So this episode was exactly what I had hoped for, something a little more juicy that you can sink your teeth into and start guessing things. BUT before all of that can I just say, that opening, great song, great visuals. I really love the way they introduced what I can only assume are going to be the main contenders at the championship in a Gundam SEED style. You know given that the main suit is a Strike variant and all. The ones that caught my eye are the Astray mod and the one that seemed to be some sort of Custom Qubeley. Which, based on my trained film studies eye, is most likely the raining world champion.
The Crimson Comet or Yuuki was not the jerk I was expecting to be honest, I was really expecting him to be one of those over confident rivals, you know the ones you love to hate. Yet, just like everyone else in this show, well with the exception of Ral, he is pretty normal just doing the thing he loves. He does have the Mr Popular thing going but that's to be expected of the rich guy in a Japanese setting, if we are being totally honest. The Zaku Amazing though *drools*.