While it’s tough not to draw comparisons, I think this is the point where two shows will finally break free from one another.
Lester MacPhail and Silas Norman
I don’t think anyone here can understand just how happy I was when the story finally confirmed that Lester wasn’t the perpetrator behind all the attacks. Literally, I think I leapt out of my chair and yelped in joy when he showed up and starting yelling at the sleezebag known as Silas Norman. I mean, besides avoiding the typical cliche that the rough muscle head is the bad guy or being used by the bad guy, I loved how he got an opportunity to truly prove his innocence. Fearlessly charging in against an army of puppets and never backing down even when faced with ridiculously bad odds, I really hope he managed to get out from under that giant pile of puppets.
The Chains of the Past
As much as I wanted to channel my inner Stilts and put something about Magical Jesus in the heading, I think that Ayato has enough of a weakness to prevent him from becoming too overpowered at this point in the story. With limiters (or I suppose magical seals) in-place to stop his true power from manifesting for too long, I want to believe that we’ll continue to see the quirky Ayato who solves his problems in a somewhat cautious manner and only get small doses of the ridiculously overpowered one we saw today. Because when you have some of two of the top students in the academy getting wrecked by puppets that can also withstand some of their most powerful attacks, it really makes you wonder just how much power those seals are well, sealing. Especially when you consider that he was also carrying Julis the whole damn time.
Luckily, it looks like Ayato can’t fly without the help of Julis, so I guess he’s somewhat grounded for now (LAUGH AT MY PUN PLEASE).
As much as I loved the cute moment between Julis and Ayato, what really got my attention hadd to be Claudia’s dark side sneaking out. Looking quite scary as she knocked the crap out of Silas, who would have thought that she’d be working alongside a shadow organization that one of Ayato’s only male friends happened to be a member of? That and what the heck was the show thinking of revealing another shady looking group of people so quickly!? Are they just trying to confuse us?
With the story finally moving at full speed, it seems we’re about to really hit the meat of things. From shadow organizations running rampant to Ayato and Julis making some progress in the romance department, I love how things seem to be transitioning from happy-go-lucky to somewhat serious. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week when Toudou Kirin hopefully makes her appearance since she’s supposedly really awesome. Ciao!
- Julis was pretty lack luster this week :/. Her girl power was through the roof though.
- You could probably write an essay about the symbolism of those chains on Ayato.
- Evil Claudia is pretty hot too.