Another episode full of twists and surprises, with some big events happening that are totally unexpected…………
(screencaps up for the moment, summary will be done later, I’ve lost my internet connection actually _|-|0””””’) (post done)
On a Time-Space Administration Bureau ship, Esthea (?, guessing), the Yami no Sho is running amok. Clyde, Chrono’s father, contacts Graham, who is on another ship to inform him about the situation. Graham orders him to leave, but Clyde refuses and cuts the connection. Finally, Graham orders his ship to shoot down Esthea in order to contain the Yami no Sho menace. Graham later blames himself for being unable to restrain the Yami no Sho and causing all this….
While back to the present, Hayate starts to attack, while the hentai kamen’s are watching from a distance, mentioning something about “Dullindal”. They are suddenly surrounded by binds, casted by none other than Chrono, who reveals their true identities to be Alia and Lotte, his shishou’s.In the meantime, Nanoha and Fayt are hiding from Hayate, after taking one of her attacks head-on. While they are joined by Yuuno and Fayt, Hayate expands a kekkai all over the city and uses Sleipnir to fly and search for them.
Back at the Time-Space Administration Headquarters, Chrono questions Graham about his actions and asks him if he’s found a way to seal the Yami no Sho permanantly. It turns out that Graham has been searching for the new master of the Yami no Sho after the incident and finally found Hayate. As restraining the master or destroying the book before it’s compeleted is useless, Graham intentionally did nothing and sent the catgirls to help complete the book. The only way to stop the Yami no Sho is to freeze the master and book together in a frozen world inside a dimensional loophole (might not be accurate).
The catgirls beg Chrono to release them, as the only way to stop it is the few moments before the Yami no Sho goes totally berserk.However, Chrono is against that, saying it’s illegal. Lotte gets angry and says it’s because of this hesitation, the Yami no Sho hasn’t been able to be stopped, causing a lot of sadness. Graham stops her and Chrono tells Graham that there’s a fundamental flaw in his plan, which is that eventually, even being sealed off in a frozen world, people with bad intentions will always find a way to get it. With that, Chrono excuses himself, saying he’s worried about the situation on Earth. Graham stops him and hands the Dullindal(the spell to seal it, I guess) to him, letting him decide wheather to use it or not.
Back on Earth, Fayt is squaring off with Hayate, while Yuuno and Arf bind her. Taking the chance, Nanoha and Fayt each use Divine Buster and Photon Lancer each, but Hayate easily blocks the attacks and attacks Nanoha and Fayt back. Then Hayate proceeds to use a familiar move… Nanoha’s Starlight Breaker. Knowing the destructive power of the attack, Fayt orders a retreat.
While retreating, Bardiche informs Fayt that there are non-combatants inside the field, which turns out to be Arisa and Suzuka-chan, scared that no one is around.Fayt and Nanoha search for the non-combatants and finally find them, surprising all of them… However more pressing issues arise in the form of Hayate’s Starlight Breaker attack. Fayt and Nanoha instantly form a three-layer protection for Arisa and Suzuka, taking on Hayate’s Starlight Breaker head-on. After the attack subsides, Arisa and Suzuka try to ask questions but before they can do that, Amy teleports them away to a safe place while Fayt and Nanoha ask Arf and Yuuno to take care of them.
Amy contacts them both afterwards, saying that Chrono’s asking them to try and contact Hayate-chan telepathically. They ask Hayate and the Yami no Sho to stop all this but she tells them that she is just granting her master’s wish and Hayate is sleeping inside of her. She summons tentacles to hold both of them and claims that she’s the Madousho and she’s just a tool. Fayt breaks the tentacles and claims that although she’s a tool, why is she crying and begs her to release Hayate. However, suddenly the ground explodes and the Madousho says she’s going to go berserk soon. Fayt attacks her but gets blocked and the Madousho absorbs Fayt inside the Yami no Sho in front of a shocked Nanoha…..
More revelations as Nanoha A’s heads for it’s finale, with the incident 11 years ago revealed and Nanoha and Fayt’s secret discovered by Arisa and Suzuka.
First of all…. looks like I have to eat my words as it turns out that the hentai kamen’s are really Alia and Lotte….. well, there goes my “Chrono’s father” theory :P. But still, it was a nice twist to see that actually they are working to seal the book instead of being some random bad guys who want the Yami no Sho’s power for their own good. But still, the method used to seal it is quite a bit sad….. and they really went all out to incite the Yami no Sho to go berserk, with all that happened in the past episodes.
The most unexpected thing to happen was Arisa and Suzuka-chan now knowing Fayt and Nanoha’s mahou shoujo alter-egos. I didn’t really expect that to happen, with all the action going on with the Yami no Sho and stuff… so I guess they’re gonna resolve the Yami no Sho arc by episode 12 and episode 13 will most likely be a resolving of Arisa, Suzuka, Nanoha and Fayt’s relationships and hopefully a happy ending with Hayate and the kishidan’s :).
Other than that, it was a pretty much straightforward episode with everyone trying to stop the Yami no Sho and with a nice twist at the end of Fayt getting trapped into the book herself. Based on the preview, it looks like that she’s going to meet up with Hayate inside and maybe persuade her to stop all this, while Nanoha and the rest takes care of everything outside.