“The Bonds of Two People” 「ふたりの絆」
With just 2 episodes left to go in this first cour of Buddy Complex, the bonds between our main couples (in whatever meaning of the word you make of) Dio and Aoba, Hina and Bizon grow stronger, undoubtedly towards building up the story for the 2nd season. Lots of action and more refined character development this episode will surely go a long way in future.
“Father and Child” 「父と子」
We take a slight break from all the action as everyone regroups after Dr. Fermi’s death but really, it feels more like the calm before the final arc’s storm.
“Coupling System” 「カップリングシステム」
Adding new characters this late into a show is fine, if done purposefully – Mahou Sensou ought to take a leaf out of Buddy Complex’s series composition. The Cygnus crew is joined by Buddy system conceptualiser Dr. Alessandro Fermi (Oobayashi Ryuusuke) as his ex-student defector Dr. Wilheim Hahn (is it just me or did everyone drag out the Hah~~n) makes an appearance in Zogilia. Overall, it wasn’t a spectacular episode but I don’t ask for much with BC and baddie Koyasu Takehito is always welcomed :)
The Night of the Storm 「嵐の夜」
Not much happened this week. We know from the previous episode that Aoba and Hina fell together (accompanied by Dio’s dramatic cry for Aobaaaaa~) so this week we got the much needed character development to move things along for these 2. Was it a great episode? No, but it was a good enough one to ensure that the second half of Buddy Complex outshines the first 6 episodes so hopefully we’re right on track to a good ending for Sunrise’s mecha offering in Winter 2014. Continue reading
Now things finally pick up. As the show enters the second half, things get dramatic, we see politics come into play and some proper war strategy going on. Do things heat up between Fromm and Dio or Aoba? What about Hina? A bit more than usual happened in BC 07 compared to the pace the show was going at in the first half so hopefully this spells a meatier punch to this show because it really does have the potential for it. Continue reading