This is a series that is very different from Aldnoah.Zero and even Argevollen- it doesn’t force itself to be realistic in the least. What Aldnoah.Zero strives in is through its pragmatic approach at telling a story whereas Argevollen is only trying to be smart with the use of military actions but fails due to the plot wrapped entirely around Tokimune. Captain Earth may not make sense some times but that doesn’t mean it can’t be entertaining- Star Driver had so many elements that this show takes from.
Planetary Gears abduction of libidos, Engine Impactors that rely its power on the emotions of its pilots, and of course the unusual abilities the main cast have acquired throughout- Livlaster and Blume are a few examples of this. As most of what was seen here was light-hearted- we had a beach scene with the Daichi, Teppei, the girls and there was also more singing from Ai. This is another reason why this and Star Driver are some of my favorite entertaining series to watch. The singing has an underlining theme to the story- Hana uses her voice to wake Albion from its slumber so many episodes ago. Here though Ai uses her identity as an idol as a diversion to uplink her Hebihanabi to the Tenkaido.
Here we get quite a different episode from what we’ve had- Ai of the Planetary Gears infiltrates the Tenkaido and Salty Dog’s Reito Hirosue returns to kidnaps Hana once again. Two organizations with different goals in mind all trying to achieve on the same playing field. One thing this show should stray away from though is the inclusion of Salty Dog’s motives- I felt this part should’ve been shown in the earlier episodes. Also we’ve still yet to see more of Daichi’s father- hopefully with a handful of episodes left the writers can include this into it so late in the series.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: 7/10