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I watch it for the plot. Also, I recall mentioning two years ago that I voted for a second season, so I’m happy to have made it this far to write about what might arguably be one of the most anticipated Fall anime titles. That is, if you are a fan of these harem/mecha-type shows.

That being said, I found the ones to stand out so far this season are Charlotte and Laura. It was hilarious for them to be referred to as ‘Gold’ and ‘Silver’ in the department store. Most of this episode comprised of their relationship as current roommates and reminds us of their level of affection for Ichika. Even the side story of the maid cafe they were so quickly convinced to work for (seriously, who is she and will she serve any level of influence beyond her random appearance?) served as an entertaining introduction to some fancy footwork and theft deterrence without the use of any form or level of IS gear usage. It’s also nice to be able to focus on anyone but the main character in a harem for a change, even if 75% of the episode feels like a filler. A very quick recap of season one and a lead-in to the current season after the break.

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(Let the pseudo retro-blogging continue!)

No matter how deep the story gets with the history and mechanics of the personal IS units, one must never forget that the core of this series is still managed by five pubescent fifteen year-old girls out to capture the heart of one fifteen year-old teenage boy by using big guns and yandere facial distortions. ‘Gospel’ what now? That was so episode one.

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Goodness, Charlotte, don’t do it! Ichika should have at least warned and stopped her before this happened. I, on the other hand, would have just let it happen like it did here. The reaction afterwards from anyone who’s oblivious to the effects of wasabi is always priceless.

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Houki’s sister, Tabane, makes her on-screen debut! She even has a unique greeting to boot. If my memory serves me correctly, didn’t she disappear? If so, why was it so easy, besides the fact that they’re sisters, for Houki to be able to contact her?

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The match between Laura/Houki and Ichika/Charlotte winds up being a 2-on-1 as Laura tosses Houki to the side and attempts to finish off Ichika and Charlotte on her own. Yeah, kinda helps to have the super-soldier gene there just a little.

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