You know... isn't "G-Society" an odd name for a group, criminal or otherwise? I mean, why just "G"? Why not spell it out? Eh, whatever.
We open to Di-air washing dishes while wearing a fake cat tail and failing to notice that there aren't any dishes to wash. What.
The reason for the lack of dishes is apparently a lack of customers, as revealed by Mi Nou.
After the title card, we find out why there's no customers. Because everyone is busy getting ready for the GTO's 25th anniversary celebration. Trixie and Troisienne show up to make a delivery order because of this. I don't see why the celebration preparations would hinder the cafe's sales at all considering they DO make delivery orders.
We then cut to the security room as the girls deliver snacks and special coffee to Un-oh and A-oh. Tweedledee and Tweedledum are busy on a mission so the task of handling security for the upcoming event falls to them. Seems they're being held up, though, by two VIP's they have yet to hear from. We're shown pictures of a scowling, bald business man and a scowling gray-haired woman. Hmm. Wonder why these two haven't phoned in yet? I certainly hope they're not preoccupied with some sort of villainous activity! They both look like such upstanding individuals!
After Trixie offers to go get an answer from the VIP's personally, we cut to a rather large fleet of ships, including MANY of the battleships seen last episode, floating around some kind of space colony. We then see Rubis and Saphir arguing while dressed in some fancy white and gold clothing. They're apparently attending an exhibition being held by the Nouvlesse.
We then briefly cut to a naked little girl in a shower. This show may be low on fanservice, but it's pretty blatant about it. The scene lasts just long enough to give a full body shot of her. Then she exits and a maid dries her off and puts a robe on her. This little girl then complains about the exhibition a hundred times over.
The maid is then suddenly pulled behind a curtain by a young boy using magic strings. The resulting conversation between them seems rather forced and exists solely for the purpose of filling in the audience on various character roles while making the characters themselves seem silly. Technically I suppose this also counts as bondage fanservice.
It now occurs to me that what little fanservice this series has had so far has been yaoi, S&M, or Lolicon
rather than the usual PantyShot
. There have been a grand total of three pantyshots so far, and only one if you don't count bloomers.
Anyway, the boy is named Pauki, the girl Letuchaia, and the maid is Core. Pauki tries to act innocent. As if Letuchaia really wasn't going to notice you pulling the maid away while she drying the girl's hair. Letuchaia scolds him, saying the way he scolds a commoner is pathetic a thousand times over. Letuchaia uses her catchphrase a LOT by the way, using different numbers every time. Almost every other sentence she says it. It gets annoying after a while, ten thousand times over. It's then made rather apparent that Pauki has a crush on Letuchaia just before he gets kicked out because she's getting changed.
Pauki runs into Torch and Shade in the hall, who are there to escort the two children to the exhibition. We find out that Torch and Shade are ex-Galactic Police themselves while Torch is arguing with Pauki. Letuchaia soon steps out into the hallway, fully dressed now, and declares herself the main star of the exhibition. Apparently, she's a princess for some reason.
Torch and Shade escort the children to a rather large and incredibly elaborate exhibition hall. Seriously, there's entire balconies with only two chairs seated dead center. Do rich people just feel the need to burn money because they have it? You'll have to excuse me for the off topic rant
here but I'm personally baffled as to why rich people seem to feel the need to own several ludicrously-sized houses with ludicrously-sized yards, or collect expensive antique cars. Fuck, give me half the money some of these celebrities have and wouldn't have a clue what to do with it all!
Back to the actual anime, Letuchaia arrives to some applause. Pauki then arrives to more applause. Letuchaia says "1.2x more" but I think it's a lot more than that. Torch, Shade, Rubis, and Saphir all get even MORE applause when they're introduced. Letuchaia is not pleased.
It seems the real star, Sir Geacht'er, is running late however. Cue Eye Catches. We're only halfway through this and it's already dragging on. All that's happened so far is we met the villains who are putting on an exhibition. As important as this episode seemed to be from the title, I think I'd have rather spent my time watching grass grow.
Back to the anime (the eye catches were just jokes on Geacht'er's absence) Letuchaia reminiscs on how Geacht'er was the first to call her princess. Good. Now I know who to blame for this annoying brat. Just when Ascoeur is starting to get less annoying, Letuchaia decides to take her place. She then uses some power so she can hear everyone praising her. "That's right. Praise me, everyone, one hundred times over!" God, just die a thousand times over already!
After a salute involving every ship in orbit around this colony-thing - and believe me, it's crowded out there - firing outwards in all directions, Geacht'er arrives. Even in space I'm sure a salute like that couldn't possibly be safe. Trouble is brewing, though, as Letuchaia hears many people doubting Geacht'er's capabilities in spite of the applause and cheering he received. One of them calls him a counterfeit. Letuchaia complains, despite not knowing what a counterfeit is. Seems all the other Shadow Workers heard this too, though. So are all these people psychic? Shade and Saphir are particularly upset.
Letuchaia is about to make a speech now. But wait, she's nervous! Or not. She's over it almost instantly. Turns out the G-Society plans to restore the Nouvalese and declares itself an independant nation. Geacht'er gives his approval, which involves standing up and holding up his hand. He has yet to say ANYTHING at all, by the way. Also, more laserfire from the battleships.
The man that was calling Geacht'er a counterfeit before voices his complaint now. He apparently has some issue with the declaration for some reason. I can't for the life of me imagine what and he certainly doesn't explain anything other than "Geacht'er sucks!" Naturally, he's just there to be killed off. Oh, and we see those two VIP's from earlier talking to him. I never would have expected them to show up in a place like this!
Geacht'er does... something... and a white rose suddenly appears in the man's mouth. Apparently, this is Geacht'er's way of calling for silence. Because actually trying to defend himself would require speaking. With words. The old man ignores the warning and keeps insulting Geacht'er without giving any specific details as to just what the guy has done wrong. Just one mention of Letuchaia and I'd be totally siding with this guy but he doesn't even have a leg to stand on here.
So, and you'll never see THIS coming, the old guy is killed off. A red rose suddenly appears embedded in him. He shrivels up like a raisen and then the rose falls out, spilling a ton of blood onto the floor. So, wait, did that rose somehow absorb all the blood from his body? How does that even work!?
Moving right along - please ignore the puddle of blood and the corpse being carted away - it's Shade's turn to make a speech now. To summarize, they're going to go beat up the GTO. The exhibition ends and the Shadow Workers prepare to move out.
Back at the GTO, Trixie and Troisienne return with news that the two VIP's WILL be attending the ceremony. Un-oh and A-oh are less than amused as they now have to start their security preparations all over again. Wouldn't it have been easier to make the preparations with the assumption the VIP's would be there and then just scale back if they aren't? Actually, WHY wouldn't you have the best security for the event possible? It only makes sense to make sure all the guests, and especially Director Hiver, are well protected to begin with! And I'm sure it's not going to make any real difference either way...
The episode ends with Troisienne and Q-feuille suddenly getting headaches. And Di-air being amazed by bubbles like they're one of the wonders of the world. Because we couldn't end this episode without showing Di-air again.
This episode sucked a million times over!
I thought we'd get some interesting details about the GOT's enemy, but it ended up being an incredibly boring and nonsensical affair as well as introducing a character that's making me look back on the Pink Haired Nitwit more fondly. Yes, I actually hate Letuchaia FAR more than I hate Ascoeur at this point. My hatred toward Ascoeur pretty much dwindled in the past few episodes and this episode replaced it completely with a hatred of Letuchaia. Could that kid BE anymore spoiled or annoying!?
Sigh... 1/3rd of the way through this now, at least...
Next Episode: Anniversary Ceremony.