「妹と妖精の島」 (Imouto to Yousei no Shima)
“Younger Sister and The Fairy Island”
“Sorry, but I love Emily”
Yamada Elf Daisensei
Okay, as much as I want to love Muramasa and to an extent Sagiri, I think this episode solidified my stance on who the best girl of the series is. With those amazing elf ears and a personality that could wash away just about anyone, Yamada EMILY stole my heart with her performance this week. And while it’s a shame that she wasn’t able to persuade Masamune to look at her the way he looks at Sagiri, that isn’t going to stop me from highlighting all the things I loved.
That said, a list of all the things that are great about Emily probably wouldn’t be all that fun to read (especially for the non-Emily fans) so let me try to give a somewhat levelheaded analysis of Emily’s grand master plan to try and wrap Masamune around her finger. Which, when you look at it in the grand scheme of things, probably went far better than Emily ever imagined it would. She got plenty of alone time with Masamune, her older brother Chris accidentally somewhat managed to plant the idea of the two being a thing, and by the end of things she managed to have a serious talk with her crush that ended with her giving something special to him and only him. Objectively speaking, I don’t think things could have went any better even if Emily had planned it.
Which kind of sucks because even with so many things going well, it’s tough to say whether or not it had any impact on Masamune (Actually, things probably only went as well as they did because the plot already knew it wouldn’t have an effect on Masamune). His silence at the end of the episode as the two were on the bridge didn’t leave a great taste in my mouth and the episode cutting to the modified ending sequence before he could have responded felt even worse.
Overall, I thought this was a pretty good episode and a great return to form compared to some of the previous episodes we’ve seen. With a clear cut goal in mind and the story hitting all the points one after another, I don’t think we could have asked for more in a single episode. Sure, the non-Emily fans may have been clamoring for more Muramasa or Sagiri but I’m sure we’ll be getting more of the two in the coming episodes. Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully get to hear Masamune call out to Emily using her real name. See you then!
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