An important life lesson followed by the introduction of two new Frame Arms Girls!
(Spoilers in this review)
On the bright side, Gourai (and the other FA girls) are gradually learning about the real world (this week they learn about the importance of teamwork). The addition of two more characters makes me worry about the pacing of the show, however. It seems like there’s three more girls to be introduced. That probably means they’ll all be a part of the cast by episode 6 at the earliest (I find it unlikely that Frame Arms Girl will introduce two seperate characters within the same episode; the Materia Sisters were an exception since they are, well, sisters).
That would leave around 6 episodes available for the gang to encounter actual conflict. This whole “spend half the season introducing characters and then use the rest of the season to depict some semblance of a story” setup almost feels like Schoolgirl Strikers again, to be honest. Well, I guess we will have to wait and see. The girls are entertaining enough as it is, at least.
The first half of the episode is about Base sneaking into Ao’s bag so she can see what school is like. Gourai and Stylet end up giving chase and Ao’s classmate, Bokiko, ends up learning that Ao is housing all these prototype Frame Arms Girls at her house. In the end, Bokiko, Ao, Gourai, and Stylet team up in order to subdue the wily Base and bring her home. Gourai is quick to note the importance of teamwork in order to accomplish things that are normaly beyond an individual’s reach.
The second half of the show is about the arrival of the Materia Sisters. They are almost certainly lesbian (yes!), incestous (wait), and sadistic (WAIT).
They are definitely the stronger team (compared to Gourai teaming with Stylet; they didn’t asked Stylet to participate because they sense that Base is rather similar to them), but the two girls utilizes teamwork (as a callback to the first half of the episode) to level the playing field. In the end, Stylet is able to distract the sisters while Gourai charges the Prototype Heavy Weapon Unit 17 Revolving Buster Cannon (that’s the full name, no joke). She then proceeds to blast the sitting ducks and bring their HP down to zero.
Oh, and the Materia Sisters are here to stay because they’re sore losers like Stylet and Ao can’t turn down the prospect of more money. Too bad for you, Stylet, huh? She was working her way towards the Gourai route and then these two thirty girls came out of nowhere.