Last week, I wrote in my evaluate, “My guess is that the episode we’ll be raving about in the future is Episode 16.” I do not suppose I’ve ever made a extra correct prediction.
Much just like the 86ers themselves, 86 is at its finest when the battle will get tight. Shinei has been foreshadowing an enormous assault for some time now, however now they lastly have the prospect to take dramatic motion. It is smart why Episode 15 felt so sluggish now—the workers clearly needed to have the ability to match this complete battle into one episode from begin to end. Episode 16’s construction is tight and deftly builds pressure by means of its runtime. The Legion are attacking, however everybody’s nonetheless asleep. Then comes Shin to get up his crew and dramatically get up the remainder of the military at gunpoint. By the time the Federacy has acknowledged the menace, Nordlicht Squadron is already prepped and prepared for battle.
It’s extremely participating to observe, and actually drives house the concept the members of this crew are the one ones which are really outfitted to combat this battle. Like any good zombie story, a protected haven is simply fleeting, and now the 86ers need to put their lives in danger yet again. It’s not too unhappy although – we get to see the return of Shirogumi‘s stunningly-executed 3D motion, glorious storyboards from Ryo Ando, and one more bombastic observe from Hiroyuki Sawano.
After final week’s spiel about Frederica’s knight Kiri, we’re now getting an concept of the menace he poses. While watching Shin by means of her psychic imaginative and prescient, her first response wasn’t, “He’s fighting really scarily”, however quite “He’s just like Kiri.” Shin’s brother was threatening on an emotional stage, however the present appears to be implying that we’re about to satisfy a foe that may truly meet Shin by way of pure fight prowess. He’s solely made extra threatening by means of the dramatic cliffhanger after the credit (be certain to not miss these!)
Meanwhile, we revisit Lena at her darkest hour. San Magnolia’s at all times felt a bit pathetic, however by no means extra so than now. It’s unclear whether or not they acknowledge the specter of the Legion or whether or not they even care. The zombie film trope of a naive protected haven is as soon as once more delivered to thoughts, and San Magnolia’s destiny appears fairly clear. But Lena is at her finest when she has to take drastic motion, and it is thrilling to observe her take cost. It’s going to be enjoyable watching her shout down her superiors as she lastly invitations the 86 into their partitions.
Honestly, if I wasn’t reviewing this, I’d be bingeing it. Seven days is simply too lengthy a wait.
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