Finally the highlight of any mahou shoujo anime, the henshin sequences of StrikerS are in episode 5. No doubt the new transformation sequences have been long awaited, ever since the end of A’s titillated us by showing the original trio at age 16 starting up their devices.
First of Fate and Nanoha’s henshin…. is just “Wow…”. Proves that there is quite a high age limit for playing henshin sequences. Fate-chan’s henshin was pretty kakkoi, but Nanoha’s henshin just had me lol’ing when her bra and pantsu played “now-you-see-me, now-you-don’t” but then RH announcing “Barrier Jacket – Aggressive Mode”…. which had me worrying ^^;;. Both of their henshin scenes now also include mecha “hasshin” calls too. Also, Rein-tan’s twirling henshin is cute, but we need full version *puriizu*.
Next off, Subaru and Tiana’s henshin, for the ephebophiliacs. Subaru probably has the most manliest henshin of them all, but ironically, her boobs are the largest XD. Also, roller skates with exhaust pipes are just so kewl. Tiana, meanwhile, probably has the most subdued but creatively choreographed henshin. Dual pistols for the win!
Lastly, for the lolicons and shotacons, are Kyaro and Elio’s henshin. Elio’s one is.. well… the only one lacking a nude scene, but that’s expected. “Kya~ Kya~~ KYAAA~~” Kyaro’s henshin meanwhile… is just so kawaii <3<3<3<3. Even her BGM sounds “cute” all around…ahhh~~~ so calming.
Surprisingly the rest of the episode was Kyaro-centered and unexpectedly she’s a Dragon Master…. she’s not going to be “just a support mage” I see. Elio-kun… you’d better train up your skills more. Speed isn’t just the only important thing in fighting there ^^;;.