Quick Thought: Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta – Duties of a Soldier (Episodes 6-8)

This is the turning point of the story. War isn’t a game, and when the enemy comes knocking, petty things like love and rivalries take a back seat to trying to stay alive. Been busy so no pictures.

 

Short Summaries:

Episode 6: Festival, Kal-el, Claire, Ariel, and the others make a ramen stand. But all aren’t. going well.

Episode 7: The barbarians attack, and the trainees deploy. Mitty and Chiharu find the main strike force, and after tailing it, they fire flares into the enemy group to allow Isla’s defenders to attack. Mitty dies after telling Chiharu to bail, having exposed themselves. Chiharu is saved by Professors Banderas and Palez. Meanwhile, Claire and Ignacio are recalled from their reserve duties, leaving Kal-el, Ari, and two other of their classmates to sortie.

Episode 8: Meeting up with the noble class, Kal-El, Ari, and the other students are ruthlessly cut down by enemy forces until the intervention of a third actor. Their losses heavy, the Republic of Isla at least can call upon an unknown friend for help.

 

Thoughts:

All is fun and games until you get pumped full of lead. Even my hatred for Fasuto evaporated when he had the balls to go out and sortie, using nothing but bolt action rifles and what can be best described as scout planes. This is a transitionary arc, and the last few episodes seem like it’ll end in a disaster for all involved. While in this, as Isla fights, we’ll finally see how Kal-el will react to Claire being Nina Viento.

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About Jusuchin (Military Otaku)

Conservative, Patriotic and an Otaku. Recent grad of George Mason University. I am interested in firearms, politics, Japanese Anime, and military tech.
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