Man, the IUA Really Hates Shiki Now!
Edens Zero Chapter 173 Review/Recap
So, when I learned about the concept of the Interstellar Union Army, or IUA, I immediately thought that they would give Shiki trouble in the future. The Foresta Arc partially made that prediction come true with Justice trying to off Shiki. However, their recent lumping Shiki in the Oracion Seis Galactica cinches it: the IUA aims to be a problem for Shiki. Now, they’re coming after him in full force.
Man, they really hate the fact that he keeps showing them up.
The crew of Edens plan is simple. They will meet up with Elsie’s fleet and launch an assault on Lendnard. However, first they have to drop off Captain Connor somewhere away from Ziggy’s forces so he can be safe. So, they all make the trek back to Bluegarden and the Shooting Starlight Guild.
While Rebecca gets mobbed by fans, Connor reminisces about his missing daughter, who left him with his wife when she was an infant. He became a captain to find them both, but that has done him little good.
Hermit also tells them that they couldn’t have asked Xiaomei for Ziggy’s location as her planet moves around.
As the group’s about to leave the guild, though, they run into a problem: the IUA knows Shiki’s there. So, Oracion Seis Interstelar has sent an army to Bluegarden to capture Shiki. Feather of OSI is leading the IUA in the mission, and her God’s Eye means they can’t sneak away. So, they decide to just fight the IUA head on.
This whole scene reminds me a lot of One Piece, because the heroes are labeled outlaws because they won’t do what the government says. In addition to the fact that said government’s jealous of the fact that the hero does their job better than them. In this case, the IUA really thinks Shiki to be a serious threat, when in truth, he wouldn’t hurt a fly. Unless said fly turns out to be evil.
This was a situation that was going to happen at one point or another, though. The IUA probably blames Shiki for killing Creed (which he didn’t), and with Justice’s Templar Knight attitude, they won’t listen.
This next chapter will give the rest of Edens Zero the chance to show off just how much they’ve improved over the past three years. Granted, it’s against an enemy that I’d rather they not fight, but beggars can’t be choosers.
I Give “Feather Alighting” a 3/5
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I think you’re right- we’re about crew can do after 3 years. But I feel like doing this would undermine Feather as a threat. It makes her feel like she was brought in just to show what the crew can do. And I was hyped to see what SHE could do. I hope she actually presents a challenge for them, but I won’t hold my breath for it.