Kud probably made the wrong decision… or did she?
I thought it was a bad idea for Riki pushing Kud to return to the island. Then again, I’m surprised that they also told the story from Kud’s viewpoint since the visual novel is always told from Riki’s point of view. This was the case with the visual novel, which I haven’t finished. Of course, they took the romantic aspect away from this adaptation, which evidently changes how her story goes.
On the other hand, I just felt bad for Kud. She basically runs away and managed to get chained by some rebels after she got caught. The one thing that shocked me is that they strip her naked, leaving only the cape and cap. Does this implies that she got raped or something? Not only that, the rebel’s reason to overthrow the government sounds pretty lame. They felt that the space program is a waste of resources. Yeah, that is a weak reason to commit violence. Still, I felt somewhat mixed on how they handled the gears thing as it lacked emotional impact and it felt rushed. Not only that, they didn’t show her talking to her mom, which is kind of disappointing if you think about it. At least she is alive though.
While Kud fulfills her promise of returning to Japan, I wonder what will happen in the last few episodes. It’s clear that they won’t be able to cover everything since they haven’t touched upon Yuiko and Rin. From the look of it, I think they will focus on the secret of the world as indicated from that notebook a girl handed to Riki. ¶