Cathy didn’t notice the fact he was injured, though. I mean, if he’s bleeding THAT bad, you surely can smell the coppery scent of blood, right? Or that he’s spacing out more than usual? Although, it DID capture Roy’s last moments pretty well.

  17. EvilDevil Said,

    August 3, 2008 @ 8:50 am

    “DAMN YOU KAWAMORI! DAMN YOUUUUUUUUUU!! ALL THE FUCKING DEATH FLAGS WERE IN IT ALREADY…. ARGH!!!!”
    did someone order a pineapple salad? wait, my bad is a pineapple cake… and is a lie!!!
    he got me there, i was so ready to waaaaaaa….

    …so sex save lives… i gotta remember that one… if i ever get a GF i will use that line…

  18. Bluestreak2 Said,

    August 3, 2008 @ 9:04 am

    I totally should have read this post before Jason’s.
    I spent half the episode going OH SHIT, He’s going to get killed off. But in the end I loved the twist.
    ^_^ Can’t wait for next week.

  19. Magnius of the Chaos Said,

    August 3, 2008 @ 5:39 pm

    Sex doesn’t save lives.

    Scream proved that.

    IT’S THE RULE WHICH HARDENED CRIMINALS WHO IGNORE RULES FEEL HONORBOUND TO FOLLOW.

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