In this episode, the focus is now on the twins (Hozuki and Bonbori) and Ganruyuu. They go to a ball to try and defeat the mysterious woman that murders people in this mission.
I just can’t get enough of tsundere Zakuro since there was a lack of her in the last episode. It’s also ironic that she has a double standard when it comes to men. She is so kind when he sees Hanadate. She even dances with him at the ball. On the other hand, she acts like a complete jerk towards Kei since he says stuff that gets her mad and he is a big wuss. Later, she shows her true feelings about him even though she doesn’t admit it. She shows her kind side towards Kei after she was she hits him and then cries as a result of him not protecting her from the bullies.
In addition, the two soldiers bullied her. Even though there are policies against hazing half-spirits, they are so ineffective in preventing it like the anti-bullying laws.
As for Hozuki, Bonbori and Ganruyuu, the twins use the petals to find the mysterious woman. They eventually find her in a room. She revealed herself as the Black Widow spider, a half sprit. Bonbori confronts the Black Widow while Hozuki protects Ganruyuu in a pedal barrier and gives him a marshmallow hell. Lucky bastard…
I noticed that Ganruyuu was being overprotective of the girls throughout the episode even though he was afraid of being injured. In a way, Ganruyuu reminded me of Yukimura from Kaichou wa Maid-sama, an innocent boy that don’t want to do anything wrong. There is nothing wrong about being overprotective. He has to realize that the girls are capable enough to protect themselves.
Unfortunately, Bonbori gets attacked and injured by the Black Widow. The Black Widow was about to kill her until Zakuro came in the last minute to defeat that b**ch. After the Black Widow was defeated, she has some nerves to taunt Zakuro about her mother. After that, it ends on a cliffhanger, which is something that JC Staff loves to do.
I think Hozuki and Bonbori took too much risk in their attempt to defeat the Black Widow. The problem is that Bonbori had half the power to defeat the Black Widow while Hozuki was protecting Ganruyuu. If they used the power to defeat the Black Widow, Bonbori wouldn’t be injured by the Black Widow’s attack. They decided to protect him instead because the twins have feelings for Ganruyuu and wanted to protect him at any cost. It’s understandable since everyone would want their friends to protect them from harm’s way.
Even though the Black Widow is a b**tch that deserves to die, the girls were pretty cute in the “Jesuit” dresses. Zakuro on the other hand hates it since it would infect her traditions. Eventually her attitudes towards westernization will warm up since it’s a necessity to improve Japanese society. Like they say, things can’t stay the same forever and we must accept reality. ¶