Overall, a good ending to the series. We'll see if there's a second season, but as things stand, I'm not particularly excited; it was overall too episodic and light on action. I'm well aware that it's a slice-of-life series, but near the end it started getting better about those.
MrHolister wrote:And I know her name is Clara, but they say Kurara, and everyone else still refers to her that way...lol.
It's a translation artifact. Apparently all the Shinkis we've seen only come with Japanese language packs, which means that they're forced to render foreign words in katakana and pronounce them as such (similar to a more-advanced Vocaloid; compare Miku's "English" with that of Luka, who actually has an English library). It's entirely possible that English language packs for Shinkis do exist (and, if Shinkis are popular over in America, they'd come standard). On the flip side, a Shinki with only an English language pack and not a Japanese one would pronounce Japanese words like an American (compare the American pronunciation of karaoke with the Japanese one). Of course, it should be possible to load multiple language packs into a Shinki; this might result in loan words in one language being rendered in their original native pronunciation.
My theory(ies) on how Hina's memory came back: Monitor Shinkis are apparently special in some way. Given what they're tasked with, it would make sense for them to be tamper-resistant; I could see them being equipped with a distinct NVM unit that couldn't be reset except by the manufacturer. Alternatively, given that Jindou doesn't have a factory-fresh monitor Shinki, he may not have had a base neural array build file to go on, and just used Hina's most recent backup to construct her neural processor post-reset (going on the idea of Shinki brains being FPGAs, which need a build file to construct off of whenever they boot); given that monitor Shinkis are special, it's entirely possible that a normal Strarf MkII build file wouldn't work. Notice how Hina's personality didn't change much as "Rosa." Either way, when Hina was forced to process the images from Ann, it triggered a memory miscompare error, treated it as file corruption, and ran a repair program to reconstruct Hina's memory files. Again, since monitor Shinkis would be tamper-resistant, it's likely that they have more robust file restoration systems than normal Shinkis. Honestly, I'm guessing that she's still got gaps here and there in her memory, though, and judging from her behavior post-restore, it looks like she got a bit of Ann mixed in (not surprising since she restored her memory off files that all originated from Ann). Of course, there could be a simpler explanation, like Jindou just plain fluffing it; maybe monitor Shinkis use a RAID-like system and Jindou just reset one sector because he didn't know about the others.