Well, that took a lot longer than I expected to finish, but here I am, Alliance of the Golden Witch finally read through.
Doing it Twitter-style again, albeit, it’s quite long LOL.
>>I’M NOT FALLING FOR THE SAME DERE-DERE BEATO TRICK AGAIN. SCREW YOU WITCH.
>>Whoa, “don’t do it again” huh Battler. Damn right we won’t fall for that same trick again. BITCH.
>>’sup Ange! Yeah give that witch a nice FALCON PUNCHHHHHHHH
>>Ange’s life…. BAWWWWWWWWWWWWW
>>Oh Maria…. ;_;. Don’t you just hate that stupid rule, no, certainty of school life? Especially when you’re the kid bullied? Sigh…
>>Amakusa’s profile sure makes his sound like he’s Kurz.
>>Great, first red text, and now we have blue text as well?!
>>Kyrie is a scary woman. A really, really scary woman…. considering that even scarier younger sister she has, I guess it must run in the family.
>>I hadn’t realised it, but the Seven Stakes were really just one-use summons? That’s so sad. Go go Ange, gotta summon ‘em all!
>>Whoah, Lambda’s shooting things really directly to Ange. Well, Bern can be really shrewd too…..
>>Are all witches this evil? Lambda really scares me to a degree that’s almost the same but different than Beato.
>>Rosa is such a QUALITY mother.
>>To deny the existence of witches and magic yet accepting the existence of magic and witches…. sure is contradictory, but as Devil’s Proof goes, you can’t prove a negative fact.
>>Oh fuck, it’s Kinzo Goldsmith.
>>He isn’t seriously planning to….
>>OH SHIT HE IS! THREE SIESTAS SUMMONED!!!!1111
>>First to die, poor Natsuhi.
>>Next up, Rudolf. Well I guess this means no fancy gun action this round, eh.
>>Ah poor Hideyoshi. Always getting the short end of the stick.
>>Good night, Genji-san.
>>Ah the bitch dies as well. (read: Eva)
>>And final of the first six is QUALITY mom Rosa.
>>Hey wtf Ronove’s here too?! And Virgillia too!
>>Ooh! New character. Gaap has some really bold fashion sense.
>>I’ll repeat this again, Rosa is such a QUALITY mom. Still terrible to see Maria doing that to her though… sigh, this is what you get when you betray a child’s innocent trust. （￣へ￣）
>>Ahaha, flustered Virgillia. Gaap sure knows how to tease.
>>Three choices huh. Jessica’s answer reflects her nobility while George’s answer reflects his love. Still, didn’t expect that from George.
>>WHOA JESSICA FALCON-PUNCHING RONOVE.
>>Whoa, Taichichuan. George vs Gaap fight is filled with GAR.
>>Virgillia is hillariously clumsy in this episode isn’t she?
>>Whoa, Kanon and Shannon fighting for serious for the first time. Let’s see what their real power is…
>>LOL WTF Shannon bombed the Siestas with a magic EMP pulse?!
>>Oh shi…! Virgillia opened her eyes!
>>LOOOOOOOOOOL sure sounds like the Siesta’s are using some messed up form of Windows. Adminstrator Privilages, IME’s and what not. Ahahahahaha.
>>loooooooooooooooooooooooooool the goats are sure stupid. “Virgillia-sama is trying to steal the prize.” AHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAHAA
>>Hahah, episode 24. Breaking the fourth wall a bit here aren’t we, ryukishi?
>>Loser flags? WTF?!!
>>LOL WTF they’re counting power levels now? Krauss’s power is OVER9000!!!!!!!
>>Is it just me, or is Gaap’s power was inspired from Portal?
>>…… so Ronove and Gaap were both trolling from the start? WTFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!! GOD DAMN IT BEATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
>>Oh noes, Krauss and the others! Virgillia must’ve been acting the whole time too!
>>So this is how you’re gonna do it this time huh, Beato? “Believe in magic for the sake of our deaths.”? That’s bullcrap, Battler, and you know it!
>>13 down and it’s not even the second day yet. This arc was long, but fast.
>>Beato finally makes her appearance. And she’s half-drunk this time, lol. Awesome BGM btw.
>>Six years ago? Another time-jump flashback coming up?
>>Eh? Two Beatos? WTF is this shit?!
>>Huh? Beato’s leaving the game? Wouldn’t that make Lambda a bit…. mad?
>>Oh dear, she did piss off everyone else with that irresponsible running away. What happened to you, Beato?
>>WHAT! Battler’s mother isn’t Asumu?! Wait.
>>Oh no… Battler was erased?
>>Back to 1998. Ah man, poor Ange. Amakusa, please make yourself useful soon….
>>Oh there wasn’t any need for him. The Seven Ass-neechans saved the day… for now.
>>Huh? Beato and Maria created their own Reality Marble and ran there.
>>I don’t get it, but Ange tore apart the Reality Marble and forced Beato back in to the game. But really what is Beato’s true face?
>>Ah, Ange revealed her true identity to Battler. With the red truth too.
>>Oh shit, trollface Beato!!
>>Oh no, ANGE sacrificed herself to wake up Battler.
>>WTF I saved the game for dinner just one line right before the ending? LOL.
>>Wow, that was… unexpected of the ending. So Beato actually is suffering from something that we don’t know yet and she is asking Battler to kill her. Possibly connected to the sin Battler supposedly committed in 1980?
>>Tea Party Time: Back to Rokkenjima, Day 2. Looks like Battler and Maria are the only ones left this time.
>>Tea Party Time: … or not. Maria died too. Committed suicide?
>>Tea Party Time: Is Battler going to end up being the lone survivor of Rokkenjima this time?
>>Tea Party Time: Ah, Beato appears!
>>Tea Party Time: Blue vs Red eh.
>>Tea Party Time: Beato… your acting is really top-notch this time. B…b..b..but I won’t fall for it anymore! For Ange’s sake!
>>Tea Party Time: Disturbing final question from Beato, “Who am I?”
>>???? Time: Wow Kakera #
. Bern wasn’t kidding when she said “billions” in the truest sense. Best to see it as infinite.
>>???? Time: WTF. Bern and Lambda were in it together all the time?! Poor Ange.
>>???? Time: Looking back at it…. definitely no one was on Beato’s side fully all this while. I guess the game is a bit one-sided when you look back at it. Poor Beato.
Yeah, that was truly a looooooooong read. Episode 4 is so heavy, I no longer doubt that a proper anime adaptation won’t be made of it.
One really does start off this arc with a weird mindset, having been tricked by Beato throughly in the previous episode, I started off swearing not to believe any more of her tricks.
Then Ange and friends really took this arc through a long sidetrip both in to the future and in to the past, revealing details about Maria and Beato’s relationships, Ange’s past, the situation after the Rokkenjima murders and so on, to finally culminate in an important turning point at the end of the VN. But the ???? section really did rub a lot of salt in to that wound. Now I’m really viewing both Lambda and Bern truly as non-human existences, far beyond human understanding.
This episode also had quite a lot of action, with the highlights being George and Jessica squaring off with Gaap and Ronove respectively, and also the hillarious triple counter punch by Krauss. Seriously, LOL.
But in the end, that’s a really big cliffhanger left there at the end of the Tea Party by Beato…. I really can’t wait for End of the Golden Witch to be translated.