What is with Japan writers and global warming? Every other story revolving around humanity declining to small numbers or flat out going extinct seems to have relations to global warming in one way or another. I wonder if they just feel it’s a good material to give the stories a bit more reality to it.
So basically, because of global warming sea levels have risen and all the continents have sunk leaving AQUAPOLICE (essentially a giant floating city) the only “land” remaining. AQUAPOLICE is self sufficient to a certain degree (there’s still limitations to what you can do while floating on the ocean) but the problem does not lie there.
Because not only did global warming cause all of the continents to sink, somewhere along the way apparently aliens have invaded earth and are attacking AQUAPOLICE in waves. Thankfully we have our reliable fighter jets and the like to repel these aliens. Alas, the number of weapons and ammunition is severely limited as AQUAPOLICE lacks both the raw materials and tools to produce more of it. They are currently fighting off aliens with the stockpiles of what they bought with them to the ship. Unfortunately the day where they run out of ammunition doesn’t seem very far.
But wait— apparently aliens invading Earth and targeting AQUAPOLICE of all places isn’t sufficient. There’s also a mysterious sea monster aptly named Kraken which sunk a floating city that was made at the same time as AQUAPOLICE. The size is over 10 meters and later on we find out that it can avoid detection to radar while moving at 200 knots.
Not enough? How about firing nuclear weapons at the Kraken and it seemingly came out of it unharmed!
Well humanity sounds pretty screwed alright.
But don’t worry, in such a scenario there’s always something that will save us from the crisis, namely god or the power of the writer’s pen. In this case we’re probably looking at a mix of both.
Enter the mysterious giant robot that managed to instantaneously annihilate the newly evolved aliens and single-handedly drove away the Kraken. All while being piloted (or at least shares some relation to) a mysterious silver-haired loli at that.
… Who is also for some reason the classmate of our protagonist.
Since we’re talking about protagonists, I’ll stop here and note that there’s, to some level, “two” protagonists, or rather two brothers. I think no matter how you look at it we’re going to end up mainly following the younger brother but for time being there’s two and we frequently switch between the two narrations.
That said, the older brother is essentially a walking death flag and there’s little doubt that he’s going to kick the bucket somewhere along the road in order to push the younger brother forward with character development.
And then we have the other characters. Let’s frankly say this: I haven’t grown the slightest bit of attachment to any character whatsoever. The protagonists are passable as characters but the heroines all feel like sub characters with little relevance to the plot, except for the silver-haired loli.
Because of things like that, I honestly don’t give a damn who dies and I’m more paying attention to the SPOOKS, Kraken and giant robot which… I can’t say I’m expecting much out of it either. I honestly feel like they’re going to just write them off as god did it or they came from space and that’s it.
I’m probably going to have some serious difficulties trudging my way through all of the routes aren’t I?
I’m not blessed by the goddess of VNs with my selection this month it seems, sigh.
Did I ever mention that the writer has a horrible naming sense? Whose idea was it to name the main battleship off Obama? Why AQUAPOLICE? Did he mean AQUAPOLIS? Why does the author name so many things in English and then abruptly decides to name one in Japanese? Because of how abrupt it was, it almost felt like the author didn’t know the English for it so wrote it off in Japanese.
Screen caps are a little lacking in this post but I don’t quite feel like rewinding things to retrieve proper caps. Depending on how things go, the “thoughts” post may or may not end up as a one liner.