It is about time we get an episode about Hana. Daichi had a lot more screen time than he has had previously and this was a good thing here. We’ve been focused so much on the Planetary Gears it was a matter of time this show shifted it’s plot back to the main characters of this series. Hana reveals her love for Daichi, we learn of her ultimate weapon which I hasn’t expected it to have a grand effect like it did here. No song was used in the scene with Hana I was surprised by this.
This show keeps on getting more interesting as it pulls together themes that this series originally introduced. Kids with special abilities all the while growing up. Star Driver excelled at depicting school life and the transition period between like to love, friendships and saving the world. Here however, we’ve got something unique with so many different aspects of the plot coming together. The beach portion at the beginning of the episode illustrated how the casts live their lives outside of the fantasy mecha side of this show. Nice to see this change within the episode into learning new things about the main cast.
When I heard that NICO Touches the Walls were going to be doing the new opening for the second half of this series I was ecstatic. The band did a tremendous job on Hologram the 2nd opening to Brothehood. After seeing it I am very disappointed. It doesn’t have the energy that Flumpool had with Believer’s High. Not a memorable song like that one. The animation did not have the right timing with this song either. The animation in the first opening was immensely better than this. Hope this isn’t a sign that the budget is running out. The ending was awesome its SUPERCELL one of my favorite Japanese bands. Different than what they done before and the animation was reminiscent of Star Drivers second ending.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10