Episode 09 – “Space-Time Goldfish, Part 1”
I’m not even sure what to think about this series anymore, especially in terms of its pacing. To put it frankly, it’s sort of all over the place. The blueprints left behind by Galileo are kind of just there to be picked up at the end of each episode without much buildup at all. I remember when I watched the first season of Jackie Chan Adventures, there would be times when the episode would start off with Jackie already collecting a talisman or something. I didn’t like those times very much.
Another qualm I have with Galilei Donna is that quite a bit of time has passed since its start and while certainly a bit has happened, it doesn’t feel like much of anything important has happened. I think this has more to do with how the story has been presented rather than the story itself being unexciting. As much as I like A-1 Pictures as a studio, I can’t say that I’ve been exactly blown by the series so far. Which is a shame because I really wanted to love it.
But hold on just one goldfish-flyin’ moment. You’re telling me that Hozuki gets sucked into the Galilei Tesoro necklace (and not the fake one she so cleverly handed over to Roberto)? You’re also telling me that the Galilei Tesoro has the ability to freeze time and send poor Hozuki back into the pages of history hundreds of years? You’re trying to me that Hozuki then meets Galileo Galilei himself, who also happens to be voiced by Yuki Kaji (Eren in Shingeki no Kyojin, amongst many other famous roles)? That’s pretty freaking awesome.
Well in that case, things just got a bit more interesting and it’s a shame that all this has to happen so close to the end. If there were more huge events like this in previous episodes, then I we could have had something really great. Having our cute little genius inventor meeting her idol, and coincidentally the man at the center of this treasure hunt, is incredibly brilliant and almost borders on stupid (like most geniuses).
How much do you want to bet that Hozuki has a hand in creating the sketches that she and her sisters have been searching for in her time? How much do you want to bet that the romantic notes on those sketches refer to Hozuki? That’d be kind of a mind trip.
“But in this world, there are things that cannot be learned through books.” ~ Roberto Materazzi