I knew that Kagura was out of control but I had no idea that his element powers were all out of whack as well. I previously thought that Mikage had simply warped what may have been love into hate but it seems that the entire misunderstanding was because Kagura talks funny. So much for Kagura actually wanting to kill Mikono, and right now Mikono seems to be taking pity on Kagura at a really bad time. Zessica might have a shot after all but Amata is going to have his heart torn to shreds. Kagura might be an idiot without the wits to recite Krogan Love Poetry, but he seems to be genuinely in love with Sylvie. Mikono is a lock for at least part of Sylvie, though Zessica might be another part given the mirror flashback.
Kagura may have only begun to make a reverse confession while talking like a child, but Andy and Mix are really starting to take their love to new heights. Their combo attack might have only slowed Kagura but at this point it doesn’t seem like anyone can take him on one on one. Even Shrade and Cayenne were unable to make more than a passing impression. Otherwise unintentional comedy ensued as Kagura tried to overcome the price of his awesome element powers. Shu Shu hates Amata but that hairball will likely take a new liking to being licked by Kagura. I am all for kissu, but it was strange to see Kagura giving a kissu to Mikono’s knee.
I had hoped to avoid a prolonged period of mourning after Jin died a hero, and a certainly after that tragedy we have moved on. I just didn’t see Kawamori making an Initial D homage coming though I have not been able to predict what that crazy old zen master is going to do next. As much as I am willing to let Kagura and Mikono rekindle their flame of 12,000 years, I hope that Mikage is not going to profit from it. Sadly Kagura sees Mikage as his master of sorts and so long as this is true I am a bit torn when it comes to Zessica. Yes, Mikono and Kagura are likely destined but Amata doesn’t strike me as that useless, and given the abandonment issues that he has had he might be crazy enough to challenge destiny. Certainly if he did he would be also frustrating Mikage’s plans.
Zessica is such a nice girl, she has already backed off even if it causes her no shortage of heartache and now has to see Amata not only ignore her affections but struggle against what seems to be a destined match. Mikono is not helping matters much as it seems that her affection for Kagura is on the up, and after what she pulled she will have plenty of explaining to do even if Fudo knows what is going on. Andy can only help Amata so much and now it all hinges on who Mikono is going to choose. Amata isn’t exactly a dolt because he was consistent and I can’t hold him at fault for being loyal to a fault even if Zessica is doing her best. Even with dithering Mikono, I can’t blame her for being confused, she shares something with Amata (both being former useless people and all) but it seems that fate will not be kind as her love from 12,000 years ago has returned to fulfill a vow. I have to hand it to Kawamori, he learned the lesson of Ranka well and I just don’t have that bottomless well of hate to draw upon for this shipping war. I just really want to see Mikage dead so that every ship has a chance to sail without benefitting that vile bird person.
Kagura is an idiot and a dog, but now that Jin has been murdered I hope that if it falls to Kagura to be Altair’s savior that he can somehow part ways with that enemy of love. Still I would pick Izumo over Kagura to avenge Jin if only because Izumo realizes Mikage’s true nature even if he is not nearly as powerful as Kagura. Still it has to be said that as powerful as Kagura is Mikage does own him and I don’t see Kagura being able to take on the enemy of love even if Mikono is at his side.
Other than Mikage being a bastard and making me hate sakura petals and butterflies, I have no idea what is coming next. As much as I adore having Mix and Andy getting along famously, Mikage is still alive and able to threaten every ship. Yunoha is able to move on but I still hate how Jin is a goner. At least Zessica has a real chance now that Mikono is going to have to contend with destiny 12,000 years in the making. I just hope that if the worst comes to pass that Zessica can pluck out all of Mikage’s feathers and then tar him with them. Yunoha’s ED was nice though it might have had more impact if it had more Jin and aired two episodes ago, still it at least gives me hope that she will live through this. I wonder though if we will have a special ED for Zessica, Mix, Sazanka, and Mikono. I wonder what weirdness would spew forth from Sazanka’s fujoshi mind, but perhaps it could cost me dearly in sanity points. Still that would be great considering that Kawamori would never sanction audio kryptonite for anyone other than Kaifun.