The show starts off per usual with Mio beating up Tarou, but he ends up slipping on an eraser and bumps his head. He suddenly has amnesia. Yuuno and Michiru take him home. His mother and sister both act as if they are pregnant with his babies. Yuuno greets him the next morning, and he asks if they were lovers. She agrees to it, but he asks if she is pregnant. When she hits him, he wonders why he feels pleasure. He goes to the infirmary and sees a photo of himself as a girl. Yuuno finds him and asks him to go to the zoo. While there, he says the charm makes him feel relieved, and it’s possibly due to her. Nao shows up and begins to try and fill his memory of her, but fails. Yuuno continues to try and help him remember without any luck.Yuuno runs home crying, and Tarou heads to the club room. Mio gets pissed and tries to force him to remember by telling him he is a masochist. Yuuno is in their classroom sitting in Tarou’s seat when he comes into the room being chased by Mio. She defends him and asks what Mio thinks of Tarou. Yuuno declares she likes Tarou, and wants Mio to admit it too. She gets defensive and Tarou gets up saying he feels their love. He touches Yuuno and she decks him, and then Mio knocks him out a window with a bat. He gets up wondering what happened. He asks if he did anything bad, but Yuuno says she did. Mio then tells him to never forget her again.
This was overall a good episode. I like how Yuuno is becoming more aggressive when it comes to trying to be with Tarou. The part where she finally confessed and tried to force Mio to confess was great, but I was disappointed she didn’t really say it. With both of them realizing each others’ feelings towards Tarou, it leaves me wondering how the series will end with only one episode left.
Kyousuke is at the store for his mom and runs into Manami. He invites her over, and when Kirino sees her, she gets mad and runs to her room. Later she acts like a bitch towards Manami. Kyousuke and her are arguing in the hallway when Manami tells them not to fight. Kirino tells Manami to clean the living room. Kirino still acts like a bitch even afterward. After Manami proves her wrong, Kyousuke tells her to leave and she gets even more pissed. After lunch, Manami and him go up to his room and he finds an eroge on screen, and he tries to hide it. Next Manami finds his porn stash laying on the bed of all girls with glasses. He knows Kirino has set him up. Later he goes to meet up with the girls, and finds his own personal harem party with them dressed up as maids. Saori and Kirino greet him. Kuroneko then comes out with cat ears and tail. She then proceeds to show off her new manga. Kirino gets upset as the characters resemble her and Kyousuke. When it’s Kirino’s turn, she tries to pass. Kyousuke tells Kuroneko that the part about Onii-chan was false. Kuroneko tries calling him it and Kirino gets pissed. He finally stands up to Kirino and tells her she is the reason he is depressed lately. He tells her to explain herself. She gives him a present and apologizes. She then thanks him for everything, and he ends up crying. He opens the gift and it is an eroge.
Once again I despised Kirino as she came off as nothing more than a bitch for the second time this series. She only got the Tsundere part down towards the end of the episode. Thankfully Manami and Kuroneko were this episode’s saving graces, or I might have punched my monitor. Manami’s stare was so funny, and all Kuroneko needed was a “Nyaa~” to go with the cat ears and tail.
Gisen is beginning a ceremony to bring about the Shiro Amakusa. Jubei transforms in to the master samurai. Mune stops Yoshihiko, but he says he has already gathered enough genom from Jubei. He has decided to get rid of Nia, and Jubei begins to ready attack. Everyone tries to stop her, but she attacks anyway. Nia comes to save him and they do battle. Yoshihiko orders Nia to die a grand finale, and they notice her crying. As he continues to berate her, Mune gets pissed. Yoshihiko finally realizes her reaction, and we see a flashback of their meeting and how he turned her into a master samurai. Nia and Jubei begin to battle and Mune breaks free from his chains and becomes a true general. As Mune tries to talk to Yoshihiko who resists, the ceremony Gisen started begins to destroy the facility. Nia saves Yoshihiko from a falling piece of the ceiling, and the origami he made for her falls from her on to his chest. He begins crying, and they fall through the floor. Gisen is finishing the ceremony as the master samurai clones are released. Naoe, Hanzo, Matabei, Sanada, and Sen all meet up. Jubei is talking between her two halves and the master samurai half is telling her to finalize the pact to truly resurrect her. Mune awakens her, and he requests her to kiss.
This was another excellent episode! This final battle is nearly upon us, and I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. As much as I despised Yoshihiko, when he finally realized what Nia meant to him, I could only have pity for him. I was also loving how Jubei was kicking more ass, but I can’t wait for to fully awaken next episode to see how good she really is. Mune finally becoming his true general self was a moment I found myself cheering out loud. Once again the series ended an episode at a critical moment that leaves me begging for more.
Part 1 – Once Upon a Time in Garterbelt
Garterbelt is pissed at our Angels again. He tells them they’ve been shirking their duties and lying about their own slaying of ghosts. They decide to follow Garterbelt into his hidden chambers. Once in side they set off a bunch of traps, and the run through all of them safely. Stocking finds Garterbelt’s diary, and begin to learn his history. He used to be in heavy criminal activity, and quickly climbed the power ladder. After being killed, he is given a second chance by Heaven, but he initially refuses and is sent back to earth from the beginning. We see him witnessing many important events and times during the years. The girls fell asleep and give up reading it and leave. Garterbelt appears in BDSM, and Chuck begins to torture him.
The girls are sitting on the couch when they get hungry, and they yell for Garter to hurry up. Chuck comes out and eats, so Panty sticks her hand in a can of chips and it gets stuck. Stocking orders some food from TV, and Panty runs in claiming she can get them back in Heaven with a pole. Stocking says she is fine on Earth, but Panty is getting tired of the men. Their stomachs growl again. Stocking begins to beat on the kitchen door, and comes out with a lump. They end up ordering a bunch of delivery. The girls get excited when the doorbell rings, but that mood quickly drops at the site of Brief. Finally their food arrives. Garter finally comes out with the food, and announces his afro was announced the most beautiful. He flips them off and goes to bed.
While the first part was interesting to hear about Garter’s history, it really amounted to nothing but a failed joke at the end of the show. Part two was shot from one single angle in the living room, and followed their struggles with hunger. This was another pretty meh part, and just made the whole episode feel completely throwaway. This is definitely an episode people can skip.