Arpeggio of Blue Steel – Ars Nova episode 6 – 7 : Makie goes to the Secret Hideout

Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova sister affection

If you read this review and think to yourself “Oh my, this review of ZeroGhj looks rather shorter than normal!” Well, you would be right. Because of multiple real life issues I had a lot less time past few weeks and I ended up really, really behind on the show. I’m gonna try to catch up to episode 9 before episode 10 comes out and so I’ll be doing 2 double post as to catch up with it.

Now into my comments for episode 6 (which features Haruna and Makie escaping the military) and episode 7 (which featured lot of yuri fangirl of robot machine). I still find it rather odd that machine weapon have emotions and start disobeying their order to make friends and to find who they are, but as the show progresses it seems that the show itself is starting to find that fact strange. The mental model of the ships are starting to question themselves and why they have feelings and emotion and why they are allowed to think if they are but weapon. I mean, a weapon is something of a tool, if a weapon is able to be completely automated both in action and judgement, it becomes a fighter, not a mere weapon. A tool cannot have self-consciousness or it becomes more than a tool by definition.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova tank

This means that maybe all those mental model of the ships are actually much more than they believe they are. It is possible for fighters and soldiers to simply follow commands like they do, but they should call themselves as such and not as simple tools. At this point I find it easy enough to guess what kind of future direction the show will take. As I mentioned in an earlier review it seems that just about every single fog ship will end up following Gunzo and they will create some kind of super powerful army of the sea.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova battleship sexyness

Gunzo might be an awesome captain, but he is a rather silly visionary. He believes that giving humanity a weapon which gives them equal footing with the fog will allow them to coexist, but the latest example I have of humanity having equal power footing and different ideologies wasn’t such a perfect and beautiful time. The cold war wasn’t really remembered by co-existence and happiness as far as I recall. I don’t really understand how Gunzo could possibly believe that a stalemate of power could possibly turn into happiness by either side and not more intense conflict instead. Humans are meant to rule or be ruled, any sense of equality must be either structured by a greater authority or is doomed to fail. If coexistence is to exist between the fog and humanity he better figure out a way to control both of them with a greater power, or his plan is doomed to fail. Either humanity will live in terror of the fog, or the Fog will become the tool of humanity, but I don’t see any other option from where I stand.

ZeroGhj signing off

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