「ガール ミーツ ガール」 (Gauru Miitsu Gauru)
“Girl Meets Girl”
A mysterious transfer student appears. That’s a very common pattern in magical girl shows, but Miyu isn’t your average girl.
Miyu Edelfelt – An Amazing Girl
Prepare for gap moe! But first we need to establish where the gap will be, and here it is: Miyu is amazing at pretty much everything. I’ll admit that as someone who has read the manga, this build up episode didn’t have quite the punch that the first two had. I enjoyed Illya feeling inferior to Miyu, but it was actually the other characters that really made me laugh, like budding fujoushi Suzuka or how Miyu totally broke Taiga. In fact, Taiga running around being bonkers was what made me laugh the most this episode! Especially when she went into Shirou-feed-me mode on Miyu. Is she the replacement Shirou in this ‘verse!?
I went a little off topic there, but here’s the bottom line: Miyu is an amazing girl. As if you needed me to tell you that.
Stepped on a Landmine
There were some serious conflicting signals coming from Miyu at the end there. Skipping ahead, there’s the mansion that popped up in a single day – loved Illya’s reactions as usual! – and which Miyu apparently lives in…sort of. But backing up, she didn’t act like someone who was born with a silver spoon in her mouth when she was talking to Illya about why she fights. I think the thing that Illya isn’t considering is that Sapphire isn’t like Ruby. Ruby will trick you into doing what she wants you to do with a smile on her face (if she had a face), but Sapphire? Naw. If Miyu agreed to hunt down the cards, there has to be another reason.
Looking Ahead – Enter Caster
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Miyu is perfect, you’ll never be as good as her, give up Illya-chan. But that’s okay, b/c Illya is cute when she’s in despair #prismaillya
- Sapphire and Miyu make a really good team. Though then again, Ruby & Illya are a good fit too, comedy-wise.
- I actually like how they delayed the card exposition because Ruby was like “Lawl I forgot.” Since it’s her, it works.
- Tatsuko is such a Katou Emiri role. Three words out of her and I really can’t imagine anyone else voicing her. So many good casting decisions in this show.
- Blushing Miyu, so kawaii~
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