Time to armor yourselves ladies (and gentlemen)~!!
~Yo it’s Hoshi, once again writing another Kuragehime post in place of our beloved Kyokai. Don’t worry folks; she’ll be back next week ;D I must admit though I really did want to write the review for this episode because it certainly had an epic ending I couldn’t help but want to completely fangirl over!
While our poor Tsukimi tries to forget the horrifying experience of Shu looking at her in her tank top, Chieko deals with her mother, who wants to sell Amamizu-kan not only from the pressure of the redevelopment plans, but for the money as well.
Now, remember the redevelopment plans that would transform the nunnery into a high-rise hotel? It looks like the plans will be moving into action as a local presentation of it is being held. Our girls decide to march into battle and try to defend their beloved nunnery!
Once there however, they are quickly overwhelmed by the atmosphere, and to make it worse (for Tsukimi that is) Shu is there as well.
It is here we are also introduced to the slut–err, villainous woman in Kuragehime: Shoko Inari, the representative of the company working on the redevelopment. Here she may appear as very career-woman like, but as Mayaya said, “There’s a demon behind that vixen!!”.
Unfortunately, Mayaya’s loud talking towards the other sisters makes Shoko bring all the attention onto them. As one of the things the Sisterhood can’t deal with, they all quickly run out, leaving poor Cheiko stunned in her chair. Tsukimi offers to go back for her, dealing with both the rain and her emotions towards Shu as she spots him and Shoko together (Shoko, however, only getting close to him to get him to go with the redevelopment plans).
Tsukimi winds up coming back to the nunnery where Kuranosuke is already waiting at. She looks herself in her room, and doesn’t come out. The others make it back not being able to say anything in protest. Kuranosuke however won’t let them give up without a fight, even making Tsukimi come out of her room to tell her.
Kuranosuke goes home to change and grab some things, and suddenly, back at the nunnery, Mayaya is swept away by him, taken behind a screen door!!
Horrific things are going on behind that door…(and not in the dirty sense)
Our warrior Mayaya, aided by Kuranosuke’s amazing make-over powers, is magically transformed into…
Kuranosuke tells the sisters that they don’t need to necessarily start being stylish and untrue to themselves, but at least dress for battle and get the people who judge by appearances. With that, Kuranosuke begins to make-over the rest of the sisters, working on Bamba first~.
A little Pic spam if you don’t mind:
End thoughts: The ending totally blew my mind for a while; I’m not even joking! I was so surprised to see Mayaya suddenly transformed like that! I was sitting in my chair going, “THIS. IS. EPIC!!” At first, when Kuranosuke just grabbed her, and you started hearing those sounds, you just KNEW he was going to make her over, but how she was going to look like is what makes you all excited and anxious. Then when she comes out, it’s like BAM! Mayaya is Nicole Richie in this most epic transformation! XD Mayaya looked really awesome, and Bamba looked SO ADORABLE WITH THAT WIG! *A* I just wanna squeeze her like a little doll~!! (Okay I’m done…)
This is one of the episodes that really shows how amazing the animation is for Kuragehime. The parts where she imagined herself in the water and such were lovely~. Paired with the music, it made me feel really calm and serene, as if I were in it myself. -sigh- Brain’s Base don’t make me have to make you my mistress (mister since I’m a girl? I don’t know |’D)! I’m a dedicated lover to A-1! Well, I guess we can have something on the side…
Anyways, putting my studio love life to the side, finally we have a pretty major conflict for our sisters, which is going to stress me out until tomorrow, but it’s exciting! We were turning towards the romance aspect and then suddenly we were swept into action (in a way)! I’m really excited to see what everyone else looks like next week, and how they’re going to try to win this ‘battle’ with that whore-face Shoko trying to seduce Shu. Ugh, I already don’t like her =3= She’s an obvious enemy to the Sisterhood! I’m starting to sound like Mayaya now, hahaha~.
Preview: Again, because I’m such a fail at this, I’m not able to get screencaps for the preview, but the Sisters are all dressed up in their fashion armor for battle! Yet it also looks like Shoko might be getting a little too close to Shu…GAH! Until next week then, with our lovely Kyokai taking hold of the review!