The Alice Game commences with this episode and quickly claims it’s first victim….
Souseiseki faces off Sugintou and Barasuishou in the Field of Doors.While back in Jun’s place, everyone tries to cheer a depressed Suisuiseki up after Souseiseki’s annoucement and subsequent disappearance. They finally decide to make some nagashi soumen(ignore everything after the 2nd paragraph :). With some help from Shinku and light comedy provided by Kanaria and Hina Ichigo, Suisuiseki finally cheers up.
That night, everyone is tired and goes to sleep early. Shinku has a nighmare involving Suigintou and wakes up in cold sweat to discover that the whole space outside Jun’s window is now a N-Field. They circle around the N-Field city and spot Suigintou and Barasuishou on a roof. Suigintou provokes Shinku but Shinku remains adamant with her stand of not fighting and runs off with Hina Ichigo, with Barasuishou in hot pursuit. Suisuiseki, who’s left behind, gets attacked by Suigintou but is saved by Souseiseki, who engages in a fight with Suigintou.
However, Souseiseki isn’t a match for Suigintou and with Suisuiseki’s help, they run off with Suigintou on thier tails. While running Suisuiseki tries to persuade Souseiseki to stop fighting but she fails. Souseiseki faces off Suigintou but finally gets defeated. With some last words to Suisuiseki, Souseiseki’s body starts to float and her Roza Mystica emerges from her body, with everyone watching, shocked….
The series starts to take on a much more darker tone, as evidenced by the colouring of second half of this episode. The Alice Game has been started and unfortunately, Souseiseki is the unfortunate first victim of this game. I find that her death was quite sad as her emotions were manipulated by Barasuishou, instead of being truly her honest feelings for Father.
For some reason, I don’t have much to talk about this episode but it’s gonna be quite some time before episode 10 comes out thanks to Christmas and New Year’s. This episode was important, but still felt quite weak than the other episodes if compared.
The next episode seems to be about Tomoe and Hina Ichigo. Hina Ichigo doesn’t look too good from the preview given though…….