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Although he is afraid of the masked man, Mione speaks up when the man largely ignores him and instead checks up on how Hans is doing. Mione feels that he’s more useful than Hans because he was the one who distributed the drugs and got a set of documents that the masked man wanted. The masked man, however, just takes the papers, gives Mione the next shipment of drugs, and tells Hans to protect Mione. Pissed off, Mione pulls out a gun and tries to shoot the masked man, but he misses. By this time, Alice, Machs, and Oland have neared the location, and Alice decides to let Oland do what he wants in terms of fighting Hans. Still, she wonders if he can really shoot Hans after how he hesitated in the sewers.

Mione meanwhile has surrounded the masked men with his own loyal troops. He wants the masked man to recommend him for the Society of the Silver Wheel, but the man addresses Hans instead and apologizes for leaving him in such a place for so long. Since he’s being ignored, Mione tries to get Hans to obey him, but Hans actually finds the masked man’s orders more important. The masked man then pulls out two small blades from his sleeves that are attached to strings, and he throws them outward, killing most of Mione’s men in one attack. Terrified by what just happened, Mione starts to grovel and is surprised when the masked man spares his life.

Back at 3rd Section headquarters, Hunks is asking Metz about some documents, so Metz shows the captain a book that he’s carrying. Hunks finds something disturbing inside, but is interrupted when Oreld comes back with news that the 1st Section has mobilized. In fact, the 1st Section has already arrived in search of the missing documents. The masked man makes his escape, leaving Hans behind to protect Mione from the military. Alice and company also arrive on the scene and drive their way through the 1st Section forces. Seeing flames coming from one of the back rooms, Oland heads out alone, though Alice tells Machs to go with him. As for her, she’s staying behind to face the 1st Section. Machs leaves only after Alice says that, for the first time, Oland seems to have faith in her.

Alice then pulls out a large double-bladed sword from the case she was carrying it in and starts fighting the 1st Section men. Machs manages to find Oland in the passageways behind the house and the two continue on searching for Mione. Oland is worried about Alice, but Machs knows that it’ll take at least an hour for the 1st Section to get the paperwork done so that they can open fire on a noble like her. However, Machs also thinks to himself that Alice can’t last fighting alone for an hour. Back at base, word reaches Hunks that Connelly of the 1st Section is talking with the higher-ups, which means that it must be about Alice. Because of this, he decides that he needs to go have a chat with Connelly.

At the same time that Alice is thinking about how Oland has given her a battlefield, Muse Kauplan has returned to her assistant with a suitcase full of parts of an experiment – blood, skin, hair, and nail samples she took from Oland when she examined him earlier. She also believes that by tomorrow morning, they’ll be getting a full sample of either the 901 or the 908.


A good chunk of action this episode, and it was pretty nicely animated too. They’re not following the manga exactly, but close enough so that Alice still got all her cool moments. She gave off the same aura as a jedi, except without the Force. Or maybe that was just the double-bladed weapon talking. In any case, this Society of the Silver Wheel seems like a worthy opponent for Alice and the 3rd Section, assuming that they all survive their encounter with Hans and the 1st Section. We’re finally getting more and more about what the bad guys are doing, though at this point I’m also not sure whose side Muse Kauplan is on…maybe her own side.
Next week, Hans and Oland look like they’ll fight, and I’m putting my money on Oland.

January 22, 2007 at 8:30 pm
  • January 22, 2007 at 8:59 pmRyuma

    Pumpkin Scissors: The Phantom Menace

    OMG, it’s Darth Maulice! Action looks nice this ep.

  • January 22, 2007 at 9:10 pmFuruba

    Whoa! Crap cool! So THATS what was in that black thingy she was holding. Awsome!!! Alice rules rofl! omg can’t wait to see this! that beaver dude still creaps me out… and that doctor woman is kinda scary too .____.”

  • January 22, 2007 at 9:36 pmWererat42

    Finally we see why Alice is the LT… and it’s obviously not the er, stirring speeches. Darth Alice and finally some much needed action.

  • January 22, 2007 at 9:50 pmOrphen

    lol Darth Alice would have kicked Luke’s ass in star wars lmao ^.^

  • January 23, 2007 at 1:33 amquina

    I said otherwise..
    The action is not smooth at all -_-;; There is not that many movement, it looks cheap like Microsoft Power point slide show. Come on~ this suppose to be one of “The” episode of the series, Its Alice’s Sword Dance!!

    There are more coming up next episode though, its one on one with one of the captain.. better do it better Gonzo…

  • January 23, 2007 at 2:07 ammoyism

    Honestly I kept thinking Sword Impulse Alice but whatever ;)

  • January 23, 2007 at 2:15 ambadger11

    Woohoo, now we get to see Alice in full on Battle Princess action mode.

  • January 23, 2007 at 3:41 amquigonkenny



    Alice vs. Cobra Commander… Knowing is half the battle!

  • January 23, 2007 at 11:07 amSonhex

    Ho ho ho, Alice is so hot when she’s angry :P

  • January 24, 2007 at 10:07 pmTess R

    Okay, this is a great episode and all, BUT I THINK THE NEXT EPISODE WILL BE EVEN BETTER. The preview is just so cool!

  • January 25, 2007 at 6:36 pmDop

    Whoa! Alice with an enormous double-sword! I think I’m in love!

    She’s been almost a joke character up to now, but… yes! If only there’d been more!

  • January 26, 2007 at 1:50 amReki

    lololol I call it, the ZweiZweihander