Let that be a lesson, kids. You should always grab a kiss as soon as you’ve got the chance, ‘cause you just never know if you’re girl’s going to be suddenly pulled away because a mecha’s having mood swings or some giant protozoa are massacring an entire city.
You know, it’s been a long time since I’ve needed to say “What the F@#$ did I just watch?!?!” while watching an anime, and… well… this episode ends with hundreds or thousands of defenseless getting blown up but what’s more-or-less a MAGIC SCHOOL BUS lesson gone horribly wrong.
I’ve brought up a few times and, the further along we get, the more true it seems- - this definitely feels like a spiritual successor to EVA. If the damaged psyches and flights of batshit insanity don’t speak to that, then the newly-unveiled origins of the Nirvash and KLOs certainly do. Whether they’re dug up from the ground or cloned in some Freudian-minded lab, they’re both tech-outfitted giants.
We’re getting a lot of the exposition that you’d normally get in the first episode, not the 31st. Not sure if this is a case where I’d actually prefer explanations. The stuff with the royal family seems like it’s a world away from the regular plot, in more ways than one, and I’m not sure I really understood what was going on during all those dialog scenes in the royal palace. I did get the gist about the protozoa being the planet’s macro-sized antibodies, at least. That’s a concept that’s actually been explored in a fair number of superhero comics, actually.
Speaking of not understanding patches of dialog, I’m not sure I totally get what the situation is between Holland and Tahlo. I honestly thought they were trying to allude to her being pregnant in the last episode when they said she needed to "stop dressing that way." And they don’t really seem broken up by any stretch, either (unless she’s the kind of chick who just doesn’t get a hint.)