Märchen Mädchen Episode 6: It’s Time!

At long last. The moment many of us had been waiting for had come. Let’s find out how it went down.

Transformed Shizuka, Ariko and Mai

We first got a better glimpse of their battle.

The episode began 15 minutes prior to Hazuki’s big return as we dove right into the qualifying match between Team Japan vs The Coalition for the last spot in the Hexennacht Tournament. Team Japan headed towards The Coalition stronghold but they had a plan.

Charles Giovanni, Puss in Boots Origin Master

Charles Giovanni, the Puss And Boots Origin Master.

Team Japan were separated. Ariko faced Charles Giovanni who was the Origin Master of “Puss and Boots”. She fought with a sword and her ability was based on “telling little lies”.

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Molly, the Pied Piper of Hammelin Origin Master

Mai was taken down early and captured. Shizuka reached the throne room. First she faced Molly, the Origin Master of the Pied Piper of Hamlin. She used firearms and her ability was summoning rats. Shizuka was more than a match for her. However, Yumilia played dirty by eliminating a downed Mai and then mocked her for her cursed fate as the Moon Princess Origin Master. She told her that, like the Moon Princess. she was cursed to never have friends due to her Origin Contract.

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The Moon Ship. Shizuka’s Ultimate Magic.

An enraged Shizuka called forth her Ultimate Magic, the Moon Ship. Unfortunately for her that’s what Yumilia wanted her to do because her Ultimate Magic was the Shuten-Doji, which gave her the power to steal others’ magic. She technically absorbed the Moon Ship’s magic and got a power boost.

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Yumilia stealing Shizuka’s heart magic.

Dunno what exactly Yumilia did next but the best way I can describe it is her stealing Shizuka’s heart/core magic. Oh and despite knocking Charles down Ariko didn’t finish her off and Charles later hit her with a sneak attack.

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Hazuki confronts Yumilia.

That’s when our lead cutie literally dropped in, thankfully not losing her memory upon impact. Yumilia didn’t like her coming back for more and said that this was the fate of Origin Masters. It was part of their contract to become like the characters in the Origin such as Shizuka being lonely because that’s what happened to the Moon Princess. Same goes for Yumilia whose Origin was full of greed and misery. Hazuki then went into “Badass MC Mode” and countered by saying that “a book is a book and you don’t have to act like the character in the book”. She went on to UTTERLY DESTROY the Cinderella Story like an internet critic would…but unlike a internet critic she “tore it apart” with style and grace. She then told her how SHE would finish the story. Hazuki refusing to back off annoyed Yumilia into attacking her.

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Hazuki Transformed.

The previously sealed Cinderella Origin appeared out of nowhere to block Yumilia’s attack. Hazuki then formed a new contract with the Origin, one where she would write her own version of Cinderella with her own happy ending. This new story would be titled “Cinderella Doesn’t Look Back”. The Contract was made and just like that Hazuki finally transformed!

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I knew the pumpkin army would come back.

Hazuki fought back but Yumilia had Shizuka’s magic along with her own so she obviously didn’t make it easy for the cutie. Yumilia was fueled by her determination to find a new home for herself and her two girlfriends. It didn’t matter if she was losing control of Shizuka’s magic, she would win. Hazuki then…somehow created her own Ultimate Magic, or some kind of new magic. KINDA makes sense because this IS a new story being written by her on the spot. What’s interesting is her mom and sis could sense their baby girl’s magic or just sense her from afar.

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Yumilia with her sweethearts.

Long flashback short Yumilia, Charles and Molly were all war orphans who endured many hardships to survive. Hazuki used her unnamed Magic to help Yumilia realize that she didn’t have to be underhanded to accomplish her goals, all she needed was her girlfriends by her side and all was right with the world. The Coalition forfeited the match giving Team Japan the victory.

Long conclusion short, take notes from Hazuki ladies and gentlemen on how to “get the girl”, by being a badass, standing up for what you believe in and confessing your feelings for her after enough time together. Shizuka was obviously turned on by our adorable lead’s badassery, hence the above scene. Hopefully parents covered their children’s eyes.

See you next time for more goodness.

Oh and there’s also this:

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27 Responses to Märchen Mädchen Episode 6: It’s Time!

  1. cirno9fan says:

    I don’t know if you were confused too OG, but just to clear it up, Hazuki was allowed in because the headmistress “conveniently” “forgot” to remove her name from the entry list. So she was technically still a part of the team. This was said in the previous episode.

    My gosh…Hazuki just tore apart everything those evil council members had built up for so many years in one monologue. THat was…so beautiful. And, I agree. The Cinderella story was always one of the more odd stories. Though, the original has her coming back multiple times and spending a little time with the prince, so it makes some more sense than the one that most people know…it sitll is odd how it goes.

    I look very much forward to more, as the show did a fine job of completely jumping out of my predictions, and I am going to be sad if this is the last we see of it ;_; I will be looking into getting the LNs if they haven’t been discontinued for sure once this is over!

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    • OG-Man says:

      If you mean the memory loss thing that’s, again, a Neptunia joke. I referenced it last week too. There was nothing about me questioning how Hazuki got into the match. I was trying to figure out how her new magic worked.

      Hazuki was so cool this episode.

      Hopefully it won’t end at one season.

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  2. Mauron says:

    I like the shiny new opening.

    Hazuki: I don’t want a prince, I just want Shizuka!

    Mom and sis probably felt something from the new Origin’s magic because they’re part of the new story.

    Something about Hazuki’s new magic really rattled the council. Stop those shady evil people!

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  3. Dante Smith says:

    YES YUMILIA, THINK OF YOUR GIRLFRIENDS AND SNAP OUT OF IT, ALSO REMEMBER TO SLAY THAT AMERICAN LITTLE SHIT AS WELL YA? DO WHAT YOU MUST AND DO IT AS RUTHLESS AS POSSIBLE…

    Ah, u forgot to add the post credit part where Molly said Qazan-san looks amazing when she strips 🙂

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  4. A faceplant, but not a memory loss. Good.

    Hazuki can be really badass when she gets into it.

    Hmmm….I’m seeing a clash of potential “new ways” of creating stories up ahead…if the American school really is “blending together established stories” or somesuch like the evil loli suggested, then their way of creating new stories could well clash with Hazuki’s idea of “free-form creating new stories out of old ones” without any blending of different stories…could be interesting to see. Story hax powers vs story hax powers.

    Will be interesting to see just how strong Hazuki is with her powers and what they do exactly, as well as whether those powers come with a different sort of price or something…hyped for the combo attacks with Shizuka now.

    Maybe Yumilia will now actually realize things a little and start working towards a better path towards creating a “home” for herself…hopefully.

    L-lewd! My goodness! Hazuki, you can’t just confess that casually! And at least cover up your handholding a little bit! Think of the innocent children who know nothing of such lewdness!

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    • OG-Man says:

      Yup.

      That she can.

      I just want to see Hazuki destroy the American scum.

      Their combo attacks will surely be wonderful.

      I’m sure Hazuki’s power helped her understand the error of her ways.

      Very bold move by both heroines.

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  5. Giack31 says:

    I really like that the new opening gives us a sneak peek at all the other girls in the other schools. There are some really interesting designs in there.

    You know how the evil team wears green clothes? Could that be another Harry Potter reference?

    Skizuka’s transformation is great. Worth the wait.

    Based on what we have seen I think her power might be to give happy endings to stories that don’t have one. Could be interesting.

    I wonder what part will the mom and sister play in the story.

    We all know that she just forgot to add girl before friend.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Hopefully we’ll get to see them on the battlefield.

      Lynne could be related to Draco. Distant cousin perhaps.

      You meant Hazuki’s.

      That may be it. We’ll have to wait and see if that’s the case.

      Hopefully we’ll get to see more of them.

      Indeed.

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  6. Liddo-kun says:

    Really enjoyed this one. Hazuki finally got some action.. and Qazan seems to have realized the right thing to do. Well, probably because of the budget… Hazuki didn’t get a flashy transformation scene.. anyway, as explained in precure anime – transformation is actually just a flash of light (like what happened here), the long transform scenes is just doing the transform in slow motion. ^^

    The pied piper uses cannons and rats, the puss in boots is a fencer that uses lies… but I was suprised most of all by Shizuka.. when she activate her full power, i thought tentacles were coming out of her white robes – later it was shown to be a flying boat.

    And lastly… I like this intro better than the first one, just personal preference.

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  7. tbiscut74 says:

    A good episode! I found that Charles’ and Molly’s origins to be very cute. And speaking of cute, Im really happy the pumpkin people are back! They’re are so cute! I love em!
    Also Hazuki’s form is very pretty.

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  8. Rory says:

    Hazuki was amazing in this episode. Tearing apart the story of Cinderella, her impassioned speech about creating her own story, and her transformation at last. It was all so good. I’m glad that she was able to get Yumilia to see the light, too.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Total badass. She tore apart her Origin’s original story, finally transformed, pretty much saved Yumilia from herself AND got the girl. Not bad at all for a shy girl.

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  9. Koi Journeyman says:

    While stories are set in stone, the paths taken are limitless. Hazuki chose hers.

    Hazuki, Be The One

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  10. x says:

    Horray Hazuki final transform and won her girl, now all she has to do is bring her to see her family.

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  11. Irisu Erina says:

    Now that you put “It’s time” in this title, I’m curious how are you going to call the Slow Start article.

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  12. yurimylove says:

    Yumilia must be a Nanoha fan — she totally stole Shamal’s “linker core stealing” move 😁

    Liked by 1 person

  13. K says:

    So that’s how Origin contracts work. It’s quite restricting that they have to stay in character in order to use the book’s magic…until now. Hazuki showed everyone that ya don’t hafta follow the story to the letter. You could say she deconstructed the story’s expectations and reconstructed it in her own image. Also, Shizuka doesn’t have to be resigned to her solitude because of this. She doesn’t need to be chained down by such a burden anymore.

    Yumilia almost lost herself trying to be Shuten-Doji but Hazuki made her realize that she didn’t need to take things from others to get what she wants, being with Charles and Molly was all she wanted.

    The Council of 13’s so not pleased with this turn of events. I’m assuming that they also don’t like America’s Composite Origin Project, since what Hazuki did was, I think, above and beyond that.

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  14. piano_cello_conducting says:

    I always love the moment when the lead who has been a loser and without any love finally becomes badass and gets the girl. We need more yuri anime with moments like this.

    Like

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