Hellbrick sends his love to all the fans!
No I didn’t drop this series yet! I was half busy doing some other things, anyway I am still having fun watching this even though most people do not find it interesting anymore. Well time to jump into this double episode review for eight and nine! Enjoy.
Episode eight starts with Alma and Ruri getting into an argument about Alma helping her fight the Darkstones after she presents him a contract, it really makes him quite angry. That is until Hellbrick gets a bright idea on how to get Alma and Ruri to quit fighting and work together. Episode nine deals with Alma fighting off Darkstones as usual. He is also getting some secret training with Makoto and the maids, which wears him out mentally and physically affecting his school work. Then suddenly two Darkstones appear at the same time and as usual, it’s up to Ruri, Makoto and Alma to defeat the two and save the city from being destroyed.
Ruri- “We could have our own special training…yes…”
What is Hellbrick’s actual plan? Well his plan requires them to go on a “date” and find a certain stone to repair Hellbrick. The two of them put aside their argument and get ready for their date. Ruri has no idea what a date really is anyway but goes through with the plan to help. While the two of them are finally alone and somewhat used to each other, Ruri has an emotional breakdown thinking Alma really hates her, but she learns he has a kind side to him and some new things about his past.
Alma- “I..I le..let you win…stupid…girl with hair….”
We start things off with Alma walking down the street with Wakana headed to school; the two of them have a random chat about the rock club and she tells him that he has really changed since she first met him long ago. She tells him that he was just like a rock back then and she wanted to add him to her collection… Is this a confession!? Well, I don’t think so…Wakana really is not the smartest cookie out there. Alma gets so into his training that he forgets his homework. I think every anime character needs a safe to keep all their assignments in… Anyway, Makoto decides to help Alma out and makes a study guide for a late math test.
Wakana-”OH DAMN, YOU ARE TALL!” Alma-”You just noticed?… Wow you have rocks for brains.”
After the fun math test! We learn there are suddenly two massive Darkstones headed towards the city to destroy it. Why? Because those monsters really hate buildings and people! So everyone gets divided into two teams. Ruri and Makoto standby charging a giant laser canon to take on a short fat Darkstone, while Alma fights the taller more aggressive one, which beats Alma fast. That is until he summons the willpower to continue the fight. Alma makes quick work over the Darkstone and rushes over to help Makoto and Ruri defeat the other Darkstone that absorbs everything, after defeating both of them they suddenly combine into one giant missile headed to the city. I kind of figured those Darkstone would combine into something. In the end, Alma turns into energy and flies through the air to take out the threat saving the day.
Alma- “Dude, do you work out? Those legs are huge and dangerous to my face.”
Makoto-”When I said eat my missiles! I really did not mean ACTUALLY EAT IT….”
Ruri- “Awwww look how cute its hungry guys.” Makoto-”You really are something special ojo-sama.”
Alma- “I WILL WIN! With the power of fists!”
The faces! They are so cute and the giant eyes on Ruri.
Terrified maids need your protection, Alma or I can step in for you…
Wakana-”Buhahaha with these rocks I WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD!” Alma-”Right…..”
These two episodes were great! Well I will be honest I found episode eight really boring. Sure we had some great character progression with Ruri and Alma getting closer but I always saw them as a couple anyway so it really was not all that interesting. However I did enjoy watching all those random expressions she had this time! And I couldn’t help but laugh at the huge size difference in character designs, Alma is so freaking tall! That episode really goes crazy with its size difference. Watching Ruri stand near Alma always cracks me up she looks like a child compared to him. The highlight of the episode for me was Hellbrick and his sneaky plan to make them get closer as a couple, and those maids at the end! So many maids…
Episode nine really shows off more Wakana and Alma together, sure we might not really see them as couple but I do like how they have a special friendship together. I thought it was nice how she really was not afraid of him and wanted him in her club showing the other students that he wasn’t all bad, so Wakana you are awesome just for that. I really enjoyed the ending of this episode where Alma puts away the stone Wakana gave him and that line about it saving his life; of course, that just goes over her head but still it was nice.
I really loved watching Alma’s fight against that tall Darkstone! This series really loves to show scale compared to Alma who is already a giant himself going up against something that large. I couldn’t help but laugh when the giant Darkstone used its toes to pick Alma up by his throat! So hilarious! Anyway I had lots of fun watching Alma summon up all that fighting spirit to kick some ass this week. Just goes to show he really can use his power if he pushes himself to do so, and turning into raw energy?! Amazing! I was happy they turned up the action with this episode, because lately I felt this show was running out of steam for raw action.
We need a Mayo Chiki and Sacred Seven cross over! Subaru and Makoto, best butlers ever.
Next week! We take a trip to the past for Makoto and Ruri or Ruri’s sister? Even Knight makes an appearance too, so it looks like we are in for a fun flashback filled episode.