Serious things are happening this week!
Time for some more Genei on Metanorn! So last week I was guessing that our team of super tarot card girls would be split up, but I guess we will have to find out if that is true or not.
Insert your own “I am a Shadow… The true self.” reference for this episode. You could also make some joke about how the epitome of evil is working with a politician (I assume that the suited guy Cerebrum hangs out with is a politician), but anyways, on to the episode.
Ginka doing her best attempt at a railgun pose.
Well the team was not split up, but this week revealed something major for our main characters. Apparently if you destroy the Daemonia copy of your own tarot card you run the risk of killing yourself or another card user? I know that sounds CRAZY but it has been happening all over the world and of course we all know that the hooded dude is causing it to happen. So who is the first girl to face their own card? Sadly Ginka was the first one on the team to run into the “evil” copy of the temperance card. I have to say that whole scene with Ginka facing off against evil-Ginka made me think of Persona 4 and certain episodes of PreCure with the main characters battling their dark personas in order to gain a new power or unlock a hidden power? I thought they were going for that with this episode but nope! I will miss Ginka because she was the fun girl of the bunch besides Akari; however I have a feeling that Akari will discover a way to save the girls from a similar fate? I just hope she doesn’t go all Madoka on us and become some kind of tarot card goddess.
Being magical is suffering
At least Ginka went out like a badass!
Once again, being on the ‘good’ side of this battle looks like it sucks a lot more than Cerebrum’s side. First they have to deal with watching/killing other people who become Daemonia and having the risk of becoming Daemonia themselves, and now they have to sacrifice themselves in order to stop the main anti-Tarot for good. …And if the anti-Tarot kills the Tarot user, I guess they don’t disappear but are absorbed. Having the ability to stop new Daemonia for good seems like a ‘win’, but there just is no winning for the girls. This all just seems like a depressingly difficult uphill battle. It’s interesting how the anti-Tarot Daemonia aren’t based on other people, but the girls themselves. I wonder if they’ll go into why that is (other than the whole “there are two sides to every Tarot card” thing). At least we have a kind of explanation as to why this is happening in this current time with Akari’s generation of Tarot users, since I assume that Cerebrum’s end goal is to absorb Akari or something (for some reason). Hey, maybe this is why Akari’s mother was so against her knowing about all of this. Anyways, if Akari was going to come up with some magical way to save the Daemonia, now would be the time.
Extra magical fun
I could go for some kentucky fried crow…
I HAVE SO MUCH HATE FOR THIS CHARACTER!
Akari is going to kick your ass soon.
Damn it really sucks that Ginka had to die like that! I mean seriously what the hell? I thought she would figure out a way to make the evil-Ginka happy and prevent her own death, but I suppose this new development makes things interesting right? Personally I feel that Genei wo kakeru Taiyou and Fantasista dolls has been failing to keep people interested as the weeks roll on by or are you still enjoying both of them equally? Besides that random thought I thought it was really epic watching Ginka battle her evil clone! So who is going to be next to face off against their evil clone? I think Akari will be last to fight since she is the main character which leaves things up for Luna and Seira.
Well damn. I’m sorry to see Ginka go. On the plus side though, the evil hooded guy has a name now! To be honest, Ginka’s death wasn’t as hard hitting as they probably wanted it to be. Ginka was easily the most expendable character out of the 4 mains and you knew her death was coming the moment anti-Ginka showed up. It would have been nice if they had lulled us into a false sense of security or something to make her death more of a shock. Or if they had given us a bit more to Ginka’s character, but I’m sure that would have taken more time and effort. I had this half thought out theory in my head about Akari being Cerebrum’s child (somehow) and that’s why she could hear the Daemonia voices, but who knows. So the next episode, it looks like Luna is in danger (maybe). Let’s see if they solve the
love triangle issues between Akari, Seira and Luna before they knock another character off. …If Ginka is even really dead. She disappeared in a flash of light, so it’s not like there’s a body proving that she’s gone for good. …Not that I’m expecting something that cheery from this show (plus none of the other Daemonia had bodies left over either). Based on it’s track record she’s probably dead. I wonder if everyone will forget that she ever existed like the other Daemonia cases.
Akari-“No I was going to sleep with Ginka later!” Luna-“OH HELL NO!”