Man, this episode was rather cheesy since it’s a Ren episode. Kaze no Stigma’s awesomeness truly comes from Kazuma’s GARness heh.
Ren and Ayumi head for the sea where they have some cheesy romantic and “I WILL PROTECT YOU!” moments. Date is interrupted by Tsuwabuki Mayumi and her retainer Yuji (should’ve come earlier) and a minor showoff begins with Ren winning until Mayumi reveals Ayumi is her clone and she’s only got a 3 day lifespan. Ren is devastated emotionally and the Tsuwabuki’s leave. Kazuma senses the return of the treasure but decides to hold off until the next day so he can, well, grandly crash the Tsuwabuki’s Taisai ceremony. Poor Tiana wonders if she’ll actually survive.
Rather boring episode in my opinion and the art suffered greatly too, especially in the Ren vs Yuuji showoff. Yuji kinda like… um.. “expanded” in it lol. Well, as long as they don’t screw up Kazuma and Ayano, I guess it’s pretty much tolerable… although seriously, no one -EVER- changes clothes in this series.
Next will be show down time and there’ll be Ayano and Ren charging in the Tsuwabuki’s place while Kazuma… well, I’m so looking forward to see him crash the Taisai. His ebil laugh and antics is so very much over-the-top awesome.