So, I’ve read some reviews and comparisons that have likened captain earth to the obvious: Star Driver with a bit of Eureka Seven mixed in. Given the studio that produced and developed this show, I think that is a pretty fair comparison. Let’s explore that for a bit. Mech and character designs aside (and the questionable use of the word “libido”), I’m even less convinced than ever before that Captain Earth really has much in common with star driver, save the superficial. Themes, feel, presentation; Star Driver bowled you the fuck over if you were in its way. It was flamboyant, flashy, and cool as shit. Captain Earth is also really cool, but it doesn’t revel in its own flashiness and I don’t really feel the similarities in the narrative.
I enjoyed our little insert song last week, but I can’t help but miss the flashy boisterousness Star Driver had when it came to battles. I’ll never forget the hype I felt as Takuto geared up to face his first challenger in the first episode. That said, it’s unfair of me to compare the two when it’s clear by the tone that Captain Earth is attempting a very different feel in story and pacing. That said, given these aspects, I feel it is most fair to compare it to Eureka Seven.
In any event, this week further developed things by throwing tons and tons of jargon, allegiances, and perogatives our way. It’s not hard to make sense of them, but of note is the fact that Teppei and Hana are being used as research subjects and are being contained by an “electric fence.” It’s the sort of treatment that is usually reserved for dogs and it’s completely unnecessary, but of course there is one royal jackass in GLOBE that is, for some reason or another, goes out of his way to be a colossal jackass. I know sometimes a show needs someone to be the asshole before the antagonist shows up but this guy is annoying. Here’s hoping he drowns in a bathtub.
It looks like the show is really going to begin now that we’ve got Takuto, Sugata, and Wako together. Er, you know what I mean. I think you know what I mean?
Nah, you know. I see that look in your eye. Don’t wink at me, ew.