After the dramatic rescue from last time, Nagi is safe. As Karasuba and Haizakura returned, they brought back an unidentifiable automata. Now, this is getting a bit sus.
From the episode’s beginning, we see an old man who is apparently responsible for maintaining the automata. He had a short conversation with the Oka, who held a familiar doll that Haizakura had.
Of course, Karasuba found some photos stored on the top of a bookshelf containing pictures of a young Nagi. That same old man appears, which makes it evident that this man is Nagi’s father. I can see how Nagi can restore the automata to give them a new purpose besides being a tool of war. Not to mention, those four rouge soldiers got apprehended as they appeared to act against orders.
Still, I can see why Nagi wants Haizakura and Karasuba to return to the café. Maybe it’s because Haizakura is important. After all, he had Karasuba save her, which makes me wonder if Haizakura is an Oka model. All the evidence might be pointing to that. Still, I can understand why Karasuba didn’t want to since she wanted to be by Nagi’s side. Then again, it might be a blessing or curse. Still, it’s nice to see Otome come to visit him in the hospital.
Even so, it’s sad to see Haizakura cry tons of coolant as they leave the train station. It’s evident that she enjoys singing and dancing with the children. This is why she was so hesitant to go, although Karasuba forced her.
Thankfully, they saw them off as they returned. The funny thing is that Karasuba found another automata of the same height as Haizakura. However, she doesn’t remember her name, except for being Haikagura. This kind of makes it seems like Haizakura has a younger sister. Not to mention, Haikagura is cute, but Haizakura is obviously cuter.
Still, it appears that Ratzel has a sense of jealousy that Haikagura is taking Haizakura’s attention. It’s saddening as Retzel and Haizakura are meant to be with each other. Also, Haikagura seems to know how to do her job, which seems suspicious. Even so, I feel bad for Ratzel, especially since she is separated from Haizakura and left in a separate bedroom with her black cat.
With that, we finally find some clues that Haizakura and Haikagura are both Oka models. In the photos Karasuba looked through, two Oka models look alike, but their kimonos use different colors. The pink one is most likely Haizakura, as she has that doll. This leaves the other one, probably controlling other automatas on the front lines. This can probably explain why Haikagura wondered about regaining her memories of the war while sleeping.
From this, there is a good reason for Nagi to lie about that automata he saw. He hid the fact that the doll they found wasn’t an Oka. It actually was. I can see why he is reluctant to reveal that fact since if they get into the wrong hands, who knows what will happen? Another clue is that Haikagura refers to Haizakura as her older sister. Makes sense as she is probably the second Oka that Nagi’s father made.
Sadly, Nagi might have exposed this as Haikagura, from dreaming, triggered the newer generation automatas to set the place on fire. Still, it may be that she only put a few rooms on fire as the whole place didn’t go boom. Either way, it looks like he has a big mess to clean up and hopefully, the rest of the automatas are safe.