「鳳凰星武祭」 (Houou Houshibu Matsuri)
“Phoenix Star Warrior Festival / Phoenix Festa”
Every week Asterisk seems to just get better and better. Here begins the Phoenix Festa!
Countering OP with OP
Seeing how Ayato is already pretty overpowered on his own (even with a built in time limit to how long his powers will stay activated for), it’s pretty tough to imagine anybody or anything getting through a combination of Ayato and Julis. I mean, when it comes down to raw numbers, those two probably top the charts in all aspects. Toss in all their teamwork training and Ayato’s flashy performance during their opening match, it almost makes you feel bad for anyone who’s up against them! That is, until the show introduced us to Aldy and Rimsy, a pair of autonomous puppets that for all intents and purposes have redefined the word “overpowered”. Basically, how do you beat robots that have the processing power to deflect bullets mid-flight and the personality traits of an old married couple? Throw in Aldy’s extremely powerful shield that can apparently block any attack and it feels like there are some real shenanigans at work here. At the end of the day though, I can’t wait to see what a battle between all four of them would look like. Because if this episode was any indication of what’s to come, it’ll be just as awesome as it is pretty.
Man, I wish we got to see more of this girl! With hair as red as fire and fangs that any ookami would be jealous of, I can’t wait to see what this Irene character is all about. Coming off as a tough cookie with a sweet spot for her sister, there are so many questions surrounding her past and purpose that I really hope she gets a whole episode to herself. From what little we saw though, it seems that she and Dirk have a past together, something I doubt most people would want.
Gah! This episode introduced so many different things that I’m having a bit of an information overload. With new characters and old ones gushing back onto the stage, I’m really curious how the show is going to handle all of it with the few episodes it has left for this first half. From Irene’s mysterious introduction to the insanely strong Aldy and Rimsy, it looks like Ayato and company are going to have a real situation on their hands soon. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully get some more answers. See you!