The countdown had reached its climax. It’s time to settle things with the Red Ring Gang once and for all.
Before we get to our heroines entering the enemy base Miyako had her own interesting meeting. The lovely girl who spied on her wasn’t one of the RRG’s spies as I first thought. She’s actually associated with the AASA (and appeared in the game), Yuri Saiki. She explained to her what the Common was and gave her an idea of what the RRG’s goal was. I thought the Common were the enemies in the game but it’s actually the dimension where all human feelings, specifically that of teenage girls, were located. Entering it would be like accessing the thoughts and feelings of every single human in existence.
Hopefully we’ll get more gaps filled between the anime and game in the upcoming 2nd half of the show.
To summarize the RRG’s master plan they wanted to gain entry to the Common as part of their plan to create a world filled with happiness with them ensuring it’d stay that way. How? By erasing all negative emotions.
Basically they you want to, you guessed it, take over the world.
No matter how much they sugarcoat it sympathetic antagonists with plans that could affect the world either want to conquer it or destroy it.
As part of their plan to bring Hiori to them Shino tricked Ruka and knocked her out, using her as bait. The gang ordered Hiori and Momo to hand over their rings. Ruka told Hiori to stop but she loved her just as much as Mio. Fortunately, contrary to expectations, Hiori’s resolve to stop the gang was far too strong and the ring resisted Shino’s corruption.
Hiori’s courage gave not only Ruka (who finally called her Hiori instead of Miss Hirahara) and Momo strength but made Mio flinch too. Shino had to brainwash her again. Momo couldn’t take it anymore and rushed over to face her, reminding her of her promise to whoop dat ass should she cause trouble again. She had the power to take down Mio but that of course wasn’t her intent. She let her guard down for a second and got knocked out.
How will Hiori and Ruka get themselves out of this pickle? Is Momo done for? Hopefully not but we’ll find out next time.