Welp, at least we’ll always have the fights. This episode really brought Rolling Girls’ narrative failings to the fore, with the busyness of this arc’s storytelling offering pretty much no emotional hooks whatsoever. But yeah. The fights! Plenty of fun fights this week, plenty of beautiful backgrounds, not an ounce of narrative sense. Ah well.
Here’s my full ANN post. Notes below!
“Rose of Passion” is the episode title
“I know that you’re strong. But I have to deal with you. For everyone’s livelihoods… so Mom can have it a little easier!” Jeez, I already care about this girl more than the leads
This fight isn’t really the best-looking. Lots of charging at things. But I guess that’s because Momo isn’t very strong
Oh snap, her mom isn’t Haru, her mom is the Best she was fighting
The Okayama Demons are apparently gone. It’s just Ura Kukino now, oppressing the people
And now Haru wants to fight her? Okay
Nozomi back to trying to stop Kaguya from fighting
Nozomi just doesn’t like fighting
And now there’s one of those tax collectors from Okayama here, who says he’s the old Demons captain
His name is Kibina
Ura apparently became a demon to save the people? …somehow?
And Kibina wants to unite the towns with the help of Kuramochi, the old Hiroshima leader
Chiaya flashback: “the president was always so busy because she was trying to return you to your real family.” But Chiaya has a family now?
“They’re both her moms, right?” Go Chiaya. Maybe the most competent of them, actually
This episode really doesn’t look that good. Ai in particular almost never looks right
Ai’s trying to use a stone to become a Best, but it ain’t working
Ai stops the fight by almost sacrificing Momo’s dog
So Ura is now supporting Kaguya
Yukina bonding with her cellmate over Momi-Ham
Everybody in the cells bonding over Momi-Ham lol
Don’t fuck up the directions, Yukina!
Pirate Queen Shima’s assistant dude is an amnesiac. He kinda looks like Yukina, so…
Shigyo and Ma-chan defeated immediately
Ah, the assistant guy is from the moon
Kaguya arrives to fight. Nice smears
Ah, Kaguya is avenging Okayama’s leaders, who were forced into bad deals by Shima. So they give her the excuse to fight, I guess?
Shima and Kaguya were once friends, because of course they were
More beautiful explosions. Water and light into sharks and mantas into crashing waves, blooming flowers interspersed with colored swords slashes that explode in bloom
Yep, Shima’s assistant is from the moon
And now Shima has a giant robot
This episode has way too much meaningless plot