View Poll Results: Zegapain Episode 20 Discussion
05-28-09, 7:39 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
Well this episode didn’t have quite as many ups and downs as last week’s episode, though I did get a little excited when the enemy ship came alive beside Kyo and Shizuno. I thought they might “kill” one of them off, but alas that never happened. However, they certainly did surprise me when they said that the server was now on the moon. I guess Shizuno hadn’t really moved it last episode. Instead, it seems to me like what happened in the very beginning of the first episode, where the previous Kyo self-destructed on the moon, might have been when they moved the server. I still have no idea what Shima’s final strategy is going to be though and why it requires the Maihama server to be on the moon.
As the title of this episode (”Yehl, Shizuno”) implies, this episode is about Shizuno. They did reveal how Shizuno and Kyo first met and how the two came to be a couple, but we still don’t know about Shizuno’s pre-Oceanus days and what her connection with Shin is. Lu Sheng’s digging more or less just deepened the mystery. I’m also still curious how this love triangle is going to be resolved since Shizuno clearly hasn’t given up on Kyo, and Kyo even had thoughts about Shizuno’s lips.
It’s interesting that when Shizuno declared her feelings for Kyo to Ryoko, Ryoko couldn’t react because of her lack of emotions. But when Kyo hugged Ryoko, her eyes almost looked like they had surprise in them, and surprise is definitely an emotion. Add on to that the fact that Ryoko coincidentally suffered wet damage right after that, along with how happy Ryoko looks in the preview (while she’s wearing her school uniform), and things start to get a bit suspicious. Maybe she got her emotions back in the server world, or maybe she just decided to play dress-up for Kyo in the Altair (I don’t even know if that’s possible). We’ll find out next week, along with maybe what’s going on with Shima’s arm and why there is a Shima doppelganger in the preview.