Well, we’re in the story now, so hopefully the pacing levels out a bit. I have high hopes for this – TWGOK has always been based on a strong, cynical understanding of story structure, and now that it’s actually committing to its ownreal story, I’m eager to see where it goes.
0:50 – After two full seasons, it’s really gratifying to see the plot actually move in this thing. Kanon stabbed? Their teacher possibly involved in the spirit business? The plot thickens!
4:15 – “From here on, your information will dictate my choices.” It’s nice to see Keima’s Lelouch impression being applied to an actually serious situation.
8:05 – I like that as soon as the situation becomes actually serious, he sends Elsie off on a side mission and has Haqua act as his Watson instead. I mean, Elsie’s great and all, but…
9:33 – “How does Elsie normally act?” “Just like that. Keep floundering around.” Great translation choice
18:17 – This episode is fantastic! Fast-paced and full of the series’ greatest strength, the demented anime-character-psychology strategizing.
20:33 – Keima himself getting conquered? This is amazing. Now I’m kind of sad they skipped that particular arc
That was GREAT. Breakneck pacing, but that made sense given the context, and I love how they’re finally forcing Keima to actually commit to this situation. Having him juggle so many silly love stories highlighted the romcom-parodying nature of the series in a good way, and seeing Keima himself get kinda seduced was one of the best moments of the series so far. Fun times.