Well, as promised, Ama-san’s secret is out and Asa is revealed to be having magical powers. Asa’s physical fragility is attributed to the fact that she has magical powers but her body is human, therefore her body is unable to withstand the power in her. The only way to cure it is to use up the magic, but Asa stubbornly refuses to use any magic, even with Rin begging her to do it.
I just feel that Asa is acting quite stupidly by not using her magic. It’s not as if people are forcing her to use her powers to destroy or anything, she could just easily use it to help people or other random “good” uses, like maybe making a field of flowers bloom or something stereotypical. Her stubborness is really annoying to watch :(.
Once again, I have to give my respects towards Rin for being such a great guy. His concern is frankly genuine and he is seriously worried about Asa-sempai. According to the game story, he does quite a selfless act to force Asa to use her magic and I wonder if they’ll repeat this in the show. There seems to be some hints considering he has a boxcutter with him ^_^.
On other notes, the production quality of this episode was quite high and there was even some deformed Asa to look at. Ama-san’s past sequence was quite short though, kinda disappointed really, I wanted to see more :P. Well,
next week is the ending of Shuffle, just right before the new year there’s no Shuffle! next week, it’s going to air on the 5th so I really hope that they can end this show nicely.