A pretty funny episode, on par with Rozen Maiden’s staircase war episode.
Kanaria is on her 72nd attempt to get the other doll’s Roza Mystica’s but… before she starts, she takes out her bento and proceeds to eat, only to be disrupted by a passing crow who steals her food. Kawai-sou….
Inside Jun’s house, it’s pretty much a normal day, with Souseiseki writing a letter to her Master thanking them for taking care of Suisuiseki, catching Hina Ichigo’s interest, while Jun and Shinku are in their room reading. Suisuiseki feels jealous on seeing them and storms downstairs, meeting Hina Ichigo who asks her what’s wrong. Suisuiseki immediately denies she’s jealous (yakimochi), but Hina, being Hina, interprets yakimochi literally as yaki mochi (baked mochi)
Suisuiseki then tries to help out around the house by cleaning up and making Jun’s lunch, but both end up with disastrous results. Jun is of course, mad, but after Souseiseki says they’re just doing this for him, his anger fizzles off and he comforts Hina Ichigo………. only to fan up Suisuiseki’s jealousy to a boiling point and she kicks him. Shinku, as usual, cleans up the mess left behind.
After everything calms back down, Hina Ichigo writes a letter to thank Jun and wants to mail it, but Suisuiseki fakes up a story that the postbox is a terrifying mosnter in disguise, scaring Hina. In actuality, Suisuiseki just wants to send her letter 1st ^_^;;.
Hina Ichigo tries to ask help from Shinku but she’s busy watching Kun-kun and warns Hina not to go outside as it’s full of danger. Shinku further tells Hina, that cats are the Rozen Maiden’s worst enemy, recalling back her traumatic experience with one of her previous master’s cat XD.
But, undaunted, Hina sets off on her own, encountering a cat on the way, but luckily, this one seems to be more interested in helping than eating :). With the cat’s help, Hina manages to find a postbox and tries to mail her letter, but she’s not tall enough T_T. She bravely takes a running jump and manages to latch on and mail her letter. As she falls down, she is caught by Tomoe, who’s passing by. Tomoe brings Hina home and remarks that she’s changed a lot.
While back to Kanaria, after failing her 72nd attempt, she returns to her master’s home, who’s a ningyozuki bordering on total fetish ^_^;;;. A few days later, Hina’s letter arrives for Jun, but her writing is illegible to him XD.
A really good episode this time, focusing on Hina Ichigo surprisingly, as I had thought it would be a group episode, with the gang participating in some funny stuff ala the staircase war of last season.
Nothing much really happens, apart from bits of revelations, a juicy preview and a very humourous side of Shinku is shown, it’s the best to sit back and enjoy the antics.
Hina Ichigo, being the focus of this episode, has been changed from the selfish child of season one that almost unintentionally took Tomoe’s life, to a more cheerful, helpful(although with disastrous results ^_-) and thoughtful. I find it really touching she deliberately braved her fears, just to send a letter of thanks to Jun. It’s also good to see that Tomoe still likes Hina Ichigo.
The rest of the gang had their moments of hilarity as well, especially Shinku’s absurd fear of cats, after running in to one… very clever cat, XD. Kanaria proves to be humourous as usual, with her antics. Pity her, getting her food all stolen by the karasu-san T_T.
Also some revelations were made as well, especially regarding Kanaria’s master, who’s really a ningyozuki, looking at the amount of dolls in her house. Quite coincidentally, she’s buying stuff from Enju, the doll shop, ran by the creepy guy, whom I suspect might be the Laplace Demon in disguise.
However, what interests me the most is the preview for the next episode, with a popular character from the first season returning back, apparently. I’m just hoping it’s not gonna turn out to be another flashback episode of some kind :P. It would be good if the one I’m talking about returns permanantly.