Let me get this out of the way – I have got no clue on what’s happening in this series. The first episode did nothing to properly explain what is going on. I’ve got so many questions right now. What does it mean for Kate to ‘conquer’ something? How should she go about doing it? What are these powers she seems to have? Does Asuta have these powers too? And martial law? How does that tie in with the fact that we’ve got magical lolis in this anime? What are those colourful things? WHAT ARE THOSE GIANT MONSTERS?! WHAAAAAAT IS GOING ON?????
I thought my confusion from the first episode could be because I’m not paying attention while watching or something, but seriously there is no way it’s because I was in a daze that I am THIS confused. The first half was still easy to follow – just Asuta going to school again (why does a boy running away from home still go to school?) before Itsuka (voiced by Mariya Ise, and sounding exactly like Killua) drags him over to Zvezda HQ (painfully obvious location aside) for training to be a proper member of the organisation. We do get introduced to the rest of the Zvezda members but damn were those introductions pretty useless because I’d rather have them explain to me what the hell was going on in the second half of the episode.
This show is fun of course – still pretty funny, and I’m genuinely interested in the setting (and Hoshimiya Kate is still #1) but I can’t suppress my utter confusion watching this. A-1 has already got two episodes out, and half of an episode has been spent on characters eating dinner. I would’ve thought that by now I would have my questions answered. I’m going to drop blogging this of course, there’s no way I can blog anything other than endless ????s, but I’ll definitely keep watching. It’s earned more than 3 episodes, but I don’t think I’m going to give the series any more time than that.