This must be big gun week or something.
Oh look, it’s those giant alien bugs that were neglected for the last few episodes! As interesting as it has been watching Yui get all dere over Yuuya, it really feels like you’re ignoring the elephant in the room if you forget about the BETA. After all, humanity is supposed to be pushed to the brink from continually fighting a losing battle against them. Call it moving the plot along, if you want.
Have any of you read Ender’s Game? Humanity in that universe manages to throw away its differences and unite in the face of a common threat (also in the form of space bugs, at that). And what about in Muv-Luv? Giant bugs eating your friends? Guess you’ll just have to blow off some steam by raping a little girl. Wait, what? Are these people stupid or something? Ok, granted the Hegemony in Ender’s Game was merely a fragile mask for powerful countries vying for control over the world, but at least they pretended to get along. If you’re fighting a war, do you call the people at home making the weapons for you cowards? I wouldn’t think so, but apparently it makes sense to these silly TSF pilots. Suck it up. And to those girls who were about to help the guys in attempted rape, shame on you. Despite my reservations about treating genders with different standards, there should be absolutely no circumstance in which you abet rape.
Surprisingly, nothing. Despite my past railings against Muv-Luv, it seems to be slowly improving somehow. I’ve been told that the producers have taken viewer response into consideration, which is always a nice thing. Or perhaps the show is simply growing on me? Regardless, it’s undeniable that I quite like the renewed focus on the BETA threat. That really is the main point of interest in my eyes, not swimsuits. Plus, we’ll hopefully get to see some more mecha action. Can’t argue with that!