Hot damn, that victory pose is utterly made of FABULOUS and WIN. I was totally expecting Takuto to finally lose, but guess it’s just not meant to be. Not to mention, giving him a mid-season tier upgrade as well. Also; STAR SWORD THROWING! SHIELD BITS/PILES! GIANT GLOWING STAR SWORDS! This week’s fight has to be the best of the show yet so far.

And I haven’t even mentioned about the crazily detailed 3D eyecandy of the seals in the Zero Time.

So I was right on the money when I said Marino was Mizuno’s First Phase. I didn’t expect myself to be so right about it though. Then again, with all the clues and the stuff going down in the, it’s gotta be the only way that makes sense. Can’t see any other way round that, buuuuuutttt



I didn’t expect that her first phase would still be available when her mark disappeared. Is there some special rule/exception of the Maiden’s or is it just Mizuno imagining the whole thing in her head? God damn it, Enokido! Solve one question, pop another one right the fuck up. щ(゚Д゚щ) щ(゚Д゚щ)

Takuto’s backstory also got revealed in flashbacks in this episode and it’s just about as interesting as watching paint dry. The only good bits came at the end of that annoyingly long flashback in the middle of a great fight was finally getting to see who’s Takuto’s grandfather is.


Sure is family resemblance there. ALSO LOL PURPLE HAIR. HOW BLATANTLY OBVIOUS. Well, at least Takuto did finally get to give his father a good ass-kicking. Even if he doesn’t realize it. I think.

Well, this wraps up the Mizuno/West Maiden phase of the story now and we’re (hopefully) going to the more serious parts. The rest of the Kiraboshi Vanishing Age Drivers are going to make their appearances and luckily enough, BOTH ARE FEMALES! Makes me almost wish Takuto is given a bigger handicap. I mean, he could just probably win them over with his First Phase PIMP (Pointlessly Irresistable Male Pheromones) powers.

Not going to mention this week:

  • Naked Takuto
  • Head’s “penis” libido Star Sword waving
  • Mizuno’s… er, capture scene.
  • How deliciously evil Keito is amongst the members of the Kiraboshi.
  • Naked Takuto
  • Wako getting pissed off at Sugata and Takuto hogging the bath to themselves and actually thinking about joining them inside.
  • Naked Takuto.


  1. shinkirou Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 2:15 am

    kinda disappointed about the fight, thought i would last longer (in opening credit the fight seem very throbbing compare actual) but in the end good guy always win kinda remind me of ultraman. lol . too bad still know news about takuto dad. what a let down. i hope they kinda explain why there are 2 or similar galaxy pretty boy. my first impression is there only of them unless they belong to the bloodline etc father and grandpa then it would explain, but then how the head have similar cybody. still have many “unsolved” mystery. hope they will reveal more on takuto past and his cybody. at the end i am glad marino life and also can see why where takuto inherent his charm and good look from…

  2. Crimson7 Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    Seriosly, when Naked Takuto was looking up at the big penis/libido/Star Sword I had bad thoughts…

  3. metalsnakezero Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    Naked Takuto -_-;

  4. qwerty Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 4:12 am

    Keito better suddenly reveal she has a heavenly singing voice.

    We’ve already lost Sakana and now Mizuno too.

    And Wakos too busy shouting out “Takuto!” every time they enter zero time to be able to sing during it.

  5. Pitchblack Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 5:41 am

    It’s not that I hate Wako, especialy with her “lol” imagination, but it doesn’t change anything yelling Takuto as he’s fighthing like “qwerty” just said. Those times, she makes me feel like I’m watching Orihime (Kurosaki-kun =_=) and Sakura (Naruto!).

    Just think about it:

    -You are in zero time
    -You don’t know how to fight
    -You don’t have a cybody
    -You yell at the only person that protects your ass


  6. Kaisos Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 7:16 am


    Koshimizu CAN sing, surprisingly enough.

  7. cclragnarok Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    Ami Koshimizu also sang this Yuki Kajiura song:

  8. Athos Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    I loved how they threw us off with the cellphone ring near the end.

    I was just… you know… looking at her standing on the boat… no happy music or anything “huh… well, doesn’t this feel… vaguely familOH SHI—”

    Well, no bad end for Mizuno today. Still, it amuses me how they love to tease her to the very end. I guess it’s because of all the hate for how she took Monochrome from us.

  9. Panther Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    Takuto’s father is not Head but that guy that almost always collects the higher-ranked pilots’ star badges. The one who is usually with Head when Sakana-chan was still around.

  10. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    LOL, are you even watching the same show as we are?

  11. Niku Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    I was mostly surprised that Sugata didn’t even think about interfering with the King’s Pillar, which he did for lesser battles.

  12. bobbierob Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    Don’t worry about naked Takuto. Blatant TV censoring will handle that.
    also, @Niku: if he used the King’s Pillar, we won’t have any of Head’s libido waving, will we?

  13. Dakkar Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    So, Star Driver is the type of show where fathers wave penises after stripping their sons of clothes and pushing them to the ground. What time slot does it air in, I forgot?

  14. shinkirou Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    i wonder will they do a new op and ed credit since the head oredi lose and finish the west maiden arc?? it seem keito is the key to 3 seal of 4 phase and wako is the last seal (stated at 1st episode) would it means they straight go to fourth phase and keep hunting on wako??

  15. anon Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    Isn’t Head too young to be Takuto’s father? He is more like a …oh shit! I’m with Panther’s idea on Takuto’s (two timing?) father

  16. arigatou Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    You got it right. I know it’s her clone all along, I forgot which anime I’ve used as reference probably Black Lagoon? And you’re right Head is Takuto’s father we would know later on (too many give aways), this one is blatantly easy Takuto’s father first phase is permanent youth, contrary to the Nurse’s first phase that requires earthquake.

    Takuto’s first phase is similar to Son Goku’s increase of power level.

    Some nasty speculations.
    It probably would happen by episode 20, when Head gets furious with the rest gets defeated by Takuto. Episode 23 Wako’s turn.
    Don’t tell me the Head (hint: he hesitated on destroying Tauburn, he mentioned to Sugata that Takuto is an ally) is preparing Takuto and the rest for the sudden invasion
    Takuto and everyone vs all Cybodies. (Kurogane Linebarrel all over again?)
    Takuto vs Sugata (Semi-boss match)

    Please no more Kurogane Linebarrel plot of end, this would ruin the show.

  17. Benigmatica Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    Why you always mentioning Naked Takuto… Are you GAR or gay for him?

    Anyway, it seems that Takuto’s Tauburn goes three times faster now!

  18. CaptainBright Said,

    January 24, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

    You know what? I used to be psyched for Star Driver. Now? This is seriously borderline stupid.

    Oh well, back to Mazinkaiser SKL for me…

  19. Necromas Said,

    January 25, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    How the heck could Marino have been the pilot for that eyeball cybody if she was just a first phase construct? If she were to have a cybody, shouldn’t it have been Mizuno’s maiden cybody?

  20. Azure Said,

    January 25, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    Seconding Necromas’ question.

    And Mizuno will meet up with Sakana-chan to form an “Ex-Maiden Club” or something…

  21. manz Said,

    January 26, 2011 @ 2:11 am

    Found this on TT

  22. babohtea Said,

    January 26, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    new TWGOK chapter out! I think this ones blog worthy LOL

  23. manz Said,

    January 27, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    If Rance exist in Star Driver universe, his Hyper Weapon libido will make him the strongest character ever!

  24. Yamibakeru Said,

    January 28, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    But aren’t Takuto and Head both in the same year or something?

  25. Azure Said,

    January 29, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    @ Yamibakeru Clearly you missed the part whereby Head was able to stay young with his 1st phase~

  26. Yamibakeru Said,

    January 29, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    Ooooooh… Shit. Wow.

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