The penultimate episode of La storia della Arcana Famiglia was such a tease with all its semi-romantic moments! While it’s very common that otome shows never have any solid romance or couples, there have been exceptions, so I actually did believe that we might see some sort of romance, or at least, some typical romantic cliché, but no. It’s all back to Nova and Libertá again. These two characters are likable, but they’re overexposed by now, however, with today’s episode, I think both of them have found their resolves concerning the upcoming duels, so hopefully, we won’t have to see them in their character development stage anymore.
Nova and Libertá took Felicitá on a boat trip, and to be honest, I think it was quite unfair that only those two went with her to celebrate her recovery. I know they saved her last week, but I definitely think the other guys would enjoy celebrating too. Anyway, the entire trip felt very semi-romantic and it had a lot of moments where I thought something would happen. Oh, the disappointment… But on the other hand, since Felicitá is so young, I doubt we’ll ever see her knowing what ‘love’ means. I found it quite hilarious to see Luca cry over the fact that Felicitá might be in love. Long live eccentric characters!
Aside from the semi-romantic moments, Nova and Libertá seem like they’ve improved their powers. Nova, without any success, tried to wish his parents back from their coma, which I believe will happen soon as long as Nova keeps his current motivation up. As for Libertá’s power, I still don’t understand it so well. I do know that he can control it by speaking, but I don’t understand if his power only can ignite things or if he can do anything he wants with it. The former seems more likely because the latter would technically make Libertá invincible.
Now that everything seems to have settled down, or been solved, we’ve finally come to what we’ve been waiting for since the pilot – the duels! I don’t think one episode is enough for all the duels, and next week’s episode is the finale for this anime. I still believe we’ll have a second season but I’m not completely sure. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
- When I heard the trio was going to the beach, I was expecting swimsuits…
- I don’t think the hairpin suits Felicitá at all. It should’ve been green, like her eyes!
- I have a feeling that we might not get to see how the duels end next week…
- Everyone is gearing up with weapons for this duel, so I guess it’s all about physical fighting and no powers at all?
- I want a hat similar to the one on Luca’s head!
- Dat food!
- We might have a virtuoso in the family!
- Full-length shot: 4