「ここはリアルファイト!」 (Koko wa Riaru Faito!)
“This is a Real Fight!”
I think this episode was a good middle ground between giving NOT the freedom to be what it wants to be while catering a bit more to the original audience that the original anime created. That or maybe Patty and Liz are just that awesome of characters?
Patty and Liz Thompson
First off, let me apologize for incorrectly stating that this time period is from before they met Kid. As you can obviously tell, I haven’t read much of the source material so I kind of lost it when I saw the three of them in the preview!
Anyways, I thought it was really awesome to see Patty and Liz before they went full time at being Kid’s partner. I slightly remember them talking about their troubled past during the original but to see the two in their delinquent days was a real treat. That being said, we really didn’t learn too much about the pair. Seeing how they’re so prominently displayed during the opening sequence, I’m hoping we get some more before things are over. Plus, I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves it when Liz shows us her deredere side!
But boy oh boy, was it fun to see Kid. Busting out his trademark obsession with symmetry, there’s never a time where I will object to seeing more Kid. That said it also probably doesn’t hurt that I’m a huge fan of Mamoru Miyano’s sexy voice and will never refuse to watch something he’s in.
A few episodes back, I remember feeling quite sympathetic toward her after seeing the prodigies she has to deal with. Luckily she’s finally getting an opportunity to strut what makes her such a strong person. We’ve seen glimpses of it before but how can you not love just how honest and determined she is? Using this episode as an example, I think it did a great job at demonstrating how powerful it is to face your fears. Because sometimes not only will you grow from what you learn but you’ll be able to help others too!
Sure Patty and Liz may not be evil inside but Tsugumi didn’t know that for sure! So good on her for using her tough personality and getting those two to have a change of heart.
With that evil witch stirring up some trouble in Death City, it looks like we’re headed down a pretty awesome path. With Anya finally getting a chance to wield Tsugumi again, hopefully Meme will get a chance to show us what she’s made of. Man, wouldn’t it be awkward if Meme and Tsugumi weren’t able to match their wavelengths? Till next week!