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May 30, 2008 4:19 AM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Wow the Kaiser is a major brat. He acts like a wild animal. I take it they let him reign free and didn't bother teaching him at least some modicrum of decency?

It looks like Reinhard is going along with Phezzan's scheme to start a new war with the alliance but I can't imagine he hasn't planned further ahead. He already knows first hand the extent that their scheming will go. If he's successful against the alliance he'd need to find a way to deal with Phezzan before they turn on him.

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Oct 19, 2008 12:18 PM

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There will be much political backstabbing going on in the future I can tell. Oh and the Kaiser is definitely a bratty kid. Sucks to be the government in the FPA now that they have given Reinhard a reason to invade them. If Reinhard gets Phezzan's consent to use their corridor then it's tall over for the FPA.
 
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Nov 20, 2008 7:39 PM
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It seems at the end of the episode Yang already predicted that FPA will be invaded throught the Phezzan corridor...
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Reinhard has the Alliance in a bind now that he's got enough reason within the Empire to secure support from the people to fight. Well played, although he did get an Admiral involved and part of this would be credited to Oberstein.

The Alliance government seemed all too eager to take in the "exiled" Kaiser, and took benefit in that they've gotten the support of the people. This exile government made by Count Remscheidt has dragged Merkatz into his agenda without his knowing. Hopefully, Merkatz will refuse such a position with no real power.
 
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What do the alliance have to gain from announcing that they have the Kaiser? As has been pointed out by numerous persons, this will divide them and make Reinhard's war more popular in the empire. I hardly think the alliance bigwigs would be motivated by humanitarian considerations, so I'm a bit puzzled.
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Even if they didn't announce it, Empire will still attack FPA, because if they did runaway from empire, only FPA the choice.
 
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Somebody needs to hit that little bastard. Everything else in this episode was rather predictable. I do have to say that the Alliance's political leadership is truly stupid. They just love war don't they?
 
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Somebody needs to hit that little bastard. Everything else in this episode was rather predictable. I do have to say that the Alliance's political leadership is truly stupid. They just love war don't they?

I have to agree with you. I hate Kaiser already xP
And is Truniht stupid? Couldn't he have predicted what would happen? His expression after Reinhard's declaration of war cracked me up. You reap what you sow.
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Cenedess said:
DonKangolJones said:
Somebody needs to hit that little bastard. Everything else in this episode was rather predictable. I do have to say that the Alliance's political leadership is truly stupid. They just love war don't they?

I have to agree with you. I hate Kaiser already xP
And is Truniht stupid? Couldn't he have predicted what would happen? His expression after Reinhard's declaration of war cracked me up. You reap what you sow.


Truniht is only around since the Earth Cult want him, I have no idea why but other characters have pointed out that Truniht has unusual staying power.
 
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I understand why they grant him refuge but why do they let him establish the same shit that they were fighting against for 150 years? That doesn't make sense.
 
Aug 19, 2010 11:31 PM

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I wonder what Yang predicted but didn't dare say out loud? My prediction is that they will be invaded through the Phezzan corridor, but that doesn't seem so controversial that Yang wouldn't dare say it. Lohengramm has to have outplanned Phezzan, so I bet it has something to do with that. I don't know, I guess Yang is smarter than me because I have no clue what he's thinking...
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god that kid is such a brat...i'm not violent at all but even I'd beat the living .... out of him
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god that kid is such a brat...i'm not violent at all but even I'd beat the living .... out of him


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Aug 10, 2011 4:33 PM
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Reinhard's declaration was awesome. Interested to see what will happen next. Oh yeah and the Kaiser is a little demon.
 
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Yang seems to know already what Reinhard is planning to do. Although Reinhard is a great tactician himself, Yang always seems to be one step ahead. Until now I haven't noticed a moment in which Yang was taken by surprise. As long as Yang lives Reinhard won't succeed in conquering the FPA.
 
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The Kaiser may be an annoying brat, but I still feel sorry for him. He's like 10 years old and already being exploited as a political tool. Reminds me of the Princes in the Tower.
 
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Silverhammer said:
What do the alliance have to gain from announcing that they have the Kaiser? As has been pointed out by numerous persons, this will divide them and make Reinhard's war more popular in the empire. I hardly think the alliance bigwigs would be motivated by humanitarian considerations, so I'm a bit puzzled.


Pretty sure Truniht announced this, since he is also under the influence of the Earth Cult just as Phezzan is. Also all these episodes show you these inalienable truths:

Politicians actions are most likely not based on benefits for their country. This goes hand in hand with the quote from the intro: "In every age in every place, the deeds of man remain the same"

Moreover, I really liked how Trunihts hands were shaking during Reinhards declaration of war.
 
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Reinhard and his epic speeches, and of course there's going to be another war. Damn governments.

Bratty ass Kaiser needs to be smacked.
 
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I was half expecting Lohngram to pull a random and publicly declare he was going to start his eradication of 'evil' with Phezzan.
 
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Can't wait for the battles that are to come
 
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I was half expecting Lohngram to pull a random and publicly declare he was going to start his eradication of 'evil' with Phezzan.


That would have been awesome, actually. But, I'm sure he's taking them into account regardless.

Also, I found the scene where Julian was watching the Admiral's passing the wine around to be pretty amusing. Yang pretty much hit the nail on the head when he thought that the Alliance could very well be the "Bad guys" in this battle.
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wtf wrong with that brat Kaiser?
 
Sep 16, 2013 3:04 PM

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So, not only did he declare war, but he made it out that the Free Alliance sided with terrorists and are attempting to take away the rights of the people of the Empire. It sounds clever but I'm not sure, given what the citizens of the Free Alliance know, if they would believe that the citizens even have rights.
 
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the alliance really doesnt have justice on the side, by this point im vainly hoping reinhard will wipe out the whole government structure

afterwards somehow yang will be able to help rebuild it and theyll team up to destroy phezzan then establish a treaty and become too economically dependent to fight any more

and at the end reinhards happy again
 
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I love how that Alliance sound mixer played clappign track from the archive. Kaiser is annoying kid, but )I guess that happens when you are given free reign to do anything you want.
 
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That scene where the FPA board was pouring wine into teacups and Julian's cough... Brilliant XD
 
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Mhmm, guessing Yang is aware of the possibility of the Empire using the Phezzan Corridor but he doesn't wish to say it aloud as it suggests that Phezzan is no longer a neutral entity. Could put a lot more pressure on the FPA.
 
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Ninah said:
the alliance really doesnt have justice on the side, by this point im vainly hoping reinhard will wipe out the whole government structure

afterwards somehow yang will be able to help rebuild it and theyll team up to destroy phezzan then establish a treaty and become too economically dependent to fight any more

and at the end reinhards happy again
GOD You need to become one of the writers. I extremely want this to happen!! However I rather doubt it....:(

I've had enough of Dick Truniht's f*ckface. I really want Yang to rebel and wipe them out. Make them beg for forgiveness, then Yang can team up with Reinhard and have a happy ending XDD. But I doubt this well happen...

Again things are looking grim for Yang...Hopefully Reinhard doesn't fall too far into darkness..I'm still rooting for him....
 
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wtf wrong with that brat Kaiser?

He was extremely spoiled is what's wrong with him. The fact that they have to drug him to stop his tantrums....
 
Feb 28, 2015 6:31 AM

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This was a great episode. We got to see how the world reacted to these events and how each side tried to do their own propaganda spin of how they decided to present the events to the public.
 
Feb 28, 2015 12:05 PM

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Ooh that sure was nice and well this is going to be quite interesting what happens next!
 
May 28, 2015 1:03 AM

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Nice episode, more like a setup for a big war that is gonna be so good :o
 
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The Alliance admitting to having the Kaiser is a big mistake. Let the Empire make their accusations, at least public opinion won't be divided since there is many within the Alliance who'll believe in a conspiracy theory. The politicians, particularly Trunith are overplaying their hands when it comes to the Empire.
 
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Mainly set up. Definitely curious about Reinhard's plan.
 
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I was re-watching LOGH for the 4th time and this episode 38 I noticed something. As they announced Merkatz as the secretary of the Military (at 10:50), the note on the side of his picture is is some complete French gibberish. It talks about some rare edition of a book and has no reason to be there. I guess they just had to add some random text.
As I Speak French this was so bizarre. I'd think the the main language of the FPA would be English or some derivative of it but not French.
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Kirko said:
I was re-watching LOGH for the 4th time and this episode 38 I noticed something. As they announced Merkatz as the secretary of the Military (at 10:50), the note on the side of his picture is is some complete French gibberish. It talks about some rare edition of a book and has no reason to be there. I guess they just had to add some random text.
As I Speak French this was so bizarre. I'd think the the main language of the FPA would be English or some derivative of it but not French.


I guess that was supposed to be just random placeholder text, but yeah, that was unusual since it was implied that the Alliance's official language is English.
 
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Kirko said:
I was re-watching LOGH for the 4th time and this episode 38 I noticed something. As they announced Merkatz as the secretary of the Military (at 10:50), the note on the side of his picture is is some complete French gibberish. It talks about some rare edition of a book and has no reason to be there. I guess they just had to add some random text.
As I Speak French this was so bizarre. I'd think the the main language of the FPA would be English or some derivative of it but not French.


I guess that was supposed to be just random placeholder text, but yeah, that was unusual since it was implied that the Alliance's official language is English.


Yeah, they probably wouldn't guess that people like me watching it for a fourth time would start noticing details like these ;-)
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Truniht has been the archetypal awful politician for the whole series but everything he said in his speech was true. Of especial import is that he's right that it's not possible to coexist with Reinhard. He wants total conquest; he insists on war.

I think this character gets a pretty shallow treatment; just because he's selfish and unprincipled doesn't mean he can't be right about anything. Getting unscrupulous people to do the right thing for the wrong reason is a strength of democratic government if it isn't too corrupt. He's just a symbol for the dysfunction of the Alliance and doesn't represent contemplation of any ideas like has been happening since the second batch of episodes started.
 
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It seems like the Alliance are going to have their hands full in this upcoming war :/
 
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Oh Schenkopp lol. They spent an unusual amount of time discussing his and Poplan's romantic pursuits too.
That was a great episode in general, and I like how the general events were foreshadowed with that corny tv drama that appeared earlier in the series.
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All is politcs, and there is one think is sure "we are in the Lonenghan Dinasty"...

This false goverment of the Empire out their territory is just theter, Reinhard win because has a excuse to begin a great war, and Phezzan too because win more money and will be not destroyed!!!

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Jan 30, 2018 4:15 AM

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That brat sure is annoying, this plot is pretty dense I didn't understand most of it but still was entertaining.
 
Sep 2, 2018 1:00 PM
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I can't help but feel sorry for Yang WenLi; I'm 100% sure the Alliance will be destroyed. As someone pointed out it seems Iserlohn won't be as useful as it has been.
 
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Truniht and Reinhard said complete opposite things in their speeches. The Alliance says they accept the Kaiser fleeing from a tyrant. The Empire says they strive to bring back their Kaiser from terrorist abduction. If the citizens don't think their galactic political situation is a joke by now, they never will.
 
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I dont understand why so many people hate on the young Kaiser. What do you expect him to do? Give wise political speeches? He's just a 7 year old thrown into this violent and corrupt world, of course he'll rebel against everything.
 
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