An old coastal urban area submerged in water. (Slowly track up and pan left.) There are dead trees and telephone poles.
Announcer (Male) (OFF - Fade-in):“As of 12:30 today…”
Kendrix: More scenes of a somewhat dissonantly serene, dying world.
Reichu: The voice of the rather composed announcer here is Tomomichi Nishimura, whom Gainaxfans might remember as the Vice Officer [Fukuchouyaku] from Top o Nerae! Gunbuster. He also plays Commander A in this episode, whom we shall meet presently.