Well, Dorssia continues to treat New JIOR like a bunch of children. I don’t blame them. Dorssia appears to have access to the strongest military force known to man and the group of students is clearly not prepared to make the tough decisions that come with being at war. A lot happened in this week’s Kakumeiki Valvrave, so let’s get to it.
Shouko’s father was not dead just yet. It seems that there were two reasons for keeping him alive. The first is an interrogation regarding the production of the valvraves. I assume that a neutral state developing weaponry in secret is a severe offense in most treaty agreements. The second is to use him as a bargaining chip. During the main battle that started in this episode, they threaten to kill Shouko’s father if she does not surrender. The Dorssians try to make it look nice by offering the lives of the students and their respective families in exchange for the valvraves, but that is too short-sighted. What happens? Shouko spends too much time thinking and her father dies because of Haruto’s super attack. Losing one man for the sake of your country is not a bad deal, but it hurts when that was a personal loss. At least the guy told Shouko that it was alright to let him die. The crazy thing is what happened after the attack. Cain used a giant drill mech to bring a squadron into the module. They really want the purple valvrave. Even L-elf could not predict this and that is because he learned from Cain. Haruto is about to go after the infantry, but the conclusion of the battle must wait for next week.
What you see there is the governing body of Module 77. Positions such as head of finance and internal affairs were decided and everyone seems to be taking their proper roles. From an internal standpoint, the country appears to be going in the right direction. What are the issues? Shouko needs to take things a little more seriously. Also, she sent the president’s sister into a nervous breakdown. I guess that the outside world has not been kind to her. That and her father’s death are things that are weighing down on the young Prime Minister. What could be even worse for her? Well, the guy that she loves just proposed to another girl. I was shocked as well, but Haruto’s answer to all of the crazy stuff around him is to marry Saki. Shouko cannot catch a break today. Things are getting pretty hectic right before the season finale.
Current Opinion of the Show:
Things just won’t slow down in this series and I like it. Let’s focus on the stuff outside of the war for a second. That marriage proposal bothers me a lot. Saki, although she is desperate to end her loneliness, should not be some obligation. I think that such a hollow partnership would just hurt everyone involved. Why do I say that this seems obligatory? Let’s start off with the fact that Haruto loves Shouko. His actions have only faltered due to his new genetic state. Haruto may be looking at Saki as his destiny because a monster can only be loved by another monster. They didn’t even talk to each other before the war. Also, the mentality of taking responsibility for the lust-filled night is out there. I just see their relationship starting for all of the wrong reasons if it goes down like this. Having said that, I am a strong supporter of Haruto x Saki. I am a shipper at heart. I am not a fan of Shouko’s character, but I don’t hate her and I can see her mental state taking a huge hit pretty soon. Losing her father, a friend, and the guy that she loves all at once could hinder her ability to lead the country.
Let’s get back to the war. This is the final attack on New JIOR, so Cain will not simply retreat this time. Even with the majority of his force taken out, the kids were not prepared for his invasive strike. I wonder if Haruto and L-elf can stop this attack because the other pilots are busy with the remainder of the Dorssian forces. If Cain is able to outsmart L-elf, then Module 77 is in trouble moving forward. I guess we probably won’t be seeing that school festival anytime soon. Things are really heating up right before the season finale and I am way too excited to see what happens from here.