Back with the 11th episode of the Winter 2012 series, Rinne no Lagrange. Nearing the halfway point of the series, Lan and Muginami fly off into the edge of space to face the approaching Kiss fleet, en route to destroy Pharos. Leaving Madoka stranded planetside, she’s somehow able to contact them through Midori, reminding them of how the Jersey Club always stands together and doesn’t leave a member behind.
Racing to Pharos, Madoka sprints to launch in the Vox Aura while the Captain tries to convince Asteria to lift the ban on Aura’s flight and Lan and Muginami enter combat with hordes of Ovids. Luckily, their new weaponry is more than apt to cut through a few dozen Kiss Ovids. But their fighting power gets split when Villaguilio enters the fray, leaving Lan to handle the fleet while he has his one-on-one with Muginami. All according to his plan, Villaguilio’s forces push Lan back closer to the planet surface, so the Ovids can get in range of Pharos and unleash their barrage. But Earth isn’t defenseless, equipped with adapted LeGarite technology, the base armors up with a sub-space shield capable holding back oncoming blasts from above.
At the school, students and teachers look to the sky and the battle unfolding over Kamogawa. As Youko sways Asteria into letting Madoka fly, preparations are being made to send the Jersey Club a good luck message, from the grateful residents of Kamogawa. After Madoka lifts off to join the fight, she sees over the skyline of the city bursting fireworks and a salutation written in residents on the school ground. But the residents aren’t merely spectators in this fight, as Kiss forces in orbit fire down on the defenseless city, lighting up the atmosphere in a blaze of light…thankfully, the wonder triplet from space came to save the day with giant subspace shields to divert the blast and protect the city.
With the city well defended, Madoka, Lan, and Muginami turn their attentions to the Ovid fleet still entering the airspace. Together, the trio blast through dozens of enemy units using the increased power of the Vox response to “bio-something-rather-that-has-to-do-with-emotions”…. 😀 Despite the progess, Madoka receives a shock to her success in battle, as she sees her cousin, Youko, injured after an Ovid crashed in the school field. Distraught at this, Madoka goes into another berserker mode, but this time pulling Lan and Muginami in for the ride as well. Activating the blossoming Rinne flowers which emanate from all three Vox robots.
Madoka has once again activated the secret power of the Vox robots, but is it as fearful as Asteria thought? Or is Youko correct and the fears unfounded? Either way, everyone is going to have serious problems if the Rinne blossoms cause the machines to stall like they did last time. Hopefully something better will come out the blooms this time around and Rinne no Lagrange won’t leave us with too bad of a cliffhanger to hold over the break between seasons.
Until next time,