My prediction for Vividyellow was a bit off: not a supporting role but long-range artillery. Get your drill hair on. Time to shift to Vector Cannon Mode.
A lot of people were looking forward to Himawari-chan specifically. I guess the hacking hikki has always been a popular type to identify with? And when I say popular I mean with the crowd that watches this kind of show (of which I of course am shamelessly one of). We see a lot of the stuff we expect from this archetype: leet hacking skills, fetish for technology, past trauma causing her to have trust issues. I will note however that it’s completely unrealistic for someone like Himawari-chan not to sport triple monitor.
Personally, I don’t feel any particular affection for her. She’s awesome, sure, but then this entire show is pretty awesome. For now I think Green still holds the #1 spot for me. A slight hint of perverseness (really, where did she get those clothes from?). She’s the only one who didn’t get a flashback, but instead a delightful yuri moment with Momo. Plus, the wink below just had me biting my lips. I guess Himawari-chan is just a bit disappointing on the shipping front. Unless you ship her with the professor, but I already ship him with the older bespectacled woman. It’s simply the One True Pairing.
The preview for the next episode tells us we’re going to see a bit about the mysterious Kuroki Rei. Good, because the cardboard enemies are starting to bore a bit. They didn’t work for Nanoha StrikerS and they still aren’t working here. It’s time to introduce the rival. Time we get to the meat of the story. And I don’t just mean butt meat. Only seven feathers and eight episodes to go!
Post Scriptum: the title is a bad pun (魔砲少女).