And it looks likely the end is approaching! With the kidnapping of Ryouko and everyone in Otogi either being in panic mode or being chased by Hitsujikai’s delinquents, it seems that the finale of this series is inevitable with what looks like the perhaps the final showdown between Hitsujikai and Ryoushi over Ryouko’s love. I’m not too sure how many episodes this series is supposed to go until but after finishing the episode, I could argue that twelve would be perfect, and the last episode commits itself to elaborating over Ryouko and Ryoushi’s relationship with each other. I really hope they do decide to become a couple, but I’ve said that a billion times already.
Of course, if the show is thirteen episodes than anything can happen in the last two episodes, given that it’s a two-parter (or two fillers, your choice). I’m slightly disappointed that we didn’t get to see the whole ‘the Three Little Pigs’ movie-thing being played out and I don’t expect them to play any part of that since we did see the brothers on the side of Otogi Bank this episode. It seems that everyone important comes up in this episode as we prepare to head towards the finale.
Most epic episodes or movies begin with a simple phone call, and it is indeed Ryoushi who gets this phone call. While Ryouko is being held by Hitsujikai and his loyal bitch-of-a-servant, Ryoushi ends up heading off towards Oni to confront his rival, accompanied by Nekko-san. We jump a lot of scenes in this episode from Alice and Rabbit-chan (she was the hare, right?) running away from the simple minions before being saved by Liszt and his super disguises, girls in bikinis harassing our special gentleman, and the main plot, Ryoushi heading off to save Ryouko. When he gets to the school, he is confronted by a whole gang of delinquents but luckily sexy Momoko-chan comes up with her minions and the way begins. Luckily, the rest of the Otogi Bank shows up and takes over.
While Momoko and her servants distract the delinquents inside the school, Nekko admits to Ryoushi that he abandoned a girl when she was in trouble and how he hopes Ryoushi doesn’t make the same mistake as him. Of course, all of a sudden delinquents come and Ryoushi is magically forced to confront Hitsujikai on his own. When they do meet, few words are exchanged as both of them begin to fight. There was a bit of a deja vu as Ryoushi gets his slingshot cut and he decides to go hand-on-hand with Hitsujikai. After getting hit tons of times and pronouncing his love for Ryouko, he lands several strong hits and Hitsujikai is sent flying. End of the fight as Liszt confronts Hitsujikai and Ryoushi walks off with Ryouko. Ryouko still couldn’t admit that she also liked Ryoushi but no surprises there.
I’m really curious to see how the relationship could possibly play out – either Ryouko gets over her complex of admitting her crush, or the more typical she’ll-stay-tsundere-but-we-get-the-hint feel. Either way, I’m more looking forward to how the final episodes play out since the fight scene is over and done with. The only thing that could ruin this feeling is a comment that says that this show is actually twenty-four or twenty-six episodes.