It's getting ugly.
In cahoots all along.
In Dorssia, Saki is brought back to her cell and A-drei starts questioning her about L-elf.
After Dorsssia's bloody video of stabbing Saki, the famous reporter shows footage of a Phantom ship parked inside Module 77 where people including some of the scientists Haruto and group had rescued from Earth are getting their runes extracted. The ARUS contingent declare the New Jior students to be dangerous aliens and start slaughtering the students, but Akira, Raizou and Kyuuma manage to get to their Valvraves and start fighting back. Many students are killed, but Shouko, Haruto and the people who matter manage to escape to two container ships and the old Dorssian shuttle. A large Dorssian space force that includes Kirschbaums are waiting for the New Jior survivors. The first two container ships manage to launch off the mass driver and escape, but the shuttle containing Shouko is stuck on the launcher for a bit after the launcher got hit.
If you want me to come clean... well, I also forced myself on Saki once too...
The ARUS president and Amadeus announce a pact between the nations to exterminate the dangerous creatures of New Jior. Haruto and the other Valvraves are busy fighting the Dorssian force and covering the escape when the students at the shuttle recall Haruto to deal with ARUS soldiers on the shuttle. That however turns out to be a lie as the students had taken a deal by the ARUS president telling them to hand over the Valvrave pilots in exchange for their lives. Haruto is shot by one of the students much to Shouko's shock, but Haruto returns to life which shocks Shouko even more. Shouko asks Haruto to explain himself, but Haruto realizes that the Valvrave had eaten some of his childhood memories with Shouko and doesn't say anything. This leads Shouko to side with the other students and they launch Haruto and L-elf out in a capsule which is caught by a Kirschbaum. The ARUS-Dorssia alliance had no intention of letting any New Jior students live and an Ideal fires on the shuttle, but Kyuuma blocks the shot with his Valvrave. Kyuuma then goes all out covering for the shuttle and then going after Haruto and L-elf. Raizou and Akira's Valvraves latch onto the shuttle and the shuttle is launched by the mass driver. Kyuuma manages to grab the capsule from the Kirschbaum after taking a lot of damage and flies towards to the moon. Kyuuma states that he is inspired by the love between Shouko and Haruto and asks if Haruto still loves Shouko, and Haruto answers that he'll always love Shouko. Kyuuma is satisfied with the answer and throws the capsule towards the moon. Kyuuma's Valvrave then grabs the Kirchbaum in pursuit and the Valvrave explodes from all the damage it took.
Kyuuma is the only one acting like a man around here.
RIP Kyuuma. You died because those around you were too useless.
Things went down the crapper rather quickly for the New Jior students. Obviously a nation of high school students isn't going to overcome the scheming of sly politicians and aliens that have been secretly ruling society, especially when L-elf is still moping and doing nothing. Shouko and company played right into the Magius' hands, and ARUS, Dorssia and even the reporter were in cahoots all along. This episode also shows the fallacy of keeping secrets, and this led to Shouko's distrust of Haruto, which led to Haruto and L-elf being stuck on the moon now and also Kyuuma's death and the loss of his Valvrave. Telling the secret about the Valvrave pilots to every student in the academy is probably not a good idea, but at least Miss President Shouko should have been in the loop. The group should also have done something with their knowledge of the Magius and Phantom ships. Haruto was pretty useless again and got tongue-tied this episode, but he does have the excuse that he is losing his memories.
I liked this episode quite a bit and I like where this story is going. Valvrave is being unpredictable in a good way. I thought all five New Jior Valvraves would survive to play power ranger, but this isn't the case the Kyuuma actually made a heroic sacrifice. The events of this episode was a big hit to New Jior, but most of the important people escape to fight another day. The innocent students getting slaughtered was unfortunate, but most of them are not useful in the war. The New Jior people now have their backs against the wall and forced to be mobile because the whole world is against them, and to win they are going to truly start a revolution and overthrow the Magius. We know how the story is supposed to end thanks to the flash forward sequences, and so Haruto and friends will have to crush both ARUS and Dorssia to set up their new utopia at the end. The disaster in this episode sets up a turning point for things to come. Now we just have to wait until L-elf gets his motivation back. I'll certainly be looking forward to when Haruto and L-elf put an end to Cain and Magius.