Man, Higino is very torn.
She wants to make sweet love to Mari, but she tries to strangle her in the last episode, and now when she touches Mari, she writhes in agony.
All right, all right, seriously. What this episode tells me is that Mari’s full name may not even be Watatake Mari. Not only her last name may not be hers, but her first name (Mari) may be added to her. In short, we’re not sure (except those who read the manga) if she’s even from earth.
She has the power to make Hagino’s true, blue-eyed self come out. The first time when that happened, Hagino’s beast within tries to kill Mari. This time, Hagino feels awful about something that happened and she cries while curling up into a ball.
It’s Shinji VS Asuka dilemma.
At this stage, I’m sure that Hagino’s battleship, Blue, is the cause of the island’s destruction, and there’s some kind of psychotic effect that this battleship somehow causes, so that half of the inhabitants of the island where Mari lived, killed each other.
What is so sweet is that Mari’s pulling a tsundere on Hagino, and when Hagino gets close to her, Mari blushes. Ooooh….Girl Love is so cute and so sweeeeeet.
As for character development, Mari’s Otakuish and yet confrontational personality continues. She has a difficult time introducing herself, and when curious people ask questions, she answers in a way that makes them embarrassed.
We get to learn that “Blue” is one of the battleships sent out for informati0n gathering duties, and Hagino the commander isn’t exactly following the protocol all the time. Currently she has trouble continuing the scouting mission.
I wonder if the last incident she caused at the island (I assume her ship did it) makes her hesitate? Also, in that case, she’s really a few years older than Mari.
Not too much else went on. This episode doesn’t give out that much impact, but I suspect this is the “2nd episode slump” symptom. Still, I like what this episode has done, so it’s
82% recommended for your daily anime diet. Let’s hope they kiss sometime later and saves the earth, and the female-only alien race can finally co-exist sexually…I mean peacefully next to human women in Japan. XD