Tsukune confronts Mokaâ€™s father, who hates humans, about getting a new rosario for her.
I thought this episode was done very well. I didnâ€™t really expect for the guy to be Mokaâ€™s father. I did think it was a bit odd that Moka just happened to have the same device that powered the school, but I didnâ€™t really stop to think about what the connection was to her personally. It turned out to be very interesting as I think a lot of what they talked about as he threw Tsukune around was important, things such as which Moka was real, his feelings for her, and how he at one time feared her and so on. It was focused on some of the more serious deep stuff and Iâ€™m very happy about that, as the show had very little of it leading up to this point.
I was very surprised with how little Kokoa had to do with this episode. I thought a lot of the episode would be her trying to stand in Tsukuneâ€™s way, but really she did almost none of it. In fact the complete opposite happened and she showed signs of really caring about what happened to him, as she was crying when hearing him sustain all that damage. Although they never took that any further and havenâ€™t really shown many signs of Kokoa caring for Tsukune or anything like that, it was still interesting to see because it was very different from what the previous episode seemed to imply.
This series was pretty much exactly as I expected it to be. This kind of show, this genre, isnâ€™t usually thought to be much of anything, and honestly deep down it isnâ€™t. Things that are filled with ecchi moments just for the sake of ecchi, and having continual slapstick comedy canâ€™t really ever be considered seriously. However, they donâ€™t try to be. Its one thing to say the show isnâ€™t as good as another show, or you dislike it, but honestly this show never tried to be anything that was full of deep intellectual content. It was what it was, random fun with ecchi moments in a fairly unique yet uninspiring situation. And for an ecchi comedy, it was great. Thatâ€™s not to say that compared to other shows this show is very good, but comparing it to others of its genre it stands up pretty well. There is some serious character develop and relationship development buried underneath a lot of the fluff content and when it comes though it makes the show very interesting.
I was slightly disappointed with the way they sidestepped the whole issue on who is the real Moka. Of course Tsukuneâ€™ is going to want to be with pink-haired Moka, since heâ€™s always spending time with her, and of course heâ€™ll say that even if the other Moka came first, he enjoys being with pink-haired, but it still doesnâ€™t really address the issue. Itâ€™s almost like Tsukune is saying oh, who cares about all that serious talk about personal identity, lets ignore it. They could have some very serious discussion on how they are both the real Moka, that vampire Moka is a legitimate individual even if she is usually locked away, and pink-haired is legitimate even if she wasnâ€™t original. Something how neither one of them is complete without the other one. Justâ€¦something. I was so disappointed when vampire Moka was just treated like a no one; they really should have legitimized her feelings and how both Mokaâ€™s co-existence was needed. I do give them some credit, as it was touched on a bit in Tsukuneâ€™s conversation with Mokaâ€™s dad, but not as much as it seemed appropriate for such a serious issue.