The concept of death is a complex one. Sometimes, it doesn’t make any sense. But this episode does. It’s a pretty standardized massacre.
Japanese Title: ルール変更のお知らせ
Ripple decides to fight Calamity Mary. Top Speed decides to help Ripple. Minael tries to kill Snow White. Hardgore Alice apparently has some sort of weird bond with Snow White. FAV desires more bloodshed. Things go as you’d expect. Most of my assumptions were pretty accurate.
The episode opens with Sister Nana crying her eyes out next to a box of pills and a bottle of whiskey. She doesn’t seem very happy.
Calamity Mary keeps shooting people trying to lure Ripple over, and she achieves it. A fierce battle occurs. After some decent fighting, Ripple lands on a landmine and Top Speed runs along to save her. They work together and manage to kill the bitch, who seemed like she would never get out of the way. Finally, no more annoying laughing and cheap Americanised stereotypes. She will not be missed.
Top Speed though, who is backstabbed by Swim Swim, (and yes, she is pregnant, like I said four episodes ago), was kinda cute. A bit of an annoying ideal-housewife-saved-by-husband type of character but at least she didn’t make you wanna kick her face in the whole time. Ripple tries to kill Swim Swim but since apparently her power is turning into water, she doesn’t get much damage and casually walks off.
Minael tries to kill Snow White but Hardgore Alice is onto her. After removing her from her forehead in the form of an axe, she proceeds to hunt her down. Snow White detects Tama and tries to talk to her. There’s some sort of connection between them, as Snow White can hear Tama’s doubts about attacking her and wanting to help civilians. However, Minael grabs her invisibility cloak and disappears, only to be picked up by Hardgore Alice, in the form of her stuffed bunny.
With the TV and a pair of pretty cherry patterned socks on, Sister Nana kills herself, not having been able to deal with Winterprison’s death. A drop of blood runs down her socks as she hangs herself.
FAV who is delighted with the recent overkill (there’s only seven girls left) announces that the cuts shall continue, and only four girls will be left. This is a travesty. He blames it on the magical items the girls use, that apparently consume too much energy. It’s always the staff, isn’t it?
Swim Swim who might be a paranoid psychopath criminal mastermind is planning her next move while Tama is freaking out. After some calculation, she decides Cranberry should be their next target. Great choice there. Just in time, Minael barges in like a maniac, telling them there’s someone they can kill. She probably followed Hardgore Alice home and knows who she really is. Damn.
Themes & Trivia
The Ninja Style: the only noticeable thing about this episode that I could possibly discuss is Ripple’s typical ninja personality and appearance. Tough, impeccably fast, and with great skill on both the katana and the shuriken, she probably reminds me of every female shinobi character ever, according to popular culture.
Decent episode. The Battle took over more than half of it so I’m not that compelled to say much. I’m glad Calamity Mary is dead. Hopefully, by next time someone will have figured out a way to repeatedly stab FAV to death. Cheerio.
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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku (Magical Girl Raising Project)
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