「寝るヒナは育つ」 (Neru hina wa sodatsu)
“Sleep Brings up a Hina Well”
Lion’s parents are great, but with those kind of personalities, it’s not difficult to see how she turned out so eccentric.
Lion’s tearful reaction was too good, after her father played the Pied Piper of Hamlin by bribing away all her friends with the promise of food, a luxury vacation and foreigners. The man can be awfully overbearing and embarrassing, but you really couldn’t say he doesn’t mean well. I’m kind of amazed yet unsurprised that Lion’s father managed to build an outdoor swimming pool in merely a few hours.
We are also introduced to Lion’s mother Linya, the female who rules the Yelistratova roost. Though she gives off the same fluffy aura that Yuuko has, something sinister resides on the other side of the coin as well. While Lion and her father are evidently full of love for Linya, they also exhibit the tame kind of fear a well-trained dog has for its master. It’s funny seeing how many super strong men are whipped by fearsome wives, and I’m pretty pleased we got to see more of that interaction in the post-credit omake.
Apart from swimming pool shenanigans where Nina completely decks Karen and Lion for pranking her, I was also quite impressed with the meteor shower particularly for how gorgeous it looked. It made for a nice viewing experience, culminating with a lovely moment between the girls as they wish upon shooting stars – especially with Mahiro showcasing her determination.
We find out that Mahiro’s family is fully comprised of quirky scientists who work as some of ALCA’s top researchers, giving inspiration to her unique characterisation. Finding the greater ideal behind Mahiro’s obsession with Foreigners was fascinating to say the least. Namely her aspiration of wanting to go to an alternate world, which was incidentally the moment she also sealed herself as my favourite character. And that’s actually part of what I really like about Hina Loji from Luck & Logic. Every member of the main cast has steadily been receiving development throughout the course of the series, and they proceed to add something special in their own respect when it comes to group dynamics.
I wonder how this show will handle the plot when it thickens, considering it has settled into a very nice alcove of CGDCT. While not wanting the focus to shift away from such a comfortable position, I concede it would be necessary to further advance the ongoing character development.
Mahiro’s desire to enter the Logicalist world is something I reckon will tie into the story later on. My hypothesis would be that the secret to entering the Logicalist world lies in the Monolium state. If you become one with your Logicalist partner when trancing, then it stands to reason that you would be granted a body that works on the other side. Such a theory would also help explain why people haven’t gone far in researching this field, because ALCA have been advising against attaining the Monolium state for a long time. Hence I feel Lion, with her inclination towards trancing in a Monolium state, will play a large part in unlocking Mahiro’s research.