So we have broken piece of Lost Technology Tank sitting in the garage… what do we use it for?
Ans: Play Amazing Grace on it!
Gotta say, they install pretty pimpin’ sound systems inside those tanks!
Well, that’s that. This episode was a good episode compared to the previous two, since there’s character development focusing on Rio and Kanata. Wasn’t much, but it was well executed and as a bonus it contained a lot of subtext to read between the lines with! I am a sucker for that, especially when it’s well executed one.
While I’m sure others have noticed the weird fusion of Western and Japan cultural elements in the show, this episode finally made me sit up and notice it. Well, it’s not like I didn’t notice it from the start, but it wasn’t a talking point for me yet, until the trigger this episode, where the Church blessing is actually using the Japanese Yaoyoruzu! Really made me sit up and notice that since it’s LOLWEIRD the Church in the show believes in polytheism.
And of course… the Tank. At this point, it’s pretty much a Lost Technology plot device and I did take a double-take when Rio booted it up with a total Gundam-esque startup sequence etc. etc.
It also made for a good contrast about the fact that there seems to be almost no doctors or “medicine-man” types in the world, with Rio having to resort to going to the Church, despite her misgivings about it. Thankfully, Yumina at least does have some basic medicinal knowledge instead of relying on blessings and prayers. Crackpot miracle workers are one thing me and Rio agree upon… a waste of money and should be banished from the world.
And mentioning Rio, looks like she and Kanata are connected by the virtue of Ms. Blonde (since I don’t know the name and all)…
I wonder who is she and how will she play out in the future.
Looks like this show might not be so boring after all!