Now that the Harekaze got repaired and supplied, it seems that Akeno is acting strangely. She feels as if she is not confident enough to stop the Musashi.
Unlike previous episodes, this episode had a lot of drama with Akeno becoming anxious before the operation began. From the looks of it, she can’t make any decisions. It’s because she is afraid of putting her crew into danger again. Sure she managed to save not one, but two ships from the so-called tyrannical virus, so what is different this time? Well, they are facing off against a battleship. It’s not just any battle ship, It’s a Yamato-class battleship, Musashi. This makes things tough since the ship have a lot of fire power.
At last, we finally get to see some events from Moeka’s point of view. It seems that they lost control of the ship a day after leaving the school. In short, they lock themselves in a citadel after running into one of the students that was fleeing from possessed students. In short, there are four uninfected students including Moeka. While they were able to secure supplies and manage to call for help, it seems that they are helpless until somebody come to stop them.
While the Higara’s fleet was able to take down some of the weapons on their ship, it looks like it wasn’t enough to stop the Musashi. In short, the Musashi managed to damage three of their ships. Even the drones couldn’t obstruct the view long enough so Higara’s fleet could take out more weapons on the Musashi. Yep, the situation seems hopeless, more so with Akeno worrying about losing her crew.
Aside from this, Mashiro tries to get some advice from Maron after Akeno told why she is scared. It’s understandable why Akeno feels this way. It’s because she believes that luck was on her side. As a result, she was able to save two different ships despite putting her crew at risk.
To me, it’s understandable why she is afraid of losing her crew members. A destroyer will obviously be at a huge disadvantage against a large battleship like the Musashi. However, it’s not impossible to stop with some help. As seen with Maron’s pep talk to Mashiro, it can be summed up as everyone is in it together. Sure, people have some weaknesses, but with help and teamwork, everyone can put their strengths together to make the impossible possible. This is why Akeno was able to stop Hiei and Graf Spee despite being at a huge disadvantage. Everyone made it happen.
In short, Mashiro finally steps up to the plate and convince Akeno that it’s not impossible to top the Musashi with everyone working together. Along with Moeka assuring that she still alive as she flashes a message, this gives Akeno some courage to save them.
With Akeno regaining her courage thanks to Mashiro’s help, the stage is set to stop the Musashi. While the whole Tokyo bay got evacuated as a result of Higara unable to stop the Musashi, the principal is now joining the fray. Given her reputation of stopping an armored fleet with a single ship, she will surely stop the Musashi this time.