「そして天魔が、歌われる」 (Soshite Tenma Ga, Utawareru)
“And The Tenma is Sung”
Unlike the previous episodes where there was very little, if any plot-related material, this episode when coupled with the serious parts of last week’s make for the beginning of what sounds like a really interesting story. I’m not sure what it was about this week’s episode but I just didn’t want it to end! The idea that the Seraphim are trying to prevent the rapture from occurring by utilizing Gekkou to prevent an ancient prophecy from becoming true sounds impressive on paper. It sounds a little like the bible with references to angels and whatnot, except with lots of fanservice and smack talk thrown in-beween.
Even with an interesting story, it doesn’t matter if what leads up to it is boring right? Luckily, the talk between Taito and Rapture Mode Himea was more interesting than I thought it’d be. I would have been content with a dirty-talking Himea who couldn’t resist feeling up every part of Taito, but was rather surprised when Taito decided to step up and demonstrate how tough he really has. Instead of that runaway first and try again later attitude from last week, it felt a lot better watching him stand his ground and eventually saving Himea.
In Gekkou’s case, I was a bit floored with just how much of a power up the guy received. I’m not sure what Hinata was trying to do when he lead his brother straight to the Seraphim, but giving him the key to destroying the one thing he couldn’t even touch doesn’t sound too bright. I guess you could cough it up to his cocky personality, but these villains need to learn to stop giving their enemies so many advantages! And who can forget about Mirai and how she accidentally let it slip that Gekkou made the Seraphim promise to leave all of his
allies friends alone? At this rate, I think everyone is going to brush off Gekkou’s punk attitude — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since he’s a good guy.
At this point, the only mystery that’s left is the one surrounding Haruka. If my instincts are right (and they usually aren’t) then maybe Ramiel Lilith is the one who’s taken over her body? But if it was Ramiel Lilith, who is also apparently in love with Taito, that could mean that she also might just be another part of Himea?! As I start wandering down this crazy path, my expectations for this show have been renewed a bit (:
ED3: 「Strawberry Eyes」 by サイトヒメア(高本めぐみ) (Saito Himea (Takamoto Megumi))
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