**FINALLY!!** Well, it was expected, but **FINALLY**, there’s action back in Otome. My fanboyism was restored a bit, and only *a bit*, mostly due to seeing Natsuki’s Robe anyways.
As expected, war breaks and Windbloom is taken over easily by the Slave Army.Natsuki **FINALLY** reveals her robe, but too bad she gets pwned 5 minutes after using it :P. Heck, she even complained about in the preview, which was quite funny IMO with the Shizuru x Natsuki voice-over. The heck with the bloody writers, at least let us see more of her in action plzz!!
What I didn’t expect was that they made Erstin take both the routes I thought she’d be on to, which is (1) die and (2) betray. I didn’t really expect her to both betray her friendship AND die at the hands of Nina. God… the scene where she disappears into the trademark green sparks, with Arika and Nina looking at each other instantly reminded me of the infamous “**KIRAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! ATHRUNNNNNNN!!!!!**” Gundam Seed scene, only now I can hear the cries of “**ARIKAAAAA!!!!! NINAAAAAAAAA!!!**”
But, to be honest, I still don’t like neither Nina’s nor Arika’s robe designs. Looks kinda bland to me. Natsuki’s was so-so but I can’t wait to see Mai’s one. Honestly, I’m starting to hope for the writers to go Seed Destiny on me, but only for the aspect of seeing Mai back in action. Nina and Arika still don’t pull it off for me.