Last time we joined Kanata as she enrolled into the University Satellite to become the next Cosmo Beauty along with an introduction to her partner and rivals. Let’s see what’s next for our country girl heroine.
After a recap of the first episode we joined Shelley getting cuddled by a sleepy Kanata who’s used to cuddling her imouto every morning.
Kanata tried to get to training on time but something prevented her from doing so. She got an earful from Coach Tama-chan.
She tried telling Coach Tama-chan a kangaroo blocked her way and it was thanks to a detective she was able to make it. Naturally Coach didn’t believe her despite it being true.
This being 2021 viewers are blessed with more detailed animation than in 1998.
Dr Paglia used her knowledge to help relief Kanata of her stress from what happened at the end of the last episode with a certain acquaintance. Speaking of said acquaintance…
She surprised everyone with her great speed and stamina easily passing everyone when they ran a bit more seriously. Plus she didn’t break a sweat. We quickly learned that it’s because she’s genetically enhanced. That and she’s indeed involved with the corporate douches, against her will obviously. The scene with her, Dr Johann and the douchebags is best left not discussed. Trust me. Its sole purpose was to remind viewers they’re douches and our supergirl wasn’t representing them because she wanted to.
Back with our heroines they got ready to compete in some kind of space dodgeball match, which was like dodgeball mixed with Blitzball. Kanata took some time to get used to it but it being a 3 set game gave her a chance to adapt. Plus her country girl endurance came in handy. Shelley though had trouble due to her prosthetics malfunctioning. She did well until the last set where it became tough for her to play at full strength. Fortunately Kanata pushed on and got the win for the team.
While things went well for the team of Kanata and Shelley, it was the complete opposite for the team of Lydia and Yana. Yana wanted to work together with Lydia but the ojou-sama insulted her at every turn. We found out later it was because Yana came from the moon. The moon was in a state of civil war over religion among other things and Yana, being a refugee from the moon, was discriminated against for that reason by Lydia and others. However, Lydia wasn’t innocent either as she’s a Gurtland. The Gurtlands funded the weapons used in the lunar civil war so naturally they had their critics. Lydia accused Yana of intentionally sabotaging the team out of hate despite Yana wanting to work together with her. Kanata, ever the nosy peacekeeper she was, was like “Let’s settle this with a contest, not a deathmatch”.
The three had a parkour race on the school roofs with the chosen loser doing whatever the winner said. Lydia appeared to be in the lead when Yana took a surprise shortcut catching her off guard. This caused her to almost fall off the roof but Yana grabbed her hand. She again tried to reason with Lydia proving she had no ill will toward her because of her lineage. Lydia finally yielded.
Since Yana won the race she chose Lydia to do whatever she said. Her order? To become her friend. Lydia begrudgingly accepted, much to Yana’s relief. Hopefully they’ll become a great team now and because Yana’s a Christopher…I won’t get my hopes up but ya never know.
Oh right. There’s a terrorist plot and the aforementioned detective alluded to one of our heroines being the target of the attacks. Plus the episode ended on a cliffhanger with the detective probably getting axed. We’ll find out next time.