Food diplomacy best diplomacy.
Well, this basically turned out to be a “let’s talk about the morality of killing people over some grilled chicken, then we go kick some pirate lady’s butt” episode. Yet, Gargantia’s really going strong for now, and I actually liked the talk Amy and Bellows had with Ledo since it also gave us insights to the customs of the world.
The second half basically continues the one-sidedness of Chamber and Ledo, as they single-handedly took out the pirate fleet AND the pirate lady captain’s hillarious lobster mech using only melee attacks. I appreciated the attempt by the show to try and make it seem like it was really close and all, but seriously, it’s quite impossible to lose when you have such massive technological advantage….
(Also, the slave girls turning out to be pirate lady captain’s sidekicks in battle really had me laughing)
And I’m very appreciative of how the show tackles the language barrier problem by actually making it a plot important. Ledo’s “thank you” at the end of the episode really resonated with me, by showing him slowly attempting to fit in to this strange world he’s inadvertently found himself in.
Let’s just hope they keep this language thing consistent, and not just dispense of this after a while and make everyone magically already understand each other. And of course, I still want to hear more of Sugita’s robotic deadpan :)
End card by 霜月えいと
Sorry pirate lady, you might have that kinda-cool lobster mecha but it’s no match for a Buster Machine!