Trinity Seven – 02

After this, they had lots of sex.

If you want to test your future husband, just lock him in a room with three other women. Yup, sounds legit.



Triple Jeopardy


Well, what can I say? It’s not every day that we get to see girls desperately trying not to soil themselves in anime. The last time I remember seeing such a thing in anime is in Hagure Yuusha no Estetica. And in that case, it was quite disagreeable, what with the protagonist there actually forcing the girls wet themselves. So you can understand my consternation when such a similar situation came up again. Fortunately, Arata has more tact than a rogue hero, so the whole thing was resolved without much incident here. I can’t speak for those who have a thing for piss, but I for one am glad we went without having to witness something unsightly. It really helped the scene retain a mildly amusing atmosphere instead of becoming awkward.

Le Magic

The Ira Archive.

Anyway, most of the rest of the episode is spent filling us (and Arata) in on the world of magic. We learn that every mage has a thema, a subject to which the mage dedicates his entire life studying. In researching his thema, the mage can develop spells for use. Sounds pretty straight forward. But then apparently there are the “seven deadly sins” which serve as some sort of archive of magical research. This part isn’t exactly explained very clearly, but as I understand it, the sins are a collection of seven grimoires that encompass all magical knowledge. This sounds crazy, because you would think that whoever possesses the seven deadly sins would essentially know all there is to know about magic. But I suspect that the sins are instead an ever-growing compendium that the mages add to as they learn more from their studies.

Arata causes another Breakdown Phenomenon.

When Arin used her ruina magic on Arata’s magic seal, she summoned the Ira Archive of the seven deadly sins. This was a bit confusing because at first I thought she needed the archive to use her magic. But it makes sense if you think about it this way instead: Arin had already broken Arata’s seal with her magic before she summoned the Ira Archive. So instead of drawing magic from it, she was instead recording her observations of the Breakdown Phenomenon caused by Arata’s uncontrolled magic. This in itself brings up a few questions, such as whether the sins are actual grimoires that exist in reality. Because that would mean that only one mage at a time can write new information into an archive since they have to be physically summoned. But I suppose with magic this petty limitation can be hand waved away.

Matching Game

Five of the Trinity Seven, plus one.

With that out of the way, let’s get to the question that surely everyone is wondering: what type of magic do the different members of the Trinity Seven use, and what sins are they associated with? To this end, I found the ED animation quite revealing. We already know Arin’s and Mira’s sins from the episode, which are ira (wrath) and superbia (pride), respectively. And Levi’s is fairly obvious since her name is a reference to Leviathan, which is typically associated with invidia (envy). With this knowledge and the convenient groupings of the girls in the ED, the rest of the sins fall in line. Yes, Lilith is indeed associated with luxuria (lust). Hence Levi’s joke about lovemaking arts in the premiere.

Two of the Trinity Seven.

With the sins taken care of, we move on to the thema. Again, we already know Arin’s and Mira’s from the episode, which are ruina (destruction) and justitia (justice), respectively. And the ED animation isolates Lilith, so we can assume that her thema is abies. Apparently that’s Latin for “fir tree,” which doesn’t really make sense thematically. But if you look at the kanji, 生命 (seimei), I guess the show was going for “life.” Which is sort of in line with the luxuria sin. I’m not sure how magic guns that kill and destroy translate to “life magic” though, since you’d expect it to be more healing or something. Anyway, the rest are again fairly straightforward with what we’ve already figured out and from the groupings of the girls. Interestingly, the show mixes up the kanji for ira, 憤怒 (fundo), and ruina, 崩壊 (houkai). But I digress.

 The girls and their sins.

Now, there is some food for thought regarding these findings. Some of the thema don’t exactly sound conducive to magic spells. What are Levi’s exspecto (expectation) and Akio’s fides (faith) supposed to do? I can see the rest of the thema having useful thematic spells, but I just can’t think of any for “expectation” and “faith.” I would even go so far as to say the same for Mira’s justitia (justice), but we’ve already seen that she can counter other magic. So I guess the tie-in is that it can “balance out” other magic? That’s a bit of a stretch though.

I kind of nerded out a bit with figuring out the thema and sins of the girls. So let me conclude by returning to the content of the episode itself. We learn that Arata’s magic breaks down matter, so most likely his thema is ruina. Accordingly, it is pretty much confirmed that he unwittingly caused the Breakdown Phenomenon that destroyed his home town and led to Hijiri’s disappearance. Finally, the show leaves us with a cliffhanger as Akio closes in to kill Arata and stop the Breakdown Phenomenon. But unfortunately, Trinity Seven suffers from the dreaded inappropriate preview syndrome. How are we supposed to be kept in suspense about Arata’s safety (even though we already know he has plot armor) if you so simply show us that he is alive and well in the next episode preview?

Time for a magical roundhouse kick


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12 Responses to “Trinity Seven – 02”

  1. skylion says:

    Oh, I’ll have lashings of Wrath! Fill the tureen with Envy, and pour it liberally over a fine gusset of Sloth!

    Hey, who doesn’t like food porn?!

  2. belatkuro says:

    When Arata picks his Thema, it’ll be clearer why those Themas don’t match up to the persons. It’s somewhat an insight to their personalities as well, as we’ll find out when they meet Yui. The meaning of the Thema of the other girls will get explored as well later.
    This show has a pretty decent magic system and some infodumps as well.

    • Sumairii says:

      Haha yeah. I’m really curious about the girls’ magic now. Also their swimsuits, but it looks like we’ll get to that next week already. \o/

  3. JPNIgor says:

    For expectation, there could be some clairvoyance-like magic, right?

    Now faith is something quite hard to have a thematic spell.

  4. BlackBriar says:

    The ninja proposed fried chicken spiked with love potion and the deadpan girl proposed pre-marital sex… God, I love the lewd ones!

  5. skylion says:

    …to be clear she proposed pre-marital on the terms they were already somewhat married….

  6. BlackBriar says:

    Seven Deadly Sins are featured in this series and we have another series with that very same title. My, this season is going to be quite sinful.

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