With Mangetsu defeated, this leaves Ernesta to face off Suishou. It’s quite obvious how things will ultimately end.
As the battle heads to the final phases, it seems that Suishou have a hard time trying to defeat Ernesta. It appears that Ernesta obtained special powers. Despite being able to fight with one arm effectively, she was able to regain her other arm. However, Suishou eventually regains the same powers and manages to land a hit on Ernesta. Ernesta landed in a cave and it seems as if she can’t make it.
Eventually, Mangetsu shows up as a spirit in front of Ernesta’s eyes. Apparently, Magiaconatus sealed magical powers for the sake of peace. In other words, this can explain Ernesta attracting them. It’s because of her desire to get rid of all magic, which upholds that tradition.
Sure, Suishou becomes upset and calls Mangetsu a doll. Mangetsu eventually merges with Ernesta and she transforms into her final form. With Ernesta’s new powers, she was able to defeat Suishou just like that.
With Suishou defeated, the temple appears. Ernesta sees the spirits of Anna and Kuon as they question her desire to remove all magic. Eventually, she confronts Suishou in spirit form as she eventually shows what Ernesta’s wish will look like without magic. While defeated mages will still be gone forever, nobody will have any memory regarding the battle. In theory, Nene and Rosa who participated in the Granbelm won’t remember who is Ernesta either. Ernesta in other words will be an ordinary girl that will be alone again.
Sure, Suishou tries to deter her, Mangetsu shows up and tells her that everything is fine. After all, the future is what Ernesta envisioned and that Mangetsu is born from her. In the end, Ernesta decides to execute her wish anyway as magic is completely erased from all existence. Sure, humans will probably create a new power and repeat the same mistakes, there is still hope that they will learn from them.
After she woke up, she heads to school. Now, her hair is in a ponytail. Some noticeable things are that Nene is back to the height she would usually be at. Despite this, Kibou is still best friends with her. Also, we see Anna and Clare getting along with each other and Shisui rushing to work. After Ernesta had a pork bun, she attempts to make a flower bush bloom, but nothing happens.
Sure, it’s bittersweet that nobody knows Ernesta in this magic-less future and she is alone again. However, there is some hope. When the home room teacher entered the classroom, she introduces everyone to a new transfer student. Eventually, Ernesta smiled. I have a feeling that it’s Mangetsu reborn in the new future.
Overall, Granbelm is a very interesting show since there is suspense on what will happen next and the mysteries surrounding the Granbelm. Sure, it’s not on the same level to the likes of Madoka Magica and there is some inconsistencies with the plot, the drama and developments are still very interesting. Sure, Anna can get somewhat annoying for her endless hatred for Ernesta, but it’s for a good reason, jealousy.
While not interested in mecha, the battles look really good. It’s not too surprising since the production values are great. It’s quite obvious that the people who worked on the production wanted to make their ambitions a reality. While the show is not for anyone, I still think it’s an interesting and very good take on the magical girl genre with some mecha thrown in. ¶