This was the entire episode. (Thanks Athos)
STAR DRIVER has the wrong heroine. Kanako is clearly the true choice even if she’s married. I’d NTR her even if I have to beat Takuto first.
Ok, back to serious mode. Clearly STAR DRIVER has been ill-written and this episode, more than anything, shows how rushed they were about the whole story. It was already pretty bad back at 23, but 24 just serves to confirm it. Introducing a new characters now? Throwing out infodumps about minor characters that have zero relevance to the story so far? It’s like they wrote this show, planning for a four-cour run but Blu-ray sales and economics forced them to end it early and now they’re just writing shit in all over the place to end the anime and then sell tons of “extended universe” materials taking from unfinished plot threads from the anime. God, I hate that the most.
Doesn’t help too that Keito has become a bad character, with her motivations hardly explained and nonsensical to say the worst. I still don’t get what they are trying to do with her character. First having her as the cool “insider/betrayer” type selling the Maidens out to the Crux but now she’s just Sugata’s cock sucker. I actually wish Head was still the main antagonist in this show. Sigh.
Speaking of Head… Y U SO GAY?!! щ(ﾟДﾟщ) (Also apparently his youth is Shingo’s First Phase. Idk, but w/e （ ´_ゝ｀）)
Also I hate how everyone and the show is forcing Wako to choose. Why can’t she enjoy it for a few more years first! It’s not like she’s obligated to get married at sixteen or something! I just realised how this is the polar opposite of how I wanted Macross Frontier to end too!
Well, hopefully episode 25 delivers something. I’m not expecting much at this point, but just don’t start the episode with all the footage in the preview gone through at the first 3 minutes, and then the rest of the show is Takuto, Sugata and Wako floating naked in space. Infinite Stratos already used up my Gundam homage quotient of the season.