Shangri-la ep 13 – Our Air Force is getting owned by something pink with a boomerang and jetpack.

Truly I say to you, before this episode starts, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Metal-Age: Truly I say to you, before this episode starts, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Yeah, that’s how it is.   I’m not sure whether it’s more times than that really.  I think we got all the denials in one flashback.  Well, I have just ONE minor gripe with this ep.  I couldn’t really pull almost any jokes out of it, not to mention that most of it was a battle and there’s little point getting captures from the battles unless you actually have something more to say about it, which I don’t really so yeah, the screenshot count is REALLY low, and as such, the review might be shorter compared to the rest.  As a sidenote, yeah, the subs are apparently gonna be coming on on Thursdays, so we won’t be having Wednesday posts anymore, Thursday is the best case but expect a usual one day delay.  Also, Haruhi ep 4 subs are out so I might actually post that tomorrow evening, which is basically still almost a day from now but whatever…

Anyway, let’s see what the episode is about.We have our pink honorary loli leader, Kuniko, making an inspiring speech about attacking Atlas etc etc.  All she had to do was either just be moe by being the usual distressed, sad, Kuniko, or by standing and showing of her legs and mini skirt.  I mean, anyone would follow THAT.  I’d take a missile or two for Kuniko any day without the speech.

By the way, I’ll leave most of the Kuniko nice images for last (no, don’t expect any drool material, just cute Kuniko really).  Moving on, Kuniko and her Metal-Age pervs are ready to move out, until  a certain someone seems to have a last wish and apparently knew Momoko’s weakness to S&M so he thought he’d play the card.  Well, it seemed to work, sorta :p

This anime never ceases to amaze me...

This anime never ceases to amaze me...

Then the villagers/townfolk/etc bid Kuniko farewell, wake up an infant with their cheers and epic Kuniko immediately calms it.  The power of the pink one is strong.

Woot, actually touching goddess Kuniko!

Woot, actually touching goddess Kuniko!

Then we get something of a treat.  Back to Atlas, the “chairman” comes to Japan.  The thing is this is possibly none other than my favorite loli Karin’s Tarsian, or Tarsian-sama, as his underling goblins call him.

Chairman of what? The yakuza?

Chairman of what? The yakuza?

Well, the revelation aside, I’m kinda disappointed.  I expect someone more… you know… epic, like Kuniko.  Oh well, at least we got him back to the game and it’s obvious he’s strongly related to the whole Atlas thing.  He seems to have these monitors in his room where he peeps on other people, even Joker.  His taste is rather weird though.

I think green's her color really...

I think green's her color really...

Anyway, so Kuniko goes to meet some sort of veteran pilot by the name of K.D. (we later get his real name cause these are his initials).  Of course Kuniko needs no intro.

Sacrilege.  You're dead.  No one messes with the pink leader.

Sacrilege. You're dead. No one messes with the pink leader.


Yup, stunning pink honorary loli with uber short schoogirl skirt and nice legs.  That's her.  Don't die, old man.

Yup, stunning pink honorary loli with uber short schoogirl skirt and nice legs. That's her. Don't die, old man.


Kuniko always puts things in the right perspective.

Kuniko always puts things in the right perspective...

We get some sort of battle between some workers and some higher ups, that’s only gonna help Kuniko in the end.  What I’m puzzled about is how the hell did they get their hands of guns and rifles.  I also want their Bag of Holding, cause they somehow hid the rifles in their pockets when they were arguing with the other party.

Our epic Kuniko is already flying on her big boomerang thingie, preparing for attack.  The stealth plane fools the Joker’s radars long enough to be in close vicinity but of course Joker wouldn’t just stand and let the thing be so she sends the Air Force out.  The Air Force is a bunch of chicken though, cause when K.D. bluffs that he’s gonna fire, they immediately pull back.  The thing is he didn’t have any weapons cause he had to load Kuniko’s troops on the plane.  The Air Force comes back of course and shoots whatever they have on it but K.D. avoids everything.

After a short Tarsian appearance (the previous image with the red and stuff), we get loli Karin’s only apperance in this episode.

Loli Karin makes war sound sexy.  Pity the image has no sound clip...

Loli Karin makes war sound sexy. Pity the image has no sound clip...

Karin does her usual thing of trying to get some more cash so we’ll leave her to her stuff and go back to the battle.  The Atlas planes start shooting missiles, so epic Kuniko in her usual GARness just walks on the plane’s wings, jumps around, throws her uber boomerang and destroys the missiles.

"I own you... again..."

"I own everything... again..."

That forces Joker to switch the Atlas defense to Zeus, whatever that means.  On the other hand, Mikuni seems to enjoy the slaughter.

Pure, innocent loli : "Weee! Look at that leg go!"

Pure, innocent loli : "Weee! Look at that leg go!"

Then TransMi~ko thinks it’s time for philosophy about life, death, their importance, etc etc, which makes the loli cry.  Anything that makes lolis cry is questionable at best >_>

"No boom?!! WHY?!! T-T "

"No boom?!! WHY?!! T-T "

It turns out Mikuni likes the boom but wouldn’t like Mi~ko to be flying all over the place in parts, so she regrets her boom-boom enjoyment.

Back to Kuniko, they seem to have sent some sort of strange big missile/fighters after them, so epic Kuniko and TransMomoko jump on some of them to destroy them.  Those strange things also have machine guns on, so they fire at the crazy duo.

Awesome Kuniko and the usual Momoko and her strange comments.

Awesome Kuniko and the usual Momoko and her strange comments.

Of course, you wouldn’t expect epic characters to back off.  Not only do they hold their ground, Kuniko is nuts enough to attack, using her jetpack and boomerang to perform acrobatics no human would possibly pull so easily, but then, that’s epic Kuniko, who’s skirt NEVER EVER gets lifted due to air currents, jumping around and all that stuff, it just flutters a bit.

Boarding on returning boomerang Act 1: Sexy Epicness

Boarding on returning boomerang Act 1: Sexy Epicness

Boarding on returning boomerang Act 2: More ownage

Boarding on returning boomerang Act 2: More ownage

As Kuniko does all her acrobatic stuff, her troops try to infiltrate Atlas via the holes all these missiles opened.  We almost lost K.D. there, which got Kuniko upset and blowing up things again, but he was alright in the end.  Never leave home without your parachute.  Kuniko had it a bit tough at some point with her jetpack running out of fuel, but Indiana Momoko saved the day with her awesome spiderman and whip skills.

So, as Kuniko is ready to follow the rest of Metal Age in Atlas, she discovers that the hole she was gonna use isn’t there… Hmmm….

And now what you’ve all been waiting for, THE SECOND PART! Ok, no, no silly chibis now, just some more Kuniko images.

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I hope you people have already gotten accustomed to Shangri-la’s suspension of disbelief level. I mean, we’ve already seen an ugly kid in a pool freaking out whenever he has visions and he apparently can live forever, surely a bit of uber epicness won’t break the deal up to this point. I mean, we knew Kuniko was epic since day one.

So yeah, that’s it.   Our leader finally attacks Atlas and manages to pull it off so far.  We got to see Tarsian in person, but we still don’t know what the hell’s up with him, short of that he can peep on Joker without being seen, which is a bit of a feat, seeing as Joker is practically running the show in Atlas.  Not much else to say for this episode other than Kuniko’s declaration of war and yet another Momoko outfit (the female spy costume I presume).  We’ll have to wait for the next episode to see what Kuniko’s gonna do in Atlas.  Kuniko herself is still NOT inside Atlas, if that means anything.

Yay, more Karin!

Yay, more Karin!

Next episode is about Karin and her teddy fetish… or so I wish but whatever, at least she’s in the next episode, so that’s good on its own.  As long as Karin or Kuniko are in the episode in quantity, I’m pleased :p

Also, there’s a new ED sequence, but I preferred the previous one.  This one’s too colorful and the designs are kinda weird.  At least the ED song is the midori one, so that’s good for today.  Anyway, see ya next time.

PS If there are any typos, grammar and stuff, I’ll correct them tomorrow cause it’s really late here and I need to go to bed.

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4 responses to “Shangri-la ep 13 – Our Air Force is getting owned by something pink with a boomerang and jetpack.

  1. super rats July 3, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Finally. I’ve been wanting Kuniko to do something sweet. They teased us in the first episode with how much the wind loves this girl and then nothing much until now. I’m very forgiving of unrealistic physics when it looks good and as soon as she steps onto the flying ship it was fun.

    • npal July 3, 2009 at 12:39 pm

      Didn’t really think about the wind. Good point there. Although in the end, Kuniko’s supposedly the Sun :p

  2. Shounen A July 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I’m sure you could have got some more jokes out of the battle, such as how the fighter pilots couldn’t hit something larger than a barn or about the shapes of the mimetic fighters. 😀

    • npal July 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm

      Well true, but I had no decent screenshot to pull that. :p And you can’t really blame incompetence when they’re up against epic Kuniko :p I mean they ARE incompetent but it needed someone far weaker than Kuniko to make that point. And DAMN, I forgot about Ryoko’s “I need a present” dialogue… I even had the screens for that… Meh, oh well, better leave some surprises in there I suppose, I don’t like to edit the post that much after it’s published.