Hello there my lovely readers!!! Taking a break from Pokemon hijacking to blog another anime post. The game was a complete surprise to me. X___X Why do they make new game systems so expensive? But yes I have been very appreciative of my gift. More so today when work was beyond slow because of the holiday and I had nothing to do for hours.
Episode Summary: 17 years ago terrible things happen. Humans were doing a great job of wrecking their own planet. But then one day...from the fog....Fog appeared. Meaning tons of ships named Fog POOFED and started taking over all the water ways. Various countries tried to fight back but Fog was way more powerful than anything humans could create. The ships GLOW different colors okay. Soon most of the waterways were lost to the Fog ships, ships that seem to have no passengers in them. Tons of casualties on the human side of things, including Gunzo's father who was high up in the military. Years later humans are still trying to fight back despite being cut off from from one another as many forms of communication have been taken out. In Japan what is left of the military is attempting to launch what appears to be a satellite into the sky. It is very important but the launch site is very close to a water source. A Fog ship appears and starts to attack the military boats that are trying to protect said launch. A lot of dramatic conversations and attacks are taking place. The Japanese military seems to be losing when all of a sudden they see that 1-401 is on it's way. This Fog ship starts attacking the enemy one. Inside 1-401 is a human crew and the humanized program for the ship, Iona. The ….crew seems colorful and young. The captain is Gunzo as he interacts with Iona. She gives the stats on the enemy ship and they start launching a counter attack. More lovely explosions and prettiness. The enemy tries to protect itself with its super shield but 1-401 ends up winning. Instead of the military thanking Gunzo and his ship off they go, away from both sides. The satellite is launched successfully into the sky. Later Iona the avatar looks at the broken down Fog ship. She thinks to herself how it was just following orders when Gunzo joins her. They talk a bit and he says the only reason she is with him is because of orders. She agrees and it is time for a flashback, a walk down memory lane.
About 2 years ago Gunzo was a ordinary high school kid. He appears to be top of his class which causes whispers among the other students, that maybe he doesn't deserve that. Only because his father was a military legend is this kid so high up. Gunzo ignores it all and takes part on a school trip to some secret...military area. Because they are top students and one day will work there. They are shown the last hope of humanity, a captured Fog Ship 1-401. As all the other students just look at the ship Gunzo touches the side of said ship. This activates the avatar Iona. Her memory has been wiped out and all that is left inside of her is the command follow Gunzo. The ship itself starts to act weird so everyone is evacuated. Later at school Gunzo is hanging out with his weird friends. Iona is seen walking to the school and everyone wants to know who she is. She walks up to Gunzo and says she needs to talk to him. When Iona is around the electronics near her don't seem to work. Gunzo has no idea what Iona is going on about and doesn't want to spend time with a prank. Still he agrees to meet with Iona later. She passes the time by “touching” things, star fishes. Gunzo shows up and Iona explains who she is. Gunzo is like.....what? Iona explains that she was reprogrammed by his father and all she has left is the words follow Gunzo. Since Daddy is dead this is a big deal to Gunzo. He agrees to take on this mission, for killed in action Dad and committed suicide Mom. Iona breaks herself out of the hanger she is which causes a lot of damage and mayhem. It takes a lot of energy for Iona to use her shields but eventually they escape and now Gunzo is on the run with...most of his high school friends as the crew mates. Back in the present Gunzo thinks about their current situation, almost turning against humans and Fog. Gunzo meets with the man who did hire them to protect the satellite. It turns out to have the weaponry needed to get rid of Fog and it was destroyed in the atmosphere. Now the man who hired Gunzo wants him and 1-401 to go to America and deliver the plans, as that country is the best to mass produce these weapons. Gunzo wants to know why the military can't do this and the man is like well we have our reasons. The crew discusses this as they will be in Fog territory when this all goes down. They decide to proceed anyway. Out in the water many Fog ships gather with all their female avatars talking to each other, eager to show off their....personalities. The lead ship eventually tells a particular Fog ship to go after the traitor 1-401 and take them out. THE END!
Okay. So that went differently than I thought it was going to. I am not sure why I assume anything from shows I haven't watched before. XD As if a brief PV and synopsis could tell me all. But first impressions could count for a lot. Let's just say I am slightly....better now that I have seen the first episode. Or rather I thought something was going to happen that would make me MEH but now I think it will go in a different direction so it's more like OH?
Well Gunzo will go back to school like nothing happened okay. To hang out with his....amazing friends. All of his friends eventually join the crew. I am not sure if it was out of loyalty to him or because they were good at what they did. Because you know...Gunzo is a wanted person. But before the wanting happened Fog ship 1-401 woke up. Or was rather waiting for Gunzo. This is the part of the episode I was happy with. That Iona didn't fall in love with Gunzo. She is a ship after all. The ship's programming. A computer system if you would. So it wouldn't make sense for her to randomly fall in love with him. It makes more sense that Gunzo's father was able to crack the code and force her to wait for Gunzo. Instructions would be nice but yeah. Or you know....capture the ship and give to an adult you trust. I mean how did Gunzo's father know that Gunzo would follow in his footsteps? I know you can't trust people but yeah. Where am I going with this?
Iona has a real body as I have already said. Which is odd. I am sure it will be explained later. This is a ship that is from outer space. And as Iona explains these ships are all following orders. From a different species? Alien? Different humans who hate Japan? Whatever/whoever the enemy is perhaps who Iona is based on. Like look we can make fake bodies. Go and find Gunzo. Make sure you name drop the father so you can get him on your side. This is YOUR SHIP!!! Come and take a ride...on me I suppose? I don't know. I am not very focused right now. X___X Too much medicine. The point is Gunzo was suspicious for good reason, Iona was vague for maybe good reason, and the military has no idea what is going so I can see how Gunzo is not really on their side or their enemy.
In the present it seems that Iona and Gunzo are still in that stage of you are my captain and I will tell you what to do and together we fight Fog. But humans can't ban together and fight the enemy. No no because that would be too easy. Apparently there are different factions going on with the humans too. Which is why the dad couldn't leave the ship with just anyone.....anyway the military didn't ask for Gunzo's help. An outside source did. The dude was looking kinda sleezy. He wanted to help the military for his own reason. The satellite crashed or something. Or if there are aliens they blew it up. And it turns out the....plans or parts for some super weapon were in that satellite. Now Mr. Sleezy wants Gunzo to go ALL THE WAY to the United States as the cows and crops survived and they have the ability to mass produce these weapons. HMMMMM all the way to the United States. Isn't there a lot of water in between? This sounds like a bad idea Gunzo....so why are you doing it?
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