At last we reached the conclusion of the Debut Arc. Did it end with a bang? Let’s find out.
When we last left our main pair Emilico had rescued Kate in spectacular fashion. Kate was again impressed by her ingenuity as she had a backup plan all set were she to not reach her in time. Although Emilico was tough she still bled so they went to the nearby river to wash her up. However, time was running out and the starting line was too far to reach before it ran out.
It appeared Edward’s scheme was a bust. However, EmiKate were the last pair to pass the Debut…but not the last pair to cross the finish line.
REMEMBER THIS DRINK.
Let’s skip ahead to the super important exposition dump scene.
Edward reported to the 3rd Floor Nobles and Lord Grandfather. To test his knowledge they had him reprise the truth of the relationship between Shadows and Dolls. Shadows start off as tiny fairy like creatures that could mimic and morph. First they observed living dolls and took their shape. Second, they’d form a relationship with the chosen/assigned doll, developing their personalities.
Back to Shirley and Rum. They took too long to reach Stage 2 and Shirley’s personality didn’t develop in time, becoming obsolete to Lord Grandfather’s agenda of raising an army of elite shadow nobles to overthrow humanity or something like that. However, Shirley dying was unexpected but of no concern to the high ranking nobles. As for Rum…she would be brainwashed and turned into a veiled doll. Remember them? How did the brainwashing occur?
During the Debut closing ceremony our hero shadows wondered about the fate of Rum and Shirley. They asked their dolls but they had creepy blank expressions despite shedding tears. Their hearts wept but their brains were on autopilot. Kate asked Emilico later but she too suffered the same fate. The spiked coffee was especially designed to keep dolls in line so they wouldn’t potentially encourage their shadow masters to deviate from the planned course…like Kate.
I could talk about Edward’s plan and thoughts on the 3rd Floor Nobles but currently it’s irrelevant.
Yup. The Debut Arc ended with a bang. With only two episodes left and, more importantly, the main Shadows House anime page changing their banner I have a feeling we’re getting a 2nd season. Would be a waste to change it for only two remaining episodes.