And I thought Gundam AGE showcased the most annoying, mahou shoujo-esque elements in a Gundam series.
10 episodes and we finally have the “winged” upgrade of the Build Strike Gundam. A feature that would normally run for 12-20 episodes in a normal MS Gundam franchise have been condensed within 10 episodes. But why the fuck does it feel like there’s still more? That this Star Build Strike could evolve even further?
Reminiscent of Majestic Prince’s Red 5’s awakened form, while Star Build Strike’s Plavsky Wings looks awesome with that flowing cape theme, the hovering star-shaped Plavsky Gate that tails it just looks tad annoying. If anything, it reminds me of bubbles coming out from a bubble wand.
What I didn’t expect from this episode was how adorable Aila is. She may be srs bzns when it comes to Team Nemesis and Gunpla but she’s just carefree when it comes to… food? Seriously, Hayami Saori landed on another weird character. But let’s hope they don’t kill her off like with what happened with AGE.
Though, I have to say, I felt sorry for her when her boss stresses how “they” poured so much money in her. It would be interesting if we finally discover what patronage she received though I hope they don’t reveal her to be some kind of clone or genetically enhanced human. Let’s leave Reiji for the lolwuts and out of this world setting.