HE SAYS THE REASON WHY HE WANTS TO BUILD A KNIGHT FROM SCRATCH IS BECAUSE IT’S HIS HOBBY. BWAHAHAHAHA AND NOBODY CAN WRAP THEIR HEAD AROUND IT! (Even his father was mortified!)
It’s absolutely hilarious how nobody can keep up with him! After having an audience with the King, Ernesti has been given a challenge to craft a new and efficient Silhouette Knight body. Should he impress the King, he will obtain the nation’s secrets on how or where they create/obtain the Ether Reactor. Ernesti eagerly accepts the mission and gets to work. Unable to do this on his own, Ernesti makes a suggestion to the Principle to makes this Prototype project for a smaller scale unit called Silhouette Gear, for the students at the academy to be involved with. I found that pretty interesting since it literally puts the students to work of participating an on-going innovation project, however it’s Ernesti who is the one who keeps on sprouting the ideas off the top of his head. In fact because Ernesti is so absorbed and passionate about the project, he is more or less oblivious to the fact most of the students of 100% done with this. Takes a lot work, and for most of them it’s just downright exhausting – especially when they can barely keep up with his ideas.
Aside from Ernesti being the World’s #1 Robot fan (and being a pragmatic character, as he suspected the King would test him), one of the main reasons I find myself enjoying this show week is the engineering thoughts behind the process. It is a substance we don’t always see in mecha shows. The process and technical details of building these giant robots. With the show virtually narrating everything that is going on, hearing about the parts that makes the Silhouette Knight function like the Crystal Tissue. It is facinating to see Ernesti provide new engineering techniques to making already existing materials more efficient, suggesting they weave the Crystal Tissue instead of lining them up side by side. Or the mana consumption, the use of extra arms to hold the magic rods, etc… Being able to witness a character literally building a machine from scratch is always fun, because we get to see the author’s imagination go into overdrive.
But I’d be lying if I said the story currently being told is making me question just how long my motivation will last in terms of blogging this series. It all really comes down to whether or not I feel there’s enough material and motivation to write about it. Thankfully for us though, besides the characters having to deal with the monsters… a political strife is simmering. After hearing how the King is wary of Ernesti last week, I’m taking his promise to him with a grain a salt. Then we have the King’s men/advisors who clearly despise Ernesti and see him nothing but trouble, so much so that the twins’ father (one of the King’s men) has asked of them to report to him the process of Ernesti’s development. That being said I do wonder if the kids are aware their dad wants them to serve as his spies. It doesn’t help that he doesn’t look like the type who’d care about them as their mother was not one from nobility. Then we have a new threat that was introduced by the end of this episode: Shady Folks. I don’t know if these guys are looking to steal Ernesti’s blue prints and attempt to overthrow the King or whatever, but it’s clear that they are trouble and they have a spy within the academy.
Random note of the Week: AHAHAHA ERNESTI, HE GEEKING OUT ABOUT THE WRECKAGE OF THE ROBOTS! BLESS THIS BOY.