I’ll not ask what a “high density libido event” is, but it sounds kinky…
What They Say:
The day before summer vacation starts, Daichi who is a high school boy, sees a rainbow on TV in an island. “I’ve seen this rainbow before…” He is suddenly urged to visit this island to find about this rainbow, bits of forgotten memories from the past and his father’s mysterious death. At the island, he encounters a gigantic unknown robot called “Earth Engine”. He is asked by a crew member, “Are you the Captain”? From then on, Daichi is sucked into the space battle against robots from Uranus, “Kiltgung”. When the stars shines brightly in the sky, the battles begin.
So now that the Fab Four (not the official term, that) are duly constituted under Captain Earth’s command, it’s time for their first mission as a team. A full-frontal attack on the enemy? Nope. Dealing with Globe’s factions? Not a bit of it. Going undercover at a high-class casino in Odaiba? Actually, yes. Anything classed as a “high density libido event” is bound to attract their attention – especially if it could lead them to the remaining 5 Designer Children, locations currently unknown. Meanwhile, the Kiltgang are out of commission for a few weeks while their Machine Goodfellows are repaired. Or that would be the case, if Puck hadn’t been passing them some very useful information…
Captain really hates being called Captain. Can’t say I blame him. While Daichi and co make surprisingly quick progress at contacting some of the designer children (even if they don’t immediately realise it), Amarok has also returned to the surface to taunt Daichi about killing his father. Add that to the backstory going on around casino dealer Zin and his potential love interest, and there’s a fair amount of drama going on, front and centre. No need to resort to belly-button forte here. And the presence of Malkin and Amarok, stirring things up, only adds to that.
Okay, so the backstory could have done with a little more backstory, but with not enough here to run to two episodes, this is the lesser of two evils. The casino setting also makes it feel a little “comedy filer”, even though it’s not. But given the way the story plays out, especially when it kicks into action mode towards the end, makes the whole package really rather enjoyable. There are even ne or two hints to the Bigger Picture that could well prove very relevant as things go on.
All told, then, it looks like we’re finally out of the scenesetting and onto the proper stuff. A good mix of action, background and story, making an altogether enjoyable episode. One might even add “finally”.
Content Grade: B+
Streamed By: Crunchyroll
Review Equipment: 27” Apple iMac, 2.9GHz Core i5, 32GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.9