Time for more magical science!
YAY! AKARI IS OVER HER ANGSTING PHASE! That alone makes this episode an extreme improvement over the last one! Though this episode was great on it’s own since we had a villain introduced, and we saw more of Daemonia and how exactly a human transforms into one~
Time for more tarot card magical girls on Metanorn and last week we had to deal with Akari crying and looking for a reason to fight, but I guess we just have to watch the episode and find out what happens today.
Evil magical boys
Villain dude-“Don’t you want to play this childrens card game with me?”
Okay, maybe I’m starting to feel kind of sympathetic towards the Daemonia. This episode gave some really nice insight about how a small insecurity in someone can transform them from a human being into something the Daemonia can exploit. Plus I had a pretty good feel for Kiyone’s pain in her development throughout the episode. I’m sure a lot of people can sympathize with being untalented, and having Yume telling her that her painting wasn’t anything special was definitely hurtful. Actually, I really liked how they handled this story since the Daemonia thing wasn’t specifically anyone’s fault (other than the mysterious hooded guy’s who seemed to have planted that in her), but more of a regrettable series of events. I don’t think that Yume was specifically trying to hurt Kiyone, but more like she didn’t understand the pain of being untalented. Yume was just giving her honest opinion (open criticism happens in art school all the time, since it gives people direction on how to improve. …I hate crits myself, but I do agree that they’re necessary). If Yume was being a bitch on purpose, the story here would have been different, but they made her a more sympathetic figure. Kishida probably had no idea that Kiyone even liked him. The girl herself probably wouldn’t have resorted to murder if the hooded figure hadn’t approached her. She probably would have still been terribly unhappy, but I don’t think she would have resorted to killing everyone.
Magical big boss!?
Breast art day ever~
After four episodes we finally see that mysterious hooded dude from the opening, but is he really the main boss of this series? For some odd reason I do not really get that feeling from him because I am used to the normal magical girl way of a henchmen type of character who hunts humans and using them to gather energy that is used to revive some ancient evil? While we wait to see who is really pulling the strings it was interesting how the “evil side” operates when it comes to taking advantage of a human’s emotions like this episode which screams jealousy as one artist competes against another artist. So what about our main character this time? Is she still crying about everything? Not really I mean with Luna’s help Akari might have a way to prove that she is not lying about hearing the voices of the Daemonia and that answer comes from either touching Akari or being close to her during a fight? Now I don’t expect that to be a major breaking point for the series, but it should provide some much needed emotion from a few side characters and who knows maybe Siera will finally become friendly towards Akari?
Extra magical fun
She is always awesome.
Ketchup makes for great paintings.
I am not sorry.
The voices in her head command her to kill everyone!
Once again, YAY FOR AKARI NOT ANGSTING! She’s still fighting to hear the Daemonia speak, but I can handle this much, as long as she doesn’t become a huge hinderance. As for the rest of the team, Luna continues to be a good balance for Akari and Seira isn’t as cold as I expect her to be towards Akari. Which is good, because we had a bit of team angst already. Let’s have the plot progress further before we go back to that again. As for the plot itself, I wasn’t expecting a direct force to be controlling the Daemonia, so that guy’s appearance was a nice surprise. He seems to be a bit of a monster himself, considering that normal people’s stomaches don’t produce evils that possess people, so that’s interesting. At the very least, he seems to be in some kind of control over Daemonia, so I look forward to seeing just what exactly he is. I want to see more people transform into Daemonia as well! Kiyone’s story was both interesting and a bit heartbreaking, so I’d like to see more stories like that. It certainly makes me more lenient on Akari trying to save everyone (I really wish I had seen this episode before 3, maybe I wouldn’t have complained as much) and I like seeing all sides of the story. It seems like no choice is a good one, since either way, somebody dies.
Well that was an interesting episode and finally we have a villain to hate on every week, but I can not really hate on him right now without knowing more about him and his motives for taking advantage over the humans and we have no idea if this new character is the main boss or just your average henchman serving a higher power? My experiences point towards him being controlled or tricked into doing these evil things with the humans. So what did you enjoy this time was it the new villain popping up or Akari sharing her power with Luna? I had more fun watching the new bad guy doing things.
And it was the best bbq of all time.
More magical adventures next time