Fav gave an announcement last time. You are wondering how it will halve the magical girl population. We finally see some hints.
In the first half, we finally see how Top Speed and Ripple (Sazanami Kano) decided to team up with each other. They apparently met in a park awhile back when they ran into Calamity Mary. It seems that she was supposed to train the next recruit. Apparently, she didn’t like that Top Speed took it and decided to use her gun to shoot to kill her. Thankfully, Ripple protected her not once, but twice. Aside from that, Ripple’s powers allow her shuriken to hit without fail.
While Ripple got slightly injured, it’s probably a reason why she decided to stay with her despite being annoying. Given Calamity Mary’s personality, she will definitely be the person that will try to kill off the competition. We’ll see how far she will get, although others probably won’t give up without a fight.
After witnessing Ripple return home, her true identity is Sazanami Kano. I know since each of the girls’ profile gets shown in the eye catch. Apparently, she doesn’t answer any of the text messages her mother sends to her. It is evident that she doesn’t get along with her mother, although we don’t know exactly why. Maybe it will get revealed in the future.
As for cutting the amount of magical girls in half, Fav has a plan. Apparently, each magical girl has to earn enough magical candy to avoid getting eliminated. If a magical girl has the least amount of candy, there is a bad fate awaiting them. Given that none of the magical girls want to get eliminated, they do their best.
Obviously, Snow White came on top given that she saved people from the fire with La Paucelle’s help. Yes, they are outperforming the other teams although Koyuki has a tendency of calling La Paucelle Kou. This is not a good thing. Oe of these days, she will accidentally reveal Kou’s identity. Given that Ruler’s gang might become jealous of Snow White’s success, Koyuki needs to be careful.
With that, you might be wondering about how elimination works. You will think that Tama will get the boot, but no. This week, Nemurin (Sanjou Nemu), which spends her time at home was let go. When she transforms, she can enter dreams of other people. Given that she is in the dream world and the chat room most of the time, she is pretty much set up to fail. Her powers don’t have any practical use in helping her earn candy in real life.
While Koyuki talked to her a bit, it is sad to see her go just like that. We barely knew her. Sure, it sounds cruel, but it demonstrates what happen when someone gets eliminated or rather, deleted. Since you made a contract to become a magical girl, there is no way to just give up the power and continue to live. In short, Nemu died in a coma as her mother enters the room. Yes, it’s a terrible fate worse than turning into a witch. At least with the latter, it’s the individual’s fault and its avoidable.
With that in mind, this makes you wonder if the developers or Fav is evil. I have a feeling that he is more evil than Kyubey. At least with Kyubey, he is apathetic and he doesn’t show any feelings whatsoever. However, he doesn’t turn magical girls into witches at will. In comparison, Fav can either take the lives of magical girls or do something sinister based on his rules. This makes you wonder what is the motive behind this mobile game.
Aside from that, at least they didn’t make it too brutal to start even though it was slightly tragic. It just shows what will come in future episodes. By the end, I have a feeling that this show will change everyone’s feelings towards free to play games. ¶