Plunderer (Episode 12) – Entrance Ceremony

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Having been sent three-hundred years into the past, Jail, Lynn, Pele, and Hina find themselves enrolled in a soldier training academy run by Schmelman Bach of all people. Licht is there too, but he’s much younger and smaller.

Entrance Ceremony

Nana sent them back into the past to see what really happened and hoped that they could change it, but, of course, failed to tell them what needed to be changed. So, the group is just wandering around and accidentally enrolling in a soldier training academy, while in their military uniforms, but no one thinks to question this. Anyhow, the principal of the school shows up and it’s Schmelman Bach, the monocle-wearing villain and he decides to read the new recruits a story.

When a bunch of them start laughing, Alexandrov, the trainer shots them in the face and causes a panic. He then threatens to shoot Hina for crying, but Rihito attacks Schmelman and then offers his life, refusing to kill anyone. It looks like Schmelman is about to kill Rihito when the other trainer steps in and calms the situation. Later, Pele uncovers some information about where they are and they discover that Althing came from outer space and was able to abolish war, but that was before…

Episode Thoughts

So, after a week off, I find myself coming back to Plunderer and hoping for something to change, and change I got! Now it’s a school series… yeah! Seriously, there are so many holes in this series that it’s almost laughable. Like, for example, how did Jail not recognise his adopted father? That’s right. The trainer that shot the new recruits was his dad. You might remember him as Bono from the last episode. So, yeah, he’s also three hundred plus years old. We learnt that Althing came to Earth and somehow resolved all of the conflict, but then something else happened, but we’re not going to talk about that right now. I still feel like there is an interesting story buried somewhere, but it’s got no chance of shining beneath all this clunky dramatic music and forced drama. At least I’ve reached the half-way point!

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One comment

  1. “It seemed like after he (Minazuki) came up with the interesting stuff, he didn’t know what to do with the rest of the story so he just filled it all up with the usual tropes we’ve all seen a hundred times before.”

    Let me guess:

    1. A pervert’s past self is still creepy.

    (Again, why is that creepy scene had to be shown as comedic timing?…So Rihito had dissociative identity disorder since birth…?
    He’s talking serious stuff while creeping beneath Hina. What an imperfect coincidence!
    I don’t remember Tomoko being like that…)

    2. Female characters are written as either clueless, scaredy-cats, or have the inability to think or doubt ahead.

    (Trust me. I’ve seen some shonen series that feature smart female characters to use trickery or doubt a stranger’s intentions in helping her.
    Worst-writtern female character to me is Hina. Tokikaze told Hina to run away, but she didn’t. Either she’s unable to think for herself or is suffering from another amnesia…she just experienced the dangers she has faced in front of her. Getting violated, have guns pointed to her head, and strangled by Licht’s evil side…🤦)

    3. Everyone is still clueless, especially those from the army, and worst, Nana didn’t give proper instructions on what they should do.

    (Lynn interacts with people, including cynical Pele & serious Jail so I can’t buy her excuse of still being oblivious like Hina. I mean don’t young soldiers have anything to doubt their organisation? I know I will. If this series has mentioned “Institutionalized Discrimination” like what 86 series has done, then I would’ve believed she’s “blind and deaf” by never questioning or making speculations on why these dangerous events happen. For now, she’s just blindly following what Jail & Pele are doing.)

    I didn’t care how generic this series would be as long as I enjoy the characters. Sadly though, Jail was the only likeable character for me. As for his comrades, just because they’re on the heroic side doesn’t mean they’re likeable to me.

    In fact, some heroic and just characters can be unlikeable (and annoying) to people like me.

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