Both our hero and opposing sides got new additions to their respective ranks and I’ll announce my plans for Hakumei to Mikochi afterward.
We joined Mai reporting to enemy HQ regarding the aradama attack and our heroines in hiding. She was reprimanded by Yukina, a hardcore Yukari loyalist who wanted the heroines dead at all costs. Unfortunately for her the Elite Toji had their hands tied being close to Yukari.
Thus she had her Plan B, Sayaka, wait on standby to take care of the “traitors” once located.
Meanwhile Kanami and Hiyori met up with the ally mentioned in the letter Kanami found with Mai’s cookies, Rui Onda. She’s a retired Toji and a friend of the principal of Minoseki, Kanami and Mai’s school, revealing that it was the president who wrote the letter. She would help them by letting them hide out in her apartment.
Having found a place to rest Hiyori took the opportunity to ask Kanami how she found out about the aradama eye inside behind Yukari’s head to which Kanami responded that she barely noticed it when Yukari drew her katana, suspecting it may be connected to the Netherworld. Hiyori recalled two powerful blades: Oodenta and Onimaru, blades from the Netherworld. One thing was for certain, this aradama masquerading as Yukari was more intimidating than they already knew. While sleeping Hiyori was impressed Kanami was able to see her Jin’i, a Toji ability allowing them to travel faster than a speeding bullet. Kanami has plenty of MC powers it would seem.
Later that night Kanami visited a girl in what looked to be a Spirit World of sorts. It’s not yet clear where they met up. She told the spirit about what had happened so far, showing great concern for how her actions affected Mai. The spirit told her “Hey. You helped another friend in need and Mai’s probably okay so don’t worry too much”. They then sparred as that’s all the spirit had to do in this mystery world.
Next we joined Mai a bit shaken from the report. She stayed behind as her fellow sudents returned home. Two familiar Toji, Ellen and Kaoru dropped by to say hi. Ellen and Mai’s fathers were business partners and Ellen figured they could keep in touch. For now the two were ready to go on vacation since they’re free to go. Kaoru also had a horny hamster thing for a pet. The less said about horny mascot characters in anime the better.
Mai was worried for Kanami when she ran into her school principal who assured her she was safe with Rui. Unfortunately for them the wild card of the Elite Toji Yume knew Mai let the two escape that day and warned Mai to not give her a reason to attack her. Not those exact words but that’s pretty much what she did.
Back at Rui’s she showed Kanami and Hiyori some kind of private digital contact network thingy. It was about to tell Hiyori something important until they were invaded by Sayaka. The enemies tracked their location and she was sent to take them down.
Hiyori held her own against the skilled Toji but she sensed she could be a major threat if not dealt with so she thought the only option was killing her.
Kanami quickly got in their way and tagged herself in, believing there was a better option. Using her MC powers she disarmed Sayaka and reminded her of their match in the tournament. They made a promise to fight again under less hostile circumstances.
I predict Sayaka will join our heroines either by her own volition or Yukina pushing her around to the point of her getting fed up. As for Ellen and Kaoru, we may find out next time. I’m very interested in seeing where the story will go next. I predict this will be the 7/10 Fighting Girls show of the season like Ange Vierge, Schoolgirl StrikerS and Battle Girls High School. It won’t amaze and will definitely bore some but be a solid viewing experience for others.
Lastly we’ll briefly discuss my plans regarding Hakumei to Mikochi. The show is still great, “chillaxed” fun two episodes in but as far as stuff to talk about there isn’t really anything worth going in depth about. What this means is I’ll watch the show on the side and make a G-View when it’s done.
Update: At first I heard from someone that in an interview the mangaka said HakuMiko aren’t a couple and disliked some fans shipping them. According to later findings by LuzeriP, while the mangaka did say HakuMiko weren’t a couple there was no evidence of the mangaka being against fans shipping the two as a couple.