I am relieved to say this episode was not the dreadful, “Oh I have no time to waste, I must save my Kingdom” I was sure it was going to be, but instead continued to focus on the guilt Towa carries. I am happy they carried it on because I hate it when they resolve everything within one episode. Towa doesn’t feel like she has the right to be happy or to enjoy herself until her brother and kingdom is saved. She had moments when she was enjoying herself when Haruka and the others were taking her around town, but the minute she would catch herself with a tiny smile or a sense of joy, she felt horrible about it. It didn’t help when Lock appeared to stir up trouble and guilt trip her, planting the seeds in her mind how she is the one to blame, she brings despair to everyone she cares about or happens to be with. The saddest part was Towa believed him, and took it to heart. That’s how lowly she thinks of herself right now.
Today was one of those days where I have great appreciation towards Haruka’s character. She has the ability to recognize how grave of the situation it is with Towa. She is able to identify how Towa is reluctant to be happy, so she tries to best to make her feel that way, and to bring a smile to her face. Haruka right now is Towa’s key pillar of support. She tells her what she needs to her, reestablishes the faith she needs to have in her heart and herself, and provides her reassurance how she is no longer alone and they don’t and never will blame her for her sins.
It was entertaining to see Towa wander around town on her own. Being in an entirely different world, she didn’t know of the road rules and was walking in the middle of the road, she realized she needed her own place so she went searching for a castle with four maids, but then she realizes she has no money and tries to get a job, but she’s underage, so she can’t. It will be fun to watch her adapt to this new world and its devices!
I look forward to Towa forging a relationship with the other girls. Since she is a student now at Noble Academy, she will be Kirara’s new roommate. I look forward to seeing their personalities clashing because Kirara as you know is a very independent and Towa on the other-hand is extremely dependent. When she was going around town on her own, she was going on how she wanted a castle and three maids. Well now that she’s in school, there are no maids unless Aroma and Pafu shape-shift to provide her the service.
Now let’s get down to the juicy stuff. As many of us called out ages ago: it is now officially revealed how Lock is certainly not all what he seems. Heck, his child body isn’t even his true form- it’s his play aka Not-Even-Trying form! He is actually grown up and we have no idea how powerful he truly is! When I saw him, the first thing I blurted out was, “WHAT THE FUCK?!” because I didn’t expect him to have a grown up form! I wonder if Dyspear is aware of this. Perhaps it is one of the reasons why she assigned him to be in charge and gather the despair energy in the human world while she recovers in the forest of despair.
Speaking of which, the device she had provided to Lock- it is in fact gathering energy and regardless of the outcome of the fight, the energy will remain. Once it is fully recharged, expect trouble. Either Lock will use it for himself (I wouldn’t put it past him) or Dyspear will and the two will team up since Shut kind of been cast aside as the worthless musketeer until he finds a way to make himself more powerful.