Angelica vs. Gil, I’ve been looking forward to it ever since I found out about both of their existences. When Gil called said “Don’t use my friends, you mongrel” I definitely fangirled. Also manipulating those chains, take your treasury back yaaaaaas!
Tanaka is insane, I really am falling for her. I really wanna know what her schtick is. Fuck, I may just read the manga while this is airing I’m so tempted and hyped.
Red Ulith vs. Illya…I DON’T HAVE ANY WORDS…RUBY YOU FUCKING GENIUS. CASTER ILLYA. THOR’S HAMMER…ENOUGH FUCKING SAID. GODDAMN IT. SO PERFECT.
And I knew that they were going to have to retreat but God, it still was sad to see Miyu catch a glimpse of Illya and them look up at each other…then after Illya meets Darius (my servants meant you no harm my ass, oh God his voice projection is creepy, I bet he’s those eyes in the OP) and screams that she’ll definitely become strong enough to get Miyu back and that she’s “not your toy!” Aaaaaaaaaaah, I loved all of that so much.
AND LET’S NOT FORGET KURO AND BAZ ARE BACK, SO I’M SO HYPED FOR NEXT WEEK. ❤
Great coverage as always, dude.
Oh my God I love Kid Gil and Tanaka so fucking much.
This episode was great. Beatrice was great (I’m just gonna call her Red Ulith because she’s voiced by Rie Kugimiya and literally acts just like her) and mmmmmph her facial expressions. The wait for Kirei being a fake ramen shop owner who only makes mapo tofu was entirely worth it. RIP Illya and Tanaka’s stomach. I wanna make it myself.
Can’t believe the Ainsworths’ atelier is so pristine and peaceful. Hard to believe they’re the ones using Miyu and up to no good. But as Illya said, that’s what makes them so scary.
Punished Shirou…oh wow, I must admit that seeing him in that state made me feel sad. Loved Illya’s speech at the end.
Of course Angelica had to come ruin the party, but she’s hot so she gets a pass.
Can’t wait for more.
Respectfully disagree with you. 🙂
I enjoyed it a lot more than I did 2wei! The first half of this season is slice of life and build up for what is to come, but it doesn’t feel nearly as invasive and distracting. In addition, there is an introspective focus on Miyu and her origins/background being hinted at which couldn’t have come at a better time now that she and Kuro have been integrated into Illya’s circle of friends and family and Kuro’s character arc has mostly ended. Overall it just has a better balance.
Now I do agree that one’s enjoyment of this season does come with being able to stand the first five episodes being entire slice of life/filler as well as liking Illya’s Muggle friends enough to begin with, but I for one LOVED the beach, Mimi’s awakening and SABER RION RAND. Festival episode was good too but better toward the end.
At the very least, the quest to retrieve the eighth Class Card and the final battle was fantastic in its presentation and emotional payoff. It is intense, it is beautifully animated, it is exciting and it sets up for 3rei and brings Miyu’s character arc to a close flawlessly IMO.
And just seeing Illya BEFRIEND Gil…..mmmmmph yes, there really isn’t much else I can ask for. That was so awesome and refreshing.
I was just happy to see Miyu finally get the spotlight, really. Kuro made Illya come to terms with her feelings for Miyu, OT3 confirmed.
But I’m sure we can all agree where the series will really start shining is in 3rei!! We’re already a few weeks in and its so goddamn awesome.
As I mentioned that one time, just because I said I would stop covering this season did not mean I dropped it. This is Magical Girl Illya 2 1/2.
Check out the reviews of the previous seasons here:
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At long last, I finally started. Though now I’m all caught up.
Oh my God…unlike you, I thought 2wei Herz was great. No lie, it’s structure was a mess like 2wei’s, but it felt more balanced and I enjoyed the slice of life antics. However, the payoff with the final battle against kid Gil and learning the truth about Miyu is what made the season totally worth it.
And now we’re finally at 3rei…and my verdict?
OH MY FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD
I HAD SO MANY EMOTIONS THEN THAT I HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH THEM. MY HEAD WAS SO FULL OF FUCK.
But yeah what a fantastic way to start things off. It was cute in the beginning, unsettling as it creeped toward the climax, then the climax happened and I was so immersed in everything…crying and being frustrated and confused just like Illya in the cold parallel world.
And then Tanaka came in and holy shit, I think I really like her.
And Beatrice at the end…ahhhhhh scared the shit out of me. I’m just gonna call her red Ulith because she’s voiced by Rie Kugimiya as well.
Great ED too. Goddamn, I’m loving this show a lot finally. Can’t wait for more.
I’ll try covering 3rei weekly since last time I stopped covering 2wei Herz due to the concern of viewers complaining about the same thing week after week, which it seemed to be heading in that direction. That and the season was the weakest. Not bad but not as good as the previous two. This time I’ll try to keep it up regardless of what happens.
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Just thought of commenting here on one of my favorite episodes of the series after having retrieved some much needed screenshots of KiriShira I regretfully lost from my first viewing of GX due to having my computer break down and not everything from it being backed up to my new one.
I gotta say, not long before I watched this episode, I had been kind of hoping that Kirika and Shirabe would get a “break up make up” episode just to spice things up. They have such a close relationship and rarely disagree on anything, that seeing them be at odds at least once would be refreshing.
Maybe like perhaps, the fact that they remind me of Ruby and Sapphire from Steven Universe, and I desperately wanted an anime version of Keystone Motel at the time.
Well lo and behold SUCH A THING WAS DELIVERED TO ME IN THE FORM OF GX EPISODE 8. AND BY THE YURI GODS I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN HAPPIER WITH THESE DEVELOPMENTS. OR THE FACT THAT IT WASN’T AN EPISODE 8 CHOCKFUL OF SUFFERING FOR ONCE.
AMAZING AMAZING EPISODE. I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR MORE. WELL MAYBE A KISS BUT WHAT WE GOT WAS PLENTY.
Sorry, I just felt the NEED to comment on this.❤
Brave Witches, Show by Rock!! season 2, more Wixoss, more Nanoha/Vivid (sort of lol), and hopefully announcements for season 2 of Yuuki Yuuna finally being greenlit. That’s what I’m looking forward to this fall.
And I’m also going to check out Matoi the Sacred Slayer because the trailer looked beautiful. It’ll probably be Gochiusa meets Akame ga Kill though😄
OH SHIT HIBIKEK 2 IS COMING OUT?! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK I NEED TO WATCH SEASON 1 ALREADY :O
I know what fans are thinking. They’re like “Hey OG. You’re announcing your picks already!? It’s only Week 2-3.” That is true. Things is we got so many shows to talk about that I might as well make the list early this time around. Besides, I’m going on vacation again this October so I won’t be around for a while. Best to get it out of the way. If there any changes I’ll update the list, as usual. Also fans really wanted me to talk about the Fall season. We have A LOT to talk about so let’s go!
Picks based on these two charts:
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This episode was so fucking awesome, and I swear to God, I just broke down when it was revealed Kuro was the vessel for the Grail. A part of me just KNEW it, but when it was actually revealed, I was a goddamn mess.
Irisviel is truly best mom, I’m sorry Junko, but you’ve been dethroned.
Probably the best episode of the series so far, tbh. There’s just something about some of my favorite 12 episode magical girl anime where the 6th or 10th episode ends up being my favorite. It happened with both seasons of Strike Witches, Madoka, Symphogear G, and now with Prillya.