The Flag Has Been Cleared

The Flag Has Been Cleared is an anime episode of Robotics;Notes that was released on 12/21/2012

Kaito and Frau team up to locate Kimijima Report NO. 3, but it won't be any easier than last time. Meanwhile, the final, unaired episode of GUNVARREL is leaked online...

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Plot Summary

Frau and Kaito look for cheaters
Frau and Kaito look for cheaters

As Kaito munches on a delicious snack, Frau remarks how she has to eat one meal a day to stay thin, but she quickly yells at Kaito after thinking he prefers plump girls. Kaito hands her a snack, and Frau thinks it's spiked with knock out drugs. She starts talking about how Kaito will have his way with her. Then, Frau states that the Gunvarrel's last episode has been leaked online. She asks Kaito for the Kimijima reports. Kaito tells her that he thinks the reports are nonsense and that it may not have any connection to Frau's missing mother. Though, he explains to her about the monopole and the solar storms in the reports. He wonders what has happened to Mizuka. At the hangar, Akiho goes over the facial design with Subaru who will not allow it. Over at school, Kaito clears a flag with Airi and Frau. As Kaito clears more flags by figuring out the conditions, he asks Airi if anyone else went after the reports. On the beach, Kaito and Frau are stacking rocks without letting a single one drop to the ground. In Chikura Cave, Kaito beats a top player at KILL BALLAD. Meanwhile, Akiho and Subaru are at Frau's home looking for Kaito and Frau. Back on the beach, Kaito finds Frau all exhausted. Frau starts up the checking system, and Rosetta finds a virus. AT Mizuka's store, she watches a news conference of Misaki struggling to answer and calm down reporters. When Kaito asks Mizuka about Airi and Kimijima, Mizuka freaks out and warns him not to dig any deeper. Meanwhile, a man tells Misaki to investigate into Kimijima and his connections to Project Mars.

Junna pulls out a couple of moves
Junna pulls out a couple of moves

Next day, Akiho calls Kaito and notifies him that Frau is conducting an urgent meeting. Frau states that they cannot use KILL BALLAD controls. Instead, they will reply on Junna's movements using special cameras, and Junna cries after being frightened. Junna does some karate moves, and Frau looks at the motions display on her tablet. On the road, Nae informs Kaito that she is going to Tokyo tomorrow. Back on the beach, Kaito successively clears the flag after stacking the rocks. Later, Frau sets another flag, and Kaito downloads Kimijima Report number 3. Both Frau and Kaito read the latest report about the effects of the solar flare and some companies developing robots including Japan's ExoSkeleton. Then, Frau receives a message from her teammate who explains that the three top rank players had died in an accident half a year ago. Frau wonders if this is related to her mother's case and that KILL BALLAD is used as a warning. Then, Akiho sends a distress call to Kaito, and Misaki informs her employer that someone has leaked the last episode of Gunvarrel. At the same time, there's a countdown for the solar flare.

The world ends
The world ends

Arriving to Akiho's home, Kaito watches the last footage of Gunvarrel that involves the robots falling into the furnace. They fire a laser beam at the sunspot which the solar winds erupt. A massive solar storm scorches the earth, and Rosetta dies. Genki is left in the desolate wasteland. Kaito thinks back to what Mizuka, Airi, and Frau had mentioned. A call from Misaki informs Kaito to forget everything he has learned about Kimijima.

Points of Interest

  • Frau mentions that hacking SERN, a secret organization from Steins;Gate is considered "hardcore."
  • Frau uses the acronym, SCNR, which stands for "Sorry, could not resist."
  • Twipo is a reference to Twitter.
  • Pocchy is a reference to Pocky, a popular snack.
  • Frau likes Airi if she looks like an embarrassed loli.
  • Kimijima died on the day of the Sea Anemone incident.

Miscellaneous

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  • Opening Theme: "Junjō Spectra" by Zwei
  • Closing Theme: "Umikaze no Brave" by Fumika

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Furugoori Kona ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kaori Nazuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kaito Yashio ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryohei Kimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Mizuka Irei ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takako Honda ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Airi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rie Kugimiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Akiho Senomiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yoshino Nanjo ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Misaki Senomiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kikuko Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Nae Tennouji ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayano Yamamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Subaru Hidaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yoshimasa Hosoya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Junna Daitoku ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sora Tokui ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

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Kazuya Nomura Director Kazuya Nomura is the director of the Robotic;Notes anime series.
5pb (creator) Original Concept 5pb is a company that published and created Robotic;Notes visual novel game that spawn an anime and manga adaptation.
Zwei "Junjō Spectra"
fumika "Umikaze no Brave"

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