Setup: Apparently MHI doesn't just make
weapons for the CEO's personal use. As this episode
opens, Akiko, Arisa and Kyoko are demonstrating a
remarkable new armed satellite to a group of
impressed top brass. It can pinpoint any human
target on Earth and eliminate it with deadly
precision, by laser.
is coming round again (if the statements about time
in Phase OI were correct, that means two years are
covered in six half-hour episodes) and Nuku Nuku is
making presents for her family - knitted scarves.
She spots Eimi in the street and hurries down to
say hi to her. Eimi announces she's got a surprise
present for Nuku Nuku - unfortunately, it appears
this present is hot lead. Nuku Nuku isn't hurt, but
her knitting bag is destroyed, and that's
when she gets mad. In the ensuing melée,
Eimi collides with Akiko's car, causing it to
crash, and the satellite control device goes on the
fritz and targets Akiko!
impossible to unlock the targetting mechanism from
Earth. The only solution is for someone to go into
space and attempt to destroy the satellite
itself... and who could that someone be?
Review and Thoughts: Nuku Nuku's ADORABLE in
this episode! I'm sorry, I know she's cute all the
time, but she's especially sweet in Phase OVI,
especially at the start when she's knitting and
loses her wool over the edge of the roof, and when
she's waiting for her present from Eimi - 'I'm
really excited!' And her little SD daydream of her
family's delighted reaction to her presents is
super-kawaii. She really has grown up a little as a
human, while staying the sweet-natured kitten she
Eimi's on the scene, Arisa and Kyoko always have to
take a back seat. In fact, they seem somewhat aware
of this: I loved the comment 'Why do our stories
always end like this?'
lot of people have complained that this final
episode didn't deliver enough closure, and it's
true that it does kind of end up in the air (well,
up above the atmosphere), but look at the things
that are settled by the end!
Nuku Nuku and the Office Ladies seem to have
settled their differences, mainly because she
proves she cares about Akiko too.
Nuku Nuku and Eimi are actually kinda
It's only implied, but Akiko and Kyusaku seem to
have reached a state of détente, if not
found that OVI left me wanting more, but satisfied
with what I had seen. This was a wonderful little
series. Hey, if any of my readers would like to
contribute reviews or comments on the episodes,
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