It’s been a slow but impressive learning process for Ledo – but he’s finally getting the hang of the culture and the language. He’s made faux-pas that have put the Gargantia in jeopardy, he’s taken the care to learn from those mistakes and fix them. Uttering his first words in the Earth language was a particularly endearing moment as well. There’s no sign of a way home for him, and this soldier’s uselessness in peace time is starting to make him restless. But as he learns more of the culture of Earth, he’s starting to learn more about himself too, and maybe “home” won’t be where he thinks it is.
This anime is pacing itself absolutely perfectly. Each episode is entertaining and contributes more to the world and the character of Ledo. The interplay between the characters is interesting enough to carry the show without some sort of obvious overarching plot (although a few seeds are being obviously planted). I get the feeling this will become one of my new anime to buy and just throw on and enjoy watching any episode I please.
There’s really not too much to say about this show as it progresses. And that’s a good thing. I’d bump the score up even higher, but I don’t want to be too presumptive.