May 19, 2013

Gargantia Episode 7

In this episode we learn a few things.
Though its area has been reduced considerably by the grinding and pressure the now thawed global glaciers exerted as well as the rising sea levels of the now completely melted icecaps, there IS dry land...just not much.

Note the chart behind Ridget

We find out who the staff are that surround Ferrock most of the time. They are the leaders of the three other major fleets that have signed contracts to join with Gargantia. They signed a renewable contract submitting their external affairs to Gargantia, acknowledging the associated policies and the fact that Ferrock is in overall charge but they directly run their own fleets.

We find out that Whale Squid are held in high esteem by the populace of Gargantia and attacking them is considered a faux pas on the order of killing an albatross and is sufficiently bad luck to have anyone that does it risk becoming a pariah.

If you saw the last episode you can probably guess how we found that out......oops.

We learned some other things too....


What's neat about this is that there don't seem to be any real villains. Even Pinyon's motivations while certainly ambitious are not entirely without merit. If the ruins/wreckage pan out then it could indeed be a boon for all humanity. Ledo is actually trying to save everyone and Ferrock and Ridget have perfectly reasonable reasons to doubt him.

It does raise some questions:

This is a very well thought out story so far.  I'm really, really enjoying this show.
There is nothing more...I don't know WHY it says that.

Oh well....


 Art by Ueyama Michirou whose various works can be bought here.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 09:16 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 I'm entertaining the idea that

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon May 20 10:19:16 2013 (+rSRq)

2 I completely agree. I'd be surprised if it wasn't the case.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon May 20 10:31:32 2013 (F7DdT)

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