What he lacks in other typical Kaji Yuki character traits, he makes up in the amount of times he’s lost his arm.
|It’s still cheating because he can grow it back for the most part, but at least the effort is still there. Kou’s character even had a dramatic change for the better after the battle (kind of, minus the fact that he died immediately after), so I’m kind of impressed in how they turned his character around. Perhaps he was truly a Kaji Yuki character after all.|
Kojou saves the day once again. It’s surprising that all of Itogami wasn’t destroyed this arc. Even the goal of the villain didn’t seem to require the destruction of Itogami in any way, shape or form. The reason so many people died was because Kou felt like it, it seems. Anyways, back to Kojou, he seems to have better control over his familiars now. The new one seems to have just as ridiculously overpowered as the one that eats dimensions or whatever, but Kojou isn’t the one trying to destroy things all the time, so it’s probably okay for him to revert things to a time that they didn’t exist or turn an entire island to mist in a matter of seconds. The other Progenitors haven’t been mentioned for a long time now, but if Kojou is so overpowered, the others must have abilities that are just as strong. It’s probably a goos thing that they haven’t all met yet.
…At least they’re kind of getting creative with the deaths. Kojou probably would have been screwed if not for incest saving the day. Yes, that’s not exactly Nagisa in there, but we all know what it looks like. So the lesson of the episode is that if threesomes can’t solve the problem, the imouto is the next best solution. Yukina had her moment of the arc too and Kanon seems rather okay with her and Kojou getting closer it seems. Really, the only people who have problems with the rest of the harem are Asagi and Sayaka. Yukina might feel the need to “observe” Kojou, but at least she seems to comprehend that some situations are unavoidable. …I’m still waiting for that yandere side of her (that she apparently has) come out. There’s been plenty of jealousy, but nothing quite yandere yet.
Having Kou be an artificial life form was interesting. It certainly explains why he was such a lunatic. …Kind of. Or at least it explains why he was so obsessed with his goal, since he didn’t really have any other goal in his life. It’s kind of sad that he seems to have died permanently, considering that 99% or the other characters seem to escape death (minus the non-named citizen casualties) on a regular basis. But on the other hand, villains have died before without anyone seeming to care (…if they actually died. Maybe they were just taken out and then later imprisoned offscreen). Plus since Nina is still around, maybe she’ll somehow bring back Kou with the magic of alchemy. The realization his character had at the end of the episode was cliche, but still interesting to watch, and so his character still has potential as part of the cast.
They commented on Nina’s bust size, but failed to mention the tan.
The arc ended this episode, and I still have a ton of questions regarding Kou, Wiseman, Nina, Kanon and the whole destruction of the church however many years ago that was, but maybe that has to do with the mysterious overall plot that everything seems to relate back to. Wiseman had something to say about why his power existed before he died, but of course, that never went anywhere (yet). Nagisa had another mysterious transformation too, that Yukina took pretty well considering that I don’t think she’s seen Nagisa use magic ever before. Of course she knew about Nagisa from the Nalakuvara incident, but you’d think she would have questions about Nagisa using such large scale magic without breaking a sweat. …Maybe this is something else that they explained in the novel and neglected to mention here.
So it wasn’t my favourite arc, but they managed to make it kind of interesting at the end. Still no answers on what is going on in the overall plot, but they’ve been certainly throwing in a lot of hints of it. Actually, has the plot progressed anywhere since the first arc? Kojou has made next to no progress with anyone besides adding to his harem and maybe being a tiiiiiiiny bit closer to Yukina. I guess he’s gained a few familiars too (and become overpowered in the process), but that doesn’t seem like it’s done much for the overall storyline. I don’t know if any of the villains have even made a lasting effect on Itogami as a whole either. But oh well, the arcs are interesting to watch as they come and maybe something huge has been happening behind the scenes this entire time. Maybe wherever this is going somehow connects everything together cleverly. …But in the mean time, let’s see which direction they decide to go in for the next two episodes.
Back to the summer uniforms for some reason. …Apparently the winter ones are for field trips only.