KIDDY GiRL-AND – 04
One day, much to their surprise, Ascoeur and Q-feuille find themselves assigned an actual mission: to babysit a special little girl named Di-air. Things go smoothly at first as the two get to know Di-air and become her friend, and they show her around GTO headquarters and take her outside to play. The problems begin when, while outside, the three are approached by the hostile duo Rubis and Sapphir who are from the same group as the assassins from before. It turns out though that Rubis and Sapphir are not after Di-air and had instead come to face Ascoeur and Q-feuille, and the two struggle against Rubis’ feral form and Sapphir’s ice powers. Ascoeur in particular can’t make good use of her limited teleportation powers against Rubis, but the tides of battle turn after she gets a kiss from Di-air, and she’s suddenly able to use much more advanced techniques. Rubis and Sapphir are eventually forced to retreat because GTO security finally shows up, and Ascoeur and Q-feuille report back to Chief Hiver. Despite the attack, Chief Hiver decides to continue to leave Di-air with them, and Q-feuille in particular wants to take care of the little girl.
My suspicions from last week were correct: this episode had villains and something that resembled actual plot! And because of that, it was a decent episode – not great, but I’ll take what I can get. It was good to see some antagonists who might actually matter (as opposed to the stormtrooper-class ones of the first episode), and even if the fight itself wasn’t the most exciting or original – and plus it ended somewhat anticlimactically – it was at least well-animated. That level of production quality is one of the things keeping me watching this series, and this is the kind of episode where it can really shine. If only Q-feuille had a better ability… In any case, Di-air was also an interesting and cute addition to the cast, and it looks like she could be the girls’ secret weapon moving forward. Next episode, however, appears to be built around a horror theme, and it’s not clear from the preview whether it’ll be silly stuff or not.