Those who accepted the new direction the latest WIXOSS took are free to join me as we continue our journey. Everyone else can exit stage left.
We began the episode with an enemy team discussing “Absolute Rei” and acting like they had nothing to worry about because she’d abandon them like many before. After the OP we joined our main trio talking about Rei too. Naturally she hated the “Absolute Rei” nickname and was like “What’s so wrong about taking Diva battles seriously? I want to win and team up with others who are as passionate about them as I am. Is that so wrong?” Fortunately for her Hirana understood where she came from. Oh and for some reason Rei wanted them to keep her Diva identity a secret.
Rei welcomed Akino to the team too but she again refused, saying she only helped Hirana because she was the Center. Rei was like “No problem. Hirana will be our Center going forward”. Hirana was like “Why not you Rei? You’re the most passionate of all of us” and Rei was like “Because I want to win”, clearly saying Hirana’s the most lovable of the three, meaning easier Selector Points in battle.
With the team formed the next step was the name. While Hirano and Akino had fun coming up with some Rei initially shared their giddy but took some time to think about it when she Googled “how to create a team name” and found a suggestion based on team members’ image. Rei wondered what she thought about Hirana and Akino as people.
The next day Rei observed the two from afar hoping to get an idea what they’re like. During lunch Hirana’s other friends heard she teamed up with Rei and warned her about her reputation. Gotta give the writers props. They didn’t have a scene of Rei running away after hearing an insult just as her friend Hirana was about to stand up for her.
During football game Rei joined Akino to watch Hirana play. She brought up the name suggestion article and Akino said Hirana’s main attribute was she never gave up and got a power boost from her resolve. In other words a token energetic knucklehead anime protagonist. Not quite a genki. Akino meanwhile was just her supportive bestie.
At the WIXOSS store the owner read Rei’s fortune, saying they’d have a tough road ahead as a team. We know that’s a mix of her worry over her temper and not knowing her teammates well enough yet. It’s not her fault. She just got to know them.
Before our heroines could present their team name they were challenged by the enemy team from earlier. They wondered how that could be as they hadn’t registered yet. Cue a flashback of Hirana accidentally registering them under “No Name”. Of course, being a token anime protagonist, Hirana welcomed the challenge.
Here we have their opponents this episode, Universe’s Beginning, led by Dr Tamago, “loli genius” archetype. The Frankenstein monster on the left appears to be a LRIG while the vampire is a fellow Diva.
Dr Tamagi came prepared as her team had analyzed Hirana’s deck before the battle, having a counter for all her cards.
Before and during the battle the mean doctor messed with Rei, bringing up her reputation and questioning her loyalty with Hirana and Akino but Hirana’s like “She’s one of us yo!”. Akino admitted she too questioned Rei at first but Hirana believed in her so she did too.
So how do you beat an opponent who knew your game plan and had a counter for all your moves? Dumb luck of course.
In this case buy a booster pack with some pretty good cards and nonchalantly throw them into your deck last minute. Again, dumb luck.
Do not expect a play by play coverage from me.
Strike a pose!
Thus “No Limit” scored their second win…just gotta change the name before their next battle.
Bang (Frankenstein monster) is sexy
I haven’t posted all the cool poses during either battles so far but I want to add I like most of them. Highlights most of the girls’ sexiness and Dr Tamagi’s cuteness. Another fun episode.