After seeing the events of this episode, the Cybody fighting seems a lot more dangerous than it seemed before. Fights in Zero-time always ended with little more than a bruised ego, and the only other dangers were Takuto’s scuffle in episode 1 and the threat of earthquakes from the nurse. The upping of the danger level to near-strangulation and comas is a fair step up from there, to say the least. It’s also contributing to an increasing serious air to Star Driver, but this seriousness is making the show far more engaging to watch.
Despite featuring the first battle of one of the Kiriboshi bosses, this episode felt like nothing much really happened. It was all a bit off the ball and random, with not much connecting everything that was happening. The only thing of worth I can derive from this episode plot-wise is the effect Cybodies have on the real world.
Just as a general thing, I don’t really like the opening of Star Driver at all. The animation’s nice and all but the song itself definitely isn’t my thing; the singer’s all nasally. The ending on the other hand has really grown on me, both the song and the animation. It’s kinda like it’s telling a story of its own, the sort of simple story between friends that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, though that might just be me.
It’s three episodes into Star Driver and there isn’t a sign of any answers yet. At this early stage all we’re going to get is more questions. Regardless of that, nothing will stop anyone from theorising, and thee sure is a lot of theorising fodder sprinkled in the episodes, with all it’s weird imagery and befuddling and slightly creepy metaphors. I’m going to leave the more racy symbolism for others to interpret; I’m only here for the bishies and the mecha fights.
I don’t usually begrudge the fact that I’m the only girl I know that watches anime, but I really wish I could have watched that last episode with another girl, if only so next time I see a hot guy, I could nudge her and say “Hey, do you think he minds glass?” I’ll just have to think it to myself instead.
The first episode of Star Driver was… an amalgamation of concepts fed into a FABULOUS machine and painted by a very artistic whirlwind.