Headscratchers / Saikano

  • Why did Chise allow those bombers to reach Sapporo in the beginning of the series? She could have easily intercepted them before they even reached Japan's coast, and you'd think that the conventional forces would have sent fighter planes, or would have tried shooting them down with ground-to-air missiles. It is unlikely that those slow airplanes would have managed to drop even one bomb on the city in the case of a coordinated counter-attack.
    • That's a good question. For as far as I've seen, every time she faces the enemy, she blows up a city. Kind of kill the whole purpose of defending in the case of Japan, and attacking in the case of its enemies. Why not just nuke everything, you'd get the same effect with less casualties? I guess the series isn't about realism as much as drama.
    • It seems her active use of transforming into the ultimate weapon is still pretty new in the beginning so it's possible she just couldn't transform until the danger was real enough.
      • By the same logic, you could ask why the military chose to turn a young girl into a weapon of mass destruction in the first place, when it would take just as much effort if not less (and be far more practical) to strap the same weapons system on a drone.