Things get weird as Egret’s plan begins to fall apart. Asuta witnesses some kind of weird vision. Kate turns into a giant monster. Look I really have no clue whats going on okay.
I really have no clue whats going on at this point.
So as we know, the the Treasure Club’s plan is a plot to isolate possible Zvezda members and take them out. Of course, being the kind of show this is, things don’t go according to plan and everyone, heroes and villains alike, drop the ball multiple times, leading to some groan-worthy levels of incompetence. Not that I was surprised of course, I’ve started setting my expectations low enough that I can basically predict any plot development that occurs in this show at this point. However, I’d like to point out that Goro’s bit as the statue continued to be the best part of the past couple of episodes. The utterly botched Morse code was also pretty great.
So of course we are introduced to a new third, even more evil, (and most importantly, faceless) enemies in the form of the governor’s special forces. The governor being none other than Asuta’s dad, the one he fought with at the beginning of the series. What a twist! I bet none of you guys saw that coming!
Note, if you genuinely did not see something like this coming, I recommend brushing up on more genre fiction from other mediums.
All that said, I will have to give credit where it is due, Zvezda continues to be one of the better looking shows this season, with some consistent production values and nice usage of color to grab the eye. While the direction and certain character designs still irk me, the show undeniably looks good on a regular basis. In a perfect world, Zvezda and Kill la Kill would trade budgets.
That along with Kate’s utterly random giant monster transformation seems to be pushing Zvezda toward a more definitive narrative direction. I’m going to have to assume that Asuta is now somehow “special” because Kate can’t conquer him and wants him to “conquer” her, whatever nasty implications that has when involving a prepubescent girl. I’m just going to keep doing my best to ignore the rather unfortunate implications the show loves throwing at me anyhow. I suppose only time will tell where the new developments will take us. Similar to Kill la Kill, I have many predictions. Unlike that show however, whichi manages to keep exceeding my expectations and throwing some truly crazy twists at me, I don’t have as much hope for this one.