「深海の魔女VS電切」 (Shinkai no Majo VS Raikiri)
“Witch Of The Deep Ocean VS Raikiri”
While I might not be a Shizuku symphatizer, I can honestly say I’m a much bigger fan of hers than I previously was.
Clearly Stating Yourself
Compared to other episodes where the story tried to make me feel for Shizuku, I think this was the first time something actually clicked with me. Unlike other episodes where she simply came off as a bro-con, I think this was the first time I felt that she was a character much more then that. Admitting that she once had an incorrect view of the world and respected her brother for smacking it out of her when no one else would, it’s not as tough to see why she’d be so head over heels for him. Toss in their family’s horrible treatment toward him and maybe all that love shes trying to give Ikki really comes from an honest intent!
But not stopping there, Shizuku managed to handle all fronts as she entered an epic fight this week. Not feeling down about her situation, I loved how she faced everything head on with a clear goal in mind. From overcoming the inherent weakness that water has with electricity to taking the offense against Touka when she couldn’t quite get a grasp over what was happening, I was surprised when I found myself hoping she’d somehow steal the win.
Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. With experience and skill on Touka’s side, I wasn’t too surprised seeing her slice straight through Shizuku’s last surprise attack. Luckily, watching the battle was a blast in itself. From the flashy electric attacks to Shizuku turning the battlefield into a winter wonderland, there was more than enough to make up for my slight disappointment with the outcome. However, if I had one complaint, it would have to be the constant recycling of the same scenes in-between the action. With all that circling around Shizuku and Touka to the exact same pan of Ikki and company, it makes you wonder how much money SILVER LINK actually saved this week. Then again, you also had one of the most beautiful scenes from this anime with all those snowflakes floating around the stadium after the battle.
You know, not much really happened this week. With Shizuku’s battle taking up a majority of the time, I was a little irked that we didn’t get much follow up from last week. However, now that we do know where the “mysterious” attack on Ikki and Stella came from, I’m hoping that something horrible happens to perpetrator for attempting such a dirtbag move.
Catch you guys next week!