So-Ra-No-Wo-To 02

So-Ra-No-Wo-To

Most noteworthy event of the episode: Kobayashi Yuu finally employing her shouting skills.

This episode should’ve been titled “Little Girls Playing Soldier” instead.

17 Comments

  1. theknife Said,

    January 12, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

    Is it just me or does this look like a screenshot from Minami-ke?

  2. ahelo Said,

    January 12, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    i kept laughing when she used it.

  3. Grimmer Said,

    January 13, 2010 @ 4:17 am

    The first part of the episode was somewhat nice. The latter part was less interesting. The characters dissapoint so far. I’d probably like them a slight bit more if they had a different occupation…when you see a kid happily exclaiming that she’s a gunner, you can’t help but facepalm at the retardedness of it all…
    The fact that they’re ‘soldiers’ seems to be more of a gimmick anyway…it’d be more believable if they worked in a post office or something like that…and it probably wouldn’t even hurt the story.

    This episode was inferior to the first one.

    Altough I must say I did smile/go wtf at the weird move the owl pulled at the end…I mean what was that? Seems like one of those strange facial contortion things you’d expect in series like GTO.

  4. Ninjanaut Said,

    January 13, 2010 @ 4:34 am

    I keep seeing kanon when she talks, she needs to play less guy characters lol

  5. Adrian Said,

    January 13, 2010 @ 5:11 am

    I replayed that part at least four times. Comedic timing, yosh!

  6. Caraniel Said,

    January 13, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    Completely agree that the most interesting thing about this episode was Yuu Kobayashi finally shouting.
    Got bored really quickly – characters are as dull as dishwater……don’t think I’ll be bothering with this anymore :S

  7. levrin Said,

    January 13, 2010 @ 7:23 am

    Regarding the owl: The white-faced scops-owl was featured on a Japanese TV show a while back where they demonstrated its defense mechanisms of fluffing up to look intimidating, or squeezing itself to look like a tree branch, and the video clip was quite popular for a time. Search youtube for “transforming owl” to see it.

  8. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 13, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    >>when you see a kid happily exclaiming that she’s a gunner, you can’t help but facepalm at the retardedness of it all…

    Isn’t that so true? I lol’ed when Felicia introduced herself as a tank commander. SO. HARD. TO. TAKE. SERIOUSLY.

    But seriously, they should’ve used a less…. masculine setting for the girls if they’re gonna continue with this shit for the whole show. Well, let’s hope not.

    @Ninjanaut: But that’s what Kobayashi Yu specializes in! Like Romi Paku!

    @levrin: Thanks for the explanation.

  9. Scrooge McDuck Said,

    January 14, 2010 @ 2:08 am

    I thought nobody taking them seriously is the entire point and is the main cause of those girls being stationed there in the first place.

  10. Gandalfr Said,

    January 15, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    hey, did anyone notice the thing at the piano at 18:51 ?

  11. InvalidName Said,

    January 15, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    > Search youtube for “transforming owl” to see it.
    That’s a pretty cool owl there.

    > I thought nobody taking them seriously is the entire point and is the main cause of those girls being stationed there in the first place.
    That’s my impression too. I actually think the settings is quite interesting too, from the little hints dropped here and there. We’ll see, I guess.

    > hey, did anyone notice the thing at the piano at 18:51 ?
    Nice catch, didn’t notice it.

  12. Gandalfr Said,

    January 15, 2010 @ 11:26 am

    this show has an intriguing setting but the characters aren’t as interesting..
    the characters are very reminiscent of K-ON, which can be a good or a bad thing depending on urself
    but i’ll be still be following this series n hoping the characters n setting will be more fleshed out

  13. nobody Said,

    January 16, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    > hey, did anyone notice the thing at the piano at 18:51 ?

    In fact, there’s also something on 15:23 and 18:32

  14. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    >In fact, there’s also something on 15:23 and 18:32

    I didn’t notice anything, what was it? Screencaps please?

  15. nobody Said,

    January 21, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

    > I didn’t notice anything, what was it? Screencaps please?

    http://i49.tinypic.com/343gcd5.jpg < 15:23

    http://i46.tinypic.com/9px851.jpg < 18:32

    Encircled in red just in case :D

  16. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 22, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Well, that’s rather sharp-eyed of you guys. I didn’t quite see anything myself.

  17. Borgun Said,

    January 22, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    Well, things that I got from this episode:

    Two girls with Japanese names can’t even identify kanji. Shock at the idea of learning music outside the military. The fortress used to be a high school. The map shows that the Republic of Helvetia is… Switzerland (no surprise), judging by the map, and the town seems to be near the French border, that is called now a No Man’s Land. Towns have been renamed to French numbers (Seize meaning “sixteen”). The big tank happens to be a non-working relic walker mecha. The whole unit is stationed in the middle of nowhere, far from the frontlines, under staffed and under supplied. The brass apparently don’t give a damn about the place.

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