Dimension W Final Episode (12): So…what just happened?

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Carry us to victory, Loser!

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Meanwhile, Kyouma’s chilling underground in need of a pep talk before the final battle…

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Oh hey…a character pointing out some oddly convenient timing. I guess it wasn’t all a coincidence after all.

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Sure…this is how memories work. I’m guessing by “tracing your memories”, you mean just reliving everything that happened after Kyouma used Genesis, right? Sigh…

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Looks like Mira is channeling her inner Cortana.

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What is even going on here? I’m guessing Kyouma will explain soon, but the memories I’m seeing here still don’t explain how Miyabi’s choice to die and the disappearance of Genesis are linked.

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Mira getting captured is just typica- WHAT IS GOING ON WITH KYOUMA’S FACE??

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Well…that’s slightly disappointing, but I guess it makes sense that Kyouma would destroy it. I just couldn’t understand why Seameyer was so convinced that it still existed…

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Everyone! Give me your energy!

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Wait…what? This better not be the true Genesis. I guess they needed to tie up that “coil going wild” loose end.

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So…his thrusters got him to Kyouma just in time to save him from hitting the ground, but aren’t strong enough to stop the momentum of the fall?

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How mysterious…it’s alive!!!

Not many screenshots for this final episode because frankly, I had no idea what I was watching. This series ended up being a mess, honestly, with far too many questions left at the end. I’m going to go into a mini-rant mode now:

First off, it’s never explained why Miyabi’s death and Kyouma’s choice to destroy Genesis were linked. Based on what I got from this episode, it sounds like Kyouma wanted to use Genesis to save Miyabi and Miyabi chose to die rather than let Genesis get in the wrong hands. However, the memory made it look like Miyabi’s surgery was going according to plan before Kyouma shows up, so does that mean she would have been fine and in Mira’s body if Kyouma hadn’t try to give her Genesis? Because I feel like that’s an important question that should be answered.

Secondly, after the events of the final episode, it looks like Kyouma is still maintaining his style of never using coils. Does he have a new justification for this now or is this just lazy writing? Because he said on the island that he was just using the coils as an excuse for what happened on the day of Miyabi’s death…sounds like the writers were just too lazy to change him.

And finally, and possibly most importantly, Mira is never explained. Sure, I understand that she was Miyabi’s intended body, but it doesn’t explain her behavior and how much it was intended to mimic real human behavior. Miyabi would have been in control if the operation succeeded, so there was no need to design an intricate AI for the system. And if you’ll remember from the haunted island arc, Mira pretended to be a lifeless robot in order to seem more like the robots that are normally seen in society, so her personality is actually her defining aspect. Why did Dr. Yurizaki create Mira? Just to have something like a “daughter”? His final words sounded like the parent pushing the child on the world, I guess…is that really all there was to it?

Dimension W Episode 11: Power of Genesis

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Epic and long battle happens off-screen. I guess we saw the beginning last week…

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I don’t care if the robots are directly linked with your consciousness…I don’t think that reduces lag time significantly enough to overpower the amount of time it would take for the signal to travel from your body’s location (which I’m guessing is in Africa) to Easter Island.

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Two episodes in a row with Kyouma patting the head of a robot? What is wrong with this world?

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Did we really need to waste a scene on Salva introducing himself to Kyouma? They did the montage thing to show everyone grouping up together…

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Yeah, all that physics stuff we learned in school was just bullshit.

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I agree with this…are we even sure she’ll function correctly in Adrastea?

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Can we talk about how ridiculous New Tesla’s plan is? In order to protect Genesis, the official coils erase the word when it comes up. In a world with illegal coils, how does no one realize that this word is important because of how strange the official coils act around it? Plus, how do you censor a single word like that? Are the people who try to search the first book of the Bible just out of luck?

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It was Loser all along!

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I think all of the physicists in the world just sensed a disturbance in the Force. Also, she says that WE is supposed to denote “Dimension W energy”, but uses a two-letter variable in order to confuse everyone. But hey…we’ll do whatever we can to get the “E=mc^2” reference in, right?

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Sure…solve for the speed of light…let’s go with that.

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Uhh…what? A dead mouse still has living cells in it, so they should have exploded as well, right? So what you’re saying is that the “possibility” factor that only the living mouse has is either tied to the brain or is incorporeal like a soul. Either way, I’m pretty sure that’s bullshit (and it almost tempts me to write a post about the soul…again).

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How to piss off a scientist.

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How can Kyouma remember this scene if this scene started when his unit landed? It feels like some time would have to pass before he could actually see anything.

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I’m starting to think Kyouma threw Genesis somewhere while he was being transported, but that wouldn’t fit back into the story. I guess I have to keep running under the assumption that Genesis has been under everyone’s noses this whole time…

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GASP!

Well, next week ends it…

Dimension W Episode 10: Uhh…what?

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Oh hey…it looks like Mira will actually try to be useful for the first time in the series…

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Given that the energy shield was totally fine with Mira standing on top of the robot, I was thinking that means it blocks anything approaching with a high velocity. However, that would mean that any attack from above would be hard to block with this shield because the object would continue to accelerate due to gravity even after the shield nullified its velocity.

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Oh no! Something tragic is going to happen to major character! I mean…why couldn’t Kyouma just run in and get her? I understand the void was harmful to his body when they went through it, but he should be able to at least do a little searching…

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Does this count as the “main character arrives just in the nick of time” cliche?

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Head pat? Kyouma’s been possessed by Seameyer!

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How exactly did that get put on his ear? The sphere just randomly phased it into existence? Also, how did he get it off if he was in a dream? I get that sleepwalking is a thing, but that’s kinda pushing it, right?

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Must be nice having a magic fourth dimension that lets you hand-wave this explanation.

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It wasn’t a random episodic, guys! That arc was relevant!

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Given everything that’s happening on this island, I find it really hard to care about the “Collectors betrayal” aspect of things.

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This looks like a suitably theatrical guy to face Loser.

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Are you kidding me with this? Sigh…

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I almost forgot who this guy was…

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Blah blah…stuff about why K.K.’s doing all of this. Anyone else interested in why Loo isn’t electrifying the water right now? I’m pretty sure there were exposed wires when he was found injured…

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This is usually something a bad guy says right before he gets proven wrong. Power of friendship!

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Well, I guess Doug is dead after all. I’m understanding less and less what’s going on in this show…

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Wait…really? Seeing Loo’s body was the trigger for this?

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Well, that’s convenient.

…I really don’t have much more to say on this one.

 

Dimension W Episode 4: Spooky ghosts

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When did Dimension W turn into a ghost story? Also, that whole thing about the “image log” in her memory made no sense…ghosts can magically disappear from pictures? I thought that usually that was the only place where they actually showed up in most films (you know…like when you take a picture and there’s a shadow behind you or something).

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Sigh…why does it always have to be the mystery novelist that mysteriously dies? Unless this guy accidentally built a murder mystery robot to help him with his stories, I’m calling this a cliche. This is forced irony at best.

Also, the mystery involves a robot that apparently violates protocol and murders its master…and you’re sending a robot to help investigate? Who in their right mind would authorize this?

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I’m going to go ahead right now and make the obligatory statement: “THE BUTLER DID IT!” (this guy’s close enough) Now, let’s move on with the rest of the episode…

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Oh hey! I remember her from the opening! I guess that’s all the main character introduced, right?

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This guy feels like the kind of guy who deserves this kind of beating and punch in the face. However…

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…this is not how physics works.

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What is this scene supposed to mean? That Kyouma randomly likes reading mystery novels? Or this particular novelist’s works? Because if so, that’s hilarious.

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Mira’s the only one who can see these screens, right? Because I refuse to believe that these are actually being projected by her robot body.

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While I distract you with this picture, I need to ask a question about this scene. Why would a robot need to spend so long on a page in a book? Couldn’t she just flip them continuously and take snapshots of each page?

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This looks like a flashback from Kyouma’s memory given the first image, but the body in the morgue in the second image looks female. So…Kyouma lost the woman he loved in a battle gone wrong while he was a Beast of Grendel?

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So an experiment involving a Numbers coil and this girl was the only one missing after the experiment failed? Perhaps she’s traveling around through the fourth dimension, giving the appearance of a ghost?

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Skip!

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And this is why you don’t bring a robot on a mission investigating a phenomenon that only seems to affect robots.

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This is theoretically possible if you think of the fourth dimension as time. If a 3D plane in the fourth dimension is a single timeline, then moving through the fourth dimension is like traveling through time.

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Aww…it wasn’t the butler…these guys are no fun.

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Why is this guy not worried about hitting the girl they want to take hostage?

I think we can all agree that the best part of this episode was the fact that they took away that silly intro segment that introduces the fourth dimension and coils.

Anyway, looks like next week will resolve this story. We’ll probably also get a more formal introduction to the capabilities of the new character (Elizabeth was her name, right?).

Dimension W Episode 3: Just robot problems

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I’m pretty sure everyone looks like that when they get their first paycheck.

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Blood is used to transport oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, so what exactly are these nanomachines transporting that makes them so similar to blood?

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Not gonna lie…my first apartment was smaller than this.

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Suuuuuure….

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If this is a gas-powered car that should be in a museum, where exactly is he getting the gas? I guess he lives in a gas station that is only supplying one car, but that still has to run out eventually, right? That car doesn’t exactly look fuel-efficient…

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I like to think she googled that hand sign on the spot and this is the face when you just learned what sex is.

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The camera panning up to these cars probably means they’re about to cause a dangerous situation. Falling over, maybe?

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Yup…

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So coils function like cell phones? Got it. Also, this statement that coils use towers does not explain to me why a coil needs a tower. Do the towers create the same deep connection that the Numbers create? That wouldn’t make sense unless the towers had their own Numbers. My theory would be that the new coils are inactivated unless they transmit their usage data to a nearby tower, but they have all of the capabilities of accessing the fourth dimension on their own. Otherwise, the tower would have to be generating the energy and transmitting it to the coils, which makes no sense.

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These kids got hurt messing around on your property, so we need to bring you in! Oh police logic…

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Wow…that was convenient.

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Wait…does this mean they’re planning to recruit Kyouma for something?

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Next week: Murder Bots!

Man, it would be cool to see Loser come back to help out in next week’s episode (which I’m guessing is solving the mystery of the dead guy at the end of this week’s episode). But based on the opening, there’s still another female character that needs to be introduced to the cast, so it’s probably going to involve her (if it’s not just Kyouma and Mira). Still liking the series so far, but I really wish they would stop using the intro that draws the W-axis as an extension of the X-axis…that annoys me every week.

Dimension W Episode 2: What a Loser

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Robot working in an auto shop? As long as they don’t have her drinking the oil, we should be good.

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This is going to be every week? I don’t know if I need the weekly reminder that the fourth dimension is just an extension of the first dimension. Seriously, no one on the team called these guys out on this?

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Wow…this guy reminds me of Pierre Despereaux from Psych if anyone has watched that series. I think I saw Loser in the opening sequence too, so he might end up being a pretty fun addition to the team!

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Wait…what? Okay, this scene is awesome…

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You would think the guy might leave some specific instructions for a robot. This is just preparing for a big reveal about his true instructions at the end of the series, right?

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Is there a reason why it makes sense for her to have the coil hanging around her neck like that? Is it a fashion statement? I feel like she’d be much more inconspicuous as a robot if she hid that under her clothes.

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Haha this guy is great!

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And suddenly…team up! Foreshadowing for the rest of the series?

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Why do I get the feeling she’s going to go to the exact building where Loser’s son is hiding?

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So is Loser trying to avenge his wife? If so, why is he stealing art? Maybe the art theft is a cover for his true intentions, explaining why he always fails.

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Wow…this battle ended quickly. Also, Numbers? Are these supposed to be the “chosen coils” or something?

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That’s very convincing…

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I really don’t like this wording…I don’t even know if it’s the translator’s fault. This line makes it sound like the entire fourth dimension is collapsing, which feels misleading. And it can’t be some other arbitrary dimension collapsing because they wouldn’t have made such a big deal about Dimension W if there were other dimensions available, right? My explanation is something like this: when coils create their connection to the fourth dimension, they create their own distortions in space-time, which is what actually collapsed here.

(Nerd moment) While it was a bit gruesome, the scene with the curator and his robots was very interesting. Are we supposed to believe that the curator pushed and pulled through the fourth dimension into that figure? If we accept that the fourth dimension is actually time, that would mean that the curator from multiple points in time was compressed through the fourth dimension into a single point in time. Kind of cool, right? That would explain why there seemed to be multiple copies of him.

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Please tell me the 007 numbering was on purpose. Also, why is it a three-digit number? Are there hundreds of these Numbers?

And blonde dude is alive as expected. But all of that aside, was this episode supposed to indicate that this series is going to move away from the Collector daily life towards a brawl with New Tesla? Could be an interesting progression. Looking forward to watching more.