Izo-“Dude where are we from again?” Array-“The planet of maids?” Kirius-“…I have no idea bro.”
|So yet another dramatic episode of Lagrange. I was waiting for the bitchslapping to happen, but it never did. I guess I’ve been watching too much shounen, where characters express themselves through punching the crap out of each other. …ANYWAYS, it’s still a fun ride for Lagrange~. Maybe it’s not the same kind of fun that season one had, but it’s still entertaining.|
|Wooooo! It is time to talk about the second episode of the new Rinne no Lagrange season with Kara! So what do you think of the series so far? Is it keeping you entertained or do you think it is taking a step back for the characters? Honestly it is very early for me to even think about that but anyway enough chatter for now we should get started with this review! So enjoy our thoughts.|
Tadokoro-“What is it Madoka!? TELL ME!” Madoka-“I just realized I was the main character of this series.”
Fun with alien technology
Muginami-“Let us finish this fight!” Lan-“GRRR…WOOF”
Tadokoro-“WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?” Madoka-“Uh I was ordering some space pizza…I swear.”
Fosh // Well, it certainly looks like the vox machines that Lan and Muginami pilot have gotten a few new weapon upgrades since we last saw them, like those fancy new cloth like shields? Then again maybe they already had those upgrades and I forgot about the fights from season one? Either way it was really great to see just how aggressive those two were fighting unlike Madoka who was suffering from a few technical difficulties while piloting her machine. I think we can forgive her because it has been a very long time since she used her vox, but speaking of machines this week it appears like the space bishies still have access to their own mechs which allowed Madoka to place a direct call to Vilajulio. I have to say that was a freaking hilarious scene! Sure…Madoka…why don’t we just call one of the main boss characters for a normal chat? Then again it’s moments like that which remind us how amazing that girl is! I mean she is just trying to use her power of friendship to save the universe nothing wrong with that right? I can approve of that method anytime.
Kara // There’s still a lot we don’t know about the whole ‘lore’ of the Vox (aside from the three of them together can cause the destruction of the world). Hell, we don’t know about the Vox in general. Why did Midori randomly stop moving after season one? It probably has to do with the pilot’s emotional state (since Madoka was feeling rather abandoned around the time Midori stopped moving), but you’d think that Mugi and Lan would have had issues too since neither of them wanted to fight each other deep down. I still want to know more about the tragedy of the past since that will probably provide most of the answers.
Old friends returning
Muginami-“Oh it’s you again the quiet alien girl…” Lan-“What the hell are you smoking bro.”
Madoka-“OH MY GOD THAT WAS GREAT!” Lan-“EHHHHHHH!?” Muginami-“EHHHHHH!?”
Fosh // Well this episode shows off a few lovely scenes with Lan, Madoka and Muginami sort of getting back together again after Lan and Muginami decide to swing around their weapons. I loved the whole scene with them together in the Jersey club room and what about that whole kissing thing? That was really hilarious and obviously aimed at the yuri fans; however, I would call that an “accidental” kissing scene because of how pushy Madoka can be. Either way it was nice to finally see Lan and Muginami make up for now and re-join the Jersey club at last that scene left me saying hooray friendship! So how long do you think this “friendship” will last? Hopefully with Asteria’s help those two girls can stay on earth and live with Madoka for now, I can just picture their brothers arriving soon on earth bringing their war with them to cause some sibling drama!
Kara // Well then. I was hoping Madoka would slap some sense into Lan and Muginami, but I guess a yuri kiss works too. The conflict seemed pretty big and unavoidable, but once Madoka got involved, everything seemed… simpler somehow. I guess that’s her charm. Asteria’s whole idea of having them seek asylum on Earth is an excellent idea, but I can’t help but think that Dizelmine is going to mess this up somehow. I doubt Villaguilio would try to force Mugi to do anything (unless it was absolutely necessary) since he’s been okay with her solo actions thus far. However, Dizelmine on the other hand put Lan through all of those dangerous experiments and seems like a pretty big asshat with no redeeming qualities. On a different note, I’m rather pleased that Izo and group are still involving themselves in the whole conflict and somehow maintaining a balance between useful AND comic relief. I still don’t know how big of a role they’ll play since they’re not really important characters, but as long as they remain useful, I’m happy.
Space flower power
Youko-“I wonder what would happen if I ate that flower…” Asteria-“Go ahead I want to see you explode.”
Fosh // Near the end of the episode we saw a short bit with Asteria and Youko talking about the old artifacts she found, but what does it mean!? I can only assume that the flowers that spawned when all three vox machines are together have some hidden power to restore life to a planet? That would explain why Vilajulio wants to get Madoka on his side, but of course I could be completely off about that idea. Either way both sides want to get their hands on Madoka’s machine and use it to take over the universe, but which side do you think should gain this new power? Lan’s brother or maybe Vilajulio? Right now it is tough to say who “needs” them right now or is everyone pretty much set on Lan’s brother as the true villain? Let me know what you think on this subject.
Kara // The conflict was cleared up a bit here finally. So Dizelmine wants to destroy Villaguilio’s planet because of… some… orbit… problem… thing, Giuvi-nii doesn’t want that to happen, and Earth is stuck in the middle, not entirely sure what’s going on (or maybe they do know what’s going on, but they don’t feel like letting Madoka know). Every side seems to have good reasons for fighting and the problem seems simple enough to solve of they just talked it out (maybe), so is there more to this then we know? Dizelmine seems pretty intent on the power of Rin-ne. I assumed he wanted it for military power, but could there be another reason behind it? Asteria’s talk at the end about the Rin-ne having another power was interesting plot progression. …Not to mention that it cleared up a bit of the confusion regarding everyone just viewing it as a destructive force when that was proven wrong in season one.
Extra powers of friendship
Muginami-“Wasn’t she going to stop?” Lan-“I think so…” Madoka-“WOOOSSSHHH! THIS IS FUN!”
Everyone loves Madoka! Can you really hate her?
Muginami-“Wuhahahahahaha.” Madoka-“Muhahahaha!!” Lan-“Are you two high or something!?”
Asteria-“Hmmp…it’s not like I want to do science with you or anything!” Youko-“Hmm what?”
Epic artwork this week!
Lan, Madoka and Muginami train with some new technology provided by Asteria?