The girls are back for another season!
|Well, it’s back! I looked into the Lagrange PS-whatever game coming out and I can’t say that I’m all that interested (I’d be lying if I said that the random boob jiggle animation didn’t turn me off), but the second season is always welcome! It’s been a season, but I’m finally back here with Fosh, so let’s make this O Maru O!!!|
|Whooooooo! The time has finally arrived for the second season of Rinne no Lagrange! Can you feel the excitement in the air? I know the ending of season one left us with a lot of unanswered questions so hopefully we find those answers. Anyway, please join me and Kara for our first impressions of episode one for the new season of Rinne no Lagrange.|
Madoka-“Make fun of me again I dare you…” Teacher-“Oh… no…I am so scared…”
Kara // Wow, Lagrange certainly upped the drama factor right away. Far from the days of the jersey club getting along, saving random people, and helping out together, Madoka is certainly more subdued. I think this episode had more drama then the whole first season combined. This seems like this came out of nowhere since the last episode ended on such a positive note (maybe the OVA holds answers…?), but I can’t say that I minded this turn of events. If we take the first season of the anime as character exposition, like Fate/ Zero did, then this should be the part where the plot starts moving. Already, the plot seems to have set itself up (or at least the point for the next couple of episodes) too, so hopefully this goes into the whole Flowers of Rin-ne thing. Of course, it wouldn’t be Lagrange without the three girls goofing off, but having a more serious plot isn’t exactly a bad thing. I’m still betting on the reincarnation point highlighted by the title.
Lan-“At first I was so excited for the new season.”
Lan-“BUT NOW I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED! YES! WOOOOOO!”
Fosh // Whoa that was a great! I was a bit worried that this was going to end up being some lame recap themed episode and it appears that Madoka has lost some of her hyperactive power since we last saw her, but what could have caused that? First off we can tell she is down in the dumps because Lan and Muginami have not returned to visit her…I suppose that would make anyone sad and feel a bit lonely huh? Besides Madoka only has feels for Lan and Muginami! So a boyfriend is out of the question right? Just kidding I don’t really want a romance story getting in the way of my mecha series for now. Other than a depressed Madoka we have Array, Kirius and Izo working at a sea side café where they have gained quite the following, but they are worried about other things instead of earth girls like stuff in spaceeeeee~
Lan-“Sup…” Muginami-“Nothing much pretty much blowing stuff up bro.”
Lan-“I FREAKING LOVE YOU! RAAARR!!” Muginami-“I LOVE YOU TOO! AHHHH!!”
Kara // Watching Madoka all alone was heartbreaking, but so was watching Lan and Muginami fight. On one hand, they’re both being useful to their ‘onii-sama’ figures (I’m glad Mugi patched things up with Villa-I still don’t remember his full name), but on the other hand, Lan is clearly suffering through whatever experiments her brother is trying to complete. Though out of the three of them, I wonder about Muginami the most. Lan is obviously trying to comply with her brother’s wishes and get Madoka on her side however she can, but on the other hand, Lan also said that Muginami is trying to kill Madoka. It’s debatable whether or not that’s true since Lan doesn’t seem the type to lie, but she did seem desperate, she’s been through some apparently personality-altering experiments and also, we know nothing about Mugi’s motives other than she wants to stop Lan. I imagine that Mugi’s goal is the same as Villa in that he wants to stop the whole end of the world thing, but would she really kill Madoka over that? Was she actually trying to save Lan when she attacked that one time, or was she just trying to hinder their progress? Just how much did these girls change over the time skip?
Space bishies appreciation for the girls out there!
Fosh // So what is going on with quite old Lan so far and what has she been up to? How undergoing experiments to fix her “mind” to become a better pilot? I felt that scene was a bit too extreme and honestly it looked like they were reprogram her somehow, but it was her brother who seemed interested in pushing for the scientists to push Lan’s mind to the limit. Sheesh talk about some serious family issues between siblings… Thankfully Muginami arrived with her own rogue team of mechs, but I thought she was there to save Lan from her twisted brother until her team opened fire forcing them to ditch that lab and escape.
Madoka-“What am I going to do with all these old screenshots from season one?”
Kara // …The ED song isn’t quite as catchy as the first season, but I’m sure that the rapping (or whatever she’s doing) Madoka will grow on me eventually. The OP song wasn’t as fabulous as the first one either. I miss Nakajima Megumi. As for the animation, it looked as good as the first season ever was. I can’t really comment on the mecha battle other then ask where Mugi’s Vox got a new cape (plus that’s more of Fosh’s thing), but I do like the new direction this story is taking. All of the characters are present and accounted for and every single one of them has changed (minus maybe Madoka’s uncle) over the time skip. Overall, I think the time gap between the two seasons actually works really well with the gap between the ending of the first one and the beginning of this episode (it’s kind of like we experienced the passing of time with Madoka and the others). The rest of the season looks really promising
Fosh // It sure looks like Muginami has certainly changed since we saw her last! She eventually arrives on earth after Lan and Madoka share a great yuri-tackle-of-cuteness. I thought it was strange that Muginami was arriving on earth to kill Madoka. Yes she had only one mission in mind, but really we all know that is just a strange way to “protect” Madoka from piloting her machine again…or is it!? I kept thinking it was like if I can’t have her then NO ONE CAN type of mentality. Anyway the best moment in this episode was easily watching Madoka get her vox machine to finally move after months of “sleeping” oh and the mech fights in general were nice especially with Lan and Muginami’s short fighting scenes.
Villagibro-“Awww you look so cute, Madoka-chan.” Madoka-“Say that to my face! I DARE YOU!”
Extra special friendship power
I sure can go for some ice cream right about now.
Commander-“Try alt+ctrl+del you fool!” Scientist-“But I have my anime running in the background.”
Required maru picture of the week.
Sorry Madoka, but you signed a contract to allow more fanservice shots this season.
Madoka-“Crap I just ran into that preschool…sorry children.”
Why are Muginami and Lan fighting? FIND OUT NEXT WEEK! Wooooooo!