Homerun Homura. DEM LEGS. FAPAPFAPAPFAPFPAPA
Generally a bridge episode with some nice action scenes at the back.
First things first, looks like Kyubey’s wishes don’t have any “hidden” tricks, at least for Sayaka’s case. Kyousuke nicely got his hand back and even did an impromptu performance for Sayaka, prompting
a death flag her saying she’s on the peak of happiness.
There’s also Sayaka’s henshin scene, which looks quite traditional mahou shoujo-ish.
Her fighting style seems to be a little mix of her own melee skills and Mami’s UNLIMITED RIFLE WORKS.
Secondly, since this was a budget episode, there was quite a bit of chatter and background reveals too, alongside with the usual “I want to be helpful” stuff from Madoka and Sayaka. Homerun-chan continues to be a giant bitch to Madoka though, even though her actions always seem to imply otherwise.
Generally though there was two pretty important bits this week:
- Kyubey does not know about Homura.
He certainly confirmed to Kyouko that she is an “irregular” that even he doesn’t know about her motives, etc. I guess that is why Homura could attack him.
- The type of wishes can influence the magical girl abilities you take on.
For example, Kyubey reveals that Sayaka’s wish was to heal someone, she has better endurance/fortitude as a magical girl. Now that certainly sounds very interesting.
THE FUCKING TIME TRAVEL THEORY MIGHT STILL BE PLAUSIBLE LOLOLOLOLOLOHFUCK.
But well, there’s also the alternative possibility of there being multiple Kyubey’s…. shit, I’d rather take the time travel theory. Plus, that tidbit about the wishes influencing their mahou-shoujo stats? Oh dear god, bring on the SPECULAH right now.
And oh, Kyubey’s contract ceremony is kinda…. well, see for yourself :|
Kyouko is also being set up as the huge bitch pretty well, and her weapons even kinda reflect that too. It’s a spear that is pretty flexible, with Kyouko being able to split it in to sections or elongate it and use it as a whip of sorts that allows her really good balance between offense and defense. Really, Sayaka was quite outclassed fighting her with only her sword. Also, she casually chomps on taiyaki…. HEAD-FIRST of course. Man, seriously what a bitch.
This week ends on a pretty good cliffhanger though, with Homura pulling a Big Damn Hero moment saving Sayaka from imminent impalement, plus points for that hair swish thing too. Dammit, this is why I can’t get mad at Homura-chan even though her words are sharp as knives. Also, DEM LEGS, argh.
Ending card this week is by another Nitroplus artist.
…and Mami’s still in it. Dammit, SHAFT. DAMMIT!
P.S. Goddamnit it SHAFT, stop it with the closeups on Kyubey’s fucking eyes. I should also add there was a HORRIBLY disturbing shot of Kyubey with his eyes all unbalanced on his face. I’m going to have nightmares tonight :(.