Aldnoah.Zero S2 countdown, zero hour: whither to?
January 11, 2015 3 Comments
|Zero hour is finally here!!!|
Finally, as the story starts turning again, it’s time to wonder: where might it be heading? Here are some pointers from Hanae, Ono, Aoki and Takayama…
The “the rebellious knight” (“hangyaku no kishi”) is apparently Slaine rebelling against his former self that was powerless and unable to achieve what he wanted to achieve most (protect the princess).
Ono: “I think that if the princess did indeed lose her life, Slaine, in despair, will fall to the dark side.”
Hanae and Ono on the first special, rental-only radio CD
(available at TSUTAYA from ~Oct 30 onwards)
Hanae: And he also piloted Cruhteo’s Kataphrakt, Tharsis, right? How was he able to do that? That’s definitely something they’ll have to deal with, right?
Ono: You’d think so. There’s no way they can leave that question hanging: how in the world was he able to pilot it?
Hanae: Yeah…well, that was really cool, Slaine was.
Ono: But well, from now on, it’ll be your turn, Inaho’s turn, right?
Hanae: Inaho’s turn? In the second cour?
Ono: Since Slaine is heading to the dark side. Well, inside my head, he’s headed to the dark side.
Hanae: Well…I asked them about it, actually, and…there’s a bit of that.
Ono: Like, really?
Ono: Oh, sweet.
Hanae (laughs): Something to look forward to, huh?
Aoki and Takayama in Febri 25:
The adults in A/Z are carrying scars from their experiences during Heaven’s Fall. That’s why they have been unable to take action. In contrast, the children (Inaho, Slaine, Asseylum) weren’t carrying any burdens yet, so they were able to move immediately. However, with episode 12, they have come to bear their own burdens. Hence, they have no choice but to become adults in that sense. On the other hand, the adults have seen what the children have been able to do. The question is whether this inspires them to move forward.
(NB: personally, I think this is the most interesting interview of the lot. But producer Kurosaki Shizuka’s interview in the same magazine is also really good!)
Aoki’s interview in Guidebook 1
Both the cut in the first opening where Asseylum points her gun at someone, and that tagline of “Let justice be done, though the heavens fall,” are where the story is heading. Who is Asseylum pointing her gun at? And what ‘justice’ are we talking about?