Shit really hit the fan this week. I’m glad after a bit of rest and relaxation the plot is ready to kick it back into high gear. Let’s see what people were saying about Suisei no Gargantia this week.
@nichiluna: breaking the coexistence system and dangerous consequence in #gargantia 07 http://twitpic.com/crsgy6 … great development
There has been a lot of speculation as to the relationship between the humans, the squids and the nano machines that create the light galaxies. Theories have been cropping up that tie the three together to form the basis for the Hideazu that terrorize the Galactic Alliance. I don’t find much value in positing what the background of Gargantia’s take on the universe is. We’ll find out when we find out.
What I do find interesting is the characterization of the relationship between mankind and their Cephalopod nemesis. Who was the original antagonist? We’re never told what the actual history between the two races are. All we know is that the Hideazu stop the progress of mankind. From that information alone we can’t conclude who attacked whom first.
However, we can use the scenes from this week’s outing of Suisei no Gargantia to give us some insight on the original conflict. The sea faring people of Earth maintained a relatively peaceful relationship with the squids. It wasn’t until Ledo killed one of these squids did they decided to assault the humans. For all intents and purposes it looks like a form of self-defense.
But how can we draw the connection to the events on Earth to battles in outer space? We must turn to the closing moments of the episode where Pinion states that he would attack the nest of the squids to find hidden treasure tucked underneath the sea. Flange reiterates Pinion’s sentiments by stating that capturing the lost heritage of mankind would be for the progress of his fleet.
That is the operative word isn’t it? Progress. Ledo states the fight against the Hideazu is for the ‘progress’ of humanity. Two conflicts with similar motives. So let’s return to the original question: Who was the original antagonist? Could it have been the humans? Was there violation of ‘mutual coexistence’, much like Ledo killing the squid? There must be a reason there is no Alliance equivalent of that term in their dictionaries. Was it for greed, or the natural human impetus for growth? For now this is all but conjecture and a bit of food for thought to chew on.
@JenniferIrene3: #Gargantia episode 7 was good, it’s going back to the plot. But the show has a while to go before it gets back to its former glory. 7.75/10
I just mainly posted this Tweet because I dont quite understand it. Episodes 5 and 6 were some of the best television I have seen this year. Amy’s dance could even be considered one of my top 20 moments in all of my Anime watching. I’m just surprised to see anyone has anything to complain about this series. Then again it’s a testament to various tastes of the Anime watching population. I just hope this show goes down as one of the greats.