“Scatter on Stage”
Sundays in Japan only because this will NEVER BE LICENSED
There are probably more important things that happened this episode but my brain can’t get past the fact that I felt like I needed a shower after that concert. It was pretty skeevy the way they were selling the girls, although I guess it’s not that much different than the way real idols work. Maybe it was meant to be a satire of how easily idol fans can be parted with their cash? Probably not. We can all probably agree that Makina is the worst though, if we didn’t already. Anyway, on to this week’s breakdown:
We are at a breaking point, there’s no hiding it anymore. Freyja literally has a heart shaped light on her head that turns on and says TAKE ME, she even sings a song explaining how it works. And yet I don’t think anyone was buying for a second she was going to blurt her feelings out without someone conveniently interrupting. At least Hayate doesn’t seem so dumb that’s he’s completely missing what’s going on here. I hope they don’t wait too much longer though. Audience frustration aside, we still need time for Mirage to totally misundertand the situation and Hayate to realize she’s the one he really loves. It’s going to happen so, let’s just get it over with.
There were a lot of songs in this episode and hardly any of them were memorable. I guess that’s what happens when you let Makina and Reina sing a few. We did get a reprise of “When the Rune Sparkles”, which is still probably the best song after “Ikenai Borderline”. As mentioned, the selling photos wilh less and less clothing was super skeevy and probably the worst thing this show has ever done. To be more specific, the part where Makina pushes a walkure logo like a button on her left breast is actually the worst thing this show has ever done. I’m assuming that is all out of their system now and we won’t have to deal with this kind of thing anymore. Hopefully we can just move on and pretend none of that happened.
Still no fighting this week. We do get an important detail on Roid’s (Lloyd’s?) end game and it suddenly all makes sense. Through Freyja we have been getting a better sense of the tragic nature of their short lifespan. Some resentment of Earth humans seems understandable, and I’m sure Hayate’s dad trying to kill them all didn’t help either. Oh yeah, that happened, surprising no one. I’m still having trouble shedding any tears over Hayate’s daddy issues as that hasn’t really been a big part of the show until now. I’m assuming Papa Immelman’s motivations will all tie together with Mikumo’s mysterious origins and the reason why Hayate has fold wave receptors or whatever they’re called. We’ll have to look for more clues next week.