Jintai is complicated as is, although this episode seems cruel and unforgiving in how it escalates the intricacy of the story even further – the conclusion isn’t entirely clear, yet at least one learns a major detail.
Our heroine was saved from imminent death last episode by a nekomimi character turned loyal companion – and with the addition of this cat-eared nopan girl, the series then strides along rather peculiarly. A detail significant, yet all so obvious, is that the nopan nekomimi creature is clearly a robotic creation of some sort – and for whatever reason, it’s attempting to pass as a human, something which would nearly be possible if it were not for the nekomimi, nekotail, and abnormal personality.
Putting together the fact that this robotic nekogirl has made an appearance with the reinstatement of electricity in the vicinity, our twintailed heroine seems to make a series of quick judgments and figure out precisely what it is she’s facing – unfortunately however, the matter is a bit too abstract for any to simply pick up as easily as she does. Nonetheless, there’s some connection between the black monolithic slabs, the cute nekomimi girl without any pantsu, and all the current and previously seen electrical oddities.
With nekomimi now part of the crew, they venture onward only a short while into a rabbit packed hole. The developments to follow merely become even more so difficult to digest – nonetheless, according to the assistant, they’re apparently set to encounter the final boss of sorts, or as it later turns out, the mid-boss. Appearing ecstatically, and with a seemingly random excess of vigor, is “Oyage” – a blue-haired man who seems to be another forgetful robotic entity, the perfect partner for nekomimi.
Neither of the two main stars under the spotlight seem to remember or know what they’re doing, and nor does our heroine know what they’re doing, and of course the assistant doesn’t either – yet regardless, the situation continues to escalate as the two mecha characters seem to deem one another hostile, and subsequently, start engaging in childish war.
All goes wrong momentarily, and everyone is literally sent falling down a chasm – minus the fluffy creatures. Our twintailed heroine is left to square against the senile Oyage – and while the assistant appears eager to try his swordsmanship, he’s stopped by the twintails as she determines they likely have no chance of survival, reason being that Oyage transformed in a colossal kuroneko.
Yet nekomimi comes to the rescue, firing microwaves at the kuroneko – effectively causing Oyage to return to his regular humanoid form, whilst also resulting in that both he and she come to recall their memories.
Essentially, they’re both space exploration probes – “Voyager” being “Oyage”, and “Pion”, the nekomimi girl, actually being “Pioneer”. Voyager doesn’t enjoy the dark and cold loneliness of outer space – and while Pioneer doesn’t either, she’s strict on herself and her companion regarding their mission of uncovering space.
However, rather than have them sent back out yet again, it seems the heroine schemes a more favorable solution – to which while the specifics aren’t entirely clear, it does notably result in her becoming short-haired once more as the plan isn’t as well-received by the village. Yet on a more positive note at least, it successfully keeps Oyage and nekomimi together without leaving planet Earth – they merely must remain in their obscure black slab form.
Amusing, entertaining, and the full 360 degrees indeed, it’s a superb episode – although hopefully, the heroine’s hair is restored soon as the sight of her cropped mane look in comparison to long and lavishing is quite painful.