At school, Shana replaces the now-gone Hirai, except that she’s now masquerading as Hirai. Yuuji gets pissed off at her for that, but that only attracts negative attention to himself from his classmates. Marianne (the doll) comes to school in order to attack Yuuji, but Shana transforms and defeats her. Friagne, her master, appears and introduces himself to Shana, but disappears before they can fight. The damage that Marianne and Shana caused has injured everyone in the room, so Shana wants to use Ike’s life to repair the damage, but Yuuji has her use his own lifeforce instead. That night, he finds Shana on the rooftop and offers her some coffee. As he leaves, she sees his dim torch flare up again, surprising her grealy. Elsewhere, several people have arrived in the city, including an old man and a large breasted woman with a talking book.
The animation this episode is alright. The fight between Marianne and Shana, followed by Friagne’s appearance is fairly pretty, but there is also the lack of detail that BluWacky pointed out. However, the plot still bores me. Maybe bores isn’t the right word. The plot doesn’t excite me. For all of the surprises that Yuuji pulls on Shana concerning the importance of life (trying to save people, allowing his own life-force to be used), they all feel fairly predictable for his type of character. And while Shana is quite cute eating melon bread, and serious while fighting and talking with Alastor about everything, it doesn’t feel like there’s much more to her character than that. They didn’t even show her rebuilding the school.
Hopefully the new characters shown at the end can breathe some life into this series. Next episode looks promising if it features a lot of Marjorie/Marco and Shana like the preview shows.