SHUFFLE! MEMORIES – 06
Primula OP: 「pureness」 by ひと美 (Hitomi)
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When Rin first meets Primula, it’s at an arcade in front of a UFO catcher. She seems to have been coincidentally searching for him, and he has no choice but to bring her home after she effectively attaches herself to him by wrapping her arms around him. The two of them are seen by Itsuki and then Ama, and the latter seems to recognize Primula even though she doesn’t reveal anything. At home, Rin finds everyone waiting for him to show up for a tea party. Since Nerine and Forbesii recognize her and question why she’s here, Primula admits that she came to meet Rin. Forbesii wants to send her back to the Realm of Devils, but when Primula insists on staying, Rin and Kaede agree to let her live with them. However, life with them is uneventful for Primula because both Rin and Kaede have to go to school. She spends her time channel surfing and playing with her stuffed cat, but one day, the seam under the cat’s arm breaks and stuffing starts falling out. This is a very important stuffed cat to Primula because it had been given to her a long time ago by a girl who called it a memory of her first and last love. After Primula visits Rin at school and shows it to him, Kaede promises to sew the cat back up when she gets home. Primula then heads home, but the rain clouds forming outside cause Rin to excuse himself from class later to go search for her. Rin finds her waiting out the rain outside a convenience store and apologizes for earlier. More importantly, he notices that her clothes are soaked through and she’s not wearing a bra. Thus, the next day, Rin and his friends go searching for some underwear for Primula. While the girls take care of her, Rin goes off on his own to get a gift for her: another stuffed cat. Primula loves it and smiles for the first time as a result.
Primula ED: 「まじかる☆パワーステーション」 (Magical*Power Station) by ひと美 (Hitomi)
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The ending sequence this week was really cute because it featured Primula’s version of Alice in Wonderland. Come to think of it, I wouldn’t mind if they animated an entire episode of something like that – it’d be newer than all of the stuff so far.
I think the end of this episode, where Primula is voicing over what happened at the beach, is the most I’ve ever heard her speak in one go. It felt kind of odd… In any case, this episode is a compilation of Primula cuteness from episodes 02, 06, and 09. I thought they should have just ended it with episode six because the episode nine beach stuff didn’t have much to do with Primula except for showing her sand castles being destroyed by the waves.
Now that the first half of the series is over, we technically have a chance to see some new stuff, but the outlook seems grim. Next week is going to be the second half of Kaede’s story and then the week after will the second half of Asa’s. At this point, I’m going to guess that we won’t see anything new until episode 13, if even then.