World domination or world peace?
|I am so glad I caught up for this episode. It was absolutely AMAZING. The wait to learn Koko’s plans in detail was well worth it.|
The beginning of the episode was very worrying. Not just because Koko’s team had issues with Night, but also because if they were going to kill off any more characters, it would be soon. With 2 episodes left after this one, the safety of every single character is questionable. Anyways, that guy with the glasses was a challenge this episode, but because of that, we finally got a taste of what Jormungand can do.
Which brings us to the cause of the problem here, Bookman. He has a vague idea of what Koko can do, but I wonder if he even has an idea of what Koko plans to do with her toy. The thought of controlling her now seems ridiculous at this point. No wonder Koko never really seemed bothered by the people trying to attack her all the time. She’s had her sights set on much bigger things all along. Not that I’m saying Bookman isn’t a possible threat, but he certainly seems a lot smaller now with Koko’s plan in perspective.
Well Lutz finally put into word something that’s been important to the team this entire time. Koko isn’t one to leave any person in her team behind, no matter what. Her team’s loyalty to her isn’t even a question anymore. …Which is a good thing since her plans are finally finishing up. If there was any insubordination past what Lutz and Jonah did in the first part of this episode, I imagine Koko would be even busier than she already is. I’m sure there will be even more opposition to face once Koko begins Jormungand as well, so team unity is important here.
Just what is Jonah to Koko? Yes, he’s her limiter, but is that all? That bath scene was one thing, but HOLY CRAP that kiss. Was not expecting that. I can’t see Koko bathing with any other males from her crew, but I don’t really want to call Jonah Koko’s love interest just yet. She definitely sets him above normal people and it’s not that the age difference feels awkward (it doesn’t). I don’t think Koko sees Jonah quite as family either because I definitely cannot see Koko kissing Kasper, whatever the reason. I just don’t know what to make of Koko’s actions this episode. I think I just have a hard time seeing Koko actually falling in love. Though if it was love, it would make Jonah’s later actions even more dramatic…
Of all people to not go along with Koko’s crazy schemes, Jonah was the last person I would suspect. …Which makes the current scenario even better. I can see why he wouldn’t like Koko’s plan though. For one, the people in the air who would die are a pretty big problem, not to mention those in remote places who would die because they have their resources shipped to them. The other reason I can see him opposing this plan is because he says he loves the world. Koko’s plans would drastically change how the world functions and might make it a different place entirely. In any case, he’s definitely playing his role as Koko’s last connection to humanity at the moment. I think at this point, he might be the only thing able to stop her from going through with her plans.
Finally, Koko’s grand scheme is revealed and true to her character, it did not disappoint. I figured world peace was a pretty ambitious goal, but the way Koko plans to go about it is even more ambitious. Like Faisel said, if Koko goes through with her plan, she won’t just be cutting off the entire world from one another, she’ll be playing god. I’d say with this move, she rises to the same heights as Lelouch from Code Geass and Light from Death Note. She has a vision for the world and she’s going to do whatever she can to make it happen. …Of course, the two characters mentioned above also share unfortunate fates, so I’m really worried for Koko’s safety while simultaneously admiring her ambition. It’s kind of surprising that she wouldn’t care about sacrificing quite a few thousand people for her ambitions though considering how she doesn’t believe in leaving her own people behind. Though she has no problems with killing people against her, so she probably puts them before everyone else.
Jormungand seems like a pretty great system in writing. …But so does the Sybil System in Psycho Pass. Would cutting off all airways and communication really lead to world peace? Yes, it would really prevent any great wars from breaking out, but people have been finding ways to kill great masses of each other long before the gun was even invented. I wonder if Koko doesn’t realize this or if she just figures she can stop it since she’ll effectively be the only person with access to the airways and such.
This episode was intense. If the next two episodes have the same pacing as this one did, Jormungand might just become my anime of the year. It was just one event after another this episode with no stops in between. I does kind of feel like this arc was revealed last minute since Jormungand has been pretty arc contained thus far, but I guess there have been hints in between of this being planned. I’m talking about the satellites being launched the first episode of Perfect Order and Koko telling Jonah right from the beginning that she wants world peace. I guess the mentions of Koko and Minami being dragons kind of fit in here as well. In any case, Jormungand seems to be building up for something big now. I’m both sad and exciting to see this heading towards the ending.
I read up a bit on Jormungandr in Norse mythology the last episode and apparently it’s a giant snake that comes from the ocean at Ragnorok, poisons that skies and eventually kills the god Thor. I can kind of see similarities to the legend in Koko’s plan. Or at least in the part where she plans to take out the skies first. I have no idea what happens to Jormungandr after it accomplishes all of that, but hopefully Koko’s Jormungand doesn’t end tragically.
If the preview is anything to go by, Jonah doesn’t actually shoot Koko (thank god)… for now at least.