If you’re expecting something marvelous, thought provoking, action-packed, or anything like that will happen, you will be very disappointed. While I wouldn’t say this episode is bad, it’s fairly uneventful and shows more of the cultural side on Gargantia and how Ledo deals with the situations. This anime is marketed towards younger teenagers with a brighter mindset so again, please do not think that this is going to be like the other Urobuchi anime.
(Fanservice below so expect some images that might be NSFW)
Suisei no Gargantia Episode 6 Impressions
Has anyone ever thought that they’ve been “overpaid” or that they have “too much money?” Damn, Ledo is living the life with his overpowered Machine Caliber doing all the work while he rakes in the cash. But seriously, the very fact that he even contemplates this is already indicative of his difference in mindset compared to other humans who have lived on Earth. Being obsessively controlled in the military to fight the Hideauze, he’s not used to having so much power in his hands. Well, that and the fact that he’s innately honest and obedient.
Ledo’s need for assistance while piloting the Yunboro¬†is quite embarrassing. He’s not taking tentative steps to piloting the ancient mech, and is far too reliant on Chamber which only results in him failing. I’m actually surprised they even let him pilot it without asking more questions. Anyways, who would eat seaweed bread when they’ve got plenty of cash to spend?? He’s still has a proclivity to the strict demeanor that he’s used to.¬†Ledo really needs someone like Amy who’s much more carefree to¬†balance his militaristic mindset.
While Pinion and Bellows try to dissuade Ledo from taking the other’s suggestion, Ledo is off watching Amy and the three girls dance it off. Who could blame the guy? I mean, DEM HIPS, and all is… sexually provocative to say the least. This should finally make him into somewhat less of a¬†unthinking soldier, and who knows, maybe the potential relationship might change his view on his previous way of life.
Oh man, Chamber always goes overboard when you give it nonspecific details. But it’s good to see Ledo extricating himself more and more from his past and exploring life on Gargantia. He’s even going as far as to ask Amy to do a dance for him. He’s growing fast. Those hormones are probably shooting through his body as he’s watching Amy’s dance. Oh how he has changed.
Well, things are going to get more serious with the next episode by the looks of it. Now I’m not sure if the Hideauze landed on Earth like Ledo did or if it actually originates from the Earth. Whatever it may be, Ledo’s militaristic attitude will finally become of use and hopefully we can learn more about the origins of the Hideauze and what connections they have to Earth. I guess this is the start of the journey to the climax.
Suisei no Gargantia Episode 6 Review
Man, this episode is hard to write a blog post about. Other than commenting on DEM HIPS and Ledo’s growth as a character which I’ve already touched upon in previous posts, I’m not really sure what else to talk about. Everything in this episode is decent, but nothing is exemplary or worth mentioning in too much detail as it’s just daily life on Gargantia. The ending part is the most exciting part of the episode, and I’m hoping that this will lead to a connection with the first episode in some way because right now, it’s quite removed from it. By the looks of things, I’m expecting to see some conflicts in Ledo’s mind concerning life on Gargantia and his previous life in space. The Hideauze will no doubt be a deciding factor, and all the events should unravel from there. It’s just been a bit slow so far so I’m hoping Suisei no Gargantia will ride the wave to the climax properly and end gloriously.