La storia della Arcana Famiglia – 05
Today’s episode continued where the last one left off so there is still an awkward atmosphere around Felicitá and Libertá. There wasn’t much more to that as the rest of the episode was dedicated to Nova! To me, Nova always seemed like a brat, and to be honest, I didn’t really like him very much at the beginning of this anime, but with this episode, I’ve changed my mind.
I admire Nova a lot now. It’s quite hard to make rational decisions like he did when you have to choose between justice and family. His cold attitude has finally gotten an explanation. Rivalry between the families caused the child to suffer. It’s a bit surprising that Nova who is so young managed to make this kind of decision – to put his parents to sleep using his Arcana power, the power of a Shinigami. Of course, doing such a thing at young age when you probably need a lot of support from your family has left its marks on him. He appears to be all dried up inside, but I think he still has a soft spot for Felicitá.
It’s quite interesting to compare Nova to Libertá. They’re both so similar yet different from each other. Libertá who got over his past is now stuck with his contradicting thoughts while Nova on the other hand can’t get past his contradicting background but doesn’t let that sink him in present time. They both lack what the other has. I assume whatever Felicitá has in mind will help them accept both their past and present and perhaps unite them a bit more. I really hope that happens because it’s a bit frustrating to watch these two guys all the time while the others who are equally interesting have so little screen time. I really want to see more of the others now, especially Luca and Jolly.
Speaking of Jolly, I didn’t think he could get any more mysterious but it turns out that I’m wrong. Using unauthorized methods to get his hands on an object in the lab, and on top of that, he changes the lock on the door from time to time – what could he be up to? The preview for next week’s episode implies that he might imprison Felicitá, Libertá, and Nova. I’m starting to doubt his loyalty to the family, but at the same time, I think he might just be the troll of the show, so I’m not really worried.
Well, whatever Jolly might be up to, I hope it helps our main trio overcome their issues so we can move on to other characters!