Looks like this episode is mostly about Hajime (aka Kiryuu Heldkaiser Luci Firstwhich). Yay! I quite like the character so I’m happy.
He’s currently in the middle of a Fairy War, where he fights people with super powers and then returns them back to their own life with no memory of what took place. The fairies are the reason why the wars/battles are taking place. There’s no grandiose reason for it. The fairies just want to have some fun and use the humans as entertainment.
Seems like a fair trade to me. The fairies get some fun, while the humans get super powers.
Someone named F defected from the War Committee Council, which I’m assuming is a place where a group of fairies decide who to fight or something, and is trying to start up a super powered group to end the war.
I don’t really get it, but I like Hajime so I’m happy.
We see the scene when Hajime and Andou talked at the cafe and get some context about that conversation. When we first saw it, it seemed like he was a grown up who didn’t outgrow his case of Chuunibyou. But that was the case at all. He received a call about his team going after System, who has the power to put a stop to the Fairy Wars. His team left without him, so their fairy called Hajime to tell him what was going on.
Instead of defeating System, Hajime recruits the cute little girl instead and befriends her. Several weeks later, he has to wear an eye patch after sleeping with his coloured contacts still on. If only he had a healer on his team. Wait! Sayumi is a healer and while she’s not on his team, he knows her by association. I’m not sure what he was planning, but it somehow involved kidnapping Sayumi and getting her to heal him. Only they ended up getting the wrong girl. Instead of getting Sayumi, they end up with Hatoko. Another mystery is solved!
Meanwhile, Sayumi brings forth Route of Origin’s next stage. Ouroboros Circle!
Hatoko is saved and back at the club room with everyone else. Not only that, but Tomoyo explains why Andou was spending so much time with her. Andou and Hatoko make up as well. The apology is typical Andou. He tells Hatoko that he’s grateful for everything she’s done and then goes into Chuuni mode and asks her to be his companion. She agrees and all is right again.
Looks like Ouroboros Circle did more than just return Hatoko, it got rid of all of the misunderstandings and bad feelings everyone had too.
Andou also awakens the next stage of his power too. This one is called Dark and Dark of the End.
Considering how last week’s episode ended, I thought that we’d see Andou’s club battle it out in order to save Hatoko. Instead, everything is resolved in the last few minutes and there’s no real fighting other than what happened in the first part of the episode. At first, this seems very anticlimactic ending, because one would have expected something big to occur after that freak out that Hatoko did. And I was disappointed that we didn’t get any fighting, but I don’t think I really minded it all that much.
Would it have been cool if we saw a huge battle? Sure, but this anime isn’t really the place for that. It’s a lighthearted slice of life comedy, with the added perk of superpowers. Plus, Hajime would have destroyed all of them and then the show would be over. I’m sure that later on they’ll end up joining the Fairy War, but they’re still kids.
I know there will be lots of people hating on this though, but that’s how this show is so far.
I liked how that Hatoko and Andou made up without any other unnecessary drama clogging it up and that Tomoyo told everyone her secret. Now everything can go back to normal and they can worry about more important things. Exams.