Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,
Kate
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Martian Successor Nadesico, episodes 22-26

Some time ago we watched the end of this series, but I haven't had time to write it up until now.

Spoilers for the entire series, obviously, behind the cut.

I wish that the series had spent less time on filler parody episodes and more time on the ending. For instance, the Jovian who kills his purported best friend to frame the Nadesico crew and wreck the peace negotiations? The consequences of that deserved a lot more time. But more importantly, I wanted to see how the war ended, and the "oh, well, taking away boson jumping will solve everything" was just not satisfying: apparently non-boson-jumping space drives are still very fast, because the Nadesico gets to Mars pretty darn quick, so the fighting can still easily continue, and as far as I can tell most of the people on Earth still doesn't know that the Jovians aren't lizards. Grumble mutter grump.

The time travel stuff was kind of weird; I'm not convinced that it added much besides another layer of parody. I did like that the ending of the anime-within-an-anime sucked, but the rejection of the dead coming back was itself undercut by the old admiral (?) who sacrificed himself turning up alive after all. And you all know my opinion of the romantic stuff.

Ummm, I think I had more to say about this, but it's been a while and I forget. Basically it wasn't interested in telling the story I wanted to see, so it's like Escaflowne was for me: educational but ultimately not to my taste.

There is a movie sequel which sounds pretty bad to me; opinions?

Tags: anime, martian successor nadesico
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