「それぞれの覚悟!」 (Sorezore no Kakugo!)
“Their Various Resolves!”
I can’t seem to put my finger on it but something felt a little off during this week’s episode.
As excited as I was for Tsugumi to have an awesome moment, let me start with my one complaint with the road the story took to get us there. In this particular episode, I felt a little conflicted when Clyde, Clay, and anyone else in charge of protecting/restricting our main trio had a sudden change of heart. Because as much as I want to see Anya and Tsugumi save Meme (which I’m sure will involve beating the crap out of Shaula), it’s tough to disagree with the points Clyde and Clay made while they were in serious mode. Just what can two girls do against a witch that the entirety of the DWMA has been trying to locate and takedown for weeks can’t?
At the same time, it’s hard to pass up on any opportunity for Tsugumi to shine. While I don’t remember Soul Resonance giving the ability for a weapon to shape shift until it became an actual “Deathscythe”, all I’m going to say is that the feeling of watching Tsugumi grow from someone who couldn’t transform completely into an almost nearly full-fledged weapon is almost as satisfying as punching someone in the face who says you’re unable to do something. But what may have been even more impressive than her wings was probably her response to Dr. Stein’s question.
Who would you pick?
While I think it’s all but set in stone, do you think Meme has a chance to become Tsugumi’s true partner? Looking past the fact that Anya and Tsugumi were able to perform a Soul Resonance with each other, you have to be pretty impressed just how close the two are with each other. From what I remember it always felt like Anya was getting the short end of the stick and if I had to say who Tsugumi was closer with, I would have said Meme. Sure there’s still the third option of Tsugumi somehow having multiple partners and Meme is in an unfair situation but at this point its hard for me to see anyone besides Anya becoming her partner.
With the climax right in front of us, I don’t think there’s anything that’ll stop us from grabbing it. The DWMA is in a crisis with Shaula’s poison spreading worse than a zombie outbreak and a pissed off Tsugumi and Anya are amped and ready to release Meme from Shaula’s grasp! Throw in all the cameos from SOUL EATER that we’re getting and what more could you ask for? Along the way I’m sure Meme will get her chance to show us what she’s really made of but only time will tell, right?
Till next week!
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