「リリアとトレイズ」 (Riria to Toreizu)
“Lillia & Treize”
New chapter in the series, new opening and ending sequences to commemorate that (although the same songs are used). As we already figured from last time, Lillia is unaware that Travas is her father, Wil Schultz, but this time, they revealed that Treize, played by Yoshino Hiroyuki (Allelujah Haptism in Gundam 00) is the prince of Ikstova. His twin sister, Merielle, played by Saitou Chiwa (Aika S. Granzchesta in ARIA), was also introduced, and seems to have a pushy in-your-face attitude much like Allison did before and Lillia has now. (Fiona is the only girl with a “normal” demeanor in this series it seems!) It was a bit weird hearing Travas refer to Treize as Your Highness at first, because for some reason or another, it didn’t quite occur to me that he’s the son of Benedict and Fiona. Incidently, this means that Treize is aware that Travas is actually Lillia’s father, but swears not to let Lillia find out. Likewise, Treize’s royal heritage is hidden from Lillia, so she just knows him as a childhood friend, who she tends to abuse a bit.
With the story now shifted to the children of the first half of the series, it’s quite amusing to see the tables turned this time, with Lillia not quite aware of Treize’s feelings for her. (I swear it must have come from Wil’s genes.) They also ride a motorcycle with a sidecar just like Allison and Wil used to. Everyone is pushing those two together too (including Jan and Ema from Fiona’s village), but we probably won’t see their efforts succeed until the very last episode if Allison and Wil’s relationship has taught us anything.
Next time, it looks like Lillia and Treize run into some problems in Rachika after renting a plane to fly. Things started off harmlessly with them going on a summer vacation there, but given the pace of this show, I expect things to pick up immediately from here on in.
– Lillia (リリア) / Mizuki Nana (水樹 奈々)
– Trieze (トレイズ) / Yoshino Hiroyuki (吉野 裕行)
– Allison (アリソン) / Kuwashima Houko (桑島 法子)
– Travas (トラヴァス) / Morikawa Toshiyuki (森川 智之)
– Benedict (ベネディクト) / Yamadera Kouichi (山寺 宏一)
– Fiona (フィオナ) / Noto Mamiko (能登 麻美子)
– Merielle (メリエル) / Saitou Chiwa (斎藤 千和)
– Ema (エマ) / Satou Ai (さとう あい)
– Jan (ジャン) / Konno Jun (金野 潤)
– Carlo (カルロ) / Fukuen Misato (福圓 美里)
– Mateo (マテオ) / Murozono Takehiro (室園 丈裕)
– Policeman (警官) / Takahashi Kenji (高橋 研二)