July 07, 2012
I've only watched the OP so far, but I had to post. Lots of good stuff revealed in the OP.
Most important of all: Nanami and Becky both learn magic. Becky is shown riding a broomstick. Nanami seems to learn Tornado from Shinku, or else she independently develops an equivalent. They're shown racing.
I think that Nanami is wearing Ex Machina. Of course Shinku has Palladion.
Becky becoming a mage means she isn't going to be a useless moping sop on all the action, which is a relief.
UPDATE: Holy Cow! Eye Catch!
UPDATE: And now to talk about it, spoilers, below the fold.
The third kingdom is Pastillage. Their princess is Couvre/Kuberu and she's the chipmunk girl.
The three from Earth get summoned. Nanami becomes hero of Gallette; Shinku of course is hero of Biscotti. And Becky is along for the ride.
A battle is scheduled for the day they all show up, and it's being broadcast widely. Kuberu watches from her palace in Pastillage, and she's jealous about all the fun that Millhi-nee and Leo-nee are having.
Millefiore introduces Becky on the broadcast, as a friend of both heroes. Kuberu decides she's going to kidnap Becky to be hero of Pastillage. In the season preview we saw Kuberu showing up on a flying carpet along with a small group of her guards, and then carpet bombing a battlefield. I think we see that next episode.
And I bet that it interrupts a one-on-one between Gaul and Shinku, leading to no-game. We won't ever see them finish a fight, because the writers don't want to decide which is stronger.
Meanwhile: Fan Service! The Genoise are eliminated from the battle!
They were unlucky. First Shinku disarmed them all. Then Rico and Yukki hit them with long distance bombardment and did an MCSA on them. (This time Vert even lost her bra and her panties.)
They made the mistake of announcing that they'd never been defeated. BAD move...
Posted by: jcm3 at July 07, 2012 04:13 PM (OU30d)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 07, 2012 04:14 PM (+rSRq)
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Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 07, 2012 05:02 PM (+rSRq)
On ep 1:
Posted by: sqa at July 07, 2012 07:07 PM (5/dUV)
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Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 07, 2012 07:12 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: sqa at July 07, 2012 07:14 PM (5/dUV)
All of them are rings. The user can make them take whatever form is desired. In the first series Millefiore said that to Shinku when she first gave him Palladion. And he said he wanted a staff, and it became one. But over the course of the series, his standard combat weapon got modified. The final version had a break in the middle, and he could pull it apart and make two energy blades appear on the ends.
When Leo uses Granvert, she wants it to be an axe. But it could be anything. In resting form, all of them look like rings. Millefiore wears Excelide all the time, and if you look closely, you can see it on the index finger of her right hand in this episode when she's entertaining Becky.
Likewise, if you watch closely, you can see Ex Machina on Nanami's hand when she makes her grand entrance.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 07, 2012 07:30 PM (+rSRq)
I did see Excelide on Millfiore's hand and Nanami wearing a ring. Them all being rings makes some sense.
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Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 07, 2012 08:24 PM (+rSRq)
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Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 07, 2012 09:03 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 07, 2012 09:06 PM (+rSRq)
I still love they have a logical, in-universe reason for the "clothing damage" effect on knight-rank characters. Obviously it exists for the reason shown in ep 1, but it's still pretty fun.
Posted by: sqa at July 07, 2012 09:11 PM (5/dUV)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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