Minna won’t shoot~
Ah ha! I was right about Minna’s actions…pfff; she could never fool me with such suspicious actions in the first place, not to mention the truck loads of hints throughout the previous episode.
Thoughts: But it seems now 20 is the age to be looking out for any potential witches here as by that time they should have hit the retirement home already. But for Mio, she has no such desires to quite yet even though she knows her limits better than anyone else. This is partly due to her head strong personality and perhaps how revealing this fact would shock and crush the morale of the other witches but a more specific reason would be because she wants to nurture Yoshika more. Personally, I don’t see what is so special in Yoshika for her to be given special treatment but even if it is because of her latent hidden abilities, or whatever, I don’t really like seeing this type of bias going around.
As for where I stand on this, I definitely do think that Yoshika’s head has been growing to such a size that it is about to explode. Mio might not be able to see it but Perrine most definitely can and I whilst I don’t support her method of trying to put Yoshika back in her place in the form of a duel, I do support the idea behind it (even if it may just be me thinking too much and creating a false meaning to it, I am still sticking by it because Yoshika has crossed that fine line).
I guess some of the blame has to be Yoshika’s lack of defeats and too much praise leading to her feeling “big enough” to handle any type of situations single handedly. The thought of taking a neuroi alone is unheard of no matter what size the enemy is, Yoshika just damn well ignored her orders and acted on her own accord. I expect a spanking as punishment but the thought of Mio in a coma is nice too…that way some emotional scars would be a lot better than short term physical pain. Yes, drown in your own regret for your foolishness “muhahaha” *chuckles*. As you can tell, I’m not a fan of Yoshika.
Speaking about Yoshika…the neuroi this time was sure tricky as it managed Yoshika’s weak spot right after what she told Perrine. Coincidence? Or could the Neuroi have possibly read her thoughts and determined that she won’t shoot if it adopted a human form.
I’m not entirely convinced of the Neuroi being good at all even if it did seem “harmless” to Yoshika, sure it wasn’t showing any hostilities, but it wasn’t holding still either…who’s to say that it wasn’t trying to Trap Yoshika?
But thinking about it another way, I guess it would be a nice clichéd plot twist if the neuroi turned out to be not evil after all.
Either way, the situation isn’t getting any better from what I can see. Mio is injured badly and is now unconscious, Minna would probably laying down the judgement hammer on Yoshika for disobeying orders (who deserves every bit of it) but to fix Minna’s broken heart will take some time…and depending on whether Mio survives or not. I don’t think such a usually “light hearted” series would actually hold a funeral service so let’s just say that Mio officially retires after this episode.
Asides from this? I totally love Perrine’s “GRRRRRRRR”. It calls for a “so moe I’m gonna dieeeee!” quote.
Screencaps and “wise guy” comments:
Long awaited reunion, how sweet ^^
Ah, I forgot about the suspicious letter…
Yes I do! Lets go now!
That is just a minor payment for getting special treatment. She could have quadrupled it easily so be grateful
Private lessons why of course
Back to the letter thing, apparently there is some corrupt top dog who doesn’t like the witches and he is giving them a kind “warning” which basically meant…”stay the F*** out!”
Her big head just exploaded
Awwww, the sweet neuroi wants a hug, lets just forget about the millions of people it could have killed