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Everyone, including Yuuji himself, is shocked at the sight of the armored arm that’s sticking out of him and into Pheles. It starts to suck up her power, so Yuuji cries for her to get away, but she refuses because of Johan. When the hand finally pulls out of Pheles, Wilhelmina grabs her with ribbons and drags her down while Shana and Margery fly up to Yuuji. Margery activates an unrestricted method around him, and, unlike last time, she’s calm and collected. More of the armor then emerges from the dark hole, including a head and torso, and unbeknownst to everyone, Konoe and her butler are walking through the school towards the rooftop, unaffected by the fuuzetsu. Meanwhile, at the Bal Masqué base of Seireiden, the mad scientist Dantalion, the winged Fecor, Bel Peol, and Hecate are gathered in front of a silver armor that’s missing its head and left arm. Hecate thinks that the original owner of the Reiji Maigo has shown up, and Fecor worries that their plan has been discovered. Bel Peol, however, suggests that the Itsuwari no Utsuwa (lit. False Vessel) has already served its purpose.

Back in Misaki City, Margery succeeds in wrapping up the armor with an unrestricted method, but before she can do anything else, Konoe and her butler appear on the rooftop. Both of their bracelets suddenly disappear, causing the butler to explode and Konoe to power up. She then flies up to Yuuji, brings out Hecate’s staff, dispels Margery’s unrestricted method with it, attacks Shana to keep her at bay, touches the armor with the staff to make it disappear, and finally stabs Yuuji with the staff to seal it. Shana tries to rush back towards Yuuji, but she has a hard time doing so because huge cubes suddenly appear from nowhere and nearly crush her. This is followed by a hail of smaller pieces, and Alastor recognizes the ability as Magnesia. Shortly after the hail stops, a bright light appears near where Yuuji and Fumina are, and Hecate emerges from it along with Fecor. Realizing the gravity of the situation, Shana again tries to head for Yuuji, but Fecor’s ability stops her once again. Hecate meanwhile refers to Konoe as the Itsuwari no Utsuwa and has her open her vessel and transfer everything over. What Konoe gives to Hecate are her memories of Yuuji and friends, and Hecate then proceeds to absorb Konoe too.

With all this over, Fecor notes that they’ve succeeded in safely recovering the Itsuwari no Utsuwa, suppressing the materialization of the tyrant, and sealing the Reiji Maigo. All that’s left for them is to break down the container, referring to Yuuji. It is at this point that Shana springs into action, and before Fecor can respond, he gets double-teamed by Wilhelmina and Margery. Shana goes head to head with Hecate, but Hecate is able to hold her ground, and Yuuji suddenly feels something happening inside of him. He loses consciousness and starts to fall out of the sky, but Shana doesn’t notice until she’s been blasted by Hecate and is falling downward too. She watches in shock as Yuuji turns into Johan, and Johan then floats down towards Pheles. Reunited, two lovers become surrounded by powerful winds that even Fecor’s Magnesia and a blast from Hecate’s staff aren’t able to break through. As they float up above the fuuzetsu bubble, Wilhelmina hears Johan apologize to her. Shana flies out of the fuuzetsu in pursuit, and she cries out because she’s worried about Yuuji disappearing when she sees Johan kiss Pheles and start to give her his power of existence.

A bright flash of light coming from the two causes Shana to lose consciousness and fall out of the sky, but she wakes back up before hitting the ground. When Pheles loses her grip on the unconscious Johan, he too falls, changing back into Yuuji in the process. Shana rushes to catch and hug him, and, seeing her in tears, Yuuji reassures her that he’s okay. Watching from the rooftop, Kazumi wishes that she could go up to the same place as Shana and Yuuji, and she’s surprised when Pheles comes down to talk with her. By now, Hecate and Fecor have also left the scene because they accomplished what they set out to do. Everyone then regroups on the rooftop, and Pheles is happy that she was able to reach Johan. She won’t be going after Yuuji again and has somewhere she has to go, though she doesn’t reveal where. Wilhelmina seems to want to go with her, but Pheles says that she’s no longer qualified for that and disappears. In the aftermath, everything returns to normal, and Shana is bent on protecting Yuuji. When Keisaku wonders if things are over, Margery suggests that they’re probably just beginning.


This episode had a lot of great action scenes and appears to conclude everything with Konoe and maybe Pheles too, but not with Hecate or the rest of the Bal Masqué. I’m really just glad that the Bal Masqué is playing a part in the story again because its been so long since we last saw them, and I had been wondering if they wouldn’t show up again until the end of the series. The revelation of what Konoe is was interesting (I had originally thought that it was Hecate in disguise), but it makes sense since this kept her from being detected by the Flame Haze. Regardless, Hecate got what she wanted, and she even showed off that she can go head-to-head with Shana and stand her ground.

Speaking of Shana, I thought she missed a good opportunity to say she loved Yuuji right after he turned back to himself and she was hugging him. Kazumi technically still has a chance, though I’m more interested in what the hougu that Pheles left with her does. That looks like it’ll be explained next week, though the preview doesn’t appear to be terribly exciting overall. This past arc has been pretty good, so my expectations for the series are a little higher, and I’m more curious than ever now about how it’ll end.

January 24, 2008 at 2:54 pm
  • January 24, 2008 at 3:01 pmMello

    well heres another good looking episode

  • January 24, 2008 at 3:08 pmLTCJ

    Still no OP2/ED2? damn…

  • January 24, 2008 at 3:15 pmmutio

    Ep 17 if I remember, patience (moreover I like the current OP/ED. And I guess I won’t like the second set. Why? Cause it was the same for the 1st season lol).
    This looks very interesting, a lot is revealed and the enemy finaly reveals itself.
    Looking forward to the summary~

  • January 24, 2008 at 3:17 pmTimerswing

    Man…I thought Yuuji was gonna realy disappear, or at least lose the Reiji Maigo…anyway, this is finally getting interesting

  • January 24, 2008 at 3:23 pmMaxmilian

    It looks like Johan is out. But WTF is Hecate doing there? That’s Konoe Fumina right? That little bit*h. I knew it. But the main question is: WHERE’S CLANNAD? ^_^

  • January 24, 2008 at 3:25 pmflingpoo

    Looks amazing if you ask me.

  • January 24, 2008 at 3:32 pmNatsume Satoru

    this looks insane

  • January 24, 2008 at 3:41 pmhalflifle

    I know people will bash me, but i will miss Konoe so much, she shouldnt have been assimilated by Hecate

  • January 24, 2008 at 3:44 pmTensai Otaku



    ” Clannad is gradually been ” bought ” for free on Japanese p2p!!!

    ” UMMMMMM……MESATSU!!!! ”


  • January 24, 2008 at 3:46 pmTensai Otaku


    That´s why I do hate stupid people…..This in anime is called my friend:

    ” !!!YURI!!! ”


  • January 24, 2008 at 3:52 pmTensai Otaku


    And watch out for spoillers….Or OMNI will break your two arms and your 2 legs in Steve Segal style and put in your ASS!!!(LOL)

  • January 24, 2008 at 4:01 pmcapoexecutor

    Think that cross might some religious significance?

  • January 24, 2008 at 4:15 pmWhite Star

    damn looks like Pheles left, that was a real shame.

  • January 24, 2008 at 5:13 pmgame8910


  • January 24, 2008 at 6:06 pmLiinae

  • January 24, 2008 at 6:12 pmlord morc

    looks like johan is dead

  • January 24, 2008 at 7:22 pmKaris

    I think I definitely understand who Fumino Konoe really is by the look of the pics

  • January 24, 2008 at 7:43 pmida

    what happened to yuji lol?

  • January 24, 2008 at 9:06 pmJenn-Jen

    ^_^ This episode looks really exciting. I can’t wait. ^w^ It looks like a lot of quiestions will be answered this ep.

    Holy crap! What happened in this scene?

  • January 24, 2008 at 9:22 pmWhite Star

    Not exactly a spoiler, but we’ll find out after watching it.

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • January 24, 2008 at 9:31 pmDoubleX

    Looks like Hecate penetrated Yuuji.

  • January 24, 2008 at 9:33 pmMeh

    From the screenshots, it seems like there really isn’t anything more to the Konoe character, which basically makes around 3-4 episodes at the beginning of the anime pretty much pointless. Hopefully I’m wrong, because I had hoped that this anime-only character would actually add to the whole story.

  • January 24, 2008 at 9:37 pmgolthin

    Johan didn’t die! He made a choice!

  • January 24, 2008 at 9:56 pmcapoexecutor


    Konoe is pushing the Silver back inside the Reiji Maigo. She overdid it, though.

  • January 25, 2008 at 12:38 amkakay

    wow I wonder if there is gonna be a third seaseon becuause it’s to much going on.

  • January 25, 2008 at 12:46 amfg

    will a person that die come back in the show

  • January 25, 2008 at 1:45 amMakall

    I hope Kazumi doesn’t get any powers.

    That would suck.

    Her character is pretty pointless in the first place, she neither contributes to the plot nor does she serve any purpose other than aggravating Shana. And I for one, have had it with the Shana angst.

  • January 25, 2008 at 8:43 amTokkan

    “Aggravating Shana’ isn’t exactly what she’s doing now, since they’re both close friends now.

  • January 25, 2008 at 12:43 pmkakay

    true but perfer shana ending up with yuji i just hate that he is so clueless.

  • January 25, 2008 at 1:20 pmkakay

    sorry to double post but i just seened it’s has alot of action in it to bad the subb version ain’t out yet.

  • January 25, 2008 at 1:57 pmMari

    In the end of the manga, Yuuji is THE BAD and Shana must fight with he and Shana …


  • January 25, 2008 at 2:02 pmandy

    Mari that a spoiler u should hid that ,also the light novel have not ending yet so we don’t know whats going to happen to yuji and shana

  • January 25, 2008 at 2:25 pmMari

    I haven’t said anything about whats going to happen with shana, I was in other web and a boy said that and I thought that it was interesting.

  • January 26, 2008 at 12:53 amAndrew

    How far off is the anime from the Light NOvel ? As in is thier enough content for a 3rd season or is this going to be the last?

  • January 26, 2008 at 2:13 pmSlayer

    this episode looks great *waits for subs*

  • January 26, 2008 at 7:23 pmbearzerger

    This show may have dragged for a couple of episodes, but ever since Pheles arrived it more than makes up for those. Next week will probably be a bit slower because they have to explain the shit that went on the last few weeks, but I only hope it continues with the kick-ass action as soon as possible and Yuuji does more than scream, although in his defense I have to say he had ample reason to scream this week.

  • January 26, 2008 at 8:22 pmtabs05

    Hmm…looking at how Pheles looked at Kasumi,I think the hougu that she gave her might be the same as something that could make her a Mystes or something that would grant her equal footing with Shana.After all, her greatest disadvantage is that she’s human, seeing that Yuuji will not age.

  • January 26, 2008 at 10:05 pmgame8910

    screw kazumi…just quit already!! >_

  • January 26, 2008 at 10:30 pmkaisis

    loli vs chibi ftw

  • January 27, 2008 at 6:54 ammutio

    Say, did you ever read the novels? Since I’d be curious to know which novels (rel. parts of them) are covered in this and the first season.

  • January 27, 2008 at 4:03 pmowning112

    i don like this series :/

  • January 27, 2008 at 5:50 pmSkinsThunderbomb

    This was a great episode! I’m interested in the hougu too ^^

  • January 27, 2008 at 9:27 pmMeh

    In response to the questions about a possible 3rd season, there would almost have to be one if they want to complete the story based on the light novel. The novel is up to 16(the anime’s currently at 13, IIRC, which is the end of the Pheles arc), which seems to be heading to the climax. The anime’s closer to the novel than this indicates, though, because book 15 was a flashback novel.

    That said, I think we’re headed towards another another anime-original ending here. The current novel arc, which should be coming up next, is unfinished. So unless they actually want to end season 2 with a cliffhanger, they’ll have to make up stuff.

    Oh, and I strongly suggest people who are simply following the anime to not read anything regarding the light novels. The spoilers are huge, and would REALLY hinder your enjoyment of the anime.

  • January 27, 2008 at 10:28 pmlalala

    I found myself really hoping that yuuji would disappear this episode and Johan would take over, at least for a little while. His character is really annoying me this season, even more so than last season. It is really annoying how they are focusing so much on the triangle this season, and Yuuji with his complete lack of personality is acting exactly like the male hero in one of those harem animes.

  • January 28, 2008 at 3:15 pmKureriannXanimeXgirl

    OMG i cried in this episode, shana was so sad and it was the first time i see her like that( to that extent) I also believe that it would have been more exciting if she would have said that she loved him when hugging him but than again that means that something more interesting in the future will happen… will have to see.:)

  • January 28, 2008 at 4:27 pmDeadMonkeys

    For some odd reason, when I watch that moment where Konoe first flies up and shows herself in the middle of combat, it sounded like Shana mispronounced her name (sounded like she said “Kotoe Fumina” rather than “Konoe”).

  • January 29, 2008 at 1:05 amFluriKuri

    Ooh…ending it with a cliffhanger? I hope not…that would suck ass.

    Maybe when Margery-San goes I bet…everything has just started. Is a hint there will be a third season. Plus, it’s too confusing the way it is now, I mean the Bal Masque is planning something big, Pheles is off to somewhere.
    and what did Hecate exactly do to Yujii?

    See if they did end it with a cliffhanger this would really render mostly all the events totally meaningless…
    So it’s likely there will be a third season. ^^(Or so I hope)

  • January 26, 2009 at 7:16 amClow

    it pisses me off when i see johan and pheles kissing.. == urgh,,,