OP: 「Blessing」by Aira Yuuki
We might only be two weeks in, but I have to admit I’m liking Seijo no Maryoku something fierce. While not the most rambunctious of isekais – or hell, even the most intriguing – there’s something to be said for slow and easy and ever so wholesome. After all, Sei is one girl determined to find out just how many adorable smiles you can cram into one week.
Building off the introduction last week, this episode was more or less concerned with fleshing out Sei’s impressive talent for status enhancement. Cooking; lotions; the now established potion making: whatever this girl touches damn near turns to gold and gives everyone a cause for celebration. Particularly herself (I was wondering how long it would take before the glasses were questioned or dealt with). Although Sei is pretty effectively being set up as the actual summoned Saint through all of these various scenes (and therefore eventually pushed into more serious matters), I do like how nonchalant the show is being about it; Johan for example clearly knows her abilities are meant for greater things, but is perfectly happy letting her do what she loves while Albert is more concerned about indulging in his feelings of affection than with the practical potential of Sei’s abilities. It’s a nice and wholesome break from the usual saving the world shenanigans and I look forward to seeing more.
On the other side of the equation, however, is actual friendship and here we also aren’t lacking for fun. New girl Elizabeth, while still largely unknown, is a pretty good foil and intermediary for what are likely to be major events down the line for Sei, given her clear upper-class status and royal ties. Not difficult to guess for example that Sei’s talents will soon reach the ear of the royal family and prince who ran off with Sei’s fellow real-world transplant and lead to some interesting questions. After all, if Sei can perform these feats and the other Saint can barely accomplish middling magic (as per the quick blurb from last week), someone will start asking things that a few – i.e. the prince – may not want to deal with. And at that point, Sei may find herself smack dab back in the type of world she thought she left behind.
We’ll know more for certain soon enough though; considering it looks like a trip to the capital next week, I expect more than a few of Sei’s (and our) lingering questions to soon be answered.
ED: 「Page for Tomorrow」by NOW ON AIR