Uh…there’s very little to say here that I haven’t already said in connection with 8-Megadork-8’s largely analogous transformation. It’s just all so parallel. ._.
So let me just repeat my earlier remarks, with appropriate modifications:
8-Megadork-8 the Terror Twins finally gets get to demonstrate that he’s they’re capable of some tricks that 7-Zark-7 could only dream of.
Which might have only been because of the limited animation budget, but still.
8-Megadork-8 Tetsujin can…uh…open his belly-flap belly-lid? Pivot his abdomen downward upward? Reveal his secret internal space? Frankly, I’m not entirely sure what he’s actually doing here, but it should become clear enough, likely as soon as the next strip!
And you already know it’s going to be something good…because, why else would
Mopey Shinji have pulled that specific lever, otherwise, out of all of the levers one lever available?* Plus, there was an extended sequence of unspecific mechanical goings-on going on before the belly-flap belly-lid opened – that sort of thing is generally restricted to meaningful and important changes in a robot’s structure. Cosmetic changes are done electronically and behind the scenes. >_>
One additional thing of note, though: Shinji resembles his dad more and more with each passing day. I mean, it happens to most people, so it’s not really surprising…I just felt like pointing it out, though…
More on Thursday.
* Well, kind of a stupid question in this iteration, but who says you can’t ask stupid questions?