July 2008


       My next entry in my cute girl/ Japanese Idol category will be Saaya Irie. The reason that I am choosing Saaya for this post is that in a previous post I placed a picture of Saaya without putting her name on the picture and that pic has become my most clicked on non-anime picture. So if your over eighteen years old and reading this post you will go straight to hell.

      Saaya was born in Fukuoka, Japan on November 15, 1993. Saaya has appeared in several photo books, DVDs, live action films, and done anime voice work. Her most notable film role is that she starred in a live action film adaption of the Hell Girl anime series, and Saaya has also been in the musical groups Sweet Kiss and Chase. Saaya is one of the most popular junior idols in Japan, and she also has a large following China and Korea. Her vital stats are height 152 (4′-11”) B80-W57-H80 (35D-25-35), her hobbies are dancing, singing, and calligraphy, and Saaya likes to participate in the sports of basketball, and badminton. Below are a few pics of Saaya, click on pics to view at fill size and reserve your place in hell.

 

      This episode begins with Tayura cooking dinner for Chizuru when someone knocks at their door and when he opens it he sees Nozomu standing there. Later at school Nozomu seems to be putting more refined moves on Kouta, and the other girls in class think her tactics are straight out of a relationship guide. Tayura is laughing in the corner of the classroom, and when the other girls ask him whats up he tells them that since Chizuru is shirking her chores at home he told Nozomu what women’s magazines Chizuru is reading, this makes Chizuru very angry.

 

        Later at lunch Kouta gets backed into a corner by Chizuru and Nozomu, they both made him lunch and he must decide which one is better. The girls from his class have turned it into a contest, under extreme pressure from both girls he tries to eat both lunches at the same time landing him in the nurse’s office.

      Later the girls try the same thing again and again he ends up damaging himself by trying to eat both at the same time. The next day at lunch both girls present Kouta with lunches that aren’t even edible and he melts down before he can even sample any of it.

      This goes on for days with the lunches getting worse and worse, and Chizuru even begins to inflict her poor cooking on her classmates, and finally Akane tells Kouta to just tell the truth to Chizuru if he really cares for her. So, at lunch Kouta takes Chizuru outside to talk to her about the lunches and as he’s about to tell her, they get attacked by two students Omi and Mio. Kouta is injured when he blocks an attack from Omi that’s aimed a Chizuru.

     Once they find out that they injured a human they begin to apologise, so in order to help Kouta, Chizuru takes Mio inside the school to releases some her toad oil (it helps heal things). Then Chizuru rubs the oil all over herself so she can apply the oil to Kouta as first aid. As she’s applying the oil soapland style to Kouta, Nozomu shows up and also begins to apply toad oil to him, and after a while he recovers only to experience a oily overload.

 

       The next day at school Chizuru is about to fight Nozomu when he remembers Akane’s advise and he scolds her because of her bad behavior. Chizuru gets upset over Kouta’s scolding and she runs out of the classroom tears and Akane tells Kouta now he has to go after her. When he finds her she is happy that he cares enough to get angry at her, so she says she’ll take any punishment for being a bad girl. A spanking is suggested and soon Chizuru readies herself for a spanking in the raw, and soon Kouta gives her a smack but she wants more, so he really gives it to her. Well, That’s all for this episode.

      Well, it been a while since I’ve watched a episode of Kanokon but now I’ve finished a couple of backlogged series and now I can get back to Kanokon. The last episode was loaded with fan-service and pretty much nothing else, but this episode cuts back on the fan-service and adds some typical anime school situations.

       This episode was about the typical anime school situation about a girl making a bento for her man, but instead of one bento the guy has to choose between two almost toxic bento. Now for the fan-service, there were only two major skits involving skin, the fist one was the two girls applying oil to Kouta’s body, and the second one was of Chizuru demanding a spanking in the raw.

      I don’t know about you, but to me Kanokon is at it’s funniest when it’s being very naughty. I feel the reason that this series has to be naughty is that there is so little beef in the plot that normal anime skits can’t carry the series.

      Now for my rant: For god sakes Kouta just do the two girls and get it over with, but that probably won’t happen. If Japanese guys and gals don’t step away from the TVs and cellphones and start having some real sex there won’t be many Japanese people around in about fifty years. 

      A few day ago I was looking through a old collection of my anime tapes when I saw a copy of Hols: Prince of the Sun/ Taiyo no Oji: Horusu no Daiboken  AKA The Little Norse Prince  from 1968. This film is very important in anime history for two major reasons, the first one that this film was the directorial debut of Isao Takahata, and the second reason is that many anime historians consider this to be the first major anime film to break away from the Disney style of film making thus putting anime films down their own creative path.

      Note: I will use the name Hols to describe the main hero, many fan translations in the past thought there was a link between the “prince of the sun” title and the Egyptian sun god Horus so his name got translated into various forms of Horus. But in recent years the film’s creators have cleared this up by saying that there is no connection between the sun god Horus and the main hero in this film, his name Hols is a form of a common name found in northern Europe. Also, please excuse the quality of the screen captures, my tape of this movie is very old and not even my best professional level VCR player could do anything for it.

        The film begins with our yet unnamed hero fighting off a pack of wolves with a hand ax, and while battling the wolves our hero awakens a stone giant named Mogue who asks our hero why he as disturbed his rest. The boy tells the giant that he was being attacked by silver wolves, and the giant tells the boy that those wolves are the followers of Grunwald. The boy notices that the giant is in pain and he asks him whats bothering him, and the giant tells him it’s only a thorn, so the boy climbs up the giant and discovers that the thorn is really a sword. The boy attempt to remove the sword as the giant tells him he’s not strong enough, and after a mighty struggle to boy manages to remove the sword.

     When the boy pulls the sword out the giant praises him and tells the boy that the sword is called the “Sword of the Sun”, and he can keep it as a gift but will he be able to reforge it? The boy climbs off the giant and tries to use the sword but nothing happens, and the giant tells the boy that if he can reforge the sword and present it to the giant then the boy will be called Prince of the Sun.

      Hols leaves the giant and heads home, and when he gets close he is summoned to go see his dieing father. When he goes to see his dieing father, he tells Hols that he must return to their original village on the coast of the north sea to unite the people and battle the demon that drove them away from the village, and then Hols’s father dies and Hols burns their home and heads off.  Hols takes to the sea with his friend (Koro) a small bear, and after a long journey they find land again. Once on shore they are attacked by giant birds and Koro and Hols are separated, Hols yells to Koro to find a village with people and wait for him. Hols is carried many miles away by the bird then dropped into rugged mountains to die.

       After Hols climbs to the top of the mountain he finds Grunwald holding his rope, he invites Hols to become his brother because he admires his strength. Hols asks Grunwald why he should join him, and Grunwald tells him because he’s the strongest and smartest person in the world. Hols refuses and attacks Grunwald, Hols is quickly defeated and falls down the mountainside. Later Hols is found unconscious by a small child and taken to the local village, he is taken in by an elderly blacksmith and his family. Hols learns that a monster is plaguing the fisherman of the village, and later Hols finds out that the blacksmith’s son in law was just killed by the monster.

        While at the man’s funeral Hols watches as the men of the village argue and debate about how to kill the monster fish but nobody does anything, so Hols grabs some spears and heads off on his own. After a intense and dreadful battle with the fish Hols manages to kill it, and once he returns to the village the villagers discover that the game fish have returned.

     Prosperity has returned to the village along with the fish, and Grunwald is very unhappy when he hears that his favorite fish was killed. Grunwald is also very angry to learn that Hols is still alive, and he wants him dead before he gains more power, also back at the village Koro is reunited with Hols. Just as the village is having a celebration a large pack of Grunwald’s wolves attack the village, but the wolves gets their asses stomped because the villages ban together. Hols gives chase to the pack leader with his friend Koro helping him, and they chase the leader far away from the village.

     After a long chase Hols and Koro lose track of the head wolf, but their attention is drawn to a destroyed village by a beautiful singing voice. Inside the village they discover a girl about Hols’s age who lives there all alone, her village was destroyed by a demon and she is the lone survivor and a curse in upon her so no village will accept her. Hols tells Hilda that they are alike and that she should return to the village with him, so she agrees to go back with him. The villagers are smitten by Hilda’s singing, almost all work stops whenever Hilda starts singing.

      As time passes and Hilda sings more and more the villagers do less and less work, it’s almost as if they have lost their will to do anything. The silver wolf is spotted again and Hols gets some help and tries to reforge the “Sword of the sun”, but their efforts seem to have no effect on the sword, and when Hilda comes to see what’s happening she has a bad reaction to the sword.

     Grunwald sends orders for Hilda to destroy Hols and recover the sword from him because after all Hilda is his sister. The village women try to integrate Hilda into their group but she refuses saying that everything will turn to ash anyways, and the closer everyone tries to get to Hilda the more she pushes back.

     As a wedding is going on in the village Hols is out chasing the silver wolf, he throws his axe and misses and when he goes to retrieve it he finds it missing. Later we see Hilda with the axe seeming to direct a attack of rats on the village, the village is almost totally destroyed and even the bride is almost killed. When Hols returns Hilda casts suspicion on Hols, and later she help a power hungry guy by giving him Hols’s axe.

     The next day the children make Hilda come outside to play with them and later when Hilda is alone with a sleeping child one of Grunwald’s helpers orders Hilda to destroy the village and kill Hols. Hilda says that she won’t kill this child, but one of her friends says what good will saving one girl do, all you’ll create is another lonely Hilda. Hilda’s two animal friends battle for her soul, with one of them telling her to live and love like the villagers, and the other one telling her to destroy the village and kill Hols and live forever like Grunwald. After awhile Hilda declares that she has a demon heart, a demon brother, so she is a demon, and it’s her job to fight humans.

     Hols stumbles upon Hilda singing in the forest and it’s such a sad song he asks her to share her pain with him, but she says that he’ll be killed by a demon and runs off. When Hols returns to the village he is accused of trying to kill the head man with his axe. All sorts of trouble ensues, Hilda refuses to vouch for his presence with her, and even someone accuses Hilda of the attempt. Before it gets ugly Hols takes his axe and tells everyone he will return with proof of his innocence.

     While out in the woods Hols runs into Hilda who tells Hols that he’s so stupid for thinking that they were friends. She and her bird friend tells Hols that she was behind everything, the wolf attack, the rat attack, the assassination plot, and she wants him to fight her. She pulls a knife on him and uses magic to corner him, he tells her to stop and says that even if she is a demon she can regain her humanity, but it doesn’t work and she attacks him forcing him over a cliff.

     After the deed is done, Hilda’s friend Chiro (the squirrel) tells Hilda that she’s through with being her friend saying she’d rather live and die with the humans rather than go back to Grunwald. When she returns to Grunwald he tells her good job, Hols is now trapped in the forest of delusion and hill wander around lost until he dies. Hilda tells Grunwald that she’s done and now she’ll go back to the north to live alone under the ice of a frozen lake.

      Grunwald is displease at Hilda for threatening to leave him so he shows her visions of the villagers and Hols tracking her down and killing her, and he tells her that this will happen to her if she doesn’t go to the forest of delusion and kill Hols once and for all.

     Once Hols is gone, Grunwald attacks the village with snow and ice spirits, some villagers run and hide inside while others try to organise a defense for the village. While Hols is trapped inside the forest he comes to grips with his inner fears and masters his delusions and is able to find his way out. Once he exits the forest he finds Hilda waiting for him, Hols tells Hilda that he now knows how to defeat Grunwald and return her to being a human being, but she attacks him instead. Hols soon disarms Hilda and tells her to return with him but instead she disappears telling him to save his friends.

      The village is now under full assault from Grunwald and his snow demons, many villagers try fleeing but many want to make a stand and fight the demon. Hols returns telling the villagers that he now knows the secret to reforging the Sword of the Sun. While Hilda is out in the snow storm she comes across Koro and the small child that liked her so much, they are almost dead from the snow and ice, so Hilda gives them her wrap and she takes off her necklace charm and places it’s around Koro neck and tells them to go and take and with them her life’s charm, they are lifted into the air away from Hilda who is left alone in the ice and snow.

     After a while the ice demons beat Hilda to the ground, while back at the village the Sword of the Sun has been reforged. Grunwald seeing the the sword reforged leads an attack directly into the heart of the village, and the villagers lead by Hols charge forward to attack. Hols charges up the ice demon and slays the silver wolf while the villagers protect Hols from the other demons using arrows. Just as Grunwald and Hols are beginning single combat the villagers start to flee for another large demon is attacking from the rear, but they are wrong it is the return of Mogue the stone creature.

 

      Mouge congratulates Hols on the fine sword he has, and says he’ll take care of the giant ice demon. Koro and the child return and give Hols Hilda’s necklace telling him he can use it to fly, Grunwald seeing the turn of events starts to fly away from the battle. Hols dons Hilda’s necklace and flies after him with the villagers following, and they chase Grunwald to his icy lair. Hols and the villagers do battle with Grunwald and soon Hols disarms him, the villagers surround Grunwald with flaming arrows and Hols’s sword summons sunlight into the icy lair and Grunwald cowers in fear. Hols throws the Sword of the Sun at Grunwald and he and his ice palace sink into the sea. Once the palace sinks beneath the sea Hilda’s necklace disappears from Hols’s neck and Hilda’s friend Chiro breaks down in tears for Hilda.

       The next day, the ice and snow are gone replaced sunlight and warmth, Hilda awakens in the forest confused about why she is still alive with out her charm of life. She is drawn to some noises she hears in the distance to find the villagers and Hols rebuilding the village, and then she is spotted by her friend Chiro and the child who loves her and they rush to greet her. Soon Hols walks up to and smiles at Hilda and takes her hand and leads her back to the village. Well, That’s all for this movie.

      Well, this movie is interesting and important for several reason. One of which is that you can see the birth of “classic” anime storytelling when viewing this film, the hero’s quest, the conflicted heroine, the weak banding together to defend themselves, and many other themes that will be brought to completion in future projects that many involved the this film will go on to create.

      Many people responsible for the creation of Studio Ghibli were present at the creation of this film, in fact many of the people involved in this film were fired or demoted because Toei was angry about the content and cost overruns. Isao Takahata never directed another film for Toei after making this picture, Toei’s loss but our gain. Even though this film lost money it is considered one of the greatest works of anime film making. Isao went on to direct Lupin III, Heidi, The Grave of Fireflies, Only Yesterday, and many other beloved projects.

       But to me the most interesting thing about this film is Hilda, while everyone else’s motivations are clear Hilda’s are very confused. We can easily understand the others; Hols, the hero’s quest; Grunwald, who wants to rule the world; the villagers, who want peace and prosperity; even the power hungry villager, he wants to be in charge.

     But what does Hilda want? She has always been alone except for her two animal friends and Grunwald, she sits alone and sings sad and lonely songs. When Hols takes her back to the village and they accept her she gets very confused and doesn’t know what to do. Hilda sees happiness and love around her, and even the village girls tease her about having children and becoming a bride, with Hols of course. She gets angry at the villagers for trying to make her happy by telling them it will all turn to dust anyways.

       She knows what she is doing is wrong, but until the very end she does it anyways. Every time she does something wrong it causes her pain and suffering in her heart. In many great future anime series and movies you will see a Hilda type character; Monsley in Future Boy Conan, Eboshi in Mononoke Hime, Abelia in Now and Then, Here and Now.

      So, If you every get a chance to watch this movie do it, if you can manage to look past the flaws of a 40+ year old anime, you might find out that plot and story are more important the frame rates and resolution. I’ll take substance over style any day.

       This episode begins two days before the opening of the sweets shop, while Ono is prepping the kitchen Tachibana comes in sporting a sexy, refined waiter look, and he also shows Ono a cute maid outfit for a girl he wants to hire. Ono breaks the bad news to Tachibana, he has extreme problems working around young girls (my only problem with that is I become too distracted).

     Just then Eiji Kanda (the injured boxer from the first episode) is jogging down the street when he’s sees the help wanted sign in the sweets shop’s window, he ignores the “female” part of the flier and barges in and demands a job. Tachibana takes him before Ono and asks him if he’s his type, and when Ono says no Tachibana hires him, when Eiji asks what that was all about, he tells Eiji that Ono is epically gay. After eating one of Ono’s confections Eiji is instantly smitten with the taste of Ono’s baking calling him a God and saying that everything that’s been called cake before is a lie. Soon, Eiji is begging to be hired as a trainee, while Tachibana is against this he has to give into his genius baker.

     That night Ono is busy teaching Eiji some of the basics of pastry prepping when Tachibana asks him what he did before this, and Eiji tells them he was a boxer. Later we see at a boxing gym a coach trying to get one of his boxers (Thunder) to retire. Later that night a female customer (Thunder’s girlfriend) walks in to the shop but Tachibana tells her the shops not open yet, but he gives her a gift of cake for stopping by, and as she’s leaving she tells them she’s never seen a shop with so many hot guys. As she’s about to leave Thunder shows up and recognizes Eiji asking him what is a world champion boxer doing working at a cake shop, he kind of puts down Eiji for not boxing. 

      later the three guys discuss why they are at a sweets shop, Tachibana doesn’t like sweets, but he knows that cute girls love them, Ono followed a lover to France where he learned to bake, and Eiji doesn’t tell them why he quit boxing but he does loves sweets. The next day Ono and Eiji are busy making lots of yummy looking lies, and later the woman from last night stops back in and asks to talk with Eiji about boxing. She wants to know about boxing so she can better understand her boyfriend, and he tells her the truth about his injury and how he would go back to boxing if he could.

       Later after his losing fight Thunder meets up with his girlfriend and she tells him good job even though he lost, she asks him if he’s willing to quit for her, and he tells her no. But, he asks her to have their baby anyway and he’ll watch it when she’s not around. Later, she stops back at the bakery to talk with Eiji, and asks him for a cake he made, but he tells her that he’s just a trainee and can’t make one yet. But, Tachibana gives her a cake to take home, and then Thunder shows up and tells Eiji that he’ll buy one of his cakes when he wins a fight. Later as the couple is walking home happy Eiji tells them that he’ll bake them a great wedding cake someday. Well, that’s all for this episode.

Cake is a lie, cake is a lie, cake is a lie, noooooooooooooo I want some cake!

Feed me some cake!

Cake for guys!

Cake for girls!

      Well, I really enjoyed this episode of Antique Bakery, I thought it was very funny how gg Fansubs replaced the word cake with the word lie throughout this episode, cake is a lie. Normally I’m not a fan of Bishounen type anime for reasons stated in my episode one review but I’m enjoying this series. I can understand Tachibana’s reasons for opening a sweet shop, girls love sweets, in real life sometimes things can seem strange, do you ever wonder why so many girls’ gymnastic coaches are men?

      Now to Ono, a gay guy who followed a lover to France where he learned to be a master pastry baker, how very stereotypical but very funny. Now Eiji, I can best understand his reasons for wanting to be a pastry baker, while his first love is boxing he really loves cake, so if you can’t be boxer why not be a baker? I think that this series has a pretty good mix of funny and interesting characters to keep the story moving in a very humorous direction. Everyone remember, cake is a lie, hell nooooo, we all want some cake!

      As a tribute to Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, I will be doing a review of Taiyō no Ōji: Horusu no Daibōken / Hols: Prince of the Sun, their landmark movie from July 21, 1968. This another anime that I pulled out of my dusty VHS collection. Many long time fans and anime experts consider this film to be the first serious anime film to break away from the Disney mold of film making and truly placing anime films on a separate path.

       I would also like to thank all the readers of my blog for your time and kind comments while reading a old time anime fan’s rants and reviews. When I first stated writing this blog I never thought that I would ever have some many readers, a few days ago this blog surpassed 500,000 hits, and daily visitors number between 2,000 and 3,500, and a couple of my posts have exceeded 10,000 page views. To my surprise most readers of this blog seem to be lead here while searching for shojo and maho shojo related information, so I can assume that there are many closet shojo fans out there like me. Thanks again to all my readers.

      This episode begins with Judy reflecting on the things that have happened since she’s left the orphanage and how she doesn’t want to go back to that life, so she can’t disobey the orders of her guardian. Judy spends the stormy night alone remembering the past and having mixed feelings towards her guardian John Smith, while he has shown her great kindness she feels that he hasn’t thought of her feeling much, so she vows to get better at writing so she won’t have to depend on anyone in the future.

       As the storm gets worse the power goes on and off in the dorm and eventually Miss Sloan and Judy end up together, and try both try to act like the storm doesn’t bother them but it does. The next morning is bright and sunny and Miss Sloan and Judy both finish packing for the summer, Miss Sloan asks Judy if she wants a ride to the station but Judy tells her she’ll walk there instead.

     As Judy walks around the campus she reflects on her life and how she thought she would be free once she got out of the orphanage. When she makes her way to the school’s gate she sees someone from her past, Sadie.  After an awkward first few minutes, Judy invites Sadie to the restaurant where she, Sallie, and Julia hangout at for some lunch. Judy asks Sadie why she’s in town and Sadie tells her that she’s on her way to Atlanta for a job, and that she was finally able to get out of the orphanage. At lunch Judy catches up on the news about everybody from the orphanage, almost everybody Judy knew has either been adopted, left, or retired.

     While walking to the station Judy and Sadie talk about a lot of things, and when they get to the station they say their goodbyes. Before Judy leaves she asks Sadie if she’s changed and Sadie tells her that she’s still the same Judy as before. When the train pulls away, Judy realizes that she’s been spending too much time brooding about what should have been or dwelling on the past. Judy also realizes that everyone is already on their own paths, so she must more towards the future. Well, That’s all for this episode.

       I feel that this was a pretty sweet episode even if the first half was basically a recap of Judy’s experiences as an orphan and her time at high school. But the heart of this episode is about moving towards the future and transcending the past. Sadie’s visit with Judy was a great catalyst for kicking starting Judy, Judy’s been brooding about the orphanage and the past but Sadie made Judy realize that almost everybody she knew is moving down a different so the actual possibility for her returning to the orphanage is zero. Judy now understands that she must walk down her own path to the future and make what she can out of the opportunities given to her.

     Lastly, while Judy thought that she would be free once she left the orphanage she still feels trapped, but it’s a prison of her own creation. As Judy is growing up to be a woman, she must comes to grips with who she really is, the only reason the past holds fear for Judy is because she lets it. When Judy is finally able to look in the mirror and accept what she sees then she can tell everyone who she is; Judy Abbot, a woman, a former orphan, a good honest person. Then she can let people choose to accept her or reject her, the ones that do are her real friends, and the ones that don’t aren’t worth a second thought.

       This episode begins with Midori dragging the injured man out of the van then she sends a message to Ran telling her to be careful. At the site of the Emahi grass, Ran and her group discovers that the grass starts to bloom when they laugh, soon Ran is walking among the grass laughing and she almost falls down a waterfall, but Rui saves her. Just as Takizawa is telling Ran about someone who fell down the falls he starts to get extreme mental pain.

      Then Takizawa gets a cellphone call telling him about the accident at his house, so they have to leave the site and Ran and Rui notice than the Emahi grass closes up as they are leaving. Later that night when Takizawa returns from the hospital Midori uses her power to question Takizawa about the Emahi grass and what happened long ago, but she can only draw out so much info before he’s ends up in great pain. Later Rui and Midori get into an argument about hurting people, he tells her that he’s worried about her and Ran losing their humanity, but Midori says that sometimes you have to hurt people. After overhearing a phone call from the hospital, Midori, Ran, and Rui rush to the wounded man’s room in time to save him from Yurie. Then they discover evidence that the real Yurie died over two months ago and is now being replaced by someone else.

      When they return to Takizawa’s house they discover that Yurie is really their old school teacher Momoko, and she tells them about how she discovered the Emahi grass and how the real Yurie died. Takizawa overhears this and is great pain, Midori tells him to fight through the pain and discover the truth, but soon Ran runs off saying that the Emahi grass is calling out to her. Once they get to the Emahi grass Momoko tells them that they can be like gods using the grass, but soon the grass starts reacting to something and Midori gets scared. Then the Emahi grass attacks Midori and drags her underwater, and just before she loses consciousness she thinks to herself this is what she had a vision of.

       After Rui and Ran drag Midori out for the water they discover she’s not breathing so Rui begins CPR but it’s not working. Momoko tells Ran that life is very fragile as Ran grabs Midori’s body and starts to hug it calling out her name. Soon a reaction begins to take place centered on Ran and it begins to engulf the whole mountainside, and once it subsides Midori is back to normal and Momoko is very confused.

      Soon all the Emahi grass starts to fade and they deduce that Midori and Ran were summoned by the Emahi grass so that Ran could make use of the grass so it could fade away to grow and bloom again someday. Then Midori tells Momoko that the reason she stayed at the village after Yurie died is because she wanted to be happy and she wanted to try living as Yurie. When Momoko tries to deny it, Midori tells her that it true because that what she always wanted, friendship, and love, and a little while later Momoko vanishes into the mist. When they return to Takizawa’s house Ran’s father tells them that Takizawa is recovering from the loss of Yurie, but he’ll try to help him by being there for him and by having some drinks with him. That’s all for this episode.

       This episode brings about a nice conclusion to the Emahi grass story, the main point to this episode was about friendship and love. Momoko shows up again and becomes friends with Takizawa and his wife Yurie, and when Yurie was killed by accident Momoko decides to use her powers to take Yurie’s place. Midori calls it exactly right, there is no way she would have kept acting as Takizawa’s wife if she wasn’t lonely and wanted to be loved.

      Midori is very convincing when she tells Momoko that she’s lying when she she says she doesn’t need either love or friendship, because that’s what she (Midori) has always wanted. Oh, by the way, whats up with hot evil women not getting enough, it seems that all Momoko needs is to get is the treatment Liv gets in Magical twilight.  Rin better look out since Midori says that she wants love, but he doesn’t have to worry since she’s legal in Japan.

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