Man, I could watch Tsugumi “operate” all day long.
While episode was already interesting enough, episode 2 definitely blows it out of the water in terms of the overall action, quality and enjoyment I felt from it. Really, this show is trying to hit all the buttons and surprisingly doing it right too!
Tsugumi surprisingly became quite the show stealer for me, firstly for the aforementioned item and secondly for her attitude. Ayana Taketatsu’s voice fits quite right for the character as well. I’m really looking forward to see more of her amongst all the girls in the show introduced so far.
Gai is also proving to be quite a badass too since he has the attitude and guts to step up to the challenge. My respect points for him went up quite a bit when he openly went out alone and declared himself as the leader of an underground resistance movement and not even flinch when he had about 20 or so anti-air lasers pointed directly at him. I should also mention he did this on the assumption some random kid he met who suddenly gained super-powers would be able to sneak past a whole bunch of enemies, draw out a magical weapon that would deflect all the lasers back on the enemy. With the right timing too. That’s like… kinda wow. Of course I guess he probably had a backup plan somewhere as well, but still…
I also quite liked it when he praised Ayase for her job well done, but not before teasing her strait-laced apology a little first. Not only that, his chief strategist is Takehito Koyasu! Yeaaah.
Speaking of the Undertakers… they certainly seem to be well funded for a resistance movement. I wonder if they are being backed up by the Sakuradite mining cooperative in Kyoto or something (LOL).
Back to the main plot device, the Void Genome and technology got explained briefly too, and it seems that it’s the power to materialize ideas encoded in your DNA. I’m not even sure how the fuck something like this developed normally, but OH WELL THIS IS ANIME AFTER ALL. But now… doesn’t it feel like Shu’s gotta materialize them all? I mean, not even starting with the Undertakers themselves, there’s quite a number of his school friends to… be friends with. Ah I guess we’ll just have to see how it develops for now.
And oh god Inori, stop saying things like that. It makes me feel oh-so-guilty.
P.S. Inori in spats next week \o/.