Random Curiosity

Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo – 09 »« Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo – 07

Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo – 08

Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   01 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   02 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   03
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   04 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   05 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   06
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   07 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   08 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   09
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   10 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   11 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   12
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   13 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   14 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   15
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   16 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   17 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   18
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   19 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   20 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   21
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   22 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   23 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   24
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   25 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   26 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   27
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   28 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   29 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   30
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   31 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   32 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   33
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   34 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   35 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   36
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   37 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   38 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   39
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   40 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   41 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   42
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   43 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   44 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   45
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   46 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   47 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   48
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   49 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   50 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   51
Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   52 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   53 Oku sama wa Mahou Shoujo   08   54

Short Summary:
A sick Ureshiko has a dream about some magical girls, including Sayaka, summoning a bright light upon the city. She wakes up to find Tatsumi applying a cold towel to her forehead. He stays at her bedside until morning, holding her hand. Elsewhere, in front of a council, Sayaka is being scolded for failing thus far. Returning to town, she wanders around bored until she finds Valentine in her office. The two have a lengthy discussion about why Valentine stays in this world since Sayaka seems to be looking for a purpose to what she’s doing. Valentine mentions that she found love once, then agrees to help Sayaka. Meanwhile, Tatsumi visits Tomatsu but finds the editor from Tokyo there. She takes him outside and tries to seduce him, but he runs away. At a night festival, Valentine prays for the spirit of her dead lover. She then transforms into her magical girl form, surprising Sayaka. Sayaka realizes that to still have her powers, Valentine also hasn’t kissed before. Valentine herself remembers her loved one, and how he died in an accident on the same day she got accepted into school. Ureshiko arrives to find a saddened Valentine who challenges her for the ring for Sayaka’s sake. Valentine manages to knock Ureshiko off her broom then tries to take the ring off her finger. Ureshiko figures out that the ring is all that Valentine has to aim for, now that her loved one is dead; Valentine wants to destroy the town and recreate it. Ureshiko makes Valentine realize that she doesn’t understand her own feelings and that she the memories of her loved one aren’t artificial. Meanwhile, Tatsumi is punched to the ground by Tamotsu because the editor from Tokyo accuses him of assaulting her. Ureshiko arrives just in time to see the scene.

Seems that being a magical girl is a hard life, even harder if you find love. There are so many lost loves, lost chances, and forbidden kisses that it really makes you wonder if it’s worth being a magical girl. I’m beginning to feel like Ureshiko is the only one who has a pure heart, in the sense of wanted to protect the world.
The angle that’s thrown in this episode is the purpose of the magical girl: to recreate the world. I guess that’s what Ureshiko’s nightmare in the beginning of the episode is about. My prediction is that Ureshiko will eventually lose to Sayaka, but maybe Sayaka will choose to keep the world as it is. Though it’s still too early for that as right now she doesn’t really have anything in Wonderland that she would want to protect/keep as is. Maybe if her relationship with Tatsumi develops some more, that’ll be enough.
I hate to keep doing this, but I’m going to complain about the animation again. Most of the screens you see above are decent shots, but there were many questionable ones: completely out of proportion, very amateurish looking art. For instance, refer to the scene when Ureshiko is making sandwiches and Tatsumi eats one. I just cringed looking at that. However, it gets significantly better towards the end of the episode. The next episode preview looks pretty good art-wise (and story-wise), though I can’t tell who Ureshiko is hugging (Tamotsu or Tatsumi).

August 21, 2005 at 5:06 pm
2 comments »
  • August 22, 2005 at 3:12 ammoyism

    yea WTF is going w/ the animation? I’m having bad flashbacks of Ichigo 100% all over again -_-;;

  • August 22, 2005 at 3:29 amOmni

    Holy crap, I have to applaud Undine on the speed sub this week. That’s as fast as a popular series like Tsubasa or Bleach or GSD…