Getting more intense.
Sidonia no Kishi Episode 4
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episode 5 Review
If you’re reading this and you either dropped Sidonia no Kishi or didn’t watch it, you should give episode 4 a shot before deciding to not watch it as it’s the one that best shows the potential that lies ahead for the anime. However, if you can’t handle the CGI then there’s nothing the show can do for you on that regard. I’ve also delayed Jojo for quite some time and I can’t any longer because the MANLY ADVENTURE OF MANLINESS is already underway.
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If this episode did anything well it’s that it made me realize the gravity of the situation that humanity are in. The devastating of Akai’s team in the previous episode was expected, but the acceleration to get away from the Gauna is what really shook me to my senses and made me realize just how dangerous Gauna are and what sacrifices need to be made in order for humanity to survive just a bit longer. I was in complete awe of the depiction of the event. I mean, what other series tackles acceleration on a scale like this realistically? Travelling at super fast speeds and turning suddenly… Well, you know what happens when you’re in a car and it turns suddenly? This is what happens when you’re travelling at extremely fast speeds and try to make a turn like that. It’s realistic, and it’s devastating how quickly things can devolve in their world. Sidonia can’t wait for everyone to cling on. It’s do or die. It’s these harsh, but realistic decisions that I greatly appreciate. It brings a true sense of tension and intensity into the show if you haven’t already felt it earlier like me.
The threat of Gauna really does feel like an incredibly dangerous, mysterious, and impending force. The way it unrelentingly pursues Sidonia and adapts to the situations that its in makes it a great foe for humanity which in turn makes the conflicts all the more enjoyable and tense. Also, for once, it makes sense that a laser beam takes a while to hit its target. Though, that does mean that the communication between Sidonia and the other forces should also be delayed. Not to mention HQ shouldn’t have realized Tanikaze kills the Gauna right away, but hey, these nit-picks didn’t cross my mind while watching, and the show is better off without excessive devotion to realism anyways. All that matters is that it accentuates realism at certain parts to contribute to the story, level of tension, and so on. I don’t think I’ve commented on how good the sound is either. I don’t just mean the soundtracks. From the thrusters to the Hyggs particle cannon impacts, the sound assets this anime has are phenomenal. With Tanikaze and Hoshijiro now adrift, we can hope for some romantic suit hugging in the darkness of space next episode as well. Looking good.
FABULOUS POSES, BOMBASTIC DIALOGUE, FIGHTS THAT ARE ACTUALLY TACTICAL, AND MORE MANLINESS THAN YOU CAN HANDLE, JOJO IS BACK WITH MORE MANLY BATTLES OF PURE MANLINESS. It’s good to have it back for yet another lengthy adventure. This episode highlights very well one of the aspects that I greatly enjoy from the series and it’s that there are multiple characters who have important roles. This is even more apparent in this season as Jotaro hasn’t really gotten much action himself just yet. I’m also a sucker for random people joining the party and adventuring with the main characters as it makes for more interesting character dynamics a lot of the time. Having a former enemy becomes a valuable ally after letting the audience realize that the he has his own just reasons for doing what he does and that his stance is now aligned with the main characters’ is a tactic that the series has used since the beginning. Remember Stroheim? The greater the foe, the more awesome things become when that foe switches sides. For this series, this tactic has worked incredibly well as it gives some solid foundation for the major characters and makes them easily likable. What can I say? It’s hard to grow tired of the MANLY MOMENTS OF PURE MANLINESS and the AMAZINGLY TESTOSTERONE-BOOSTING COMMENTS FOR THINGS THAT ARE INCREDIBLY OBVIOUS. LET THE MANLY ADVENTURE CONTINUE!