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Posted 1/24/19 , edited 1/24/19
the only thing keeping me on board with this right now is the CD and Morishima Yuuka...really i have to say though it's just almost too boring...we'll see i guess...noncommittally trudging along a bit further i guess...meanwhile getting a little bit better "cute girls flying fighter planes" vibe this season from Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai...<just sayin>
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Posted 1/24/19 , edited 1/24/19

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I wonder if Gripen was made from the Xi that killed Kei's mother, and that has something to do with their synced brainwaves...either that or perhaps they have to use human DNA to help grow them and part of her DNA came from Kei's mom or a relative or something.


Interesting theory. They did say the anima were made up of "spare parts"; which I figured meant human as well as XI. Gripen said she had no memories of her past life. Now to use parts of Kei's mom it would have to be parts not severely damaged in the wreck and explosion. Perhaps she was thrown out of the plane when it crashed. I'm going on a limb and say Gripen has Kei's mom and heart.
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Posted 1/24/19 , edited 1/24/19
I applaud the show for it's relentlessly commitment to being uninteresting. Did anyone not see the "twist" coming there?

On a random side note, Gripen is apparently the only one of the three planes in the show Japan *doesn't* use. -.-

You'd think the yanks at least would opt for a fifth gen fighter for their cutting edge teenage girl based weapons tech though instead of an F-15. Having one of the girl's be named RAPTOR would at least be kind of funny.
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Posted 1/24/19 , edited 1/25/19

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You'd think the yanks at least would opt for a fifth gen fighter for their cutting edge teenage girl based weapons tech though instead of an F-15. Having one of the girl's be named RAPTOR would at least be kind of funny.


I think Eagle is still Japanese, she has the red meatball on her plane. Of course the F-4 is a late 1950s era plane...even Japan is phasing them out now.

I just wonder why they keep referring to a "Chinese Civil War"...the Xi don't even appear to be human and it seems they are out to kill everyone, not just other Chinese.
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Posted 1/24/19 , edited 1/25/19

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I applaud the show for it's relentlessly commitment to being uninteresting. Did anyone not see the "twist" coming there?

On a random side note, Gripen is apparently the only one of the three planes in the show Japan *doesn't* use. -.-

You'd think the yanks at least would opt for a fifth gen fighter for their cutting edge teenage girl based weapons tech though instead of an F-15. Having one of the girl's be named RAPTOR would at least be kind of funny.


Indeed the gripen is the outsider. Japan has F15 and still some RF4 for reconnaissance missions. Since the japanese airforce is an "autodefense" force severely controlled by the US (as part of the imposed post ww2 conditions), all the material is US origin or licensed like the F2, which is a 4.5 gen fighter based on the american F16 and built by Mitsubishi.
Now japan is trying their first fully japanese fighter and probably one of the first 6th gen fighters of the world, since the F22 is banned for exports, and they actually were trying to make something based on the YF23, which was way superior than the F22 but lost the competition because of political reasons.

And yes, damn boring chapter.
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I think Eagle is still Japanese, she has the red meatball on her plane. Of course the F-4 is a late 1950s era plane...even Japan is phasing them out now.


Hmm, yeah. She's Yankee coded ( blond, blue eyed, loud ) but she came from Naha air base according to the official website. Which seems to be where the Japanese station some F-15s. Use to be an American base.

The F-4 girl is stationed at Misawa according to the website. That's a joint Japanese / US base and the US does station F-4's there.

That makes it all the weirder though that 2 out of 3 are stationed in Japan at real world bases where the aircraft are used. But the main female char is randomly a Swedish fighter never used by Japan or the US. The only place in Asia that even has any Gripen's is Thailand.



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I just wonder why they keep referring to a "Chinese Civil War"...the Xi don't even appear to be human and it seems they are out to kill everyone, not just other Chinese.


According to the website the Xi actually appeared in China in the Taklamakan desert. Rather than from space or anything. So maybe it's a bad translation referring to the fact the Xi actually emerged in and attacked China? Because the show is explicitly set in modern day ( it says the story happens in the 2010s ) so we aren't doing a "in the future China falls into civil war".

The website has both better and worse explanations for the show. Better in that it explains the anima are human / living organisms but they were lab grown in an artificial uterus around the Xi processing cores. Worse in that it explains the reason they all glow pointlessly stupid neon colours is because of the girl's brainwaves. Which....make aircraft glow or something.

Worst: Website notes that the planes had to be upgraded with reinforced bodies, armour, more powerful engines, etc. Thus the actual appearance of the craft is effectively purely cosmetic. Because they aren't simply retrofits over available air frames. The entire thing had to be replaced inside and out. -.-

In which case having 3 different fuselage types is 100% pointless and would be a waste of R&D money. If the 3 girls are all Japanese and not developed by different countries there's no explanation for their differing fighter jet types. Since Eagle calls Angry Scientist Man "Daddy" he was clearly involved in the development of at least 2 of them.

Sigh. I'm not at the point where I begin to realize I'm probably putting more thought into this than the creators did. =p
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Posted 1/24/19 , edited 1/25/19
Heh. yeah as girls+weapons of war shows go. this one is less cool than other admittedly stupid ones like the assault rifle girls ones where at least their personailities could be connected with quirks of their manufacture, adoption or operation.
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Posted 1/25/19 , edited 1/25/19

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HOOfan_1 wrote:


I wonder if Gripen was made from the Xi that killed Kei's mother, and that has something to do with their synced brainwaves...either that or perhaps they have to use human DNA to help grow them and part of her DNA came from Kei's mom or a relative or something.


Interesting theory. They did say the anima were made up of "spare parts"; which I figured meant human as well as XI. Gripen said she had no memories of her past life. Now to use parts of Kei's mom it would have to be parts not severely damaged in the wreck and explosion. Perhaps she was thrown out of the plane when it crashed. I'm going on a limb and say Gripen has Kei's mom and heart.


It is my guess that they are in sync because of the kiss.

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Gafennec wrote:


HOOfan_1 wrote:


I wonder if Gripen was made from the Xi that killed Kei's mother, and that has something to do with their synced brainwaves...either that or perhaps they have to use human DNA to help grow them and part of her DNA came from Kei's mom or a relative or something.


Interesting theory. They did say the anima were made up of "spare parts"; which I figured meant human as well as XI. Gripen said she had no memories of her past life. Now to use parts of Kei's mom it would have to be parts not severely damaged in the wreck and explosion. Perhaps she was thrown out of the plane when it crashed. I'm going on a limb and say Gripen has Kei's mom and heart.


It is my guess that they are in sync because of the kiss.

My guess is that it was the xi that shot down his mom and that the bond between mom an xi got integrated somehow and that only someone of that dna can fully activate Gripen.

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Posted 1/26/19 , edited 1/26/19
Girly Air Force EP # 2 Komatsu Rendezvous

Kei gets to return to Komatsu to work with Gripen He iss surprised Gripen shows instead of Haruka As they walk around Kei senses reguilar humans dont like Her

Kei finds out Gripen is kinda aloof She shows Kei a "old bunker and airplane which is Kei's room

Next day to Kei's surprise she shows up at his grandparents house He explains how he flew a bit then ntakes out on the town where Gripen gets to enjoy Ramen and Gyoza

At the beach in the evening she passes out Haruka has been keeping tabs on them and takes her awy He explains this is the longest she stayed awake but she may be scrapped if she dont past her test as the other Anima make progress

Girly Air Force EP # 3 The Essence of Anima

Kei / Gripen train together with Kei actually not bad

We get a flashback when the airport inChina was beinng attacked and his moom acted as a decoy then shot down

At the base Kei / Gripen are confronted by the regulasr miilitary who hate Gripen becuse she was made from Zai recoverd part

She runs off / Next day is her test flight but bKei doent go but opens the present Gripen gave to him weith a note sayinng she hasdnt told him everything

He rushes to the base Gripen seems OK a bit edgy but completes one part of her test but a Zai shows up and passes out beccoming the target

Haruka asks for Phantom but is under maintenance All looks lstbut Eagle shows destroying the Zai . Eagle is a bit of a showoff
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Episode 4

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Episode 4

Now that Eagle has landed, the Gripen is designated for the scrap heap, and Kei is not going to allow that to happen. And then a Xi attacks to give Gripen one last chance to prove her worth, and with Kei riding with her, she proves her worth on the battlefield doing maneuvers and other tricks she never knew she had in her arsenal. But then that ending there, apparently doing all comes at a great cost seeing that Kei was totally wiped out and got a really nasty bruise from it. That was some solid development there as Gripen finally realizes what she's capable of doing.
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How does one scrap a biological entity? Do they throw her in the meat grinder or something? Is there any sort of moral conundrum of ceasing the life of an independent, sentient being just because she can't perform her job?

What is the purpose of scrapping her anyway? I can see pulling her funding and saying "slightly used, defective, but cute plane girl up for adoption", why does her existence need to be aborted though?

I wonder how long before the refined Phantom makes an appearance and how long we will have to wait and see what the connection between Gripen and Kei happens to be. Is Kei's mother somehow a part of Gripen? Is Kei some sort of early Anima prototype?
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How does one scrap a biological entity? Do they throw her in the meat grinder or something? Is there any sort of moral conundrum of ceasing the life of an independent, sentient being just because she can't perform her job?


I think the logic would be to remove that Xai part that makes up her spine so they can use it to create a different anima that hopefully works?

Oh and regarding the link with Kei I wonder if his mum was secretly working on the creation of the Xai drones? She was out in China where they originate and the town that was wiped out might have been manufacturing parts of them...
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HOOfan_1 wrote:

How does one scrap a biological entity? Do they throw her in the meat grinder or something? Is there any sort of moral conundrum of ceasing the life of an independent, sentient being just because she can't perform her job?

What is the purpose of scrapping her anyway? I can see pulling her funding and saying "slightly used, defective, but cute plane girl up for adoption", why does her existence need to be aborted though?

I wonder how long before the refined Phantom makes an appearance and how long we will have to wait and see what the connection between Gripen and Kei happens to be. Is Kei's mother somehow a part of Gripen? Is Kei some sort of early Anima prototype?


Look at how the air force treated Gripen, I don't even think people in the military and the gov't other than those who actually work on the project see Anima as biological entity. She is just a weapon created to destroy Xi. And since Anima is created from Xi, they will probably want to get rid of her if she is proven to be useless.
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