I mean, this title does seem like a horror movie reference but I doubt we’ll be witnessing anything horrible in the cutsie show.
Ah. I see. So Shuisho is giving Mangetsu some sort of illusion where Mangetsu thinks she’s an empty doll or she’s turning into a doll or something like that. Pure Mangetsu, I feel for you, but I mean, girl, you should have stayed at home. Like what sort of normie decides to go to a magical battle they have never heard of before?
Shingetsu and Kuon are worried about Mangetsu. Suisho is jumping around (boy, her name is a pain to spell). Suisho, yes, says that Mangetsu is a creation of the Magiaconatus to fulfill Shingetsu’s desire for a friend. I suppose the Magiaconatus really cares for Shingetsu, don’t they? I mean, I don’t really know if any of this nonsense is true and I’m having a really hard time following this battle, but it sure seems so. I mean, I think Mangetsu is still a real human and all, but her power is not natural, or hereditary, she’s just being used by the Magiaconatus to entertain Shingetsu. I mean, I’d be like, fine with that? If that means that I’m strong enough to protect myself and make friends I mean, okay.
In the meantime, Kuon says she’s smelling her sister (uh…) and that somehow gives her a lot of power along with the will to fight. I’m gonna take a wild guess and say that Suisho is probably gonna lose at the end of this episode? And then the girls are gonna have some very real moment where they’ll have to fight each other. Either that or Kuon will be kicked out, and then it will be up to the GETSUS to get rid of Suisho. But right now, it seems like she’s having a really bad time. Kuon gives a speech on why her sister is amazing and also heavily attacks Suisho saying the word oneechan as if it’s a mantra. Huge explosion occurs, I think Suisho was stabbed? This anime feels like I’m livestreaming a football match. But, yeah, Suisho is badly hurt, yet I think she’s still got something to give. Or receive more like. And that is a nice clean stab from Kuon. But wait, there’s more! Turns out Kuon was actually not losing!!! She’s actually totally fine and pulls out the dagger to stab Kuon back. And now I’m confused again, are they both dead or did Suisho survive? Either way, it looks like today’s battle is over.
Mangetsu locates herself in the rain on the street on her way back (okay) and then Nene shows up and tells Mangetsu that yeah, she really is a doll and that the Magiaconatus did actually create her and that even her family doesn’t know her now somehow – I don’t understand. Tl;dr Mangetsu is not human. EVEN HER TEXT MESSAGES ARE GONE! And Suisho has taken her seat in the school (she’s still competing in Granbelm by the way). The drama.
Mangetsu hangs out in Nene’s house and learns that basically if Shingetsu manages to win she could potentially keep her alive, otherwise she will most definitely die. Nene also explains that Granbelm is probably all a Magiaconatus scam to make everyone compete, and the only ones who can now win are Suisho and Shingetsu. In an act of rebellious bullying, Suisho meets with Shingetsu in school and breaks her favourite doll then tells her that she seems to be the Magiaconatus’s favourite because they seem to treat her different to everyone else. An then she says that that just won’t do because she’s gonna win it dammit!
Mangetsu wanders off and prays Shingetsu wins Granbelm so she can stay alive (which kind of contradicts Shingetsu’s wish of wanting to erase all magic). Then Kuon’s sister shows up.
I gotta give it to them
That was a pretty creepy episode.
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