「反逆の少女たち」 (Hangyaku no shoujotachi)
“The Rebel Girls”
Well you cannot say MSS still doesn’t have a few aces left up its sleeve. While it’s a good bet at this point the show will end with one hell of a cliffhanger (unless a second season somehow appears from the woodwork), MSS won’t be lacking for shockers before then, giving not just one but two surprises this week to cap off the well teased administrator showdown. Sure, one of them may have been coming for a while, but the other? You damn well know you didn’t see that coming.
While the site administration’s “uniqueness” has been teased repeatedly up until now, there’s no denying the chopped results are probably not what most expected. Magical powers are all fine and dandy—we are dealing with magical girls after all—but showing the baddies off to potentially be digital, if not outright machines? Well now that’s getting weird. As Tsuyuno’s “reincarnation” shows each administrator apparently starts as a magical girl with a specific mindset (if Nana’s remarks are any indication), but between there and magical machine intelligence something changes to give us masked crazy and air bullet carnage. The how and why will likely be answered next week (if we’re lucky, being finale and all), but if this jaw dropper is any indication, the Tempest probably has more to do keeping the administration alive and in charge than bringing about world destruction for sake of destruction alone. If they can be killed a few likely wish to prevent that from happening, and what better way to do so than by purging every potential threat? Might be a little costly, but hey, safety comes first.
The fun of course though is with what happens next for our good girl crew. Vulnerable administrators or not, Tsuyuno is now officially dead (at least for Aya), Sarina is looking a little worse for wear, and it’s very likely a few others may also be soon discovering what the afterlife looks like. Did we also mention how those magical sticks can apparently be destroyed too? How anyone manages to get out of this situation alive will prove interesting, although it’s reasonable to assume at minimum Aya will (because protagonist plot armour) and maybe Rina given a lack of crazy faces would be doing this show a serious disservice. Yes, I might be missing my weekly dose of Nijimin. One way or another something will have to give next week to get these girls out of this predicament, although whether it comes down to the power of friendship and magical stick combos or some outside intervention is anyone’s guess.
With the sheer amount of crazy flying around in MSS, you can bet the ending is going to be off the bloody wall.