Emel challenges Ayako to a duel in order to deal with her feelings for Mamoru, knowing that Mamoruâ€™s feelings are for Ayako.
I was very impressed with this episode. I have lost, for the most part, my interest in this show just because of how sporadic the episode releases are. Since I have to go by the subs, the releases being so far apart has definitely impacted the quality of the show. Still, this episode did reamin to be very interesting. I thought they gave great closure to Emel. She has been a rather interesting character throughout the show and I wasnâ€™t quite sure of what to think when she got a big focus on her feelings for Mamoru. However although it seemed like her development was a bit rushed and it almost just didnâ€™t seem to fit right, overall I think the conclusion to her arc about her feelings for Mamoru was done very well. I think this episode would have been very god even if they didnâ€™t have the thing at the end. If they closed with the conclusion to Emel and not with Ayako losing her Beatrice it still would have been good. Iâ€™m sure Emel will go back to being pretty much full side character now but I think thatâ€™s the best, as any more inclusion past this would take away from the main story.
Although I really donâ€™t like Abikoâ€™s character, I find him incredibly annoying and intrusive to the main part of the show, I did find that his intervention and actions, taking away Ayakoâ€™s Beatrice, was a very interesting turn of events. I was kind of dreading what he would do but this turned out to be pretty interesting as it does open the door for a lot of interesting content. I just hope he doesnâ€™t actually have a serious role later on, but Iâ€™m sure he might have something because of that weird charm thing he had without his glasses on. Iâ€™m not really looking forward to finding out what the hell that is all about and I, again, hope they donâ€™t actually spend too much time on it.