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