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Ultraman Ginga S Episode 13 (Spoilers) 
4th-Dec-2014 12:11 am
Oh, man. There it is again with the stupidity of the higher-ups of the defense force. (I was naive enough to think we would escape this plot, seeing that the team is called "Ultra Party Guardian." Yeah, I know the 'party' there isn't the type we throw for birthday or some other celebration, but still...) Yes, yes, we humans have to protect our own planet with our own hand*, but really, would it hurt so much to let Ultraman help? Yes, Ultraman is an alien, but so what? It's not like he is our enemy or anything. Hasn't he proven enough time already that he is a friend of humans?

And I might have forgiven them if they at least consider all the ramification of their action. Like how they just harvest the Victoriam beam for their cannon, without thinking about how it might affect other people. The people above ground are not the only people living on Earth. And the blast from that cannon almost hit UPG's own people (true, they ran out to the battle site without permission, but still...). If not for Ginga, I don't want to think about what could happen.

But a moment of BL strong friendship kind of makes up for all this depressing stuff. When Hikaru is locked up, his first word is 'Sho'. And when Sho is half-walking, half-dragging himself away from the battle site (after Victory defeated Birdon), his first thought is like, 'where are you, Hikaru? Why didn't you show up?'. Oh, and let's not forget Tomoya having no hesitation in breaking Hikaru out of jail. (Hikaru actually looks a bit dazed at being rescued.)

And what's with Arisa and that commander? I hope it's just a simple hero worshipping case, and not 'having a crush on my superior' case. Or perhaps it's the other way around? He seems to like her, at least a bit more than as a favorite subordinate.

Next episode looks like it will deal with the fallout of using the cannon, and of killing something when they don't need to. I'm glad that there will be some opportunity for those higher-ups to see the error of their way.

Oh well. This has to be rewatched with subs, since I'm sure I probably misinterpret stuff to suit my whims.

*After I heard this for about an umpteenth time (most of the time, word for word) from various Ultra series, it ceases to fill me with wonder. Now it's just a tired old cliche.
Earth Day
3rd-Dec-2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
You actually make me want to see the episode with all of this !
4th-Dec-2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks. :) The episode is actually better than how I might make it sound. Then again, I probably am not capable of disliking an Ultraman Ginga episode.

In any case, hope you enjoy the episode if you ever get a chance to watch it. :)
4th-Dec-2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
I haven't started the series yet (well, I am now). I was very disappointed with Ginga.

Anyway, of what I spoiled myself, this team looks a lot like a mix of everything since Mebius. I mean, this short haired guy from UPG, he looks a lot like Ryu.
4th-Dec-2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
I must admit that the idea of people living underground is fun !
5th-Dec-2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
I like the underground world myself. :) Wish they have shown more of it and the people living there.

From what I read around, other people who were disappointed with Ginga seem to think that Ginga S is much better. Perhaps they have a point. The series just seems more traditional than Ginga -- the defense team is back, and there are varied locations for the Ultra fights (not stuck at the back of an abandoned school anymore). But I'm probably odd in that I like both series almost equally.

And, yes, Go from UPG is totally a Ryu clone, right down to that charming hot-headed personality. :)
5th-Dec-2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
I still can't accept Hikaru's actor way of playing... It's too much...I don't know ! (I had the same problem with Ginga). I like Sho however !
6th-Dec-2014 11:17 am (UTC)
I like Sho, too. As for Hikaru, I don't know either. The acting doesn't bother me for some reason. Perhaps it's because his character is supposed to be exaggerated like that.
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