Shit is going down in this office building. We already knew the place was going to be raided, we knew the parasites were target for extermination, but I must admit I did not expect for the special task force to be this serious about it. Want it or not, these are still officials and they will have to answer for everything that is happening inside that office. They killed innocents, they lost a lot of special force in there already and they even have civilians who saw the parasites. In this kind of situation, I don’t know who I’d rather be, the special trained soldier who will most likely be chopped down, or the official who will have to cover up and justify everything that happened there. I know this is most likely going to be out of scope of the current story point of view, but it remains something I’m really concerned about. Even if aliens were to come down and attack humans, the military would not be allowed to use such unjustifiable violence, the last thing they want in a situation like this, is to lose public trust and encourage public uprisings. When against an enemy like this, you want people to trust the government and remain calm, panic and anger will just make the whole situation worse.
Enough with the white collar talk, I was actually surprised this episode how little we saw of Shinichi. He is our main protagonist after all, yet the episode was a lot more about everything happening than him. If anything, I’m curious how he managed to stay so composed and unaffected by everything that is going on. Shinichi is usually the first one to step in and try to save as many lives as possible, yet in this scenario not only the police task force are getting annihilated, but the same is true for innocent bystanders. How could he stay calm like this? I know he is in a very delicate situation where it would be extremely dangerous for him to reveal who he is in this situation. It was already a difficult situation BEFORE everyone went crazy and started shooting who ever was present and looked at them funny. As things currently stand, there is no question he will be shot dead even if he tries to help them.
I don’t know if the humans had any more tricks or plan up their sleeves, but the way things are going, I wouldn’t put my money on them winning this one. Unless Shinichi joins the fray, I think a tactical retreat is of order. There are some mean Parasites in there and I doubt that an airstrike would even kill them. Who would you put your money on? The dozen of bus filled with armed men? Or the one parasite who’s somehow immune to bullets. They already killed so many civilians, they should just bomb the place already. Cut their loss and save faces, if they are going to lose this one, they might as well go out with a bang. People might be able to accept the loss of life better if they knew it was done as a mean to eradicate killer aliens.
This was a fun episode, lot of action, but I really want more development in the next one. Kiseijuu is an anime which usually goes very quickly through the story, so it was a bit “long” to have an entire episode just inside that one building with little story or character progression, but I guess they need to appease the battle shounen fan too.
ZeroGhj signing off.