It was quite a slow paced episode for Captain Earth this week, but I felt there was something missing. Perhaps it might have been the fact Teppei’s big debut with the Nebula Engine didn’t feel like it was in the spotlight. It felt more like watching a backup dancing as oppose to watching the lead. Had they came out stronger with Nebula’s debut, I think this episode could have been a lot better. Nevertheless, despite it’s weak reveal – it was great to see that Teppei finally has a machine of his own to use in combat, the prototype Nebula Engine. It was also great to see Teppei be useful, especially covering Daichi’s back after he had lost his fight against Lieban, who had successfully returned to her true form (which I must say: is absolutely stellar!). Though I have to admit it, I was hoping Lieban and Daichi to get along because they have something on common: love for the wind. It would have been interesting had Daichi been able to persuade Lieban to not be an enemy of humanity. However, it looks like we will be meeting a Designer Child (Setsuna) who isn’t interested in becoming a kiltgang (or already can, but chooses not to, much like Teppei had before he destroyed his egoblock).
It was quite surprising to see that Lieban did not realize that it was Teppei/Albion who was the second Neoteny. So I am excited to see how Amarok and Malkin will react next week, especially since Teppei now has his very own Livilaster.
One of the things I found very intriguing was how Teppei’s light made some sort of connection with Lieban. She told Amarok and Milkin with a wistful smile that there was something about the light that felt amazing, the best wind. It would certainly be moving element to have if Teppei is able as an evolved Kiltgang (into a Neoteny), positively influence other designer children. This may very well in the future be the card to saving and sparing lives.
It will definitely make a huge difference now that Globe’s Midsummer Knights have both the Earth and Nebula Engine to fend off the Kiltgang. But the battlefield is still uneven, and Globe now more than ever, needs to find an alliance that isn’t connected to Salty-Dogs or Mcbeth Enterprise. We have met the scientist Marimura who was ecstatic when she was able to see how a designer child’s brain changes once they return to their true selves. She is not only familar with the Designer Children, but knows/takes care of one herself (Setsuna). I am willing to bet that she is most likely working with Salty-Dog but I am still crossing my fingers that she isn’t involved with either parties. However, by not being part of either parties doesn’t mean she isn’t going to become another competitor to deal with. Interestingly enough, her designer child Setsuna, appears to have a female!Pitz, so I wonder whether Setsuna is someone like Hana, or can also simply communicate with her little adorable alien creature.