Though Margery gets there first, Shana and Yuuji arrive in time to defend Ramie. After Shana formally introduces herself by using the name Shana, the two get to fighting. Shana has become very fast, and feels that because Yuuji’s there, she can do anything. Margery eventually notices Yuuji, and uses an attack from the sky to distract Shana while she launches an attack at him and Ramie. However, Yuuji has the power of Friagne’s ring to shield them. And ironically, because Margery is distracted looking at him, Shana comes in and lands a hit. To make matters worse for all of them, the projectiles Margery launched earlier collapse part of the building, sending Yuuji falling down into a pit. He’s caught by Shana, and Margery uses the opportunity to go after Ramie again. Shana, still believing that she can do anything, sprouts wings of flame and carries Yuuji up. She gets in another bit hit on Margery, sending Margery crashing through the floor. Margery briefly remembers her bloody past and meeting Marchosias. Marchosias then takes over and transforms into a giant purple energy dragon. Shana and Yuuji fly towards it and pierce into the beast, destroying it. Afterwards, Margery is surprised to wake up alive and even more surprised when Ramie tells her not to chase the Silver that she’s looking for – when the time comes, they’ll meet again. Ramie then uses his powers to repair the city and is about to tell Yuuji something about the Reiji Maigo, but stops himself. Meanwhile, a very lost looking Margery sheds tears when she sees Keisaku and Eita waiting for her. The next day, Kazumi sees Yuuji and Shana walking together and worries about their relationship.
Absolutely amazing production quality this episode. The animation is top-notch this week, akin to what the prologue DVD looked like. This is where the entire budget’s been going. And understandably so, since this episode concludes (for now) the arc involving Margery and Ramie. But I doubt that this is the last we’ll see of them (heck, Margery’s even in the preview).
Shana and Yuuji now seem to be like the Dynamic Duo, able to do anything with their powers. I was more than a little surprised when Shana grows wings of fire, and I kept thinking that the anything-is-possible (b/c of Yuuji) mantra would backfire on her, but it never does. Thinking about it, Shana got in no less than three major hits in on Margery, yet Margery didn’t really ever return the damage. Considering how badly Shana lost when they first fought, is such a growth of power solely because she has Yuuji behind her now? Maybe future fights will be a bit more balanced.
Here’s definitely something to look forward to: next week is the pool/swimsuit episode! I never knew Kazumi-chan was so well endowed.