「ブランニュー・ハート」 (Buran’nyuu Haato)
“Brand New Heart”
Training time and swimsuit time, with old friends and new alike. Mostly old, though.
There’s not a lot to say about this episode. It was a training episode, and more characters were reintroduced, and that took up most of the runtime. It wasn’t bad, by any means, it’s just that the main appeal was the nostalgia fuel of having more time with Erio and Caro, having Fate-mama return, etc. I do like how having Einhart around gives the story an excuse to reintroduce these old characters, otherwise it’d be forced.
The water cutting was nice, because it cleanly demonstrated the girls’ comparative power levels, and because it showed that Nove is still the boss. So don’t get cocky just because you got a good hit or two in back in episode two, Einhart! Plus, seeing Fate and Tea exhausted and Vivio and Einhart sore from overwork … I feel you! I so feel you! Onii-chan needs to get back in shape Orz
Vivio Claims Her Waifu
It was inevitable, but Vivio has gone ahead and claimed her waifu. It’s nice that they didn’t waste any time moving those two forward on the friendship track, even if Einhart’s thought about how ancient martial arts and modern combat arts can’t walk together elicited an instant “Why not?” from me. I’ll assume there’s something I don’t know about that yet, and leave it as the foreshadowing it probably is.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Training & swimsuit episode. Old friends are back, while Vivio claims her future waifu #nanohavivid 04
- No matter what, Nanoha is always Nanoha. She’s always excited by maximum power!
- I smiled when Lutecia (Kuwatani Natsuko) made a point of saying she’s the same age as Erio and Caro, and then she went off with the kids while Erio and Caro went with Nanoha and the adults. They may be the same age, but they’re not the same life stage. Erio and Caro will forever belong to the Greatest [Magical] Generation. SO MUCH NOSTALGIA!
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