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「夢の世界(ドリームワールド)と第二の魔王候補(サブアドミニスター)」 (Yume no Sekai (Doriimuwaarudo) to Saini no Maou Kouho (Sabuadominisutaa))
“Dream World and Sub-Administer”

Arata, meet the evil twincest molesting magus. I think you’ll get along just fine.

Arata Isn’t a Slut

For all Yui and Arin spent this episode all over Arata (in so many ways, woohoo!), Arata did separate himself from other harem leads in a crucial way. It’s not that Arata is going for a harem, ala Hyoudou Issei or Sugisaki Ken. He’s fundamentally a guy who likes to flirt and tease, and who says whatever he’s thinking, as Yui repeatedly noted—and he’s lucky he’s got charisma, confidence, and a boatload of Demon Lord-class magic, otherwise that wouldn’t get him far. What’s he’s not is a slut. When offered up a kiss from Yui, he stops her, and he wonders aloud if it’s really okay when Arin gives the greenlight for Yui to be his mistress. (Side note: Do it and don’t look back, Arata!) Sure, he’s open to temptation, and there are some suspect moments to be sure, but he isn’t the kind of slimeball who would lead to a nice boat. When intersecting feelings are the name of the game, the potential for tragedy is high, so it’s worth noting when the protagonist doesn’t look like he’d feed the fire. That’s not the tone of the series, but at least he’s helping out.

Pointless Yui Interlude

The magic system in this series is still insufficiently explained (or perhaps insufficiently interesting … it’s hard to say), because the interlude with dream Yui didn’t interest me much. How Levi expects nothing, and Yui doesn’t understand friends … show, don’t tell! Because in telling us these things, there was no impact. It all amounted to a diversion whose only allure was blushing Mira, Lilith scolding Arata in her sleep, and the kiss, but that didn’t justify the time spent.

Selina’s Ane, the Demon Lord Candidate

In contrast, I would have rather spent more time with Liselotte Sherlock (Touyama Nao), Selina’s older twin sister and a demon lord candidate. (I totally called it on the twin thing. Not that it was hard.) So far she’s only got sheer personality to recommend her, plus killer legs and a penchant for magic-sapping twincest, but that’s more interesting than the dream Yui interlude at least. For her, we have the same question we still have of Mira and Akio—how is Arata going to bring her to his side? I have no idea, but it should be fun to find out.

Looking Ahead

I’m guessing more Liese. That’s probably not a stretch, even if her top is stretching damn near to the breaking point, yowza!

tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – The last Trinity Seven shows up, after two others jump into Arata’s bed naked. Also, b00bs #trinity7 05

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November 4, 2014 at 7:43 pm
33 comments »
  • November 4, 2014 at 8:11 pmHelghastKillzone

    Get over here, Lilith.

  • November 4, 2014 at 9:03 pmMagic King Candidate Watson

    ALL HAIL LIESE!

  • November 4, 2014 at 9:33 pmbakakubi

    As a manga fan, Liese definitely is best girl!

    • November 5, 2014 at 9:54 amShiden

      Objection! Ninja best girl. :3

      • November 5, 2014 at 6:41 pmPeTdo

        Ninja>akio>arin==Hijiri

  • November 4, 2014 at 10:05 pmturn down for bananas

    I argue that the Yui interlude was totally necessary because:

  • November 4, 2014 at 10:15 pmhhhhhhh

    ok i admit it i’m a noob, how the hell do you post a picture in the comments? i’ve html’ed my ass in to computer noob hell and i’m quite depressed, i still can’t figure it out.

    • November 4, 2014 at 10:33 pmSynic

      just copy the image url into your comment. This will work with the screenshots above^^^

      right click – copy image url – paste into comment – say the magic words “El. Psy. Congroo.” – Presto!

      • November 4, 2014 at 10:42 pmhhhhhhh

        ahh so simple, i’m dumb. thanks!!! tu tu ru!!!

      • November 5, 2014 at 9:04 amStilts

        Note: It should only work for the images in this post. Other post’s images (much less non-RC images) will just appear as links.

  • November 4, 2014 at 10:31 pmSynic

  • November 4, 2014 at 10:38 pmDrasca

    YES! Stilts is doing this series! And to think I wanted to lure him with twin tails and knee socks…

    • November 5, 2014 at 9:06 amStilts

      B-but I’ve been blogging it for weeks now o.O

      • November 5, 2014 at 9:18 amSerapita

        It’s because of swimsuits.

        Looking Ahead

        New characters Yamana Mira (Hikasa Yoko) and Fudou Akio (Yuzuki Ryoka) are sure to factor in more next time, and—wait, swimsuits? Already? WOOHOO!

        Trinity Seven has been picked up for weekly coverage.

      • November 5, 2014 at 11:11 amDrasca

        I had the temporal memory of my cat… you were gone! I forgot XD Sorry Stilts! Love your articles.

      • November 5, 2014 at 8:24 pmStilts

        I-I didn’t pick it up because of that! *tsuuuun*

  • November 4, 2014 at 11:36 pmGinobi47

  • November 5, 2014 at 2:17 amSetsuna Henry

    http://randomc.net/image/Trinity%20Seven/Trinity%20Seven%20-%2005%20-%2032.jpg

    Liese is the best girl in Trinity Seven while Kurumi is the best girl in Date A Live.

  • November 5, 2014 at 7:01 amYanDaMan

    Liese and Levi, best girls of the series. But the rest are all great and arent far behind :3

  • November 5, 2014 at 8:13 amzztop

    Trinity 7′s author will be writing 2 spinoff novels for the manga.
    The novels will cover the main characters’s pasts and events not yet shown in the manga.
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-04/trinity-seven-author-illustrator-create-spinoff-novels/.80615

    The manga artist will be providing illustrations as well.

  • November 5, 2014 at 3:47 pmBlahto Blahtoto

    The hell happen to you Chitoge!?

    • November 6, 2014 at 3:11 pmSetsuna Henry

      LOL. I thought like that too.

  • November 6, 2014 at 6:58 amDark

    I kinda like Trinity Seven, it’s mostly amusing, funny, and doesn’t entirely forgo plot. But the one thing I can’t quite get over the feeling that some chars seiyuu are kinda miscast.
    This ep I personally found Touyama Nao to be a mismatch for Liese, I honestly expected a more seductive voice for her, and Touyama Nao doesn’t quite fit the bill. Sakura Ayane as Levi threw me off the first time I heard it, and it still continues to; it’s a strange choice, in my opinion.

  • November 6, 2014 at 10:31 amGiorno Giovanna

    • November 7, 2014 at 10:17 pmDark

      I don’t quite have time to craft a proper response, but I think when it comes to seiyuu work, a lot of it has more to do with how they portray the characters rather than the seiyuu’s personalities directly. That’s not to say it doesn’t help of course, if they can relate to the characters better, and pull off a better performance.

      With regards to Sakura Ayane as Levi, I found a mismatch between Levi’s face and her voice, especially coming from reading the manga. It just doesn’t click for me. Part of it could have been hearing her in other shows before I caught Trinity Seven (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Psycho-Pass 2), and it might result in less of a dissonance if and when I rewatch this show on its own. I wouldn’t bet on it though.

  • November 7, 2014 at 7:13 pmRyuuzaki

    okay. where is this going?

  • November 8, 2014 at 3:56 amNegi Springfields

    All thos magical names and terminologies look really interesting.

    wish the author focus more on shonen style fight scene tho.