This was an interesting and needed episode of Arpeggio of Blue Steel, we finally got to see a bit more of the world and the human side of things. The situation of the fog is rather interesting, to have weapon suddenly on the sea for no reason, but I feel like it would be rather important to know what the hell is going on with the human on land too.
I mean the one thing that is really bugging me right now with the show is that while the ocean is controlled by the fog, there doesn’t seem to be any limitation on land. All of America and the super Eurasia/Africa continent are still linked together by land and therefore communication and life should still be possible and quite easy. Farm would remain intact, and so would road and most other things in life. I understand the problematic of losing specific resources because of trade limitations, but I’m pretty sure you can still have a fully functional country even with such problems. I mean there are many landlocked countries, so this new Fog terror wouldn’t affect them all that much to begin with.
I just really hope that we will eventually have more ideas as to why the hell humanity is at the bring of extinction because of such a localized threat. I mean surely humanity wouldn’t be eliminated even if it had no access to the sea, people in Russia are doing just fine and they don’t have no silly salty water near most of their territory.
How the world survives aside, it becomes pretty evident that the show will focus more on the fog joining the side of humans more than anything else. I wouldn’t be surprised if what I wanted to know with the way humanity works will ever actually be revealed in the show as it is not the main focus and if instead we would drift ever farther from any civilization and have more marine warfare instead. Next episode will obviously be mainly a combat to exit the port, but we might have some surprise reinforcement coming in for all we know. The near future of the show is rather easy to predict, but in the long run I wonder if we will actually understand who made the Fog troop, why they made them and why they have such order as to kill everything human on the sea.
All in all I find that this show as a lot of questions to answer still and I’m afraid all answer my not come right away. Makes me nervous, this show is really fun to watch so I hope it won’t disappoint me.
ZeroGhj signing off