This dude needs help.
Time for your weekly tarot card reading on Metanorn and this week we follow the octopus eating Ginka Shirokane! I wonder what kind of depressing backstory she will have because so far all of the main characters have had some kind of heartbreaking story that pushed them into becoming magical tarot card girls.
Yay for depressing back stories!! Taiyou is doing pretty good with the whole dark themes thing and once again, I feel sorry for the Daemonia. …Though obviously, that’s what you’re supposed to be feeling.
Time for a party~
Who knew that Ginka’s dad owned a chain of discount stores and what about her past? I guess we discovered she was once poor and her uncle Honda helped them recover, but somehow the tables have turned and now Honda’s company is going bankrupt? Which left Ginka and her father quite worried for him after learning that he borrowed some money from the mafia or something like that? I swear that sounds like a plot of a bad movie and to make matters worse he turns into the monster of the week thanks to the hooded villain. Since I mentioned that villain I have to ask what the hell is up with his strange powers!? I never knew he could transform his body like that? After seeing it happen I thought of Truth from Eureka Seven Ao who also shares the same power to turn into guys or girls…so how do you trick someone like Honda into selling their soul for magical death powers? The answer is simple all you have to do is transform into a cute loli character, but I guess that power is perfect for a main villain who needs to trick people into doing things for them.
Beware of evil
I actually liked Ginka’s past. It’s always nice to hear about characters succeeding after they’ve hit the absolute bottom of a situation, and for once, they came out of it okay without using shady means. I’m glad for Ginka and her father, and I’m actually really glad that they’re both doing okay now. …Too bad that Honda didn’t manage to do the same. That last comment about wanting to see Ginka’s wedding was really depressing. I wasn’t as fond of his change in character as I was with Kiyone, since Honda didn’t seem to be motivated by anything and Kiyone was obviously motivated by anger. I guess I just didn’t see where the Daemonia infection (or whatever you want to call it) came from as easily as I did with Kiyone. Honde just seemed really sad. Anyways, I’m actually finding the villains of this show more interesting than Akari and the rest. Especially the mysterious hooded figure who seems to be able to change his age and gender at will. …And all while wearing some pretty nice looking outfits (seriously, I don’t think I’ve seen him wearing anything that I haven’t loved). I wish I had a name to call him since ‘that mysterious hooded guy’ is long to type, but I’m sure we’ll get to that eventually.
Extra magical fun
Luna x Akari ftw
Behold Ginka’s ultimate attack!
Luna might turn into a yandere character if anyone steals Akari away.
Well that was an interesting story this week, but I still feel bad for Ginka who lost her uncle this time because it seemed like they were really close. On the bright side at least she doesn’t appear to be too heartbroken about it and I think next week will focus on Seira and her past because the next title is To the Ends with the Star and hopefully that will be the last main story! I just want to see the main tarot card girls fighting the hooded villain soon.
Sorry to bring up Madoka again, but the similarities are striking. Actually, the reason I’m bringing up Madoka is because I actually think Taiyou is doing a better job at making me feel depressed. Or at least where the ‘targets’ are involved. The witches were tragic indeed, but all we learned about them as individuals was through the vague symbolism that they provided. Here, the Daemonia are shown their transformation, and we see the individual suffer through it. …Not that I’m saying that I didn’t enjoy Madoka’s symbolism and how the fans obsessively put theories together (I might have actually enjoyed that even more than the show itself), but I’m just finding Taiyou more depressing because it’s a bit more personal. Sorry Fosh, but I’m perfectly okay with sitting through a few more episodes of this before we get to the mysterious hooded guy. I like my tragic story lines.
I hope it is a cool episode next time~
Seira’s past revealed?!