The hate in me just keeps building up with each episode. I know Swim is only a child with a warped perspective who idolized Ruler so much that she follows her rules a little too accurately.
But what the fuck. This is just too much. Swim can’t be older than 5 or 6, because we saw her writing some
that, idk what the hell it is, like some first grader writing down the alphabet in their workbook over and over practicing their handwriting. Swim is practically a baby. Killing Tama because she saw her real identity was taking it too far. But because it was something Ruler said, she got rid of Tama, which is childish thinking because Ruler probably meant other people that aren’t her subjects seeing her real identity. Swim just terrifies me. She has no problem killing others, even though she does cry when she kills girls that followed her, but she acts like nothing happened later. She was doing her homework like any other child, and it’s scary. They actually shed Ruler in a better light this episode that I wish she was still around because she was a lot better than Swim.
I feel bad for poor Tama. I always felt bad for her, to be honest. She wasn’t good at school or sports and her family basically gave up on her except for her sweet grandmother. It wasn’t until her grandmother passed away that she felt truly alone. Then she became a magical girl and made friends that she was happy, though that was a little hard to believe because she was always whimpering and cowering in fear, and then getting yelled at by Ruler. But Ruler actually did care about her subjects because, unlike Tama’s family, Ruler actually sat down with her and went over the kanji and words that Tama didn’t understand. She helped! That was actually very kind of her and it actually made me smile too. I predicted Tama’s death in the beginning of the show, so color me surprised when she died in the second to last episode. I just feel so bad for her, she really was a sweet girl.
Also, it’s hard to believe that Cranberry is dead. Because, one, her death was too easy. And two, we didn’t see her revert back to her real self like Tama did at her death, so I’m wondering if she really is dead. It confused me more when Fav made Swim the Master, since apparently that was Cranberry’s job before. Also, Fav announced her death. It’s very hard for me to accept that she’s dead since she was one of the most fearsome of the girls left, next to Swim. So I’m expecting her to show up in the end like BITCH YOU THOUGHT and just…kill them all or something idk. Also, we got to see that it was Cranberry in the magical girl selection exam Fav mentioned before, the scene from the first episode. Cranberry passed while all the other girls died and…yeah. I don’t know, we didn’t really get an explanation.
So we only have three girls left. Swim Swim, Ripple, and Snow White. Ripple hasn’t gotten over Top Speed’s death, and rightfully so. She wants revenge and calls Snow over to meet with her and asks if she knows anything about Swim. But the conversation was mostly Snow telling her not to do this anymore, and she should know by now that Swim isn’t going to stop, so Snow was frustrating me again. Of course, I also want Swim to die so I’m on Ripple’s side, but I’m worried about her now. Also the scene of Ripple talking to Top Speed in her dream really broke my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I had no idea Ripple had taken Speed’s body to her home. Imagining how her husband must have reacted to seeing his dead pregnant wife drives me crazy and that made me get misty more. I wish all the luck for Ripple.
I just realized today that the finale for this show is next week, and we haven’t gotten the most important info from this show at all. WHY? What is the point of the Magical Girl Raising Project? What is this selection exam? Why make these girls kill each other? Are other magical girls around Japan doing this? Why?
And I’m afraid that we’re not going to get answers. I know there’s more to this series, but I don’t even know if this could get another season. I don’t see a clear conclusion, or at least a good stopping point, so I’m going to be angry if we get a cliffhanger ending.
Deaths (in order):
- La Pucelle
- Magicaloid 44
- Weiss Winterprison
- Calamity Mary
- Top Speed
- Sister Nana
- Hardgore Alice
- Cranberry (???)
This list is sad. 🙁