Rinne no Lagrange Ep 3: Action, Action, Action!
As opposed to last weeks episode of Rinne, this one was amazing. The whole episode is full of action and fighting, and we learn a little more about our protagonists of the show. Oh, and by the way, a sequel to this series has already been confirmed.
Synopsis: This episode starts off where the last one left off. Madoka is fighting enemy Ovids, in hopes to protect her town and the people in it.
Review: This episode was just great. Although all of the mecha designs are almost identical (both for the main characters and the enemies) I enjoy the way that we are able to see the people piloting them from time to time.
Apparently, Madoka is still not aware that the Vox that she’s riding is legendary, and that’s why she can pilot it so well. This doesn’t make much sense to me, but I guess it will in the future. In the end of the episode, Madoka ends up naming her Vox “Midori” which is a word for green. Joining her, Lan names hers “Orca”. Madoka says that since she’s bonded with the Vox it deserves a name.
In this episode, Madoka and Lan also have some bonding time. Lan takes out another Vox of her own in order to aid Madoka in her fight. She was afraid to do this before, but for some reason she’s gained the courage now. Anyway, they fight off the enemy Ovids together and scare them away back Madoka, still being her same positive self. to their own planet. We find out that the enemies don’t want to destroy them, only to take them back to their planet. This strikes me as a bit odd, but I guess further episodes will explain all of my questions.
As always, Madoka is positive as ever. She is so concerned about the townspeople that she stops fighting to save them from a falling object (vending machine?) that otherwise would have crushed them. She even says to Lan that she’s glad that she is able to pilot the Vox because she gets to save her city. Otherwise she would just be a helpless stander-by like all the rest. Being a bit of a pessimist myself, her over optimistic views on everything kind of tick me off. But without that bias of mine, she does make a very good character.
I’ll just conclude my post by saying this: Lan is still hot and still my favorite character from this series. Oh, and I am disappointed that Migunami didn’t make an appearance in this episode…I have high hopes for her character.