I’m not ready to commit either way on Argovellen – not with it being a two-cour series and all. So if you want, think of this post as a place-holder – a dog-paddle. I’m still tuned in, still considering, still undecided. A few brief, er, impressions:
- Once you eavesdrop on someone talking at a relative’s grave, you lose the right to say “I didn’t ask”
- There hasn’t been a lot of comedy in Argovellen, but the confession sequence was pretty golden. It was a natural misunderstanding for Tokimune though his decision to broadcast his speculation was comically inappropriate. Jamie’s reaction was excellent, but the moment that sold it was Lorenz telling Tokimune “I just fell in love with you a little.” and Tokimune’s “Really? Thank you!”
- I’m not clear on Saimonji’s strategy with the flares here – it seems counter-productive to me to give the enemy better visibility so they know where to aim their “frighteningly accurate” artillery.
- I’m also not clear on just why those two other flares didn’t fire. Obviously there are no coincidences in anime – was it sabotage by the idiot Arandas generals? A saboteur in the unit itself?