Galaxy Angel X

May 7, 2011

The fun and mayhem continue in the fourth instalment of this wacky slapstick series, Galaxy Angel X. Seeing that this is the last of the original Galaxy Angel anime series, I’m hoping that they will end it with style or go out with a bang. A bang of Big Bang proportions. Haha. And what’s this, they introduce a new character too to the Angel Unit too? Ah well, the more the merrier if I must say. So the age old question of will they be able to properly do their job as Lost Technology specialists? Heck, who cares about that when they have their own interests to take care of.

Episode 1A
It begins with Forte, Ranpha, Mint and Vanilla seemingly living a boring, poor and uneventful routine civilian lives while Milfeulle lives a luxurious princess life but is soon kidnapped by a masked prince as they go on a wild adventure. The quartet couldn’t take this life anymore and a number trigger makes them start to remember. Seems they fought some devastating space monster and perished. They hear voices of ‘Buddha’ telling them they are in hell and there is no escape from this endless world. They use tanks and fighter jets to blast their way out but eventually got stepped on ‘Buddha’. They are then reincarnated as flies as they try to persuade happy Milfeulle to use her lucky powers to change them back but she sneezes them away. Did she hear something? Did she start to remember something? Nah. Must be her imagination.

Episode 1B
A terminally ill girl, Chitose Karasuma watches the Angels play and is fascinated of wanting to be their friend. Soon the Angels are to visit Chitose as part of their mission to cheer her up. However Chitose soon collapses and wishes to be part of the Angels as her final wish. In no time, she really becomes one of them. In hopes of becoming friends, she goes up to Forte, Ranpha, Mint and Vanilla each. However her honesty in revealing the badmouthing of what the other said on a particular Angel has her shunned. The quartet soon start fighting among themselves and tell Chitose to butt out since she’s not involved. She collapses and lands herself back in hospital. Milfeulle accompanies her and thinks she’s still everyone’s friend. But the rest aren’t happy about Chitose’s attitude that got them into trouble. They think she needs to put in effort if she wants to make friends. Chitose doesn’t like that and runs away, smashing all the walls. Too energetic for a terminally ill girl, I’d say. She soon makes friends with Kokomo and Maribu in hopes to subjugate them and get her revenge on the Angels. She even has a countdown to their destruction: 85 days!

Episode 2A
The Angels are in a tense moment trying to defuse a mocking time bomb. Eventually Mint uses a chikuwa (tube fishcake) to stop it. Then Volcott suddenly collapses and nobody wants to do mouth resuscitation on him (who wants to lose their first kiss to an old geezer?). Till they use the chikuwa as an air passage and save him. Then a peace deal between 2 sides. One side uses a chikuwa to stamp but the other take it as a sign to start a genocide. Vanilla shoves a chikuwa into his mouth. He loves it and that is how peace came to the land. Huh? Chikuwa becomes an inseparable and multi-use item in everybody’s lives. At a stall, the Angels are being surrounded by armed baddies who want them dead. However they are cocky that they’ll be alright because they have the miracle chikuwa. Unfortunately they pull out chikuwabo (unbaked version) and got owned. RIP!

Episode 2B
Chitose thinks Milfeulle is the most dangerous Angel because she doesn’t know what’s going on in her mind. Yeah, we viewers have the same feeling too always. She tries to test her genuine friendship but each time she is ready to forgo her suspicions, a greater misfortune awaits. Like eating her cake (ended up in toilet because ate too much), saved by an incoming truck (got banged by train instead), fake her death (ended up in a real burial procedure) and badmouthing her pals so she could come save her (Milfeulle’s away shopping – here comes the pain). Then she hears Milfeulle saying how they’ve been friends from the start so her heart softens as they start hanging out together. Suddenly aliens attack. Milfeulle’s Frame accidentally sends Chitose crashing into the jungles below. Chitose becomes a female Rambo for 3 months before Milfeulle returns to pick her up. She is reluctant because all she ever had was misery whenever she’s with her. Then Milfeulle said the magic word: Friend. This has Chitose come running back to her but stepped on a landmine. Boom! She wakes up in hospital and learns Milfeulle brought her back and stayed by her side. But when Milfeulle comes in happy-happy, Chitose starts to fear her. Get away from me!

Episode 3A
Volcott collapses due to years of stress (guess from who) and is to undergo surgery. During the operation, the Angels find out the doctor is an alien bent on turning patients into his kind. The hospital has been taken over by the aliens. Mint has an idea. That is to shrink herself, Milfeulle and Vanilla into micro-size and do surgery from within while Ranpha and Forte guard the room and keep those aliens at bay. Inside Volcott’s veins, Mint has a thing against jelly beans so she goes crazy firing missiles at round stuff like white blood cells and ultimately his DNA. So much so this causes Volcott to change his structure as he takes on the alien in a giant wrestling deathmatch! His form change includes a pair of wings, a snail, panda, GT Queen, mackerel, celery, jelly, guitar duo and an underwear! The alien loses and explodes. In the aftermath when Mint and co are spit out, Volcott turns into a cute baby. I think the girls are okay with this.

Episode 3B
Forte accidentally steps on a father spider so the kid spider seeking revenge jumps into her mouth. Forte is also attending a marriage meeting with a kid, Dotour. Apparently marrying them would assure the military is generously funded. All about the money… Dotour likes her but Forte doesn’t so she leaves halfway. However to her horror she finds herself changing into a spider. The rest search for her but couldn’t find her. Dotour only recognizes Forte. She isn’t fond he’s close to her though he is sincere that he likes her from the start. Dotour’s caretaker comes between them and forcefully takes his young master away. Dotour’s cry enrages Forte as she transforms into a humanoid Spider Woman and chases after them. I’m not sure about that Spider Song in the Spider Zone but it made the caretaker crash after saving Dotour. In the end they have to part as it’s for the best. He thanks and won’t forget her. What’s with this comic book-like pose and ending?

Episode 4A
While looking for Lost Technology, Forte hits away a dog with a suspicious looking stick. Then the Angels defeat baddies in a cowboy town while spewing proverbs. They realize a Lost Technology makes the proverbs come true and thinks it is that stick. As they go find it, they get into all sorts of trouble because the proverb is somehow twisted like caught in a forest fire. They try using proverbs to put it out but it only gets worse. Finally they manage to douse the flames but couldn’t remember their initial mission and disband. Milfeulle decides to use the Lost Technology stick to get everyone back. Seems everyone is fused together. “One body, same existence”. That’s not a proverb!

Episode 4B
Forte has been killed so Ranpha, Mint and Milfeulle go search for the supposed culprit Vanilla. When they arrive, they find her dead in the bathtub. The evidence she left behind seems to indicate Milfeulle but she claims she is innocent. Then more clues lead them to Maribu and Kokomo. After revealing Vanilla is their sister, they died via poison in their tea. This leads the trio to Chitose in hospital. Revealing she is going to get her revenge for her sister Forte and points her gun at Milfeulle. Milfeulle admits she killed Forte. It all started when Forte praised the wrong name of Milfeulle’s dish. She couldn’t stand it and hit her head with a stone, though she didn’t mean to kill her. Chitose reveals she killed Vanilla and the Twin Stars because they’re Milfeulle’s siblings. She is going to shoot Milfeulle when Volcott stops her. Milfeulle calls him her father. Volcott takes Chitose out with him as he dives out the window. Milfeulle feels lonely and is going to commit suicide but Ranpha and mint stop her. Ranpha reveals she is her mom and Mint her father. WTF?! Confusing? Volcott is Mint’s brother and thus Milfeulle’s uncle. They insist that she’s being loved as they continue to live their life together. Confusing family ties! And those ‘dead family members’ are contemplating to assign Mar’s relationship…

Episode 5A
Chitose finds a Lost Technology rice cooker. Anything that flies inside it and those who eat its cooked rice will attain its power/skill. Because the Angels don’t recognize her, she sucks Volcott in and has them eat the rice. They all grow moustaches! They offer Chitose to join their unit. At first she was reluctant till they mention the ‘friend’ word. The Angels use Chitose in their job by making her eat the rice and power up so much so this includes doing chores for them. She becomes fed up and realizes Kokomo and Maribu as her true friends because they came to help. She sucks and turns into a large cockroach to get revenge on the Angels. In the end Milfeulle trips and ends up the Angels being sucked into the cooker. Back home, she eats the rice and is glad those hateful Angels are gone. Suddenly her face turns into Normad and it seems the other Angels weren’t sucked in but just left behind and ‘saved’ by Normad.

Episode 5B
In a cliche anime high school setting, Ranpha bumps into a handsome guy, Kazami. He calls her a dojikko and she’s not too happy about it. He becomes a new transfer student in her class. Seems the Angels are disguising themselves as high school girls to identify and capture an anti-government terrorist leader. However the girls got involve in love setting and fights as Ranpha spends more time with Kazami. Before they know it, time passes by and they are all seniors. The girls spot Kazami and Milfeulle together so Ranpha’s heart is pierced with pain. She realizes she is in love. Just when the anti-government leader shows up, Forte hits him away for trying to disrupt an important development (haha!). Seems Milfeulle wanted to hand over a present from Kazami to Ranpha because he’s leaving for London to study abroad soon. He couldn’t give it to her directly because he thought she hated him. Ranpha rushes to the airport but is too late. However Kazami didn’t board the plane. He wants to continue studying here with her. Suddenly Ranpha’s childhood neighbour friend, Tatsuhiko returns from New York to fulfil his promise to marry her. Ranpha is in a pinch and dilemma of this unexpected turn. It’s getting complicated…

Episode 6A
The Angels minus Milfeulle are going to have sukiyaki. Ranpha, Forte and Mint start fighting over the beef when a bull actually appears out from the pot and starts rampaging. Soon the other ingredients follow suit and the Angels recall how they bought it from suspicious sources. Then Milfeulle comes in and recognizes the bull. She saved him from aliens before. She also recognizes the other ingredients and has saved them from danger too. But the foodstuffs start wrecking havoc throughout the base. Milfeulle pleads for them to stop and will eat them with this sukiyaki soup base since they’ve become sukiyaki ingredients. They can be part of her flesh and blood within her forever. They are touched and soon disappear into the pot. When the havoc stops, Mary and her unit barge in. Seems the pot is of Lost Technology and amplifies the memories of objects inside it and realizes it. Which means this whole mess is Milfeulle’s fault to begin with since she is the one who bought the pot.

Episode 6B
In a distant future where war has ravaged and torn mankind, under Volcott’s Empire, he sent out marriage invitations. Five candidate princesses (the Angels) are flown in but those happy days aren’t going to last. They got discontented among each other and 1 day Volcott was assassinated and slowly all his descendents and heirs to the throne met the same fate. With no successor in sight, the 5 princesses become tyrannical rulers. Chitose leads the rebellion and chases the princesses into exile. She becomes the new head but due to pressure, gave in to temptations of power and became a tyrant herself. Exiled Ranpha returned and singlehandedly defeated Chitose and her army to be the next ruler and plunging the world into further chaos. Vanilla plots her downfall and successfully kills Ranpha with her Normad-like robots. She proceeds to set up a puppet government with Milfeulle as the ruler. But her luck declined and caused more destruction. Soon warlords rose to power over the land and it got so messy, confusing and violent that memories of long-time war turned into tales of folklore, picture motifs, literature, drama, heroic adventures and love stories! Then Volcott’s descendent declares the establishment of Volcott Empire as history repeats itself. I guess the prophet (Maribu) wasn’t really serious in saving the world. Just wondering around. Same goes to the hero (Kokomo). He isn’t really a hero because he always turns back to his home, forgetting to do something each time steps out. Just stay there…

Episode 7A
Ranpha forces her mates to form a rock band. During audition, Ranpha trashes the place and they went home without singing. But the judge is awed because her violence reminded him of his mom and passes them! With recording and their debut around the corner, Ranpha things their guitarist (Forte) is weak. She replaces her with a random guy and calls him New Forte and kicks the old one out. Forte isn’t giving up as she uses up all her savings wandering around and improving her guitar skills. Meanwhile Galaxy Angel’s soaring popularity has garnered fans from all over and becomes the top rock band. One night Ranpha and Milfeulle got into an argument over a snack and the press was there to snap pics of their in-fighting. This led to their downfall and breakup (even the fans now hate them!) as Twin Stars featuring Chitose becomes the new sensation. Ranpha refuses to give up and assembles her band mates again for a comeback concert. Seems promising but they don’t have New Forte or a guitarist. That’s when the real Forte shows up and offers to be part of the gang. Just as the curtain rises, New Forte appears wanting to rejoin so he starts singing. The crowd is taken in by his singing as he becomes the new fad, leaving the Angels stunned and neglected. So what the heck was Forte’s return for?!

Episode 7B
A peek into Volcott’s daily life and his thoughts. After making breakfast for his picky Angels, he sends them off to work. Then he gets scolded by his superiors for the mess the Angels made previously with the Lost Technology. After that, he gets a distressing call from them. Seems they screw up again and a planet is going to explode! But they’re more concerned about going shopping and wanting Volcott to buy groceries for dinner! Irresponsible! Volcott shops at the mart and falls for the cashier lady. Then the mart is being robbed so Volcott goes into manly mode to save the day. The lady admits she always liked him so they both elope and spend time together. The insert song Volcott is singing is totally horrible though the music is okay. Then the clock strikes 7pm and he remembers he must go home. The lady wonders if she’s not good enough but he mentions the happiness of his ‘daughters’ is more important than his. So another huge meal is made but as usual they are fussy. At the end of the day, the Angels treat him to a very nice massage. Seems they have ulterior motives to ask for money or reduce their job responsibility. His happy escape this is to be? Maybe he should just retire. Oh I forgot, he can’t afford to…

Episode 8A
The Angels are tasked to guard an important person to testify in a trial. Suddenly their truck is being attacked by guerrillas. The guerrilla leader notices that one of their deserters is among the Angels and wonders her return to return. As the Angels escape, certain events seem to trigger their traumatic past. Like the group of guerrillas (Ranpha didn’t want to celebrate birthdays to grow up), butterfly (Vanilla saw it being eaten) and a forest fire (Mint’s teddy bear bazooka-ed the house and burnt it down!). After getting safe into town, Forte goes off alone into a building and meets the guerrilla leader. He is Lembront and they both know each other. They fought side by side in impossible missions and were a good team before she left. Lembront points his gun at Forte and wants her to return. This triggers Forte’s trauma. Well, it reminded her that he stole her favourite gun. She beats him up and takes back the gun. Meeting up with her pals, they notice Milfeulle do not have any traumas. Heck, she doesn’t even know what that word means! Then Forte starts swirling her fingers and Milfeulle starts to remember a trauma. Probably an idiotic kind?

Episode 8B
Volcott is suddenly fired so he decides to start his own company. As the president, however he only has Forte and Milfeulle as his workers while Ranpha the research expert. They start selling flute candies and it takes the world by storm overnight and their company raking in big profits. However product rip-offs like harmonica gum and cookie piano start surfacing. I don’t understand why Volcott went to pray to holy Vanilla and Normad and built a statue next to their building. Feng Shui thingy? Heck, it flopped and their sales and stocks drastically dropped further. Luckily Ranpha comes up with a new product: Sneaker cologne. Yeah, a new hit. This world is so messed up for loving such weird products. Suddenly Mint buys over the company and becomes the majority shareholder. The rest aren’t happy she is their boss and rest to strikes while she retaliates back with her own ways. Their argument has them lose customers and drop in sales. Mint starts panicking when her business partners threaten to pull out so she seeks holy Vanilla and Normad for advice. She builds another large statue next to the building but it didn’t work out. In the end, all the Angels become normal working employees as they meet up together. Rags to riches to downfall and starting all over again. Like a familiar business cycle, eh?

Episode 9A
Kaiza Murakami is assigned to assassinate Milfeulle so he infiltrates as their division’s maintenance guy. Seems he has his own quirks like obsessed with observing his targets. Too close! So much so Normad could guess his motive so he makes a deal to let him live to spill embarrassing details on the Angels. Just that? I don’t know why he put Normad on his head but doesn’t he look more suspicious? He tries to take out Milfeulle (even considered her to be his girlfriend?) but each time she comes back normal and it’s poor Volcott who bears all the pain in her place. He’s pretty tough for an old geezer if you think about it. Then upon Mary’s ‘counselling’, he takes Milfeulle to hike up the mountains filled with traps. As usual the same lucky-for-her-not-for-him thing happen so once they reach inside the mansion, he tells her he wants her life! That’s not a love statement. She apologizes that she can’t because seems she has died a long time ago after going crazy about healthy food. Yeah, her body is in there! And Murakami now becomes an exorcist trying to snuff her out. Must get the job done no matter what, eh?

Episode 9B
Normad is fed up of Forte’s bullying so when Chitose overhears Normad’s revenge plan, she agrees to help him out. Normad is inserted Lost Technology limbs to move around but since he is weak, Forte pounds him easily. Chitose takes him on a boxing training as Normad goes on to be the undisputed boxing champion. He soon challenges Forte to a boxing match. Kokomo and Maribu kidnap and lock away Chitose because they think they can make more money than her and become Normad’s manager. On the other hand, Ranpha and Mint become Forte’s manager for the money. Kokomo and Maribu meet Ranpha and Mint to bribe them with gold so that Forte won’t make it to the match. As hard as the duo try to sabotage Forte, but she is just damn lucky! A fan of Mint’s Fan Club overhears her frustration. Seems he is a military admiral so he decides to oblige Mint’s suggestion to call the army and attack Forte! Next morning, the army comes attacking but Forte fights back. A missile is headed straight for her but Normad comes to her rescue upon hearing the news. He claims he will be the one to defeat her. They both team up to take care of the army. When they’re done, they head back together like pals to their waiting pals at the ring. Is their fight over or is it about to start?

Episode 10A
Mint’s room burnt down and causes all her kigurumis to be destroyed. Actually the fire was partly caused by her pals. She sinks into depression so much so she tried to hang herself! Quick intervention only prevented her death. Her pals decide to cheer her up but the things they do seem to remind Mint of her kigurumi and cause her more traumas. They have no choice but to reveal the culprit but seeing that she is all ears, they give exaggerated and false description. Mint goes into full force to find and capture the culprit. The rest are pretty sure such a person/creature doesn’t exist. Hell, it does! The whole race is visiting the base! When Mint finds out, she turns into yandere mode! The killing starts now! Don’t stop her or you’ll get killed too! Suddenly Volcott’s slip of the tongue reveals the true culprits so Mint realizes the whole truth. Oh sh*t! Yandere mode continued! Good or bad thing we won’t get to see her Double Limiter Cut because the time’s up. Die!!!

Episode 10B
While Ranpha takes walk, she finds a tatami and uses it for her martial arts training. Suddenly an asteroid crashes into her but fortunately the tatami protects her as we learn it protects its owner from any danger so he/she can’t die. Ranpha uses the tatami to her convenience and advantage like taking out baddies and getting ahead of the sales bargain. But soon it becomes a pain because it slows her work down and it prevents guys from hitting on her so she ditches it. As Ranpha dates her boyfriend, on an outing they got into a crash but the tatami only saves Ranpha. She got pissed off with it and never wants to see it again. It flies away. Soon Ranpha is engaged and is waiting for her groom on her wedding day. However he is on the plane going to crash (WTF?! The pilot narrating his life story and how a flop he is during his pilot academy years!). Tatami suddenly appears to save the entire plane. Ranpha is grateful and realizes how kind it has always been to her but it soon disappears forever. Ever since, Ranpha takes regular walks at night.

Episode 11A
The Angels are supposed to be on vacation but they find out probably Volcott set them up to catch a hijacker, Excelsior on-board their plane. Mary is also there. To find the hijacker, the girls did outrageous and dangerous stuff. Like tying up the flight attendants and disguising as them. They also hijack the passengers to make them stand so as to find out the height that matches Excelsior’s description and torturing a couple of suspicious guys that fits the hijacker’s description but turns out they are innocent. Then Vanilla goes mission so the rest panic and go in search for her, thinking Excelsior has got her. Then they find she has always been in the pilot’s cabin all the while (after knocking out the pilots, that is). Mary is frustrated at how the Angels act so this causes them to suspect her as Excelsior. Of course one of his traits is that Excelsior is a man so their attention shifts to Forte. How can she proof she is a woman? Let’s just say it can’t be shown over TV. Does that nose bleed give you a hint? Eventually the whole ride went smoothly without a hitch till they land though they never caught Excelsior. Upon touchdown, the girls are arrested since they were acting like hijackers. The real Excelsior? Tied up along with the other flight attendants! Yeah, unknowingly captured from the start!

Episode 11B
The Angels are to investigate a girl with Lost Technology gems embedded over her chest. They learn this war torn planet has been raining nonstop since a year ago. Milfeulle takes pity on her and decides to let her ride in her Frame for a sky stroll. However the government deems it as robbery and chases after them. Since Milfeulle carries on, they shoot her down. The other Angels learn that the girl and this planet’s pulse are linked. The scientist knew it all the while if the girl dies, the rain may stop. They’re tired of it and will do anything to stop it. Milfeulle manages to fly her Frame again and takes the girl above the beautiful clouds. After talking to her, the next thing she knows, the girls are gone and Milfeulle waking up over a cliff with a bed of flowers. The sun starts to shine on the planet. She’s gone?

Episode 12A
Chitose has been transferred to the Angels Unit because of her determination to pursue an objective to no end by any means (?!). However the Angels completely ignore her in anything they do, annoying her very much. She gets a love lecture from Normad that she wants something in return to be loved and this made her realize. She decides to use a Lost Technology magic wand and turns herself into a doll and be their doll personnel (no turning back). Cute and attracting their attention at first but soon it’s back to their normal ways. Yeah, ignored again. Time passes and 1 night, Forte, Ranpha and Mint each have problems so each go to talk to Chitose who provides a listening ear. The trio make up and Chitose feels glad. Next day, she receives more attention than she bargained for because the Angels are fighting over her. This causes her to be ripped apart and eventually got sucked into a vacuum cleaner. Sad…

Episode 12B
Vanilla seems to be stalking a guy named Jay. Normad is in denial and jealous about it all and couldn’t believe Vanilla would fall for a guy she bumped into a week ago. Well, the rest don’t want to intrude on her personal life (maybe they don’t care) and shrug it off. Over the next few days, Vanilla takes Normad with her as she gives Jay weird presents like rotten sashimi and dried bonito. Of course Jay freaks out and her actions are also bewildering Normad. To support her or not… Eventually Jay confronts Vanilla and tells her off not to follow him ever again and rejects her. Normad tries to console Vanilla to forget about him but with her expressionless and deadpan face, it’s hard to tell if she’s heartbroken. One morning, Jay suddenly barges into the base looking for Vanilla. Seems he has fish scales all over! It isn’t a sickness as pointed out, but a curse! Not because of being rejected, but revenge for her fish-design umbrella that was torn when he bumped into her before. Be afraid when she’s mad! Oh, everyone else too soon have fish scales. Damn, her grudge runs deep! Remember, don’t make her mad…

Episode 13A
Chitose is upset her plans to rid the Angels flop once more. She finds a Lost Technology notebook that grants their wishes to come true whoever writes in it (Death Note parody?). The side effect is she will grow weak and skinny. To counter this, she eats a lot. Soon she starts stalking the Angels and has misfortune befall on them. However nothing serious happened so she gets upset. Turns out she misspelled words and her bad handwriting was the cause. She undergoes lessons and gets on to be promoted as the Commander-in-chief of Transbaal Kingdom! She then orders the Angels to undergo death training for a suicide mission. They disagree and fight but of course with her handy notebook, Chitose comes up tops. Wanting to do away with all that eating taking up her time (because she wants to torment the Angels more), Chitose writes in her notebook to become a fate giant! Due to her heavy body mass, her body is turning into a Black Hole and sucking things in. The Angels try to persuade her to give up the notebook but she isn’t listening. Till Milfeulle says the magic ‘friend’ word. However her notebook slips and the Angels accidentally get suck into her Black Hole and soon the entire base and kingdom. Repentant Chitose realizes her mistake and writes in her notebook how all she ever wanted was to make friends. 200 million years later, Chitose is reunited with the slightly physically modified Angels. Good to be back? She’s still collapsing, though.

Episode 13B
The Angels are in one of their usual antics finding Lost Technology. It turns out to be acting for a TV show. Not only that, the popular Galaxy Angel series is modeled after the Angels Unit is coming to an end after 3 years (reminds me of what Gintama did!). The Angels are just actresses as they lament what they’ll do once this show ends. Vanilla seems livelier than her usual character. While acting the final scene, suddenly the kingdom comes under attack by aliens. The Angels are whisked away to Mary. She wants them to substitute the real Angels. Why? The real Angels never existed! She wants them to go to the front lines and calm down nerves and boost the people’s morale. They are reluctant but forced into it since this is an emergency. The Angels are in some intergalactic ping pong match with the aliens as the military guys take a beating to cover for them. How dramatic. Their morale low so Forte wonders if they’re the invincible Galaxy Angels they were. Suddenly they return back to their goody and usual side and realize that they used to be the real Angels after all. Some Lost Technology they got involved in may have sealed their power and memory. They pray to return to themselves and defeat the small fries. That’s when the final boss appears. They leave it up to Mint to think of a way but she just drinks Tabasco (that word in Japanese is similar to smoking and thus a pun) and they got disqualified. With that the Galaxy Angel’s season ended. Yeah, the plot seems to be made up as things go by since it’s the last episode. So it ends like this?!

Big Bang Finish!
I was actually going to believe that this whole series thingy was just an act but of course they have to end it Galaxy Angel style. So I guess if you want to believe if this show is just another television series or they are the incompetent military girls for real, it’s up to you. I know that some of the antics are so unrealistic and the whole series that do not care about the effects of consequences would make us incline to believe more that such scenarios are only made possible if it was just filming, but in life sometimes the impossible and awkward do happen. It can only be true simply because, they’re Galaxy Angels. Who else could it be?

The little thing that is bugging me is Chitose’s role. Long ago I knew she would be appearing in the final season though I didn’t know much of her role. Considering some of the pictures and wallpapers I came across, I thought she will be part of the Angels going on goofy and hilarious misadventures with the gang. But no, all she was just a side character and don’t appear in every episode. Probably just half of them. Pictures can sometimes be misleading as I also once thought she’d be a nice and kind girl. I didn’t expect her to turn into a vengeful girl who wants to rid the Angels just because they ignore her and don’t want to be her friend (ah, probably that friendship thingy is her weakness and thus quirky comical nature in this series). So much so she adopts vengeance as her cool middle name. Hey, it’s her who said that. What happened to her countdown to destroy the Angels? Oh heck. Not that she’d be able to be successful anyway (with Milfeulle’s dumb luck taking into consideration). So it’s just basically the quintet of the Angels with their ever sarcastic Normad and commander Volcott. I also feel Mary and her Twin Stars didn’t make much impact this season perhaps due to the number of episodes so it feels like they’ve been sidelined and unimportant. Like Chitose.

Maybe I’m just foolish to wish some sort of a last episode revelation or a plot to wrap things up. I should be darn familiar with their kind of storytelling. Why am I saying this? Well for instance, in the last season I remember wanting to know more about that mysterious mom of Kokomo and Maribu. Just a one-off thing. Just like many of the other side characters that appear once in all its previous season. Only once and after that you’ll never hear about them anymore. Not that important, eh? Yeah, it’s the Angels that we care about. Well, they seem to be the same bunch we know of since the first season. The series also mixes in a few serious episodes so as not to have us think that this is an entirely no-brainer series.

The mid-intermission is an amusing section because it gives us viewers insights on the secret techniques of rock-scissors-paper game. What do I mean? You know that game we can only make three combinations to win or lose, right? Well, apparently according to them, there are 13 secret techniques which are more powerful and of course absurd. Nobody is going to believe all that veto power if you actually pull that moves of. Those illustrated techniques with their apt names seem like making shapes for a hand shadow or even using other items like tape or a computer monitor to render your opponent’s call totally useless and hand you (pun intended) absolute guaranteed victory. Is this even legal?! For the next episode preview, it starts as soon as the girls start singing the ending theme. I guess you don’t have to wait till the end, eh? Because of so, it is annoying to try and hear what they are ranting nonsensically and listen to the song at the same time.

It’s sad that there isn’t any word of a fifth season. I suppose all good things come to an end and even if I don’t mind this series churning out more seasons and episodes, you’ll eventually get tired of it one day because all the jokes will look the same and it won’t be surprising and exciting like the first time. Like first love, first date, first holding hands, first embrace, first kiss, first se… Whoops. Better to leave it as memories and reminisce the good old times. Even if all the episode titles sound like dishes from the menu, my appetite at this point for the series is still insatiable. I want more desserts! Yum. So honestly, why do they need a bunch of girls to look for Lost Technology? Isn’t the military cash strapped? Wouldn’t a bunch of old neighbourhood grandmas do an equally good job? Yeah, so goes the saying you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. But I have got to admit that it’s hats off to the Angels for doing a fine job for bringing in the laughs. I salute thee! They may be lost when dealing with Lost Technology but they certainly have a found a way into my heart <3.

Galaxy Angel A

April 22, 2011

More hilarious slapstick comedy for my main course. What else but the third season of Galaxy Angel series called Galaxy Angel A. Honestly, this whole series don’t need to be divided into seasons since every darn episode is independent and random of each other. More like extensions in my opinion. You’ll never figure out the logic of how things ended in a certain way in the previous episode, only to be restarted in the next. Maybe it has something to do with Lost Technology, eh? So after watching the previous season and whetting my appetite, I’m sure ready for another 26 episodes (or 52 episodes as some may refer to since each episode lasts around 12 minutes each) of whatever thrown at me. Of course it won’t be a new season without new characters.

Episode 1
As such, Twin Star Unit made up of twins Kokomo and Maribu Peirot successfully apprehend escaped cat burglars (literally). Their unit commander, Mary meets Volcott at the bar. Seems the Angel Unit has been disbanded 3 months ago. The real reason was they fought over who ate their meat buns. The real culprit: Volcott. Oh geez. How petty. Mary mocks him that he’ll be fired so Volcott panics and decides to revive his Angels for the sake of his retirement. He goes around the galaxy to round them up (after they found out he was the real culprit) but are reluctant to go back since Milfeulle won loads of cash via lottery. Who needs to work with this much money? Till a Lost Technology whirlpool goes on a rampage. With Volcott’s passionate speech, the Angels are back to stop the menace. However Twin Stars swiftly capture it and even clean up the city, accidentally taking their money bag along. The Angels chase but lost them. They contemplate ton their next move. Milfeulle wants to rejoin Angels for old time’s sake but the rest aren’t interested. Then they spot the Twin Stars in the same cafe and they all start arguing and lose the Lost Technology and money in the process. Next a forced retirement party for Volcott against his will (false recorded speech included). The whirlpool starts attacking again but evolved. Milfeulle misinterprets Volcott’s plea for help (he’s mouth was taped) to reassemble the Angels. What motivated them to come back? 10 times pay! Another misinterpretation on Milfeulle’s part of course. Twin Stars are having it tough when the Angels arrive to help. Unfortunately they start fighting among themselves, destroy the city and ignore the whirlpool. In the end, the Angels become wanted criminals and are on the run. So much for a grand comeback.

Episode 2A
Volcott and his Angels plus the Twin Stars and Mary are to attend a meeting for their previous rampage. But Milfeulle’s is running late so Volcott goes to get her. Since he couldn’t find her, he comes back dressed as her! Everyone could see the obvious except the officer! Then he notices Volcott not back so Mint ‘goes out to look for him’ and comes back dressed like him! This goes on each time the officer notices somebody missing. Vanilla becomes Mint, Ranpha becomes Vanilla and Forte a hideous version of Ranpha. So much so Ranpha gets back at her by dressing as a punk Forte. Twin Stars notice ‘Vanilla’ missing and decide to go ‘look’ for her so that no one is missing. But the rest accompany them to ‘protect’ them. After beating them up outside, they duo are dressed as Vanilla and Normad. Yeah, the officer has no qualms since everyone in the Angel Unit is here. He’s so blind! As for the real Milfeulle, she tripped down the stairs and fell asleep. Sweet dreams.

Episode 2B
Kokomo is sick of training and being treated like a kid down to their meal. He takes Maribu and leaves the base. So happens the planet they’re on, Lost Technology in the form of black balls start appearing and multiplying. They make a deal with Mary that if they solve this, she won’t treat them as kids anymore. It’s tough and Kokomo seems to bear the brunt of it. After realizing its attributes and that they multiply whenever there’s space, they’re going to trap it when the Angels come by and start zapping to transport all the buildings away to a smaller planet! It’s getting very crammed! Ironically the Angels are treated as heroes and Kokomo isn’t happy a bit.

Episode 3A
The Angels are to retrieve a book of proverbs of a historian. However the planet is abandoned due to the crust collapsing and moving tectonic plates. Since their ships are under maintenance, they have to cram into Milfeulle’s Frame. On the planet, the rest make Milfeulle guard outside while they go in to retrieve the book. However Milfeulle got distracted by a squirrel, slips and has her face stuck in a pillar crack. They have to get her out because she’s the only one who can pilot her ship and have 10 minutes before the planet dies! They try all sorts of stuff but to no avail so they start panicking and argue among themselves. How the heck did Mint fit her giant planet destroyer gun in her bag?! How many does she have?! Milfeulle starts crying and apologize for being at fault. A stroke of luck has a statue come rolling down and free her so everybody manages to leave in time. However it seems Milfeulle’s Frame got stuck in an asteroid crack soon after.

Episode 3B
The Angels split up to look for Lost Technology on a planet. This planet has a weird custom whereby a little good deed done will be repaid with a huggy hug. Forte is disgusted with this and avoids helping out all the animals that are in a pinch (no matter how absurd the help needed is), much to Milfeulle’s dismay. But Forte gets a sly idea. That is, to help everyone but where masks of their other comrades. This has the animals to hug the unsuspecting gang, taking them by surprise. Forte and Milfeulle find the Lost Technology stuck in the ground, takes it out and fly off. Forte gets this creepy feeling of some voice thanking her. Suddenly the planet hugs them for pulling out that painful ‘thorn’. Crushed!

Episode 4A
The Angels minus Milfeulle are trapped, taking refuge in a mountain cave awaiting rescue in a war torn planet. They are about to give up when they hear the winning lottery number over the radio, which has 500 million cash! They turn greedy once they realize that less (wo)men more share and try to outdo each other by being the last survivor and not fall asleep. Seems Vanilla is eating Normad! Even the rest thinks he is tasty and have a bite but finds it awful. Hungry and weakened, they don’t seem to care about the ticket anymore and burn it before collapsing. But that’s when Milfeulle excavates her way in so they instantly revive and salvage the ticket. Luckily it’s still good. They are frolicking with their 500 million cash when they get to know from Volcott that since the Angels failed to stop the war, the civil war has become more holistic. This means the currency has devalued so much that it’s worth as much as toilet paper. Bummer.

Episode 4B
As Mint searches for files in the archive, she fools around with a Lost Technology duck helmet. It was hard to get it off at first but when it did, she is horrified she is bald! Seems it has a mysterious effect to ‘melt’ away hair of those who put it on. She puts on a paper bag and tries to dispel suspicion of others but her act makes it even more suspicious. Bribing Ranpha? Threatening to flush Normad down the toilet? Normad mentions that a rumoured Lost Technology helmet may grow her hair back so they go back to the archives and search. They find 3 animal helmets so devilish Mint uses Normad as a guinea pig to test its effect. Let’s say the first 2 were disastrous. Deducing the final one to be correct, she puts it on when her other pals come in. They are not only shock to see her bald, but she has no face!!! WARGH!!!

Episode 5A
Ranpha stops by a planet looking for water and bumps into an old robot version waitress. She orders something but it wasn’t up to her expectations (soup with bolts?) and since she can’t pay, the robot becomes hostile. Ranpha fights it and tries to escape but it’s damn persistent. The robot is about to deliver the final blow when it ran out of power. But the solar power recharges it back and the good news is its memories have been restarted. After making sure that the telephone charge is free and making a call for help, Ranpha accidentally drinks the mineral water. Oh no. Here we go again. No money, no talk.

Episode 5B
The Angels are being recruited by Ms Kulimanju. They were against it since it will break the unit up. But when they hear how much she will pay, it’s “Yes, Madame!”. Money faced. However they are tasked to do stuff like clearing space garbage, capturing a snow eel, fighting off space pirates, getting rid of fake goods and clean the entire mansion. At the end of it all as Kulimanju is to reward their efforts, trouble starts knocking on her door. Space garbage piled up in her backyard, the snow ell, monster flower plant and space pirate start attacking her mansion (they followed the Angels back). The Angels escape and leave her to deal with the mess. I guess no amount of money could make them clean up this mess, eh?

Episode 6A
A doctor diagnoses Mint with a Kigurumi (full body costume) Disease and must be hospitalized. Can he tell with just a magnifying glass? Anyway he warns Mint is she wears kigurumi 1 more time, she’ll die! She tries to keep this a secret from her pals and even resisted wearing the kigurumi present that they give her. All of them had the same idea! Then she gets discharged and on a planet to find Lost Technology, seems everyone is wearing kigurumi for a festival! Even her pals are wearing it! How cruel! Must… Resist… Everywhere Mint runs or escapes, she’s bound to have someone giving her a kigurumi as a prize! She can’t take it anymore and faints. She wakes up in hospital and to her horror finds her pals dressed her up in a kigurumi. In the end, she didn’t die and goes back to her normal ways, enjoying wearing them. And that fake doctor tells Forte she has Weapon Sickness and can’t use weapons or else…

Episode 6B
The Angels are vying for Miss Female Soldier. Forte, Ranpha and Mint try to sabotage each other to demerit the rest and make themselves look good in front of the judges. While happy Milfeulle is just plain unlucky as the judges bear the brunt of their antics. Then they want to see how they spend their outdoor activity on their day off. After making Vanilla stranded on a beach, the rest once again resume their sabotage. Then a call that a missing soldier is in their area as they use this chance to score points. After more in-fighting, eventually they stumble upon the collapsed soldier. OMG! She’s a real hot beauty! She also excels in all the fields that the Angels are good at! They’re in a dilemma to help her or not! Thus the cliff-hanger end for us to think what happens next.

Episode 7A
The Angels are sucked into a mysterious gas and crash land on an unknown land. Thinking it’s Milfeulle’s good luck because they don’t have to do paper work for the annual tax. But Ranpha wants her to wish for them to return home or she’ll die of men0less withdrawal symptom. They go hunting for food the next morning but got into all sorts of trouble. Eventually they eat Milfeulle’s abundant cooking since the organic ingredients rolled right at her feet! Lucky alright. However Ranpha insists she wish for them to go back. Six months passed and the girls are getting used to this lifestyle. Except for Ranpha who is hallucinating. She and Forte team up to steal crops and stock in hopes Milfeulle will hate this planet and wish to go home. However a year has passed and amazingly this bandit thingy lasted that long, Looks like Milfeulle really loves it here.

Episode 7B
Kokomo and Maribu accidentally left behind a box of Lost Technology rice jelly. When they realize, it’s too late as the Angels have eaten them and turned into children. Naughty children! Angels turned little devils! They cause mischief around as the duo try to catch and round them up but it is them who get owned instead. In the end after all that trouble and chaos, it seems the superiors too turned into kids after eating those rice jellies at the meeting. Now we know why the military acts like kids.

Episode 8A
Milfeulle gets jailed for laughing at the king’s portrait. He’s got a funny face by the way so you can’t blame her for being irresistible. Vanilla devices all sorts of plan to free her and even with Milfeulle’s luck, her stupidity causes destruction and to be caught. Eventually the whole city is destroyed and on her execution day, she’s still laughing at his face. He’s going to exact a capital punishment worse than death: Turn her face into his! However her other pals turn up to rescue her but they end up laughing too. In the end, everyone got their face turned into his and they all end up laughing. Moral of the story: It isn’t physical beauty that counts. It’s money, baby! Since everybody’s laughing, all’s well, ends well. Yeah, she who laughs last laughs best. Oh, forget it.

Episode 8B
Forte helps Volcott with a Lost Technology box but accidentally drops it and unleashes a mysterious gas. Next morning, both of them switch genders! This leads to Ranpha starting to fall for Forte (cliche anime scenes of boy meets girl included). Eventually she confesses her love so this freaks Forte out and makes a run. But no matter where Forte escapes, Ranpha the stalker is able to find Forte just about anywhere. Like predator and prey. In the end, Forte gives up and succumbs to marriage. Just before giving the ring, Forte opens that box and changes the gender of her other Angel pals. They all become rowdy men. Ranpha now wanting to marry pretty woman Volcott! It’s chaotic!

Episode 9A
Vanilla collapses while peddling lucky charms in the snow. A doctor takes her back to his mansion and treats her. When she wakes up, he tells of his past how he and his bro used to plan world domination. However his bro decided to bully him as his first step to world domination and unforgivably drew on his face! Meanwhile the government and military argue over holidays so much so the government pulled funding and food for the latter. Poor Forte, Ranpha and Mint only have a strand of noodle to share and eat till Milfeulle pops up with her cake. Seems she’s got a lucrative part time job so Forte wants her to introduce them to it. They are taken to a planet whereby they fix some robot. They realize it’s a mecha so the evil scientist, Mackoi can’t let them leave after discovering his world domination plans. Forte and co play along in hopes of taking him out when he lets his guard down. The doctor sees the mecha rampaging and unleashes his but due to a chronic disease, lets Vanilla pilots it. Both mechas fight and Vanilla wins. In the end she draws on Mackoi’s face.

Episode 9B
The Angels are hanging precariously over an endless chasm. It all began when they were singing a happy-happy song and stopped for a break. Milfeulle’s lunch portion rolled off the cliff and as she chased it and almost fell off, caused a human chain to where they are now. The rest start blaming each other for being the cause when the rope gives way. Luckily Mint grabs onto the rock and everyone else on her. She gets selfish and tries to rid them. Then the rock breaks off but this time Forte clings on. She too thinks of the same thing. It gets ridiculous as everyone except Milfeulle starts flying and attack each other. Milfeulle pleads for them not to fight and somehow holds everyone over the chasm. Of course they all fall and it’s the same thing all over and over again.

Episode 10A
The gang are shock to see Ranpha nursing a baby. Seems she got it from a Lost Technology bamboo tree. Soon Mint and Milfeulle also go get their own baby. Then Vanilla ditches Normad to get twins! She passes 1 to Forte. Though reluctant at first, Forte eventually falls for the baby’s charms. The Angels are busy taking care of their babies and ignore help transmissions from war zones. When they find out the babies will disappear to the Moon when they grow up, they sink into depression. Then the inevitable happen. But the grown up babies return with grandkids and they all go about their baby shopping spree together.

Episode 10B
Mint is sad her cat Miiko just passed away. Milfeulle is sad she lost her wallet. Ranpha decides to use hypnosis to help Milfeulle recover it but realizes her ritual summons dead spirits. Miiko’s spirit possesses Milfeulle and Mint is happy to spend time with her cat since they don’t know how to revert things back. Mint takes ‘Miiko’ to look for Milfeulle’s wallet and dispel suspicions from their passing pals at the same time. Then they bump into and cause Mary and her Twin Stars to drop light bulbs. During that, Milfeulle’s memories return. Ranpha continues her weird ritual so much so Miiko possesses everyone and causes trouble. In the end, Ranpha too gets possessed with everyone else at the same time.

Episode 11A
The Angels complain about their low pay. They patron a sushi bar but faced a strict and rude octopus sushi master. He swallows their pay as entrance fee. However he seems to be treating Vanilla and Milfeulle nicely and accommodating their orders. The other trio are unhappy of his favouritism so they think of eating him since there are no other dishes available and to get their money’s worth. The octopus panics as they corner him, ready to devour him but Milfeulle protects him after feeling pity for the weak. The octopus then swallows them all but spits them outside, forbidding them to come back again. After their next payday, they return for revenge but it seems the octopus has some comrades with him. Better back out while you have the chance.

Episode 11B
A rich old geezer, Dandy Salvatore arrives at the Angels’ base wanting to adopt Ranpha as his daughter. It began last week when he was lost in an unfamiliar city and Ranpha showed him kindness regardless of his status. Though Ranpha doesn’t remember all that, she quickly agrees to his idea and calls him dad. Soon she starts getting cocky, bossing around everyone, giving orders and becoming the leader of Angel Unit. So much so Mint has to hold back Forte who wants to shoot her. Then on a mission to attack some frog enemy, Ranpha orders her team to charge in without a plan. They get captured but the enemy says they will release everyone without harm in exchange for their leader. Ranpha is in a dilemma when suddenly her dad informs about the mistake in her adoption. Apparently it was someone else. Bye… The frog leader wants to adopt Ranpha since he has taken a liking for her. The rest has no qualms about it. Thus Ranpha continues her ‘happy’ life with the frog community.

Episode 12A
Milfeulle wakes up one morning to find her comrades appropriately dressed and serious for work! Never having to work this hard in her life, she tries to persuade them with stuff they like but they brush it off. Next morning, Milfeulle wakes up and finds them as pillaging pirates! This cycle goes on and on so confused Milfeulle is dragged into various versions such as idols, basketball players, midgets, giants, robots and dragon-faced! It’s revealed that she was sleeping on a Lost Technology pillow and Milfeulle’s other versions are causing havoc in the bridge. Then the pillow glows as we see Vanilla reading a fan letter complaining why the series is always left unfinished, making the show so half-assed and irresponsible. Normad’s answer: It’s a problem of love. The staffs here have no love for their work! Oh, I don’t know how true that is!

Episode 12B
The Angels are on a blind date on a cruise that includes a hot handsome hunk, a pervy drunk ugly alien octopus, a sick dying boy, Volcott himself and a rice cooker (WTF?!). To lighten up the mood, Ranpha decides to play the King Game (all other outside casts are also included). It results in hilarious disastrous outcome like the ill boy really dying after being chosen to kiss the octopus, a cat henchman to be given an ‘upgrade’, a tongue twisting awakening from Milfeulle and Forte singing her favourite song. Since the octopus still wants to make Forte hers, she goes berserk while Ranpha leaves with her hunk to somewhere quieter. Can she hit it off this time?

Episode 13A
Vanilla is sent to buy eggs but what the rest didn’t know is that she’s a robot and the real Vanilla kidnapped by those cat burglars. They built this robot to get their revenge. Kokomo and Maribu are out when the former bumps into robot Vanilla. She then goes berserk and starts attacking. A funny part was how the twins ran to Mary for help but she panicked and spewed how useless and unreliable is! Anyway the trio got smashed. Forte, Mint and Ranpha go in search for Vanilla (still can’t tell she’s a fake) and even got chased by her. In Kokomo’s attempt to show this Vanilla is fake, he accidentally pressed the self destruct button. This causes the robot to crash straight into the cat burglars’ hideout and explode. The real Vanilla is free and takes care of them before everyone returns home with the eggs.

Episode 13B
Forte accidentally makes Milfeulle, Normad and Vanilla press a Lost Technology button. Thinking bad luck will follow, they get paranoid at every package delivered at their doorstep. However it turns out to be merely a frying pan, blanket and divine revelation. The other trio conclude that this button grants desires and start arguing over it. Then Volcott informs them that whoever pushes the button will get what they want but their loves shorten. The amount is on the item they received. Milfeulle’s life shortened by 3 seconds, Normad by 728 years (half his life gone!) and Vanilla by 15 nights. The greedy trio are going to back off but after concluding they’d rather die happy with their desires, start fighting over it. In the end they really died instantly. Milfeulle felt sad but saw the happiness in their faces. She makes a wish on the shooting star to live a long life for them. Yeah, she would live for 400 years…

Episode 14A
A military guy leaves a Lost Technology magical wand in the care of the Angels. Seems magic do come true if you do believe in them and there’s a set of instructions on how to use it. One night the gang in weird outfits (Volcott as a girl?!) sneak in to use the wand but nothing happened. Since it’s embarrassing enough, might as well go all the way as Volcott teaches them ballet for rhythm for the transformation scene! Once that’s done, they do so and their transformation scene looked more like an anime opening animation (Sailormoon parody too). At the end, an embarrassing photo of them emerges from the wand. The army storms in as the military guy points out it was all a setup to let those stupid Angels to try and activate it. Since its activation method is too embarrassing, no one tried. He confiscates the wand and photo so the Angels are hell bent on taking the photo back. I guess that’s how this item started wars even if it isn’t a war item though many fought over it.

Episode 14B
Mint and Ranpha are stranded in the forest due to Ranpha’s irresponsibility (man thingy and gambling loss, what else). Ranpha gives Mint eat some weird seeds so the next morning Mint is devastated to find her body a big tree. Ranpha leaves so Mint has to put up with spiders, a dove making next on her head and a young boy, Makoto. His whole village soon starts worshipping Mint because the ‘wisest’ lady of the village says she is God. Ranpha returns and takes advantage by claiming she is the servant princess so everybody starts worshipping her. When Mint wakes up, she sees grown up Makoto and learns 10 years have passed. He explains Ranpha returned with the Angel Unit to try wake her up but failed and eventually gave up. While Mint is thinking, suddenly Makoto is an old dude and dilapidated Normad below her. 80 years gone by! Normad explains how Ranpha and co came back after hearing she woke up but as usual nothing happened. He continues how the rest are doing like Milfeulle owning her own army fleet and winning victories (due to her pure luck), Ranpha married Kokomo but soon separated and Forte having her own oden empire. While Mint is lost in her thoughts, another 30 years passed! The doves have evolved into intelligent beings on war with humans. Then Mint sees Ranpha asking to come back to where everyone is. Mint is reborn as a new bud. Owari (end) or okawari (extra helping)?

Episode 15A
The base is on fire as the Angels evacuate. However the capsule won’t budge since it mentions they’re overweight! Though it’s just an evacuation training, reports printed out that they’re fat pigs unworthy of living! Forte orders them all to go on extreme dieting by trekking the desert for a week in aptly pig costumes. This attracts news coverage and a following so much so people cheer on those ‘pig’s to go on. When they reach the end of their goal, the gang misinterprets the people cheering on them ‘pigs’ as insults and destroy the entire city. Then the evacuation training once more and this time it’s a success. However the machine detects their malnourishment and force feeds them till they’re fat like pigs! Now it’s saying only fat pigs deserve to live?!

Episode 15B
Milfeulle fails her pilot licence renewal test and this threatens her to be fired. Volcott arranges a special coach for her to pass in a week’s time: Lt Kensit AKA The Rattlesnake. He takes Milfeulle deep down to the dark depths of the underground slums to see a woman to renew her licence via hacking. Milfeulle isn’t happy using such a method and runs away only to be kidnapped by the cat burglars. Kensit tracks her down but finds her happily baking cheesecake for them. Then they return to the centre as Milfeulle finds out today is Kensit’s birthday and he has to renew his licence today too. She bakes him a birthday cake and they celebrate. Volcott finds out the reason Milfeulle failed: She forgot to write her name on the paper despite answering correct.

Episode 16A
Milfeulle accidentally bumps into shoulders of a group of high-end ladies and ‘died’. The rest decides to avenge her via volleyball challenge. However all the exaggerated super moves they pull off took each other out. Like Ranpha’s Supernova Genocide move said to be able to be used once in a lifetime because it reduces its user’s life by 100 years! The high-end girls didn’t even need to lift a finger to score. Their own blooper will do the job just fine. When everyone is ‘taken out’, Milfeulle is down so her pals encourage her to sing. In the end it turns into a next episode preview sports genre style. Huh?

Episode 16B
Ranpha’s niece, Haliu and her friend, Erica pay her a visit. Problem is Ranpha told lies to them that she’s the squad leader. However that’s not the only lie she told. Apparently outrageous and unbelievable settings for her mates. Ranpha definitely in a pinch. She wanted to back out but Haliu is fierce to keep her ‘subordinates’ in tow. Too bad Ranpha subsequently got beaten up badly by Forte as Vanilla takes over the base tour. Then 1 of those lies has Volcott on alert because the kids mention about a thief trying to steal Lost Technology. Turns out that there really is a thief but just a petty one. The military surround and arrest him. Haliu and Erica are awarded the medal of honour for averting the greatest threat! They visit bandaged Ranpha in hospital and think how her pals are strange but simple. Haliu also thinks she could control them better than Ranpha if she was their leader. I think not.

Episode 17A
Rebel robots attack the base to steal a stone believed to create miracles. The Angels go all out to protect it but the baddies are hot on their tail. The Angels win when they use an asteroid to send the chasing pack smashing into it. From hero to zero, they throw away their pride and decide to hijack the stone for themselves. Upon landing on a tropical planet, they are being attacked by the rebels. Mary reveals to Volcott that the stone was just a bait to make their army stronger for counterattack. The real stone is with Kokomo and Maribu. Forte, Ranpha and Mint fight over the stone so Milfeulle decides to cut it equally for everyone to share. Can she? Volcott desperately tries to reach the Angels because he is being told if the stone is cut, the bomb inside it will explode. Too late. Boom! Volcott wakes up to find it all a dream but it seems his Angels reprimand him for sleeping in.

Episode 17B
Milfeulle is sad her pals won’t join her in the hotspring bath. Forte goes hiking to find a weapon store house, Ranpha skiing to hit on several hot guys (who are fighting over her as well), Mint at an antique candy store eating candies and Vanilla climbing the mountain for spiritual training. Milfeulle is at the hotspring alone and even pretends to do things with her pals but finds it no fun. She posts the Ojizou statue and decides to pray for her pals to join them by baking cakes on the statue heads. Then strange events send a flood to wash her pals right back into the hotspring. Milfeulle is glad her pals get to join her and is ever grateful to the statues.

Episode 18A
Because Ranpha mocked science, Maribu challenges her to predict the future. It’s his scientific robot versus her fortune robot. Vanilla sets the questions to predict and each time Forte-Mint and Kokomo intercept to make it true because they want the other side to win so they could have the delicious food promised by the losers. However all outcomes ended in a tie (both sides came true). Including the question of who will be promoted first, Volcott or Mary. I can’t believe they’re ready to assassinate them but eventually back out. Realizing how the future is changing to fit the predictions, Milfeulle asks how the base is going to be destroyed! Then Mint asks the final question that’ll create separate futures so that the fate energy they create will collide and eliminate each other. That is, who will win! Time goes back by 2 years when the military guys are excited about the new Galaxy Angel Unit to search for Lost Technology. The Admiral decides to use old ladies from the neighbourhood instead. Nobody won, eh?

Episode 18B
The Angels have their fate read by an old fortune teller and were told they’ll be kidnapped. Shrugging it off at first, it starts becoming true when Milfeulle starts disappearing while shopping after following mittens she likes falling from the sky. Then when Vanilla meets the same fate, the rest go in search for the fortune teller but she’s nowhere to be found. Ranpha and Forte start panicking and decide to disappear with the things they desire if they’re going to get kidnapped anyway. Mint is the only one left as she investigates into it but eventually gives in to her temptation and disappears. Mary and Volcott analyze the case as Mary concludes the culprit is unknown but thinks she can bring them back if they manipulate the enemy. She uses Volcott to make him wish for the Angels’ return. Even if he’s wishing is from the bottom of his heart, his desirable stuff kept falling out of the sky. Mary laments that the Angels’ misfortune is not being kidnapped by an unknown assailant but to have a superior like him.

Episode 19A
Vanilla receives a love letter. Though Normad isn’t happy, the rest are going to help her out. First they rummage through Volcott’s secret shoujo manga collection to have an idea. Vanilla then writes back and receives a prompt reply wanting to call her. Then they play a dating simulation game and soon she makes the call (though her lines were just ‘yes’ or ‘no’). To everyone’s surprise, the guy wants to meet her so Mint helps dress her up in various fashion outfits. When Vanilla returns, she tells the gang that they did something (purposely inaudible to leave it to our imagination). Jealous Normad decides to go back 1 week in time to do all those stuff before that bastard could make his move. He is successful in doing all that and happy he is completely victorious in this perfect love game. Then it hit him he was the mysterious guy who did all that! Woah!

Episode 19B
Ranpha’s ship bumps into another pirate ship that causes her Lost Technology to be destroyed. She isn’t going to let the pirate lady off the hook but space fish start attacking the pirate ship since it’s made out of special metal. Ranpha fends the fish off and decides to go in and save her regardless of how much she tries to play down her futile attempts. Then in the bridge, Ranpha only sees her hologram and learns her real body is dead and she is just memories of this ship. She is heading back to her planet filled with roses. The fish start attacking again so pirate lady thanks Ranpha and ejects her before the ship is totally destroyed. Ranpha decides to return her beret to her home planet.

Episode 20A
Ranpha falls head over heels over Captain Harry who will be temporarily training the Angels. Seems he is good at everything, not to mention his cool and calm attitude. In short, he is perfect. Forte refuses to accept that there’s such a person and when Ranpha and co hear rumours Harry is married, they try to find his flaw. They use tempting tactics but it was futile and even fallen into their own trap. Paranoid Forte searches his room and thinks he’s a spying alien. Then Harry comes in, she points her gun but he was just correcting her pose and thanks her for everything since he’ll be leaving soon. Forte starts blushing. As they see off Harry, they can’t believe that such a perfect person exists. Then his wife comes to get him. They see the fat ugly lady and think this might be his flaw but his real wife turns out to be a hottie! Their total lost. Harry’s ship takes off but explodes! But Harry calls to say everyone managed to escape and is alright. Why is Volcott having an unhappy expression? Was he the one who put the bombs?

Episode 20B
Forte has to transport a dangerous criminal known as Morio the Planet Destroyer. Maribu accompanies her much to her dismay because she thought of being alone with this strong dude. Outside a tunnel, Maribu wishes to take a detour but Forte just went straight ahead, cracking the boulder. Ultimately its outer layer breaks off small enough for it to go through the tunnel. Then going uphill, Forte accelerates and suddenly brakes to send the boulder flying and crashing ahead before the truck smashes into it to break the boulder. But inside it is a small black ball. Continuing the journey, Forte taunts for Morio to come out when they arrive at a fragile bridge. Forte tests it but it soon starts collapsing so everybody is holding tightly on the edge. Forte orders Maribu to drop Morio and when he does, it’s just a ploy for her to dive down to grab Morio because she’s interested to check out what kind of person he is. Well, we’ll leave that to your imagination.

Episode 21A
Milfeulle obtains a magic pot that could grant 3 wishes. She uses the first one for lots of food ingredients and the second to change her body into ice cream. WTF?! Inside the freezer area, Forte, Ranpha and Mint fight each other over the right to get the last wish. Suddenly the place is being taken apart so everybody clings on for dear life. However Forte and Mint are happy that Ranpha is at the edge of the wall because this means less rivalry. Milfeulle gives them another emotional dressing down for being selfish to make them realize. But she’s upset and reveals that the pot grants 4 wishes and will use them all up. She wishes her body to return to normal and is going to use the last one to save Ranpha. But the pot slipped from her hands and into Ranpha’s forehead. Ranpha knew this was coming and lets go of the railing and floats into space.

Episode 21B
Milfeulle’s pals task her to warn Sergeant Battler living alone on some planet that a comet is on collision course with it. However Battler refuses to budge, saying he only obey orders from His Excellency, Shosho. Back in the building, Shosho turns out to be a dog. Milfeulle tries to pretend to give signals from Shosho to evacuate but he’s not buying it. She accidentally touches Shosho’s medal and this made Battler mad and yell at her. While Battler is at a tomb reminiscing horrifying war memories, Milfeulle spots a picture of Battler and his superior supposedly to be Shosho and that medal must belong to him. Then a fire breaks out. Battler overcomes his trauma to save Milfeulle and Shosho. He realizes Milfeulle was protecting the medal. Then Shosho barks at the incoming comet so they evacuate and Milfeulle gets to come home.

Episode 22A
The Angels and Twin Stars are forced to play a 3-letter shiritori game because Milfeulle activated that Lost Technology that’ll destroy the universe! Of course they foul up but thankfully a turtle Forte found a few years back prove to be useful as it reverses back time by 1 hour. But they keep screwing up so Maribu says it’s futile to go on since the possibility of completing the game is 20 trillion times! Good thing Maribu got a time reversing crane so he suggests they can go back in time to stop the person who made it. 700 years back, they knock out the inventor Harold and turn him into a pro baseball player. But they are stuck and can’t go back to the future…

Episode 22B
Bored Forte, Ranpha and Mint physically abuse Normad. It was funny that the piano sound was just a tape and Vanilla wasn’t really playing but kneading on a piano-like stove! On a shopping errand, Mackoi switches Normad with another doll. It took a month before those blokes realize it but shrug it off. Another month later, Normad returns as a handsome humanoid cyborg. He plans his revenge on the Angels. Even Vanilla isn’t spared. He has lost hope in everything because he thought she’d come to rescue him when he was kidnapped and waited. But she didn’t. They fight but the Angels are ultimately captured. Normad wants to blow up everything. Vanilla pleads for him to come back to her arms but Normad isn’t going to be swayed by her words. But when he explodes, he releases the Angels and then goes on a journey to seek the answer on love. Though he finds whatever that universal consciousness is, he finds it lonely. Vanilla sits on a swing alone.

Episode 23A
The Angels are under attack by seaweeds since as Vanilla mentioned, they haven’t been treating it good. Though they fight against it, they’re being overwhelmed and are forced to become its slave and put on fake flatteries. Once it has enough, it decides to go back so the girls shed crocodile tears to see it off. When the seaweed is confirmed gone, they’re back with their devilish and sarcastic comments of it. However the seaweed’s departure was just a bluff to see their true intentions. They fight but lost easily again. They are forced to sell the good points of seaweed products throughout the universe. Ranpha and Forte later try to rebel against it as Volcott assembles the Angels. It seems their counterparts in the unit are made of seaweed.

Episode 23B
While everyone is enjoying Vanilla’s oversupply of salty fish jerky, Vanilla is hunting down Kokomo. That kid is reluctant to eat it and takes refuge in a town whereby a bar owner pities him and hides him. But Vanilla is persistent, stalking them day and night by placing fish jerky all over till Kokomo snaps, burning the town down. Vanilla is also exerting her limit to deliver fish jerky from her ship to the town. The townspeople can’t take it anymore and capture Kokomo to make him eat the jerky to save their town. As they approach Vanilla, they are shocked to see her transformed into a stone statue. Something about her iron will to deliver the jerky (?!). Many years passed and Kokomo is an old dude spreading the taboo about not eating fish jerky to a traveller. However he breaks the rule and the smell of fish jerky breaks Vanilla out and the chase resumes. Meanwhile the rest are still eating fish jerky and are almost done! They spend their whole lives eating?!

Episode 24A
Aliens are attacking but the Angels are missing in action. Because of that, a decision was made to recruit additional Angel members. The Angels are unhappy about this and reluctantly went through the interview though they purposely rejected all applicants. Later Forte’s friend heard about the recruitment and bribes her to get her to join. Forte brings her in but it seems the other Angels were bribed too and brought their own friends to join. The competition to see which one will be accepted starts as the juniors have to put up with the weird habits, pastimes and activities of their seniors. They can’t take it anymore and decide to form their own group. Since the original Angels don’t want to work with each other, they go on a mass recruitment drive. When the aliens return to attack, the hall is filled with lots of newbies so much so you can’t tell where the main characters are.

Episode 24B
After watching a cheesy drama, Maribu and Kokomo think of knowing more about their mom and force Normad to help out. Based on the memory recall, she has a star tattoo on her back neck but she is their mom 5 years in the future (?!). Normad says it is possible to meet her now and may be even in this base. The duo devise plans to go check the Angels’ back neck and finally spot the star on Vanilla’s! Normad couldn’t believe it so he malfunctions till he burns himself out. Kokomo and Maribu start fighting over each other to meet their mom. Why are they claiming their mom is theirs? Aren’t they both? So much so they start destroying the base and Mary and her colleague (this one has a star on her back neck) had to stop them. As for Vanilla, the star was just a lucky charm sticker. Good relief for Normad, eh?

Episode 25A
Volcott’s last dying wish is to have the Angels put on bracelets and become Angel Five and save the galaxy. In a Power Ranger spoof, this episode shows short episode snippets of Angel Five as they fight baddies, face internal conflicts, Mint’s bluff betrayal, temporarily being replaced by new units, meet a Jesus-like character and defeat the final boss. But it’s not over because dying (again) Volcott gives them trading cards as their battle against evil continues.

Episode 25B
Ranpha and Milfeulle are sent to rendezvous with Mint on a planet where manners must be adhered strictly and any disrespect to the king will be severely punished. The duo can’t help notice a string hanging out of the king’s head. Ranpha’s reluctant to say anything but Milfeulle speaks her mind and they nearly get caught. Later the duo discuss the effects of pulling it and it got them more curious to do so. Over dinner, the string seems to be too enticing and teasing as they hold back their temptation. Eventually they decide to pull it when the king is asleep. But they’re indecisive so their ruckus woke him up as they accidentally pull it. The king is happy as he mentions it won’t work when he pulled it himself. Turns out to be Mint trapped in it as she’s happy that she’s free. Soon Kokomo and Maribu arrive and they spot twin kings (must be Ranpha and Milfeulle). Kokomo is of course curious to pull it… The real king is enjoying his life somewhere else and thinks that was a good Lost Technology that allowed him to get away from his boring palace life.

Episode 26
Episode 26 is totally void of all those antics we are used to by now. A serious and dark episode of Galaxy Angel? Is this even possible? Anyway the Angels are to capture a dangerous escaped prisoner named Rebecca. She set the Transbaal Planet ablaze 500 years ago. Thing is, she is a normal human. As they search for clues, it seems there are conflicting reports and no pictures on how she looks like. Further investigation shows the massacre may be a cover up for some military accident. Thus Rebecca was created as a scapegoat for the people to channel their hate for the cover up. Milfeulle finds a sketch pic of what Rebecca may look like from the diary of the first warden who committed suicide. She is sending it to Forte when the latter’s group comes under attack. The attacker is revealed to be Rebecca but she has super human powers. Ranpha thinks she’s a ghost but Forte realizes she is the manifestation of hate and emotion of the people. Milfeulle is stopped by a warden who wants to let Rebecca free because he pitied her seeing her ‘lost’ in her cell’s eternal hell. Eventually Milfeulle and Vanilla head to a mansion with a coffin inside. Rebecca is bent on activating and blowing the satellite to end all her painful suffering when Milfeulle and Vanilla arrive and show her a female sleeping in the coffin. It’s revealed Rebecca is modelled after this person. Since it’s hard to totally fabricate a lie, the military used a volunteer scapegoat as her model and redirect the people’s hatred. Rebecca doesn’t believe it but her model apologizes and feels guilty for causing her to exist and suffer. She hugs Rebecca and causes her to disappear. The Angels return the model sleeping peacefully in the coffin back to the original place. They feel sad she has to sleep for another 1500 years (Rebecca was supposed to be imprisoned for 2000 years but the people revolted and wanted a death sentence). But such a long time is needed to heal all hatred since she’ll be sleeping, time will fly by like it was nothing. They pray that the world will be a better place when Rebecca wakes up.

Universe Idiots!
Woah! What a sombre end that this series has come to. I really never expected to end it this way since I thought it would be one of their trademark silliness. But of course I know it won’t be the end yet as there is another season coming up right after that even if they showed the ‘to be continued’ remark at the end. I guess this serious final episode did a good thing by changing the pace and feel of the overall series before it gets too ‘predictable’. I know I have said previously that I accepted the random and cliff-hanging endings of the episodes and how it didn’t bother me how everything restarted like as though the consequences in the previous episodes had no effect on the subsequent ones. But the way they show it in this season was a tad too much, so much so it really annoyed me because I felt that I wanted to know what really happens next rather than just leaving it to our imagination. So when this humourless final episode came by, I have this feeling to forgive all that has happened. However I am hoping there are some like the build up to Kokomo and Maribu’s mysterious mom had me intrigued and I hope this would be explored rather than just a one-off random shot.

Of course I managed to catch a special extra episode that comes with this season. Back to the usual flow, we see Volcott and Mary competing in this year’s Chicken Bastard Flight Competition. Volcott in a chicken suit? Can he seriously fly? Of course not. Fell straight down right off the ramp. Don’t worry, each team will have 3 tries. Due to some Loch Bro monster in the lake, the other teams have pulled out, leaving Volcott and Mary’s team left. Kokomo could’ve flown further if the monster didn’t hit him back. Milfeulle and Vanilla are dragging the supposed sure-win flight craft to Volcott. Only 2 more mountains to cross. Okay, don’t put your hopes on them. Ranpha and Forte join them and they really pick up speed when the cat burglars start chasing them because the irresponsible duo gambled and went off without paying. Worse, they put the debts in the Angels’ name so everyone’s involved now. Volcott tries to become one with the chicken, trying to understand the chicken. Heck, chickens can’t even fly. Then his Angels come rushing in and send him off the ramp with the craft (a duck?). Anyway it didn’t work as they fall straight down. Since Milfeulle got infatuated with the monster and starts chatting with it, it just ends here. I guess nobody won.

Though it isn’t any different from the previous seasons, but I feel Forte, Ranpha and Mint displayed their selfishness more in this season. We see them fighting among each other more this time. Perhaps there were more episodes, I suppose. It wasn’t just about money anymore but down to their likes as well. It’s amazing that this unit can stick together for so long. Oh I forget. Each episode restarts. I’ve also seem to notice that Vanilla too has her hidden agenda. She isn’t that totally innocent God-praying medic that we all think she is. Though she doesn’t get into lively arguments like the trio, at times she goes off doing her own selfish stuff. After all, Normad must be one heck of a patient believer in her, seeing that the actions she took were for her own scheme rather than something for the people or world. Don’t you just get disappointed, Normad? And yeah, that ex-missile AI seems to be a consistent punching bag for those who’d love to take their frustrations out on him, whether it’s to shut him up or some experiment or just plain bullying. Is it that fun to torment a stuffed doll? Worse, he still can’t move in his present body. Ever consider getting into a mobile one. At least one that looks cute? As for Milfeulle, she’s still an airhead though her heart is gold. But her luck sometimes can be a jinx and gets the gang into all sorts of trouble. Otherwise, she is really sincere for the rest not to fight and have to tell them this each time they start arguing for their own selfish reasons. If Maribu is the brains, Kokomo is the brawns. However Maribu sometimes display his devilish side by playing pranks or teasing on unsuspecting Kokomo (like falsely telling him he was born a girl). It’s just too bad that Kokomo falls for it most of the time. And Mary, I thought she’d be a more capable commander but the way I see it, she’s of the same level with everyone else.

For this season’s mid-intermission, we see the Angels trying comment, retort or joke on a real picture being shown. It’s not that I understand but I guess Vanilla is supposed to counter all that with a single punch line. I thought Normad’s line of giving her a zabuton (cushion) for her tsukkomi was just a way of saying she has the best answer but I kinda noticed that as the episode passes, Vanilla is sitting on more zabuton and her seat is getting higher and higher. Well for a character who doesn’t talk much, she sure says the ‘right’ things. Yeah, it’s the weight of the words one says so it goes to show that the rest are all just empty talk. Hehe… Though there is no fortune telling thingy at the next episode preview like they did in the previous season, this time we see the Angels in chibi form doing something odd. We will see the Angels doing that same stuff for a few episodes before another change. For instance, Forte doing hurdles, Vanilla sweeping and Ranpha flying a kite.

All the opening and ending themes are sung by the seiyuus of the Angel Unit. The first ending theme, Galaxy Ba-ban-ga-Bang! seems like a cosmetic makeover of the first season’s opening theme, Galaxy Bang! Bang! Just change the lyrics and rhythm and wahlah! You’ve got a new song. The second opening theme, Angel Ukkii! feels like a dance pop that makes you want to shuffle your feet. Doki, doki! Shuwa, shuwa! Those who are familiar by now the trademark type of songs of the Galaxy Angel, should be able to identify with the first ending theme, Angel Wasshoi! The second ending theme, Dotabata Angel Loop is no different but feels a little like a pop idol song and even sees the Angels in idol-like outfits. However the special ending theme for the final episode, In The Chaos by Jam Project featuring Masami Okui departs from all that with the rock pop feel to bring an appropriate serious ending feel to the season. Yeah, it lasted for a full 3.5 minutes long.

Well, now that I am at this point, the next season will be the final one so I think I’m all up for it. What more should I expect seeing that I would have been really familiar with the kind of (mis)adventures the Angels will get into. I know that 3 certain Angels won’t be embarrassed to take each other out when their own interests is at stake. I know a certain Angel who loves cooking cakes and sweets but a carefree ditz. I know a certain Angel who says lesser lines than a children’s picture book. I know a certain pink stuff will face more abuse no matter how sarcastic or true-in-your-face lines said. I know a certain commander who can’t give up his post yet because of his certain Angels. I know, I know. I’m going to watch the next season even though I know what kind of antics and missions are in store for the gang. But that’s the kind of romance, you see. You’ll never know what kind of unexpected stuff is going to happen anyway.

Galaxy Angel Z

April 2, 2011

Alright! Finally after all these years, I finally have the interest to start watching the original Galaxy Angel series that I was once so crazy about. Oh yeah. Who knows the real reason why it took my so long, but what the heck, let bygones be bygones. The wait has been worthwhile because it not only brings back nostalgic memories when I first fell in love with this series, but the expectation of the comedy and slapstick fun is still there and expected as how they did it when I first watched the first season.

The second season is called Galaxy Angel Z and had its run in early 2002 albeit there are only 9 episodes (actually 18 episodes as each episode is worth around 12 minutes). I may not remember the reason why the Angel unit was established to look for Lost Technology (ancient and mysterious technology – an excuse for weird and funny things to happen to add to the chaos) but who wouldn’t forget these lovable characters such as the ditzy airhead but awfully lucky and carefree Milfeulle, the oldest of the pack and a gun freak Forte, the showy muscle-brained woman who is always trying to court a handsome man for herself Ranpha, the junk food addict and costume-obsessed petite Mint and the taciturn God-praying Vanilla. Don’t forget that sarcastic ex-missile AI now-in-a-stuffed-doll Normad and their old geezer commander Volcott. You’re going to expect lots of fun and laughter as they go about in their missions, but usually end up in some sort of goofy antics. Oh, let the fun times begin!

Episode 1A
The episode begins with everyone except Milfeulle ate a Lost Technology pepper that turned them invisible. They go on a mission to raid the hideout of thieves who used the haunted and ghostly effects to scare people away. The thieves’ plan backfired when they think Milfeulle’s invisible pals are real ghosts. The Angels retrieve the money but get scared when they realize there is actually a real ghost among them.

Episode 1B
The Angels attend a pro wrestling match. An announcement that the public can participate and the winner will get an entire resort planet. Ranpha enters and beats her way to the final where she meets Great Muscle. However she couldn’t fight properly and has fallen head over heels by his good looks. Great Muscle allows the match to restart because he knows this isn’t her true powers. Flashback reveals he was saved by her from bullying kids and wanted to be strong as her. Ranpha continues to frolic around her ‘lover’ but beats him with her strangling of love. Great Muscle wakes up and realizes Ranpha never did forget about him. And his amnesia was due to the over-spicy bento she made.

Episode 2A
Mint finds a Snake Caveman costume in the cargo and wears it but cannot take it off. The Elder thinks he left that costume back at the base so Milfeulle escorts him back, leaving Mint behind. Apparently there’s a legend on this planet about Snake Caveman. The citizens mistook Mint for the real deal, capture her and she became an overnight celebrity. But she got tired of it all and decides to run away. When Milfeulle and Elder return, they are surprise to see the hunt for the Snake Caveman. Milfeulle bumps into Mint and thinks she’s the Snake Caveman and panics, hitting her away. In the end, Milfeulle leaves for her mission and leaves Mint stranded again.

Episode 2B
Milfeulle ate a Lost Technology sweet chestnut and becomes giant size. With Vanilla guarding outside, the rest device a plan to bring her out and calm panicky Milfeulle who wants to smash her way out. Then they got hungry so Milfeulle gives them eat her cake. But it’s laced with that sweet chestnut so everybody turns giant. It’s getting real crowded. Mint notices that the clothes and items with them also grow big and comes up with an idea. We see everyone is back to their normal size. Actually the entire base is greatly enlarged.

Episode 3A
Ranpha manages to get on a popular TV game show, Fearsome Castle. She thought of bringing Milfeulle along for good luck but some junk robot named Stebia always gets in her way. Each time she passes an obstacle, Stebia is always there to hit her away. Flashback reveals she picked it up and whenever some guy tried to hit on happy Ranpha, it always hit her away. Mint suggests that she do not smile or be happy. In the final event, Ranpha is close to defeating the final boss but backs down to take care of Stebia. She gives it a taste of its own medicine by hitting it away, causing it to cry out loud. In the end, the boss gives Stebia the ultimate prize because he was so impressed with the show, much to Ranpha’s dismay.

Episode 3B
Mint and Vanilla are trapped in a mysterious foggy town trying to complete their mission. It seems everyone wants to get their bag whose contents are a mystery. They even know who they are. Every corner they run or disguise they put on, they are always discovered. They are eventually cornered so Vanilla opens the bag as Mint wakes up in her ship, laughing it off as a dream. The bag is still with her. Suddenly Vanilla warns of a sudden fog. As they enter, they soon find themselves in the same position like at the start of this segment. “You cannot go against fate”. What a creepy and mysterious feel to this hanging ending.

Episode 4A
Volcott meets up with the fat, old, rude, glutton version of the Angel Unit. He remembers how he worked as a pilot with the Fairy Unit and their mission was to destroy the giant turret of the enemy (cute octopuses?). They attack, break through and he managed to save Sylphy (Milfeulle look-a-like) and escaped in the nick of time before the support units blew up the place. Back in present time, Sylphy (hot and gorgeous! Polite too!) finally arrives. Volcott decides to ditch his military call to go out with her.

Episode 4B
Ranpha has left the unit to get married. However Volcott needs the remaining members to merge and pilot a mecha to counter the threat of a Galaxy Monster. Since they need 5 people, Volcott decides to step in. With the Grendizer spoof and even its own theme song, the launch explodes and fails. The girls try to persuade Volcott to give up but he mentions they’ll get a pay cut if they don’t participate. Forte and Mint make a total u-turn so Volcott decides to get Ranpha back and has Normad replace him. Again, the launch fails. Volcott’s persuasion too fails. Then the Galaxy Monster shows up. Ranpha is about to get married and receive her happiness. However she decides to go back to being single for the moment, cancels her marriage and joins the rest to launch. It still fails. Volcott has no choice but to unleash an already-transformed mecha, rendering their role useless from the start! It’s doing a fine job by itself. Ranpha sure regretted cancelling her marriage. Come back my youth!

Episode 5A
A group of robbers suspiciously resembling the Angel Unit are robbing money from Dream Foundation. A couple of military guys see Volcott on pretence to learn something from him but is suspicious of him. When the Angels return, coupled with the news report, the guys are dumbfounded that they fit the description of the thieves. Not only that, the girls are talking about their heist so loud and bold, oblivious of their presence. They think Volcott must have planned all this. Next day, the Angels continue to rob from Dream Foundation and defeat its boss. So much so the boss confessed to its wrongdoings as it turns out he’s a baddie and that the Angels just retrieved all his stolen money. Because so, there’ll be no more investigation on the robbers’ identity. The Angels scatter all the money to the people but forgot to leave some for their own.

Episode 5B
Vanilla gets struck by a magnetic storm lightning while fixing the antenna so the rest could watch their final soap drama. Due to that, she died and enraged Normad turns into a giant ball of cables (with 1 eye?) and exacts punishment on the rest. By controlling the gravity and flooding the compartment to make them repent and understand what Vanilla went through. Attempts to apologize or put up an act to free themselves fail. Suddenly Vanilla wakes up and it’s revealed she was just in deep prayer mode and can’t talk. Plus, the storm malfunction the suit’s life sensor readings. Everything returns to normal and they treat Vanilla better. As they’re about to forgive Normad, he gets cocky and mocks them so they beat him up.

Episode 6A
Due to a Lost Technology Tombstone the gang stored in their store, one morning everyone finds they have switched bodies! Then a mission comes up and they have to undertake it or else it’s pay cut. Forte (in Milfeulle’s body) leads the charge against the biker gang and successfully rounds them up. Back home, everyone is happy with their new bodies and is prepared to live life like this, much to Normad’s horror. Next morning, another body switch but the gang aren’t fazed and have come to terms and are used to it! Again next morning, the biker boss escapes and comes in looking for his arrester. He points his gun at Milfeulle but it seems she isn’t that Forte now (confusing?). They subdue him and another round of body switch so much so the baddie accepts his new body and everyone takes a nap! Later some soldiers barge into the store and destroy the tombstone, returning everyone back to their own bodies. The baddie is beaten up and rearrested as they learn the tombstone was meant to save souls and send them to Heaven. No wonder they felt like in Heaven, eh?

Episode 6B
Volcott tells Forte that they have to undergo a mission to seek an escaped robot from the lab they thought they had once destroyed for good back then. It is believed to be from the Lost Technology, Silent Soldier. Forte remembers fearful memories how she barely survived against it then. At the amusement park as they try to lure it out, Forte gets paranoid and sees vision of Silent Soldier everywhere. Eventually the real one shows up and they both fight. She defeats it with a special bullet Volcott tosses to her. She remembers that was how she was saved him back then.

Episode 7A
The Angels talk about a past mission whereby they faced a fearsome biological entity that ate galaxies and planets. The blabbing includes who fired the shots at it causing some catastrophic after effects. Then they try to blame, accuse, point fingers at each other for being the one responsible for triggering it. In fact it should be everybody’s fault but they shrug it off since it was done and case closed. Then they realize that it may be Milfeulle’s energy recharge that may have encouraged it. Just like that growing Black Hole behind. The Angels decide to close an eye and head back to base, ignoring help transmissions. The Black Hole is starting to swallow… Hey, there’s nothing they could do, right? So why be a hindrance?

Episode 7B
At a Mojave-like desert planet, the Angels are pigging out and partying like nobody’s business at a saloon. While Vanilla heals a little girl, some guy takes interest in Normad, takes him to his car and tries to make out! Sicko! Of course Vanilla wants Normad back but the kidnapper runs away instead. Vanilla goes to great lengths to retrieve it, the kidnapper goes to great lengths to stop her while on the run and Normad is touched that Vanilla cares for him and questions his existence to her. You have to be amazed at all sorts of transportation Vanilla rides to chase the kidnapper. And each time she comes back stronger after crashing into an obstacle. Sometimes making the hovering speed car looking slow if you think about it… Eventually at the end of it all, the tired kidnapper gives up so Vanilla takes Normad back. Normad feels she is his angel and their love story is about to begin. But back at the saloon, Vanilla sits on him as her nice and soft cushion. That’s what he is to her! Haha!

Episode 8A
The Angels vacation on a boat as Forte tries to catch the elusive giant fish and earn 1 million GCs (the currency). The rest are bored and not too hopeful but Forte’s patience pays off when it takes her bait as she fights it. However due to its enormous strength, it escapes. The fish returns to attack them and they start to panic. Even Forte becomes afraid of its monstrous strength but she can’t escape because her fishing gear seat is jammed. They abandon ship and Forte (every girl for herself!). The fish charges but before it could swallow Forte, she grabs it by its mouth with her bare hands and tosses it into the sky. But when it lands back into the water, it drags the ship and the raft the rest escaped on, on a high speed ride. It crashes into another ship belonging to Mint’s friend and sends them all flying into the sky. Hope they have insurance. Yeah, go for that money anyway!

Episode 8B
The Angels aren’t too interested being tasked to protect an endangered species, a land sunfish. But their interest peeked when they realized it is used to make Baby-Baby Face, a youth elixir. Forte, Ranpha and Mint try to persuade Milfeulle to join them and eat the sunfish but she is adamant to protect it. They ditch her and went ahead. On the planet, supposedly the last sunfish in the area, Milfeulle tries to find it but ran into all sorts of trouble (apparently her luck wasn’t working). Finally she spots the sunfish and chases it but the sly trio knock her out to capture it. See what greed can do as they slice it up and prepare to make nabe out of it. They go out to search for more ingredients to put in their meal. Milfeulle wakes up hungry and her face swollen due to the sunburn. She runs into the happy trio but their happiness is cut short when they find the entire pot empty. Seems Milfeulle unknowingly ate it all and her face becomes very smooth! Oh, how cruel! The one against it got all the spoils and the greedy ones deserved what they got with nothing. And does nobody care that the sunfish is extinct now?!

Episode 9A
The gang cheers for Milfeulle for her day off tomorrow. Seems they researched on her and found out that today is her most inauspicious day. When her good luck is away, bad luck falls in its place 100 times! They go to great lengths to ensure her stress level is low. Yeah, even if her towel is ripped, an asteroid is coming their way! Avert it quickly! On her day off, Forte, Ranpha and Vanilla do the groundwork of preventing any foreseeable disaster by tailing Milfeulle and ensure she stays happy without noticing them while Mint & Volcott work in the background. This includes becoming her bus driver (taking alternative ‘scenic’ routes) and destroying the entire developed are where the flowerbed was and replace them with flowers! How can they do it all in an instant?! Freaking unbelievable! Poor city got vaporized just for this. At the end of the day when everything seemingly is going to end smoothly, Milfeulle slipped on a banana. Then a car ran over her flower bouquet. This means a dormant Black Hole is threatening to swallow the entire galaxy within minutes! No persuasion would do! We’re doomed! But she spots a 4 leaf clover and becomes her happy self. Phew! That was close. Though there were no casualties and a big disaster was averted, a big chunk of the base was partially destroyed.

Episode 9B
Ranpha and Forte argue during meal so much so they got their clothes stained by curry. However Volcott hands them new uniforms (same design but looking a lot more purple-ish). They go on a mission to stop a rampaging giant robot. Though they have a hard time, suddenly everyone except Milfeulle powers up and use their super powers to defeat the evil. Why is Ranpha’s power turning into a pig?! At a cafe, they discuss that their powers must be given by God (I personally think it’s their uniform). They go on to save people with their newfound powers and are treated like kings. Unfortunately they get cocky and start fighting among themselves, causing destruction around them. Tearful Milfeulle pleads for them to stop and that’s when her powers awaken… It’s raining flowers! In the end, everyone realize their mistake and reconcile again. But a new chapter of new Galaxy Angels is cut short when they realize this is the last episode! And Normad is pissed that he only has this short screen time appearance.

Galaxy Clowns
Oh yeah. That was one heck of a ride. But that isn’t the end of it as I will be planning to watch the third and fourth season of it as well. Yeah, this is just an appetizer. But for this particular season, though it may be short, it is still enjoyable and fun. Due to the independent and nonsensical nature of this series, it doesn’t bother me that even if an episode ends hanging and when the next episode starts, it is as though none of the effects in the previous episode and everything has been restarted and anew. It’s like pressing a reset button. Heck, if you like, you can watch it in mixed up order too. But who cares about that. It’s not like this show has a strong and intricate storyline that we should follow closely and connect all the dots anyway. It is the laughs that I’m expecting and they don’t disappoint. This season is still as good as the previous partly because I’m familiar with the characters and how the series flows. Everyone here is still their usual quirky selves and I hope they won’t change. Maybe it won’t be good for the galaxy but it’ll be good for me! :).

Not every episode is funny and comical as there are a couple that gives a serious and sombre feeling, void of anything that will tickle your funny bone. I guess diversity is also good so you won’t laugh all the time until you’re a mad idiot. There were also certain episodes that bring in minor characters that show us how they are connected to a particular Angel. But it is just for that particular episode and it won’t be right to take up more than an episode since the show is about the Angels and not them. The short mid-intermission has the Angels tell viewers about some trivia, information or riddles that we viewers may not use them in our life (well, at least to me – for instance, should I consider enlightening that dog foods are tested by humans?). The next episode preview is another amusing segment. While we have the characters ranting and blabbing (it may be nonsensical, but the topic or the thing mentioned has something to do with what is to happen in the next happen), we see Volcott doing a random spin and let viewers guess which lucky Angel will be chosen. Having so will have their mug shot appear after it all ends. But before that picture, a lucky reading and item will be printed on screen. I’m not sure if we should it seriously or just to read it as a joke because for example, some of the lucky items are definitely impossible. Like a train. How the heck are you going to carry one around? Unless you take a miniature or model lah.

It seems that our Angels have their fair share of finding Lost Technologies and getting lots of trouble whether they’re on the job or not. Even with Milfeulle around, ironically she may pull in the luck but it’s just like yin yang, she also brings trouble. At least to the rest. And with them being money-faced, you can tell how well the military pays them. Pay cut seems to be a motivation for them to get their butts moving for a mission. They’ll always be poor if you ask me. All the money within their grasp? It’s easy come, easy go. Well girls, work harder because I’ll be ‘supporting’ all of you with the laughs that you’ll be bringing me in the future. You don’t need a Lost Technology to make me happy, that’s for sure.