「抜き打ちテストの新任教師」 (Nukiuchi Tesuto no Shinnin Kyoushi)
“The Pop-Quizzing New Teacher”
It only took five episodes to finally learn how Taito survived after losing his last life. You know, it has to be pretty annoying worrying about not losing too many lives too quickly. Seeing how Taito’s only attack is a raging inferno that engulfs him after using it, it’s kind of like bringing a six chamber revolver with golden bullets to an automatic rifle fight. You may have the strongest weapon on the playing field, but you only get a small amount of shots. Oh, and you die if you use your last bullet before reloading.
But after finally swallowing his pride and bluntly asking Gekkou for help, I’m a little disappointed that Taito is such a masochist. He was essentially given the key to unlocking any type of power he wanted, and he didn’t care about the price paid for it as long as he could protect Himea. But instead of actually requesting power, he requests the knowledge of how to obtain power! As noble as it sounds, I couldn’t help but laugh a little when Edelka decided to become an epic troll and fill Taito’s mind with a bunch of bullcrap amongst all the real bits and pieces. Plus, he still lost something in return for gaining knowledge of something that he still needs to find before it can help him!
Watching Taito and Himea go on a random scavenger hunt really broke the flow of the episode for me. Eventually finding a familiar of his own who has an attitude that’s compelled more by feelings than his brain, I am curious about how this transfer of powers works. Since, if transferring powers was the problem, wouldn’t Himea be more than willing to transfer her powers to Taito? Oh yeah, apparently she lost most of it to bring him back to life.
With Haruka still making lunches for Taito and Taito still not responding to her advances, it seems that things are just going in a big loop. I was going to say that Yuuichi might be the new stand in villain, but I don’t feel anything evil from the guy. Especially after he overpowered Gekkou with a single finger and didn’t physically hurt him, I’m inclined to believe he’s nothing to worry about — at least for now.