After an explosive first episode that left a lot of questions about the story universe untouched, we enter episode 2.
Episode 2 consists of more universe building while introducing all the other characters in a bit more detail. It touches on where they live, their situation, what these FranXX units are, and how they’re piloted. They did so in not too heavy detail, where its enough to lightly understand but open enough to give bigger details when story circumstances arise. It sure beats long dialogue that explains how something works in classroom like style. Given how this has high action potential, I’ll take my explanations within a dramatic conflict setting. Flows better that way anyways.
Along with universe build up, they highlighted the rest of the ‘parasites’ as they say. Throughout the episode they displayed each character’s personality, their partners, and how they interact with each other. Gave the audience enough clues and information to figure out the general relationships between everyone. It was easy to pick up who played what archetype, which one was made to be that particularly annoying one, and even dove into a possible romance triangle. Nothing is more entertaining like a little relationship drama right? Tie that drama with drama of the self coming from our MC (main character), then add in some good animation and action, then it’s the making of an entertaining show.
Given the sort of pedigree this show has in terms of it’s production/animation staff, it’s not surprising in the least that this show has been in the top ranks so far.
Main story conflict this episode would be Hiro (the MC) and him wondering about if he actually piloted the FranXX from last episode. And if he did, how did he do it? Does he have the aptitude? Zero Two says he did, he he isn’t so sure.
After a mock battle with the resident a-hole, it just left them with more questions, disappointment, and frustrations. The teen life right?
We’ll just have to see in the next episodes if these get resolved and if any sort of progress is made.
But more importantly, who Zero Two will lick next.