「館山基地合流遊撃隊！」 (Tateyama Kichi Gouryuu Yuugeki-tai!)
“Tateyama Joint Forces!”
magical girl Valkyrie shenanigans to…preparatory foreshadowing? Yeah, Sigururi loves its teasing alright. Frankly this is one series my doubts absolutely refuse to disappear from, yet undeniably there’s something big is coming down the pipeline. When you’ve got gods playing coy and older sisters popping out the woodwork, best be sure things aren’t as rosy as they seem.
After all the suspense of surprise appearance at the end of last week, new girl Yayoi proved, well, less than surprising. Whether it’s down to experience or simple desensitization, having Lizbet’s claim to fame being unfortunate events regarding the backstory of Sonoka is honestly a little disappointing. Pretty obvious said events involved death of a dear friend due to particular decision making after all, and that these decisions aren’t solely the fault of Yayoi because obviously the circumstances of the situation (after proper reveal mind you) limited the potential of best outcome possible. Not to say that what’s coming regarding these two is wholly predictable—that would be definitely be putting the cart before the horse—but there’s no denying Sigururi is following the well-trodden path when it comes to these developments. No matter the fun of big sister-isms, eventually something new is needed to keep the excitement alive.
As for what said excitement could be, well, I think Odin helps give enough hints. For all that Yayoi’s appearance may fill in the blanks regarding the pasts of Azu and Sonoka, it’s quite hard thinking that our gracious god doesn’t have an ulterior motive or two given his actions, appearances, and the very twisted manner of his self-described love for his warrior girls. This is arguably Sigurui’s biggest unknown, because while the show is playing close to the likes of Strike Witches in appearance and material, the potential for a real 180 in terms of plot exists thanks to the utter lack of info regarding the Pillars, their nature, and Odin’s continued remarks on Ragnarok. As previously mentioned, it’s fairly easy to guess where things are going if you have enough knowledge of Norse mythology, but that’s no guarantee Sigurui will be having its story stay close to what we’re familiar with. When it comes to these types of shows anything is possible, and the only way to find out what happens is to keep on watching.
We just have to hope the payoff at the end is worth the price of admission.