Firstly, SORRY FOR THE ABSENCE. I’ve been dead to the world, really. Anyway, time to bring you up to date with the silliness that is this anime!

Your typical villian speak

For a five episode monologue, there isn’t a huge deal to say about this anime that I didn’t already cover in the intro. For starters, though, a few new players have entered the arena since episode one!

The plot really hasn’t progressed all that much, but we do have new travelling companions in the form of a priest and his assistant (and boy did I have a dry, amused chuckle at the tasteless joke involving the assistant being a sexual companion, ah anime, stay classy) whose motives are not exactly clear yet. We do know that the woman they’re working for is a priestess who is said to be guarding the pieces of the peach, and came from the moon. Not sure what to make of it, but they too are after the pieces of the 1000 year peach, but unlike the oni, have not made any attempts at claiming the pieces as the fights rage. I’m guessing that based on their role, they’re going to be watching over the two sides as a more neutral party.

Hello shota bait and not so shota bait

Hello shota bait and not so shota bait

As things heat up between the princess of the Oni, Onihime (whether thats her true name or not remains to be seen) and Momoko, (who met in episode 2 and immediately started a rivalry), we learn that Momoko’s soul fusion in episode one was somewhat of a fluke, and that in order to access to once more, she needs to take a special pill that calms her mind (as does the corresponding companion) and melds it with her partner. All three forms of her transformation have different abilities and, honestly? In my opinion, despite the obvious fanservice intentions, they all look pretty neat.

I REALLY dig the shorter hair look on Momoko as presented here.

I REALLY dig the shorter hair look on Momoko as presented here.

Yeeee

Ability wise, this is my favourite of Momo's transformations.

Ability wise, this is my favourite of Momo’s transformations.

A nod to the animators here for NOT giving Momo ridiculous proportions (aside from her boobs) like... proper anatomy on the waist/hips ratio gets points in my book.

A nod to the animators here for NOT giving Momo ridiculous proportions (aside from her boobs) like… proper anatomy on the waist/hips ratio gets points in my book.

Next, we have the Element Four, who continue to have pretty forgettable personalities, provide some support to Momoko in some fashions, and help her through her journey across Japan as she collects pieces of the peach for their Celestial Maiden (basically their leader) who Momoko is working for.

Probably one of my favourite episodes so far that, despite the obvious intention of it being simply for fanservice (being the obligatory beach episode) was that it showed Momoko and Onihime interacting as if they were never enemies to begin with, and how well they get along completely naturally. What’s most important is that this feeling didn’t evaporate from the end of the episode – it remained in their thoughts to the end – I’m interested to see if they touch on this again.

Ladies you're both pretty

Ladies you’re both pretty

Oh how cute

Oh how cute

Parental conversations are the ties that bind

Parental conversations are the ties that bind

Episode 5 showed us more into Momoko’s past during her fight with the three companions, and how they found her floating down the raging river, and led her to the grandparents who raised her. It was nice to see, but nothing very interesting. Episode 6 was essentially filler with nothing of importance covered.

All in all, this show serves as a really good ‘filler’ material in that it certainly amuses me. I still like the character designs and I can put up with the fanservice if only to see where the plot is going. I’m certainly interested where this show ends up, so here’s hoping it continues to at the very least, amuse me.

I dig this form ok? ok

I dig this form ok? ok

 

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