「地球の魔女」 (Chikyuu no Majo)
“The Witches from Earth”
Ahh have to love Christmas weekends, besides all the fun of alcohol-fuelled family time (the best of times I tell ya) it’s also a time of remembering oh yeah, anime still is airing and you best not forget that fact. The good news at least is that Witch from Mercury didn’t really show off its hand this time – and saving me being sad I missed watching it yesterday – because outside of the usual teasing and hinting, we’re simply gearing up for that season finale next week. And what a finale it’s shaping up to be.
Given where things last left off a few weeks back the main reveal of the moment is that Delling and Prospera can be considered in league with each other. Not necessarily partners in crime mind you; while Delling is clearly up to his own perfected Gundam schemes, he’s doing it for his own interests first and foremost and only using Prospera when required. This was the sort of development I expected: it explains why Delling was willing to relent with Miorine why his rule of Benerit has found ways of keeping both Aerial and other Gundam competitors floating around, and, more importantly, why those inklings he’s not the actual antagonist are probably correct. Just like Shaddiq and Guel’s father Delling are playing the long game, Delling too is doing so in the name of keeping a grip on his power.
Such a discovery is the groundwork for what’s to come, because one way or another someone amongst Suletta, Miorine, and the adult class is going to experience some fun times shortly. Guel for example, if not bound to pilot a Gundam at this point, is likely to rescue one of the girls – with my bet being on Miorine – while Suletta is almost guaranteed destined for a date with the new and improved Aerial and one passionate fangirl. The interesting bit is Delling’s (and Prospera’s) little Gundam experiment, you wouldn’t a picture of that already if someone in the current crop of characters wasn’t meant to get behind the controls. The one assured outcome though is that Miorine and Suletta will be separated for a bit; with making up complete and flags raised all over, there’s not much chance of a return to normal for either when other matters are heating up apace.
We’ll just have to find out how bad the cliffhanger and season wait for round two is going to be next episode.