Man you guys think about these things a lot hahaha. I just watched the episode yesterday and it was decent I guess. Entertaining enough, but I wish they would introduce the characterization of everyone else a bit quicker. Or I dunno, they may be doing a one episode per character thing.
I don’t think about the saucer too much except for the fact that it will be a major plot point towards the end of the series. It does kind of surprise me that the people seem to be able to coexist with it. I would think that civilized society would at least go up there and try to understand what it is. But eh, putting real life logic into anime never works.
Anyways a lot of the grunt on this whole Yuzuki vs the town on the saucer seems to be hinged on the fact that it is a stupid thing to do. Yes it is a stupid thing, it can potentially ruin relationships. And that’s the point. They’re kids, and they don’t think things through. Like how she wanted to go to that island by herself despite being told of the safety risks (which we viewers are not aware of yet). Everything she is doing is very childish because she is a child (in the eyes of society, at least).
So yeah, maybe it is kinda stupid. Maybe it is selfish. Maybe it’s going to be a huge mistake.
That’s the point. And I am going to wait how those childish decisions help these childish characters mature a bit more by the end of the season.
Heck, that was the whole plot point of episode 1 in a nutshell, after all