There have been enough innuendoes in this show for me to be pretty sure I’m too off-base in assuming that Dai Gurren (or whatever the mega, ultra mech is called) is meant to look like its running around with a giant, raging boner. Out of all the ways to make this thing look like a big robot battleship, they design it such that there’s a long landing strip extending out of its crotch. There was definitely a lot of sexual tension in this show to begin with, to be sure. Though, even though the crew’s a bunch of horny guys, they don’t seem to actually ever act on it. No one outside of Kamina’s even tried to hit on Yoko yet!
Glad to see Gainax mixing up the locales for this episode. It reminded me a lot of one of my favorite EVANGELION episodes - - the aquatic combat one that introduced Asuka. I usually find submarine or naval warfare movies to run a little dry (pun intended) with all the listing of coordinates and waiting for torpedoes to load and so on, so it was definitely a lot more interesting to see some underwater fisticuffs here. I love how thorough the ranks of the beastman’s legions are. There’s something wonderfully whacked about seeing evil dolphins towing torpedoes and evil fish manning radar controls.
Glad to see that Nia and Yoko have buried the hatchet about the boys - - and in such a dramatic fashion! Having verbal confrontation regarding their rivalry just doesn’t bring the same kind of closure as a sniper rifle save does. What’s up with those red puzzle pieces in Nia’s eyes, though? They’re freaking me out.