This week Kono Naki plays catch-up by delivering a double dose this week to make up for the time lost to the Olympics. We are finally entering the second half of this season, and the hype for the fall season is already building up. In other news, it was recently announced that the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise of RPG’s will be getting the anime treatment, a nice tidbit of news for those overlapping fans of anime and video games.
With the side story from the last two weeks finally over, we finally get to see what becomes of Haru and Taku as they fight Dusk Taker… and Chiyuri. The intensity of the fight causes Haru to unleash a frightening new power, just as the match ends due to time. There is plenty more rage to be had when Haru and Taku confront Chiyuri about her betrayal.
As the three kingdoms prepare for a major event, Becky and Biscotti have a chat about where they stand about pursuing a relationship with Shinku. Meanwhile, a lost spirit now turned into a literal cat burglar plagues the kingdom with a taste for all things shiny and expensive. This felt a lot like a filler episode, but next week there should be some great action when the “war” begins again.
With a victory in the primaries in the bag, the gang prepares for their next step in the election. In the meantime, Yuuki has an interesting confrontation with Chisato in the bath, and then finds himself in a huge bind when he tries to help his drunken teacher. What is the lesson of the day? Leave drunk people alone.
Shougo eliminates yet another girl from the list of potential imoutos… but he is still full of doubts about the entire situation. He finally decides to do the smart thing and employ DNA testing in order to find some relief, and possibly score. Leave it to the creative minds of the Japanese to find a way to make a DNA cheek swab perverse… Oh, and brace yourself for some heavy-handed censorship in episode 6.
As the dust settles from the huge fight with the Trumps of England, the crew decides to make their plea to gather the Armaments of deadly sins. The tension rises as the execution of Bloody Mary draws closer and a war for the purpose of re-creating history is brewing. Unfortunately, the crew of the Musashi will have to bargain with England’s queen, and she is not amused.
Nobuna continues her conquest, and attempts to fill in a power vacuum left by a fallen shogunate. Sagara uses some spare time to wander about, only to run into a nun in distress and yet another young warrior. Altogether this was a fairly uneventful episode.
The team arrives in the Soviet Union and is preparing to test a new TSF weapon in live combat against the BETA. Unfortunately it would seem there are members of the Soviet Union should not be considered “comrades”, as poor Inia discovers. It seems next week we will finally be able to see some decent fighting against the BETA, so look forward to it.
Two years have passed in the game at this point, and it seems most of the players have adjusted to their new lives. There are growing signs that many players have grown complacent, and have even lost their desire to finish the game and return to reality. Kirito eventually finds himself having to help Asuna deal with an obsessive guild member that challenges him to a duel.
Kyouko and the girls are working on her manga, while trying to ensure that Chinatsu does not “help”. The girls also go out for some karaoke, and Chinatsu goes on a “date”. Chinatsu hatches a plan to go to a horror movie in order to make a move, only to have it horribly backfire.