Ok, other than the really queer mahou shoujo transformation, the highlight of this episode is of course the cute Kotono plushies.
I want one. Now.
By the way, does anyone have any clue how long Saint October is going to last?
Natsumi woke up from a dream where Kotono abandoned her for Yohan as she woke up, surrounded by her many portraits and plushies of Kotono. Kotono was instead checking on Felena, who was told by the receptionist that she had quit a few days ago. Hence, they lost the thread in which to find out who attacked them. At the enemy HQ, the cat that the president had was causing a whole ruckus in the highest level, as they talked about Felena who met up with the judgment card. The cat also peed on the president, only for him to swoop a tarot card at the cat to keep it attentive. He then ordered the cat to find judgment and eliminate her.
Back at the base, Natsumi was making a fuss that Kotono was paying more attention to Yohan compared to her as they had agreed to go shopping. Yohan and Yoshua then came back at the wrong time, with Yohan offering strawberry cake to Kotono. Natsumi then went home annoyed. Yoshua then persuaded Koshiro to bring Kotono to appease Natsumi, since it would not be good for the person who was paying Koshiro (Natsumi’s family) to be angry. Yoshua then added whether Koshiro wanted to stay with him alone for tea as it became his incentive to bring Kotono away.
As they arrived to the mansion, Natsumi triggered various vicious traps, but Koshiro’s bad luck meant that he was the one getting closer to death rather than Yohan. As they finally got to the lodge of the house, Koshiro was badly bandaged, as Natsumi said she would pay for his injuries and that it was just a harmless child’s prank (ha ha).
Yohan then wanted to go to the toilet as Natsumi offered to bring him there, with Kotono innocently thinking that both of them were on good terms. As they left, Kotono was complaining that the jobs that they had recently were so boring such as retrieving a cat and hoped for something more exciting. Koshiro said that she needed to appreciate peaceful times more.
Kotono then added that she felt bad for expensing so much money with the detective company but the butler said that it was a way for Natsumi’s family to bring safety as well as a community service for the town. To Natsumi, she brought him into the toilet as she thought of drowning Yohan in the toilet bowl but Yohan came out so fast. She then tried to set up another trigger that would cause him to be trapped in a net but Yohan went to Natsumi’s room, finding plushies and pictures of Kotono.
Natsumi bragged how close she was with Kotono, much more than Yohan but Yohan only replied that he admired them. Natsumi then realized that Yohan had been alone since he had not remembered anyone and she remembered how she was like him at the start of school. She was seen as different by classmates as she was rich and intelligent, with no one daring to approach her other than Kotono. Back to Kotono, the cat finally found them as the president transformed the cat into a devilish panther.
Koshiro tried to stop the panther but was swept aside as Kotono ran away to the woods, with the panther giving chase. Yohan then gave Natsumi the power of “the moon” tarot, just when Kotono turned back and was clamped down by the panther in the woods. Finally, Kotono cast “black melton ribbon” while Natsumi cast “white breath shoot” as they binded the panther easily.
Natsumi was about to slay the cat but Yohan stopped them, saying that the panther was controlled by someone evil and told Kotono to use the judgment skill. As she used it, the panther transformed back into the cat, but the power within the broken card allowed the president to know who Kotono was. However, the president totally FAILED in drawing. As they finished their task, we see the subtle battle of Natsumi and Yohan as Kotono complained that she was going to grow fat.
A bit of random stuff: This is the ninth entry where I mentioned a green haired loli in 2007. Yes, I am disturbed.
Digression over and it’s the time for thoughts.
The transformation of Natsumi can only be described with three words of wisdom, “What the hell”. I actually like the blank ink flowing down Kotono’s body because it was pretty goth and it gives a twist to the normal ribbon-like mahou shoujo genre. Natsumi’s hugging of the huge ball, with sand bursting out slowly just reeks bad fashion. I was hoping it will be something like…well, i have no idea how it should be like, but it sure can be better. I am so annoyed at the bad sequencing of this transformation, even though the dress itself is pretty cute for Natsumi.
I have to add something that also takes up much of my attention. I totally admire Natsumi. Her room is how I dream my room to be: to be filled by the godly kotono plushies. I must say that the portraits are a bit too much and reeks of a certain being known commonly as a stalker. I mean, I am all fine with nice stalker-like anime characters, but Natsumi is really too much of a fangirl. I am not complaining, not with the abundance of green haired neko mimi loli plushies lying all around in the show.
The back story of Kotono and Natsumi is nothing amazing but it is clear that all these girls are forsaken one way or the another. Kotono is an abandoned child while Natsumi is ostracized by others due to her wealth, intelligence and her mental distance with her classmates. It is probably understandable why Natsumi is so attention-seeking when it comes to Kotono because she depends a lot of her.
I honestly still have no idea what the president wants of Yohan. I can see that he has a lot of tarot cards but I presume that he wants the cards owned by Yohan. I also wonder where in the world he gets those cards from, stolen or whatever, but they seem to be the strongest cards, considering that Kotono has the #1 Judgment card and Natsumi has the #18 The Moon card. We still have yet another character appearing, so I will want to see how it goes.
The story for now is a little weak but it is still enjoyable to watch due to the random fangirlism of Natsumi toward Kotono. A bit of character will probably be injected when the third girl comes, and that will decide whether I will follow this series all the way or drop it half way. Still, it’s not too much of a torture to watch this, but I hope they face a more difficult enemy than this later in the series. I can almost see a pattern already, not that it’s good or bad.
So what do you think if you are reading this? Are you enjoying the series, wishing for some more action or you are foaming at the mouth from sheer boredom?