Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo – Episode 9

“Tabitha’s Younger Sister”
“Tabasa no Imōto” (タバサの妹)

The Ondine Knights are searching for evidences when a nude girl drops from the sky onto Malicorne, then she hugs Saito. Louise sends Saito to the ground with a kick in the groin; she then asks the girl why she is naked. The girl introduces herself as Illococoo. She talks about saving her older sister, soon revealed to be Tabitha. Illococoo describes how Tabitha was taken as a traitor and stripped of her chevalier title and how Tabitha’s mother was also arrested. Tabitha tried to save her mother, but was captured in the process. When Illococoo asks for help, Malicorne and Saito volunteer promptly, but the others doubt her status as Tabitha’s younger sister (Tabitha is pretty flat-chested and Illococoo has large breasts). Illococoo thinks about obtaining proof and rushes out the door. The Ondine Knights rush out as well, only to find that Illococoo has vanished. Not long after, Sylphid appears and testifys for Illococoo. Saito, Guiche, Malicorne, and Louise go to Henrietta to ask for permission to go and rescue Tabitha in Gallia, which she denies on the grounds that as her personal knights, if Tabitha is rescued by the Ondine Knights, as she is still considered a criminal, the rescue could be perceived as an act of aggression on Tristan’s part. In response, Saito, Guiche, and Malicorne resign as knights in order not to trouble Tristan, and Henrietta responds by having them arrested. Illococoo warns the others about impending arrest. Louise asks Henrietta what she thinks of Saito as a man…not a chevalier, and Henrietta admits that she is not sure if she has fallen for Saito or simply needs someone to lean on. Louise declares she will help Tabitha as she renounces her nobility. Henrietta has no choice but to arrest her too. After trying, unsuccessfully, to dig their way out of the prison with spoons, the four prisoners are rescued by Kirche and Colbert. Derflinger forces Illococoo to reveal that she is really Sylphid, a nature dragon that can assume human form. Continue reading “Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo – Episode 9”

Code Geass R2 – Episode 21

ラグナレクの接続
Ragunareku no Setsuzoku
The Ragnarok Connection

Within the Sword of Akasha, Lelouch learns the truth of his mother’s death from the Emperor and Marianne herself. They reveal Ragnarok will merge everyone into the collective unconscious. However, Lelouch disagrees with their reasoning, believing there is no future in that life, and uses his Geass on the collective unconscious to stop Ragnarok, resulting in his parent’s death. One month later, Lelouch is inaugurated as the new Emperor of Britannia with Suzaku at his side. Continue reading “Code Geass R2 – Episode 21”

Koihime Musou – Episode 8

“Kan’u Obstructs Kōchū’s Plan”
“Kan’u, Kōchū no Takurami o Habaman to Suru no Koto”
(関羽、黄忠の企みを阻まんと するのこと)

Aisha, Rinrin and Kōmei rescue a girl from a shopkeeper only to realize the girl swindle him. The girl, Shōren, who is a member of the royal family of the Kingdom of Wu, decides to join Aisha’s group. Later her jewellery is stolen by a crow which is stunned by an arrow from an archer from above an inn which impress the girls. At a restaurant, the group learns a neighboring feudal lord’s son will be marrying the local lord’s daughter despite opposition from the some of the lord’s family. Aisha suddenly realize that the archer’s window is facing the path where the groom will be paraded. The archer, Kōchū reveals to the group that she being forced to assassinate the groom for her daughter’s life, Riri who has been kidnapped. When Kōmei recognize a drawing from Riri as the shopkeeper they meet before, she along with Aisha, Rinrin and Shao mount a rescue to save her while Kōchū stays back to keep her minder distracted. Using Shōren and the shopkeeper as a distraction, Aisha & Rinrin defeat the kidnapper’s at their hideout and rescue Riri. Thanks to a horse provided by Sei (in her Butterfly Mask alter ego), Aisha manages to bring Riri to her mother’s attention which stops her attempt and punches her minder. Kōchū thanks Aisha who mistakenly thinks Aisha & Rinrin are mother & daughter, only to make matters worse when Ririn misinterpret their relationship, which Kōchū now thinks are lovers. Continue reading “Koihime Musou – Episode 8”

Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo – Episode 8

“The Eastern Pursuit!”
“Osutoranto Gō no Tsuiseki” (東方号の追跡)

Colbert is alive, he had faked his death thanks to Tabitha. Using knowledge from the Zero Fighter he has constructed the airship called “Ostland” with an advanced engine and invites everyone on it. Saito worries on what to say about Tabitha. Louise is still suspicious about what she witnessed between Henrietta and Saito and enlists the help of Siesta and Tiffania to capture Saito and force him by using a magic item that will reveal what happened the previous night. Pursued across the ship, (under the mistaken impression the magic item will remove his clothes) Saito goes into the boiler room which reminds him of his world. By the increasingly desperate trio Saito is finally cornered, but instead it revealed to all about Tabitha’s involvement in the previous night’s escapade. Kirche reveals Tabitha’s past to everyone, and figured its King Joseph of Gallia who is trying to abduct Louise. Saito and Henrietta have difficulty meeting one another eyes throughout the event, but the affair concludes with Louise’s resolution to trust Saito while Siesta remains concerned. Continue reading “Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo – Episode 8”

Code Geass R2 – Episode 20

皇帝失格
Kōtei Shikkaku
Emperor Dismissed

As the Emperor begins a plan called Ragnarok, Lelouch and Suzaku head to Kamine Island separately to face him. No longer restrained by his notions of wrong methods being meaningless, Suzaku strikes a deal with Schneizel to become the Knight of One in exchange for assassinating the Emperor. Anya’s mind is taken over by Marianne vi Britannia, Lelouch’s mother, and she restores C.C.’s memories; the two then travel to Kamine Island. At Kamine Island, Suzaku is held at bay by Bismarck Waldstein, while Lelouch marches into the Sword of Akasha. Knowing he cannot kill his father, Lelouch destroys the entrance, planning to seal them both inside for eternity. Continue reading “Code Geass R2 – Episode 20”

Koihime Musou – Episode 7

“Chōhi has a Fight with Kan’u”
“Chōhi, Kan’u to Nakatagai Suru no Koto”
(張飛、関羽と仲違いするのこと)

Rinrin has a fight with Aisha about Kōmei and leaves the group. While in town, she is reunited with her friend Bachō where both of them enter an eating contest. Unfortunately, they lose to a young girl name Kyocho who later introduces herself. The three later saves a young boy from a group of cheating loan-sharks who threatened to take his older sister. The trio decide to protect he and his sister at their house, while there with the siblings, Rinrin is reminded of her relationship between her & Aisha. The next day, the loan-sharks return and a brought a warrior named Chouryou to fight the trio. Chouryou enjoys the fight but it is short lived when the loan-sharks have taken the siblings hostages. Then, a masked woman saves the siblings who calls herself Butterfly Mask (Who is really Sei but Rinrin doesn’t realize its her except Bachō.). In revenge of their cowardly act, Chouryou destroys the siblings loan agreement and scares the loan-sharks to never return. In the end, Rinrin is reunited with Aisha where they both reconcile. Continue reading “Koihime Musou – Episode 7”

Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo – Episode 7

“Slepnir Ball”
“Sureipunīru no Butōkai” (スレイプニィルの舞踏会)

Siesta continues to annoy Louise, but proposes to stop if Saito can locate Louise at the Slepnir Ball, a party where the participants disguise themselves as their ideal person by using the Mirror of Truth. The night of the ball, Louise transforms into Cattleya, while her classmates pick knights, Beatrice and her friends chose Tiffania; Guiche chooses himself. On the way to the ball, Saito sees a dark shape that flies overhead. He finds “Louise” at the balcony and after some confusion over his “continue where they left off” remark, they embrace and kiss. Meanwhile, Sheffield disrupts the party and the mirror is broken. Saito discovers he is holding Henrietta; who chose Louise as her role model, the two almost kiss again before Louise sees them and runs away in tears. Saito chases her, but is stopped by Tabitha allied with Sheffield, who attacks him. Louise is confronted by Sheffeld and allows herself to be hypnotized. Saito eventually defeats Tabitha, but spares her life. Saito frees Louise from the spell, but Louise’s anger causes her to fall. Saito eases Louise with a kiss but are surrounded by enemies, suddenly a wave of fire magic from the large dragon shape saved them: an airship with Kirche and a living Mr. Colbert! Continue reading “Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo – Episode 7”

Code Geass R2 – Episode 19

裏切り
Uragiri
Betrayal

A ceasefire is called so Schneizel can meet with the leaders of the Black Knights, but Lelouch is too devastated to attend. Schneizel reveals Zero’s identity and powers, and convinces the Black Knights are under Lelouch’s Geass. In exchange for Japan’s independence, the Black Knights agree to betray Lelouch. Lelouch is prepared to accept death until Rolo rescues him. However Rolo overtaxes his heart with Geass and he dies after flying Lelouch to safety. Lelouch resolves to not waste the life given to him by Rolo and resolves to kill the Emperor. Continue reading “Code Geass R2 – Episode 19”

Koihime Musou – Episode 6

“Chōhi Competes With Kōmei”
“Chōhi, Kōmei to Hariau no Koto” (張飛、孔明と張り合うのこと)

Sei is angry at Aisha & Rinrin after they ate her food at a restaurant. While traveling through a foggy mountain, they lose track of Sei & Aisha sprain her leg after falling into a ditch. After coming to mansion, they are helped by Shibaki and her student Kōmei. Rinrin is jealous of Kōmei since Aisha praises her for her kindness, intellect and her many skills. Later Shibaki tells Kōmei to find a herb in the mountains which can heal Aisha sprain leg, which Rinrin decides to secretly follow, hoping to get it before her. During the journey, Kōmei is reveal to be afraid of heights but she still continues which confuses Rinrin. When she finally finds the herb at the side of a cliff, she tries to get it but falls where she is saved by Rinrin. Rinrin, out of pride, decides to help Kōmei get the herb & accompany her home which Kōmei is thankful. After being healed, Aisha thanks Shibaki & asked if there is anything she could do for her. Shibaki replies that she brings Kōmei in their journeys to be her guardians so she will learn to become a great scholar. Aisha agrees and Kōmei says goodbye to her teacher. Continue reading “Koihime Musou – Episode 6”

Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo – Episode 6

“Forbidden Magic Drug”
“Kindan no Mahō Yaku” (禁断の魔法薬)

Scarron and Jessica encourage Siesta to try harder to win Saito’s heart; they give her a love potion. Louise drags a tied-up Saito to her room; Siesta argues with Louise that she can treat Saito better, and negotiates for one hour for that purpose. At Siesta’s room, she tells Saito they get to act like newlyweds, but Saito is too conscious of the situation and asks for food. After failing to seduce Saito with the naked apron, Siesta tries out the potion but accidentally drops it on Montmorency, who inhales it and falls in love with Louise who was nearby. This time the potion’s effects are spread by kissing, Montmorency and Louise affect Jessica, Beatrice, and Scarron. They go after Tiffania, but she casts a Memory spell to wipe their memories and restores them. Montmorency forgives Siesta for causing the mess. Later, Tabitha receives a special mission, as she heads out with Sylphid, Sheffield flies alongside and tells her if she does well on the mission she can cure her mother. Continue reading “Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo – Episode 6”