From last time, Haikagura started to act funny and decided to burn down the Black Cat Café. Thankfully, everyone made it out as Nagi arrived. But, of course, there is something hidden in Haikagura that the rebels are hiding.
As expected, it seems that Haikagura controlled a bunch of robots to set the place on fire. You might be wondering what her motivation is? Did they think that Nagi had something important in the café? Did the rebels want to get back at him for escaping and using Haikagura to burn the place down? Or is it that Haikagura is still in the war mindset that she thought there were enemies in the café and needed to burn the place down. We won’t know for sure.
Either way, the scene before the episode is essential. Oka seems determined to finish the war, but her little sister stops her. Instead, she directs the later generation robots to destroy themselves by walking into the fire. We find out later that Haikagura’s identity is Kikka, which stops her older sister in the flashback. This makes it evident that Haizakura was Oka. Maybe the reason she lost her memories is that she overexerted herself.
Either way, it seems that the dolls have a place to stay in the meantime. Haizakura obviously stayed at Chiyo’s home. She even helped her sell ice cream and did some singing. Houkiboshi works at a restaurant with the girl who brought that letter a few episodes back. Of course, Gekka saw the old couple in jail. Apparently, the rebels played into their financial desperations.
As for Karasuba, while worrying about Nagi, it’s clear where she went. After all, Karasuba and her friends are still doing the Capital Fair performance and need a place to practice on stage. So she went to the owner of the Cabaret for some help. Yep, she made Karasuba wear that bunny girl outfit in exchange. Everyone knows Karasuba has the best figure out of the Black Cat Café dolls. Also, Haizakura picked that outfit for her too.
Sadly, Retzel gets the short end of the stick as she hides out in Nagi’s workshop. Of course, he noticed that Retzel was there. She learns a bit about Haikagura and knows that Nagi is there. Of course, he didn’t reveal his presence since he believes Karasuba got stronger since then. Still, it seems that Retzel’s heart has been empty since the last episode. Haizakura was a big part of her heart. Still, it’s cute how Gekka decides to fill Retzel’s heart as she feels terrible for Retzel feeling a bit empty. Of course, she took it well, although I hope Retzel’s crush on Haizakura isn’t over.
He witnessed Haikagura wake up as she asked if the war was over. She said that she defeated a lot of enemies. Makes me wonder, did Oka and Kikka get the role reversal? Of course, he said the war is over, but part of her believes this is not the case. After all, Nagi didn’t quite take the precautions to reset the memories as the rebels had a trick up their sleeves. This makes you wonder why he didn’t put a kill switch on her or limited Haikagura’s powers so the rebels couldn’t take advantage of her?
Aside from that, the Black Cat Café is about to perform on the day of the Capital Fair. However, Haikagura starts to act funny as she starts singing a strange song. Surprisingly, she starts controlling a bunch of dolls but can’t really control the main cast. So instead, they pass out, or we don’t know for sure. Maybe because they are linked up to Haizakura.
Still, it appears that Haizakura got her memories back when she was Oka. As expected, she regains the sad memories. Hopefully, she will regain consciousness and stop Haikagura before it’s too late. Still, I doubt that Haikagura can handle this operation or coup since she probably has only a fraction of the original capability of her original body. Hopefully, Haizakura can put a stop to this before it gets worse.