Destiny_Gundam wrote:I don't see why this bothers you so much. Knowing any man named Fudo, his declaration is probably leading so some great big deep message of some sort.
It's the fact that this is being tried at all
at this point. After all this, trying to screw with love and gender-mingling outside
of the cockpit is extremely moot.
Besides, Neo Deva is an academy for training robot pilots to save the world. If they're too busy screwing around it would affect their studies and so measures are going to be taken.
I think we both know that this is over-justifying the ban; they're not
all going to be suddenly abandoing their duties to protect mankind just to get in the opposite gender's pants. The old Diva did just fine without walls, segregation, or electrifying arm-rings of neutering. (undoubtedly what the rings they're wearing on their arms in the episode 5 preview do)
Also the incident with Donnar has a big influence. They don't want something like that happening again so they took steps to prevent that.
As I've said before, this makes no sense; the moment they accepted the need to use Aquarion and started allowing males and females to combine again, this whole point became completely moot; they already "risked" it just by putting Mikono in the cockpit this episode. Fudou also "risked it" from the start by suddenly breaking the seal when none of the pilots or even the command staff were ready for it. At this point, trying to prevent the danger was tossed out the train window two stations back.
It's not like Kawamori is trying to send the message that love is bad, or men and women should be segregated or anything.
No, he just had Fudou do a BS ban that's going to get really old, really fast. Just wait until next episode; it won't be so fun watching characters get zapped by their "love collar" armbands every time they blush at somebody. How do I know that's what the armband rings (which everybody in the episode 5 preview are wearing) are for?
1. The rings were never there before
2. Every character (except Amata for some reason) is wearing them
2. This comes right after the wall is busted but the ban is highlighted by Fudou
3. The ring started doing a zap-attack warmup when Sazanka started blushing red like a tomato in the preview
People said Ikuto gush-nosebleeding every time a girl was "compromised" in front of him in Nagasarete Airantou was annoying. This won't be much better. In fact, it'll be worse.
I don't see this lasting long; the "comedy" (what little there is of it) of people getting bug-zapped for getting near the light, err, I mean love :p, is going to evaporate quickly. Not to mention if the rings were some long-term plot point or whatnot they'd have been mentioned or something on the main page.
It still doesn't quite change the fact that it's dumb, though.
Speaking of Donnar, quite interestingly he was partnered with two girls for that Sousei Gattai nine years ago. Seems he may have been quite the player. ^^b