A Greater Hand

I guess it is a common downfall for stronger entities to understand less of their situation.

Kongou may be the most advanced battleship that ever faced Iona and the rest of the Blue Fleet but she sucked so bad in adapting to her circumstance. Her persistent ideals on “what” a weapon “should be” took the better of her, resulting in her loss of this battle.

It’s not that Kongou lacked tactics but rather, she wasn’t able to formulate new ones that would counter Gunzou’s strategy. And the reason why she couldn’t do so was that she never understood him or try to understand him in the first place. After all, you can never counter something if you don’t understand how it works.

What I didn’t expect though was the cliffhanger at the end. Could I-400 and I-402’s ambush have come from a directive much higher than Kongou? It doesn’t look like she’s aware of what happened after Iona made her escape so a much greater boss may be appearing as this season draws to a close.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 00:09:30

    Kongou appears too stubborn and fixed in her thinking to deal with change. Seems like there’s someone else involved. Though I suppose this is good bonding session time between Gunzou and his ship, whether they survive or not :p. If they survive, they will have to face two very jealous ships as well ^^;.


  2. baka~
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 02:32:07

    I guess they’d probably explore what happened to Gunzou and Iona after the events of episode 1. More of a flashback scene of sorts. Aside from facing Hyuuga and Takao’s “wrath”, I doubt they would even be able to move considering Iona lost her front and rear.

    Man, I can’t wait for episode 10 already!


  3. x
    Dec 09, 2013 @ 15:21:50

    Yeah this is one of the few animes that I can’t wait for the next episode almost every week (though Log Horizon gets more of my attention at the moment :p)


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