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Episode 31: Chizeta's Mobile Fortress and a Powerless Hikaru

 

Review by Peter Laliberte

August 13, 2016

 

Summary

 

Aska decides to try again but encounters the Bravada, the mobile fortress of Chizeta. On the Bravada, sisters Tatra and Tarta overlook Cephiro. Tatra notes that it's small like their country, but Tarta scolds her for ruining the mood. Ignoring her older sister's tears, Tarta declares Cephiro will be Chizeta's. The Knights enter a room where Presea, Caldina, and Ascot are waiting for them. Presea is glad they're all right and Ascot says they picked up Alcyone. Hikaru reveals that her sword is broken, which shocks Presea. She wonders who could have broken it since escudo is the strongest ore in Cephiro. Hikaru says all she knows is that her name is Nova, and explains that when the sword broke Rayearth also disappeared. Caldina suggests they all take a bath to improve the mood and help them think of new ideas. She invites Ascot too and teases him that if he had remained small he could have seen Umi naked. Clef, Ferio, Lafarga, and Lantis watch over Alcyone as she wakes up.

 

Alcyone asks where Zagato is, and doesn't believe it when she's told he's gone. Clef asks where she's been and Ferio asks if there's another force after Cephiro. Ferio introduces himself as Emeraude's younger brother and Alcyone gets angry upon hearing the princess's name. Alcyone says the world belongs to Debonair and that no new Pillars will be born. Lantis steps forward and asks who Debonair is. Thinking he is Zagato, Alcyone says Debonair is the one the people have wished for and thus her power is infinite. She adds that Debonair is always by their side. In the bath, the girls comment how cute Hikaru is with her hair down, but she denies it because everyone says she's like a boy. Caldina hugs her and says boys on Earth have no taste and Hikaru notices how big Caldina's breasts are. Caldina says Presea's are impressive too and notices a scar on Presea's chest. Caldina admits that Alcyone is also huge in that department and Hikaru wonders if men like big breasts. Umi asks if Hikaru has some one in mind but she denies it. Ascot calls their attention to a big screen where Caldina recognizes the Bravada because she's also from Chizeta. Umi and Fuu head out and tell Hikaru watch the castle. Tarta makes a serious vow to claim Cephiro, but Tatra goofs around and braids fruit into Tarta's hair. Tarta tells her sister to be serious but Tatra knows that they need to expand their territory since Chizeta is so small. They see Selece and Windam approaching and decide to test the power of the legendary Rune-Gods. They summon their guardian spirits, the djinn, who appear as buff looking genies. Umi finds them disgusting but they manage to dodge her attacks. One sucks up her Water Dragon spell, which Umi finds particularly gross. Aska shares the sentiment and Chang Ang explains the djinn are something like knights. Hikaru and the others watch the battle while Clef and Lantis think about Debonair. In its room, Emeraude's crown begins to glow.

 

Commentary

 

After establishing that Debonair and Nova are the real threats that they need to worry about I really don't think they needed to throw in yet another invading force. This time it's the Arabian inspired land of Chizeta and its two princesses. Tarta takes everything seriously while Tatra doesn't take anything seriously. Their antics are amusing and their motive is quite simple: they need more land. They are also nice eye candy but to balance that out we have their macho looking djinn. Umi and Aska both voice my thoughts on those things. Speaking of eye candy, we get a bath scene complete with talking about boob size. Looks like Hikaru has some body image issues on top of all the other stuff on her plate and Presea was acting rather strange too. The crown is also acting up, which can only mean one thing.

 

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