Rinne no Lagrange S2 – 03-06: The Yuri Iliad

Oh Muse tell me the tale of Yurikano…

It feels good to be really caught up, if there was ever a reason to be wary of hetero pairings in this show Yurikano gave us all a reason to ship MadokaxLanxMuginami more religiously. I find it interesting that the gate to Rinne can be opened with strong emotion but it seems that hetero thoughts seem to invite destruction on a planetary scale. Sadly Yurikano was not going to stay long outside of Rinne but at least her day back in the regular world was fruitful. I don’t think that this show is going to have a truly vile irredeemable villain, heck Dizelmine’s reasons aren’t without merit and he does have embarrassing secrets of his own. All in all it was a most amusing set of episodes that had me laughing, yes they kind of wanted you to know about the history between Yurikano and her lackeys but it wasn’t terribly integral to enjoying the episodes.

I am glad to see that Lan and Muginami are all in with Madoka and will not be having second thoughts about going back to their foolish onii-chans. Watching Villabulio get blown by Yuriyuri was HISTERICAL it was like watching a sis-con gnash his teeth as someone stole his imouto. I have to hand it to Asteria to try and broker peace by the tactical use of elevator action. With Yurikano gone the possibility of having a royal marriage unite the two planets is out of the question. De Metrio’s cause only recently got a bit of life back but it seems clear that Le Garite still has the upper hand. Moreover Villabuilio is not going to be accepted by La Garite and Madoka would likely wipe them out if Guivini so much as looked at Lan funny.

I wonder if things really had gone south by the time that Yurikano took out Militia Zodia. By the look of things her bid to scare off both Dizelmine and Villabulio failed. Kirius seems to believe that Yurikano sacrificed herself to help them both see sense but common sense isn’t so common when it comes to the two kings. Yurikano said her piece and it is pretty clear that she and Dizelmine loved each other but had a major difference in opinion. Perhaps seeing her again and having her disappear fully this time will remind them both of what she would have wanted and what she chose to go to Rinne for. Still both kings are about to get a royal ass kicking courtesy of Madoka.

I can’t help but feel bad for the three lackeys, their first captain came and went and they could not catch up at all. All three of them have kept faith despite her disappearance, but thankfully they can still serve Yurikano’s heir apparent in Madoka. Sadly they seem to be less than enthused about running haunted houses and working part time jobs to pay for their keep. At least they did sortie when it mattered most though they really should not use fishing nets for camouflage netting. Izo seems to be under a lot more fire as he is the sole malcontent in the group. I just hope that Izo treats Sachi with care because if he thinks that Madoka will overlook any hurt feelings from Sachi, he is sadly mistaken. Poor Array shouldn’t feel too bad that Yurikano did not recognize them, after all Array only recently became a meido trap and Kirius rarely wore butler outfits.

Lan and Muginami are getting along famously after they got asylum from the insidious influence of onii-chan. While the long speech by Asteria is sure to leave it’s mark they should remember that they really don’t need men, more importantly it seems that affection for men prevents a proper memoria. Lan had a few moments of embarrassment herself as Muginami described in detail the Lay of Lan to Dizelmine. I am fairly certain that Dizelmine isn’t a sis-con, but Lan should be glad that Muginami remembered every bit of Lan in loving detail. Yes, privacy is important but there should be few if any secrets between lovers. Muginami and Madoka could not help but be curious as to see Lan’s royal chamber. Her poetry wasn’t that bad even if they were simple and the result of trying too hard.

Playing the Le Garite handlers for suckers was a great moment for Muginami and Lan, I am getting more impressed with Muginami as the series goes on. Now that she is free from Digigburio, Muginami is now actively assisting the Madoka cause and being less of a hindrance. Long may Muginami believe in Madoka as the power of her faith has now overturned two warring kingdoms. It was artful acting on her part and coming up with a plan of action was most impressive. Lan did her part and drew out her royal speech far longer than was coherently possible but for one moment it was good to be Princess of Le Garite.

Madoka was just a ball of energy this time around, and I did enjoy her going head to head with Yurikano when they could not reach an agreement. Yes, Madoka should not have fully trusted Dizelmine but it seems that she is so special that not even Dizelmine’s scheming can fully offset Madoka’s luck. Madoka never did stop believing in an alternative solution and it seems that her persistence in the face of nigh impossible odds has paid off. I just hope we get to see Madoka give Dizelmine and Digibullio a righteous smiting for their silly war. I hope that all of Asteria’s talk of boys did not sow the seeds of doubt about the rightness of her love for Lan and Muginami. Madoka may not pay attention to Tadokoro much but at least she was able to discern the feelings of Yurikano’s heart.

Even if there will be no immediate peace at least two kings will have their crowns beaten into their heads.

Try begging, Madoka doesn’t respond well to threats.

This is why you have to be careful when drinking…

Is there any doubt?

Worry not Lan-hime Madoka is still an otome, after all it’s not like the lackeys would have the gall to do something untoward…

What kind of head gear is that?


So two crabs count as a euphemism for sex?

Yeah…but worry not Madoka will not hold it against you that she was not the first and only…

Oh man…that was some brain fart…

Yes this is what happens when you think of vile hetero relationships…

Plotting to create a more perfect yuri paradise of course…

In short we must rope in the Fujoshi audience with yaoi…

That’s wonderful so it seems that fear runs in the family.

Or why don’t you just be her lackey? Still it’s odd to see Madoka as a Helen of Troy…she doesn’t seem interested in anyone besides Lan and Muginami…

Digigurio goes for the imout…


Dizelmine witht eh interception, he could GO, ALL! THE! WAY!

Man Dizelmine took it to the house…

LOL sis-con FAIL…

I hardly recognized Madoka…

None can stay his shipping…

Rinne…where every episode is a beach episode…

LOL this is why you maintain control of your room.


More like this is Lan’s CHANCE for a night of Lan, Madoka and Muginami that went on forever and ever…

You should be happy Muginami remembered just about everything…


Hooray it’s Royal Decree time…

He should be glad that Lan-hime remembers him.

Uh oh…that doesn’t sound good…

A most noble sacrifice, Yurikano I salute your sense of duty.

Madoka’s had the power of the VOICE.

Precisely, it is time for Yurikano to explain her goals.

When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object…

By chance did the School of the Undefeated of the East make it to the Polyhedron?

Madoka looks forward to issuing royal decrees…

Midori is trying to Remember Love…

Yeah I don’t blame her though, it’s not like Yurikano and Madoka are all that different in personality.

Digigurio has some explaining to do…

Lan is most displeased that her Madoka has been tampered with…

Oh, I see that Madoka has access to Yurikano’s memories…

Found something have you?

Yeah it was disappointing to see that Yurikano was not into yuri…

LOL Madoka told the world…

I hope that Lan escaped from such an arrangement, thankfully Madoka has more military power than all of De Metrio.


So Dizelmine does have a heart…

I don’t think he ever could.

Well about that…

I am glad to see that Madoka is helping out the cause of True Love even if it isn’t yuri…


Uh oh…

No happy ending yet…but plenty of Rinne to go.

May you both meet again…

Yeah, who needs men when you three have each other?

BEAT ‘EM DOWN Madoka, beat ‘em down.

That night in Lan’s room.

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  1. fragb85
    Posted August 13, 2012 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    I’m convinced that Lan was hiding some Madoka slashfic among her writing. She wouldn’t so protective of it otherwise.

    It also occurred to me that Midori loves Madoka too, since she could easily tell who the real Madoka is. She’s informally part of Madoka’s harem. Midori is a she right?

    Here’s hoping that Madoka gets to beat some sense to the Onii-chans. Literally.

    • Whatsht
      Posted August 13, 2012 at 7:46 am | Permalink

      Midori is part of Madoka’s harem the same way the Bentenmaru is part of Marika’s harem.

    • Crusader
      Posted August 14, 2012 at 6:16 am | Permalink

      Midori counts and I wouldn’t put it past LAN to have some love poetry hidden among her secret journal…

  2. Whatsht
    Posted August 13, 2012 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Surprisingly, Madoka and Yurikano’s voices fit each other.

    Yeah, Madoka and Yurikano will meet again, after she rinne’d herself out of existence to prevent the planets from colliding.

    • Crusader
      Posted August 14, 2012 at 6:20 am | Permalink

      Yurikano’s word still carries weight even if her onii-chan is a dumb fool. A reunion will come and hopefully it will be under happier circumstances.

  3. Anon
    Posted August 13, 2012 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Who’s Sachi again?

    • Crusader
      Posted August 14, 2012 at 6:21 am | Permalink

      The surfer girl friend of Madoka, the taller one with the pony tail.

      • Anon
        Posted August 14, 2012 at 8:59 am | Permalink

        Damn, I do not remember that there was a person like that here. Did she appear only in s1?

        • Crusader
          Posted August 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

          No she was there for Episode 1 this season. Sachi hasn’t shown up much since but she was a supporting character in season 1. She was the one who got really pumped when the Kendo Club thought Izo was Madoka’s boyfriend.

  4. magnuskn
    Posted August 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    This show always surprises me with how good it is. I think it might be the best anime I’ve seen since Macross Frontier.

    • Crusader
      Posted August 14, 2012 at 6:22 am | Permalink

      It certainly has been a bright spot for two seasons hopefully it will continue.

  5. Posted August 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Why does Yurikano want to meet Madoka again? They only normally meet when really bad stuff is going down and Madoka tries to blow up Earth with her bad feelings. (Notice that hetero thoughts are what almost triggered the destruction of Earth with red rin-ne.)

    • Crusader
      Posted August 14, 2012 at 6:55 am | Permalink

      One should always hope for better circumstances besides girl’s talk is always worth the trouble. We still don’t know what white Rinne does.

  6. Posted August 16, 2012 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    My hearth is not ready enought to the possible end!

    • Crusader
      Posted August 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

      All good things must end and let’s hope that it all ends on a really high note with a BEST END that will be long remembered.

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