Log Post #29 of 43
Log Post #29 | From: warpio | Posted: 7/05/2018 05:07:00 PMUpdated: 7/05/2018 05:49:39 PM
|Episode 29 - Eagle and the Captive Hikaru|
This plot pacing is so good... there's just enough time spent on battles and exposition so that every episode feels balanced out, while not dragging anything out for too long.
Fuu and Umi can somehow sense that Hikaru is in danger, and they go fly around to look for her. Meanwhile, Lantis is still fighting Alcyone.
I feel an ominous presence from you. The presence that surrounds all of Cephiro... Tell me. What is that presence?
Alcyone tells him that it's Lady Debonair, who is "right by our sides". After learning all that Alcyone is willing to tell him, he knocks her out easily, and then summons a flying horse to go after the Autozam ship guys that took Hikaru, and tells Mokona and the fairy to stay behind and contact Clef.
Another Hikaru+Nova dream scene... seems like they're fated to meet each other in person very soon... Nova says something about "You are Cephiro's..." before the sound cuts off and Hikaru wakes up. Hikaru is wearing some different clothes now, and then the younger mechanic guy comes in and explains that the clothes she was wearing are being examined for data... This guy is the same size as Hikaru, and he's really crushing on her and keeps talking about how cute she is.
He takes Hikaru to where Eagle and Geo are. Eagle explains that the shock attack that stunned her did some damage to her body, and she's still recovering from that. Eagle isn't acting like her enemy anymore now that he's got her in captivity (even though she can still call on Rayearth any time and continue fighting)... They all introduce themselves. The younger guy who likes Hikaru is named Zazu.
After Hikaru explains that she's actually from another world called Tokyo, which confirms what Eagle heard about Magic Knightst needing to come from another world... Eagle treats Hikaru to tea and sweets, and starts talking to her about his motivations... He met Lantis when he fought against him in a battle arena. Eagle was using FTO and Lantis was using some green mech, and Lantis won, breaking FTO's unbroken winning streak. That's what made Eagle want to befriend Lantis... and then Eagle says he betrayed Lantis, but doesn't expand on that. Then Hikaru asks him why he's trying to take over Cephiro.
Autozam is a country that's extremely mechanized. Quantifying mental energy... and using that as the force to drive the nation forward.
A fully-automated world. A social order that grew even out of human hands. And one day, the limit suddenly fell on us.
The world was so mechanized... that as the price for convenience, it took mental energy from the people.
You can imagine what happened to a country upheld by mental energy... once the source was gone.
At this rate, Autozam will be ruined. I am seeking a larger source of mental energy. In other words, something with the power to support all Cephiro... the Pillar system.
Oh... so that explains why they're all wearing headbands with electrical cords connected to them.
Eagle gives Hikaru her clothes back, and says the mental energy in her glove was off the scale... Before leaving, Hikaru tells him about what Cephiro's Pillar role is like.
The Pillar of Cephiro is a very sad thing to be. It's a very sad person who's not allowed to do anything for themselves.
I know. I heard it from Lantis.
Just then, Lantis crashes into the ship with his flying horse to save Hikaru. Lantis and Eagle start fighting... Lantis seems to know that Eagle wants to sacrifice himself to become the Pillar for Autozam.
Oh, and they chose now for Nova and Hikaru to meet each other. Lantis senses some strange presence, and Hikaru gets teleported to some unknown location.
Finally. Finally we meet, Hikaru.</spoiler>
Hello, Hikaru. I'm Nova. The one who will kill you.