Nice Blush, Tensai!
Headed towards the end with Nanana!
A Puzzle Within a Puzzle
Don’t pay any attention to us all here
Yeah, it’s double puzzle day on Nanana, but maybe not the way you’re thinking of. The first puzzle is trying to figure out where the ruin even IS in the Southred Mall, but given Nanana’s hint, they figure out the two parts: where it is based on clues from the juice vending machines and how to get the right key to get into the ruin? I have no idea how Tensai figured out the ruin was at the clock, but that’s where it ends up being. And since it’s in the middle of the day, in the middle of the mall, they decide to wait for after closing time to make their attempt at the ruins.
Of course, this gives Juugo a chance to get back in Nanana’s good graces by remembering the special pudding from Southred Mall. But he gets a shock when she’s again invisible in his room when he gets there, just like she was when he woke up the night before. But this time it’s because she’s playing a trick on him, with a spooky voice that backfires on Nanana when he drops the pudding. And there’s still tension between the two because Juugo still won’t say that the reason they’re hurrying with the ruin is because of Hiiyo. But she reiterates her condition that he can’t use whatever they find.
Going For It
Kagetora is awfully obsessed with D’Arc…
The Strike Force finally goes for the ruin, with Juugo, Tensai, Yuu, and Isshin going in, leaving Kagetora (still in his bandages) and D’Arc to stand guard. I don’t know what they thought they’d stand guard against, tho, since the only possible threat is Hiiyo, and there’s no way that that duo could do anything about Hiiyo. That fact is confirmed when he actually shows up and Kagetora and D’Arc book it out of there. But at least the team inside is having success, in their own ways. Juugo, as usual, can’t wait for any strategy, and just relies on his athleticism to not get skewered, while Tensai actually figures out the puzzle to give Isshin and Yuu a chance. Finally everyone reaches the treasure chest, but this one is the first two-parter puzzle, with another lock on the chest itself.
Everyone down the hole
That’s what’s foiled Hiiyo so far, as he shows up to tell us. And of course a fight breaks out. If the ‘good guys’ had another effective in Kagetora, this might have been over a bit quicker, but Hiiyo is the master of using Collection items, such as boots that let you swim through shadows. But Isshin counters with glasses that let you understand and copy your opponent’s abilities and knowledge. But even more than that, they allow the wearer to read the mind of someone. And after Hiiyo makes the mistake of punching Tensai, that gives the advantage and motivation to the Adventure Club, who kick his ass until Hiiyo pulls out his trump card, that same ring that seems to let him suggest various injuries.
Oh, you do NOT punch Tensai!
I’m not sure if that ring actually injures people, or it just makes you think you’re injured. The only hope is Isshin knowing what item it is and if there’s a counter, I think. Or Tensai opening the chest and using the item. But Nanana’s condition is going to have a role here, which will mean some problem with using the item. One episode left, so we have the conclusion next week, and hopefully we’ll get a good finale. I think it’s easy to say that Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin is a rebound for noitaminA after the horrendous showings of previous seasons, and even a poor finish wouldn’t change that, but we still don’t want that.