With Durandai’s true identity finally uncovered with the attempted kidnap of Shirayuki, the real battle begins.
Since this is JC Staff, they don’t always adapt the battles the same way as shown in the light novels. Durandai (Jeanne d’Arc the 30th) and Shirayuki (Himiko) simply fought each other with their swords, which is kind of ironic since they are both Choutei. You would have expect them to use their magical powers to their fullest potential, but unfortunately JC Staff likes their fights physical. Also, you cannot deny that Jeanne’s outfit and appearance was highly attractive. Then again, Shirayuki was badass adorable in her alternate persona, especially when she slices Jeanne’s holy sword in half in the end. As they always say, fire will always beat ice!
Like always, Kinji always gives a second chance of showing his love for the girls in his harem by finally kissing Shirayuki who desperately wanted a kiss from the last episode. I kind of expected it because this is one of the many romantic actions that activate his Hysteria Mode, which makes him awesome within minutes. Sadly though, Kinji in his Hysteria Mode felt completely different compared to his personality shown in Episodes 4 & 5, as he was kind and gentle. Despite the slight disappointment, Shirayuki was happy she is finally even with Aria when they become allies in the fight against Riko. May her yandere personality and overreactions continue to live on!
Since I have mentioned Riko, it appears that Jeanne is really not after Shirayuki. She basically used the whole Choutei kidnapping thing as an opportunity to lure Aria into her trap and have Jeanne kill her. Basically, Riko is letting her ally do the dirty work as she sits on the sideline. Sadly though, Aria and her allies foiled their plan and with Jeanne arrested, she might have to take things into her own hands and try to steal Kinji again in his growing harem. ¶