I don’t remember Strike Witches’ use of crotch/panty shots very well, but I think they at least waited a bit before shoving the lack of pants down our throats. VO wastes no time in showing us why the Otaku Hive mind will eat this show up…in the 1st screen, no less. Anyway, here’s episode 5.
So, after Akane and Rei (The Shadow Ranger) meet during the intro, our heroines discuss Summer Camp plans and obviously agree to form a group. Akane wants to invite Rei into the group but Rei declines.
While heading home and secretly being followed by Akane (Because Akane’s got main character syndrome, meaning she won’t take no for an answer), she notices Rei rescuing a kid from a conveniently falling pillar.
Back at Rei’s apartment, we notice her only friend is a parrot named Bisque Suddenly, a crow appears..The crow, being the messenger of doom that (apparently) she is, warns Rei not to go soft ever again and punishes her with its “contract power”.
Besides this shower scene being hive mind bait, we see Rei also has a key, though it’s design is dated. We’ll see whether it is in fact, her Shadow Ranger key or something else. Oh, and Rei mentions needing 7 more steroid arrow shots to accomplish something.
I can’t be the only Westerner who thought of this during Reimura’s infiltration scene. Yes, I pushed the mute button and played this song the 2nd time I watched the scene.
I can’t decide which ED’s the best yet.