Fear not, Kojou still managed to have the usual near-death moment of the arc.
|“Don’t address your teacher with ‘chan'” are some pretty terrible last words. On the other hand, the episode was interesting enough.|
…Of course Itogami has a prison with the most dangerous criminals in the world sitting right on it. Whoever is in charge of city planning needs to be fired. Though this was probably one of those things where the prison appears where ever it’s summoned and doesn’t specifically have a spot where it resides. They wouldn’t be so stupid as to house the world’s criminals right on the island, right…? So Yuuma’s purpose becomes clear… or actually, they explained most of this last week, so this is just repeating information, really. She was made for the specific purpose of letting her mother, Aya, out of prison. …So either someone let Aya create a test tube baby inside the prison and released them out into the world at some point figuring that it would be fine, or Aya somehow had an elaborate plan for a daughter to be made just in case she was ever imprisoned in that specific location. Or maybe Aya contacted someone outside the prison while she was imprisoned, which doesn’t exactly invoke trust towards the security system either.
Speaking of the security system, I guess there are reasons why it would be a little lax, considering that it seems to be only one person. Yes, apparently Natsuki alone makes sure that the most dangerous criminals in the world don’t escape. Not that she doesn’t seem capable or anything, but seriously, whoever was in charge probably should have thought this through more. Kojou is a bit of an anomaly, since he’s one of 4 of the most powerful people out there, but apparently the same result could have been created with the sacrifice of a percent of Itogami’s population. Things could have gone wrong even without Kojou’s existence and the prison didn’t seem to have a plan B.
At least Yukina and Kojou managed to solve things in the end. There’s not much to say about Yukina being hesitant about killing Kojou other than the fact that it was expected. And now, he has his body back so La Folia doesn’t have to worry about not being able to produce heirs or whatever. It’s interesting that Kojou asked Yuuma if she approached him on purpose, because as far as the anime has told us, he didn’t become a progenitor until much later in life and it was unexpected on his part. I don’t know if there’s any way anyone could have known that he would be a progenitor at that age. Even Kojou himself probably wouldn’t have known, unless there’s something he isn’t telling us. (…Oh, even with the spoilerish things I know, this is all just speculation on my part.)
It wasn’t explained in that much detail, but Sayaka and La Folia defeating the Ashdown trees made a lot more sense after I started thinking about it in Type-Moon terms. Like in the Fate universe, where opponents in the war have an advantage if they know the true identity of a servant, because then they have information about the source of the power. In this case, La Folia and Sayaka attacked the trees specifically (somehow) and it worked because they knew exactly what they were facing and how to counter it’s abilities. …Because otherwise, the anime made it seem like the character agreed that it was impossible for them to defeat the Ashdown sisters, but then they attacked again anyways and it miraculously worked.
They brought back Kensei for the hell of it too. Because nobody is allowed to leave the harem.
Yes, yes. They brought him back because he had some ability or something that was useful against Yuuma’s. I assume that this comes from him being a scientist and whatnot, but there was absolutely no hint in the anime before this that he could do this sort of thing. This show could be so much better if they just explained things.
The only way to escape the harem is death.
It was a shorter than usual arc, but it certainly ended on an interesting enough note. Are Natsuki and Yuuma actually dead? What does this mean for the next arc? This is the first time that the end of an arc hasn’t given us complete closure. Sure, there’s always something at the end of the arcs like mentioning how Kojou’s existence ruins the world’s balance or whatever, but that barely seems to have continuity so far. Having the world’s most dangerous prison break open and two characters seemingly near death is kind of important. Though maybe these are just deaths like Kojou experiences, and both characters will be fine. Plus Vatler ran off somewhere to watch the show. He’ll probably be able to stop at least some of the criminals for fun, provided that he’s still nearby.
The arc ended predictably enough up to a point, and managed to pull an interesting enough twist in the end. Maybe some people saw the twist coming, since it’s odd that this anime would bring up these kinds of situations without developing into the worst case scenario. Either way, I can’t really complain. Things were resolved nicely between Kojou and Yuuma. If she really did die though, it’s a shame that she’s gone before I could really form an opinion on her character (though I did prefer her character with longer hair). Natsuki, however, will be missed if she’s actually dead. While it would make for a long-lasting twist on the overall plot,
it seems unlikely that anyone would be able to leave the harem that easily nobody every really seems to die on this show. Or maybe I’m just used to Kojou almost dying every other episode. Maybe this is why the OP looks so depressing, so let’s see where this goes.
In any case, on to the next arc.