I don't like that the majority of this episode was flashbacks. Its not good when a series wastes your time like that, I could understand if it were more meaningful to the moment or something, but most of this happened only a few episodes and it didn't really add to the experience.
They seem to have adjusted the animation in this episode. Reindhard and Kircheis's faces looked better. Their eyes were more detailed which is good, because Kircheis's fake doll-looking eyes used to annoy me.
That was some crazy shit at the end with that attempt at assassination. I wonder how he's gonna dodge that?
The art is super clean this time and looks better than anything else in the show so far.
Oberstein doesn't like favoritism of any kind.
Kirchies and Reinhard argue about Reinhard's choice to not intercept the nuke on that planet. I'm guessing that they will have a falling out.
Oberstein keeps trying to convince Reinhard to stop favoring Kirchies, I think he should shut up since kirchies has proven himself.
Hmm there are so many flashbacks in this episode.
Oh shit! Ansbach walked into the room so casually with a hidden rocket launcher in Brawnscheig's dead body and he's aimed it at Reinhard. I thought Ansbach stopped caring about Brawnschieg.
Quote of the episode: "Even if the whole universe were my enemy Kircheis would still be my friend."
THAT is how you do a calm before the storm episode, im realizing more and more how this anime has done so many things that other shows have done and for the most part it is doing them better, hats off to LoGH
edit: just watched the preview for next episode.... i cant....
Despite the heavy use of flashbacks, this episode did well to emphasize how Kircheis has always been the voice of reason in Reinhard's life and has guided him with sound counsel. I hope the distance between them is a temporary set back as I have really enjoyed their dynamic thus far.
Although there was a lot of reused footage as usual episodes without battles are far more interesting. The surprising wear on the closet friendship in the series is real tension. Reinhard's rather cynical assessment of his sister's words creates more.
What an episode. You can't expect things to run smooth all the time. Relationship between people change pretty fast if is stimulated by unexpected event. Hope Reinhard and Kircheis won't go to any fight.
Nice metaphor on this one:
Obersteins's principle is very interesting. He dislike unfairness and his honesty knows no limit, always state what's on his mind, even if it's about insulting his superior lol. He seems to be a crafty fox as well, always knows what's going on, and have plan ahead, given the right situation he'll execute it with no delay. The assasination makes me laugh a bit, must be because of the rushed and weird execution. But still a nice episode.
I wonder what kept Reinhard from telling Kircheis that he was tricked by Oberstein about the Westerland nuke? Was it his pride? Maybe something simpler, maybe since he was parted from his dear friend for so long he couldn't open up to him about being manipulated by the person who replaced Kircheis by his side.