Title says it all.
While Gekka eventually recovered from her tragic events Karasuba’s still in a slump worried for her beloved master. Thanks to Retzel’s intel gathering skills she figured out the Imperial Line Faction were involved. Because of her status as a former enemy doll and the recent stunt she pulled she couldn’t cross the border but Haizakura could. Thus Gekka and her convinced Karasuba to go on a quest to find Mr Nagi. Our fluffy heroine and her bunny sidekick tagged along.
They traveled to a town where Nagi was last seen. During a montage Haizakura made friends with the children and had a good time with them and learned about fireworks. Meanwhile Karasuba’s search led her to what I think was an antiques store. She spotted a pocket watch that looked a lot like Nagi’s. Turns out it WAS. She asked the shopkeeper to share info on the one who sold the watch but he refused. Customer confidentiality and all that. She’s forced to show her resolve. She even got Haizakura to help. Fortunately one of the kids she played with was the shopkeeper’s son who convinced him to share some info, mainly where the seller found the watch. What actually happened was Nagi tricked his captors to open the car window to let him breathe fresh air. He then dropped the watch into the snow in hopes one of the dolls found it.
Our heroines followed the trail of tire tracks. Haizakura tripped on the muddy marsh. Karasuba got a good laugh at her cuteness and silliness. Haizakura’s pleased to see her homie finally calm down. To thank the fluffy one for caring they took a bath together and she washed her hair. Haizakura’s sad she wasn’t as bodacious or strong as her but Karasuba revealed she envied how much things changed for the better thanks to her kindness and assertiveness. Haizakura was grateful to everyone helping her and said the real strong ones are those who know how to protect others. As Karasuba was touched by her words they heard enemy soldiers passing by.
At the enemy tent Nagi’s captors unveiled their secret weapon, a new Oka model. Until a proper name is given I dub her Oka Neo. Their plan was for Oka Neo to lead an army of Okas to war. Nagi again refused saying the Okas didn’t want that either but the soldiers were stubborn. Fortunately he counted on them needing him alive and got them to “leave him to focus on work”.
That’s because he noticed Karasuba disguised as part of a pile of junkbots. The rescue mission wasn’t easy but it’s cool and successful.
During the mission Haizakura was in a bit of a pinch and activated her master control power. The beta Oka got enough energy to reawaken and get the nearby junkbots to capture a soldier and send the message to transfer her mind into Oka Neo. Could we have found the final boss of the show?
Good stuff as always.