“My Student Council”
“Watashi no Seitokai” (私の生徒会)
The Student Council begins their topic “Reading Books” as Ken asks what books the rest of the Student Council are reading. Chizuru jokes about the “book” that Ken assumes in despair telling him that she wanted to read instead the Love Fortune’s book. After Chizuru does a handshake fortune-telling Kurimu interrupts the fortune saying she wants the book. Chizuru informs everyone the first to react is jealous while leaving she thanks Ken leaving a letter for the Council to read. Continue reading “Seitokai no Ichizon – Episode 9”
Episode IV-IV Problem Child
Kinzo appears at the family conference and denounces his children as being unfit to succeed him as the head of the Ushiromiya family. Deciding that his grandchildren may be more suitable successors, Kinzo summons the Chiester Sisters to select the first six sacrifices for his ceremony to revive Beatrice (Natsuhi, Eva, Hideyoshi, Rudolf, Rosa, and Genji), while the survivors (Krauss, Kyrie, Shannon, Kanon, and Nanjo) are imprisoned in the dungeon of Kuwadorian by the demon Gaap. In the world of her diary, Maria has her revenge against Rosa for destroying Sakutaro by torturing her with Beatrice’s assistance, and fully realizes her own potential as a witch. Gohda and Kumasawa, who had survived the slaughter and escaped capture, inform the cousins in the guesthouse about what happened when they receive a phone call from the hostages telling them to stay in the guesthouse until Kinzo makes preparations to test his grandchildren for the family headship.
Continue reading “Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 22”
“Student Council Envies”
“Shitto suru Seitokai” (嫉妬する生徒会)
Ken causes a commotion when he shows up to the student council office with a mysterious girl. He explains that he is looking after Elise, Lilicia’s younger sister until she comes pick her up. String figures, Shiritori, and more child’s games, but for some reason Elise can turn these games into something much deeper. Continue reading “Seitokai no Ichizon – Episode 8”
Episode IV-III Prophylaxis
During her years at Saint Lucia Academy, Ange is distracted from her studies by Maria, Sakutaro, and the Sisters of Purgatory, and is humiliated by her classmates after failing a test. Ange lashes out against her magical friends for being helpless against the magical resistance of her classmates and denounces them as illusions, prompting Maria to expel her from Mariage Sorcière. Inside the world of her diary, Maria accidentally locks herself out of her house with Sakutaro while Rosa is away on vacation with her boyfriend instead of being at work as she told Maria. Upon returning and being confronted by child services, Rosa takes her anger out on Maria and destroys Sakutaro, who Beatrice is unable to resurrect as Rosa created his vessel and has denied his existence. Distraught, Maria demands to learn magic to kill her mother and avenge Sakutaro. In 1998, Ange finally comprehends what Maria tried to teach her about magic and apologizes to the Sisters of Purgatory and Sakutaro, who she is still able to summon, hoping to atone for what she did to Maria.
Continue reading “Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 21”
“Student Council Steps Out”
“Fumidasu Seitokai” (踏み出す生徒会)
The Student Council decides to go on a summer trip to Tokyo but because the president is convinced the lumps of metal can’t fly they take a train. Once in Tokyo they spend the night telling ghost stories and watching the sun rise. Continue reading “Seitokai no Ichizon – Episode 7”
Episode IV-II Zugzwang
Ange briefly withdraws from Beatrice’s game to confront Maria over her denial of being neglected by Rosa, but Maria tells her that she is content with Sakutaro ensuring her mother’s love. Beatrice decides to show Ange how she, upon noticing how Maria created a soul for Sakutaro, gave a human body to Sakutaro and named Maria the Witch of Origins, joining forces with her in a witch’s alliance called Mariage Sorcière. Ange recounts how she too was once a member of this alliance and learned how to summon the seven Sisters of Purgatory, becoming particularly close friends with Mammon. By the year 1998, however, she loses the ability to use magic, and continues her investigation of the Rokkenjima murders. Before she returns to the game, Ange is confronted by Lambdadelta, who tells her that if Battler defeats Beatrice, he will return to her past self in 1986 while her current self will remain alone, and proposes that Ange can remain with her brother if he continues to fight against Beatrice for eternity.
Continue reading “Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 20”
“Student Council Reaches Out”
“Sashinoberu Seitokai” (差し伸べる生徒会)
The student council is in the midst of deciding the theme for the school festival held during the fall season when Mafuyuu and Minatsu announce they will be transferring schools. Minatsu suggests fighting, Mafuyu “competition”, Chizuru pushes for “pain” and Ken pushes for “licentious”. To try to stop the sisters from transferring they suggest going with the fight theme. Continue reading “Seitokai no Ichizon – Episode 6”
Episode IV-I End Game
Between 1986 and 1998, Ange leads a harsh, isolated life at St. Lucia Academy, a boarding school Eva sent her to. Between classes, Ange learns about magic from Maria, whose soul is kept alive in her old diary. Maria shows Ange how she was often left at home by Rosa and forced to care for herself with Sakutaro, a stuffed lion doll Rosa made her for her birthday who was brought to life by Maria. In 1998, Ange discovers that she is being hunted for her fortune by her aunt Kasumi, Kyrie’s sister, and escapes with assistance from her bodyguard, Amakusa. She begins her journey to Rokkenjima, where she enters Purgatory and becomes Battler’s ally against Beatrice under the name “Gretel”. To make things more fair for Battler, Ange convinces Beatrice to let Battler use blue text for when he makes his theories. During the family conference in 1986, Kyrie theorizes that Kinzo is already dead, which is why none of them except for Krauss and Natsuhi have supposedly seen him, and that there are actually seventeen people on the island. Battler adopts this theory and states it in blue, but after Krauss and Natsuhi are sent by Kyrie to prove that Kinzo is alive, Kinzo agrees to attend the family conference and settle the argument himself.
Continue reading “Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Episode 19”
Tsubasa Cat Sono San
Tsubasa Cat – Part 3
On the way to school, Koyomi finds Hachikuji in the middle of the street and assaults her in a teasing manner. Hachikuji panics and breaks his finger. Later after they calm down, Hachikuji tells Koyomi that she saw Shinobu at the donut store. Continue reading “Bakemonogatari – Episode 13”