Welcome back to Okada’s wild ride. Please keep your hands and feet safely inside the cockpit, be aware of your surroundings, sit back, and enjoy your flight. It was really quite incredible how much research this show has required after even a single episode, and I’d like to share a tiny bit of that information here for your benefit.
Military Ranks, as indicated by insignia
Hisone and Nao are Airman Third Class
Okonogi is an Airman First Class
Kakiyasu is a Lieutenant Colonel
Sosoda is a Major General
As usual, there were a couple of interesting references and jokes snuck in. For one, the term “HePiRe” is pronounced the same as the word 屁っ放り, meaning a useless person. There’s also the net slang マジレス, literally meaning serious response, which a couple people I consulted suggested was akin to being “baited”. And minor metals are a real thing, look it up if you’re curious. Other than that, I fucking love this shit, it’s like coming back home after dealing with Lostorage a year and a half ago in addition to two year Okada withdrawal symptoms. What’s really interesting is watching this in the context of her earlier movie Kokosake and how her two protagonists contrast with one another. I have high expectations, and I’m ready to go.