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3:31 – Invasion from an Alternate Dimension! The Mystery of Mugen Academy

Alternative Title: Change The Channel

First Aired: 7th January 1995

Professor Tomow gets possessed

 

Hotaru, her father, and everything in the Tomoe residence up and vanishes after last time’s confrontation with the shadow of Sailor Saturn. The Sailor Senshi decide to investigate Professor Tomoe further, particularly the school he is owner of, Mugen Academy. Mimett, meanwhile, feels herself being replaced within the Death Busters by fellow witch Telulu, and decides to break out some experimental technology to defeat the Senshi…

I looooove this episode so much. A true return to form after a period of a number of lacklustre episodes. This one has intrigue, investigation, humour, horror, atmosphere, and even some morbid mortality thrown in for good measure.

Best of all, of course, is that this is BYE BYE MIMETT.

The episode starts off with Chibi-Usa running in the rain. I love the colour palette in this opening, it’s all blues and greys. A little on the nose in terms of mood-setting, but boy is it effective.

 

The colours here, guys. THE COLOURS. Gorgeous

The colours here, guys. THE COLOURS. Gorgeous

These shots of her running are punctuated by her memories ( nice little recap) of Sailor Uranus, Neptune and Pluto shouting at the Senshi about how Hotaru is the Anti-Christ and must be stopped at all costs.

The shadow effects on the Outer Senshi here make them look so threatening. What a perfect way to cast them into "darkness"

The shadow effects on the Outer Senshi here make them look so threatening. What a perfect way to cast them into “darkness”

I totally understand Chibi-Usa’s reaction as she runs inside the Tomoe residence to find it entirely empty. It’s like she never existed. Someone you love is being accused of heinous crimes that even they are not aware of, and then they evaporate. This is properly sympathetic stuff.

I find this shot especially powerful. You can feel her shock, her disbelieving dissapointment

I find this shot especially powerful. You can feel her shock, her disbelieving dissapointment

This scene continues to look gorgeous, with long shadows as she runs down the empty corridors. Actual creative art design, how I missed you. I wish this animation and writing team did all the episodes.

The cleaners must hate this house. Imagine having to vacuum using a cherry picker

The cleaners must hate this house. Imagine having to vacuum using a cherry picker

As Chibi-Usa begins to break down (again, her grief is entirely believable and sympathetic. They’re whipping the pathos out early) she spins around to find Setsuna, her Puu.

This is a complicated scene, in that Setsuna has no defence for her actions. They are reprehensible, yet necessary. She can’t offer any comfort to Chibi-Usa, who she seems to love like her own child.

She's a squatter. She lives there now. Being the guardian of time doesn't offer much in the way of pay

She’s a squatter. She lives there now. Being the guardian of time doesn’t offer much in the way of pay

As Chibi-Usa begins to accuse her of taking Hotaru, then chasing her off with her cruelty, her grief is really powerful to watch. Setsuna does nothing, just stands there.

When Chibi-Usa finally splutters out “Puu… I hate you” you really feel it. It hurts, man. Setsuna just ends up hugging her in this lonely house. Some real nuanced motivations going on here, especially from Chibi-Usa, who now both hates and loves Setsuna, and both abhors her actions yet cannot bring herself to push Setsuna away.

Their relationship has always been of interest to me, even more so after the manga. She's like a surrogate mother in the face of Serenity's absenteeism

Their relationship has always been of interest to me, even more so after the manga. She’s like a surrogate mother in the face of Serenity’s absenteeism

I find this an interesting psychological state. Chibi-Usa compartmentalises her emotions because, even in her anger, she can’t bring herself to truly hating her friends.

Another perfect shot. They both look so small in the force of overwhelming fate. Intelligent framing

Another perfect shot. They both look so small in the force of overwhelming fate. Intelligent framing

We cut over to the Senshi assembled in Mamoru’s apartment. I like when they hang out here, makes a nice change of location, even if his place continues to feel weirdly cold. Needs Usagi’s touch, Mamoru.

...why's he wearing a shirt and tie...? I guess the designers wanted him to look businesslike and in charge..

…why’s he wearing a shirt and tie…? I guess the designers wanted him to look businesslike and in charge..

Usagi’s face when watching Mamoru do some research on Professor Tomoe on his laptop is amazing. Even more amazing is that this is January 1995 and he has the internet. That’s impressive.

"DUDE. What's MINESWEEPER?"

“DUDE. What’s MINESWEEPER?”

Soichi Tomoe, we learn (with Usagi’s placid curious face hovering in the background), is a pioneer in genetic research, and currently a professor at, and the owner of, Mugen Academy.. which instantly makes everyone rather suspicious of the place.

I love all this. I love the research, the moody music, the intrigue, the discovery. Like a David Fincher movie.

"Apparently they found his wife's head in a box."

“Apparently they found his wife’s head in a box.”

Mugen Academy is the school which Hotaru attends, as well as Haruka and Michiru. It’s an elite private school with strict rules and high entry standards, and its campus is in a frickin’ skyscraper. This sounds like the coolest, most evil school of all time.

I really like all this Mugen Academy stuff too. There’s something about this monolithic institution that feels right at home with the Death Busters.

Thus the plan is formed to investigate Mugen Academy…

…just as Setsuna walks in with a soaking wet and thoroughly miserable-looking Chibi-Usa. She looks like a drowned rate.

"Hi. I found this puppy. Where's my reward?"

“Hi. I found this puppy. Where’s my reward?”

Usagi begins fussing over her like a concerned mother, which doesn’t seem to help Chibi-Usa’s mood much. It seems everyone can read her mood except her own mother. Poor Usagi.

She just needs some dirt rubbed in her face and she will officially be the saddest thing I've ever seen. Except for, you know, dead puppies or war or whatever.

She just needs some dirt rubbed in her face and she will officially be the saddest thing I’ve ever seen.
Except for, you know, dead puppies or war or whatever.

Then, like a COMPLETE DICK, Mamoru raises his hand to tell her to cease her clucking about. The bloody arrogance and condescension of this move…grrr… I dislike this. They’re always making Usagi out to be a bad mother, when she was the only one concerned with Chibi-Usa’s health after being in the rain all night.

"DON'T HELP HER. I command it."

“DON’T HELP HER. I command it.”

Mamoru has taken charge of this whole thing despite having had very little to do this series. I do like seeing this serious side of him though. As Setsuna turns to leave, he point-blank asks her about Mugen Academy.

The look she gives him is so incredibly dirty. I love Setsuna.

"OK I'll answer your questions, but I want you to know that you're a douche."

“OK I’ll answer your questions, but I want you to know that you’re a douche.”

Apparently the academy has only operated for 3 years, in which time crazy shit has happened there (Setsuna’s words, really). Suspicious of the school, Haruka and Michiru enrolled to investigate, which is why they’ve been wearing the school uniform the entire series thus far. Cool that they’ve had this Chekhov’s Gun on the wall for 30 episodes.

Chibi-Usa listening to all this just looks miserable and cold. I continue to feel sorry for her. Gosh, the mood of this episode is so dark.

She's pretty adorable with her hair down. I always like it when they play around with the girls' hair, since it's normally rigid and unchanging

She’s pretty adorable with her hair down. I always like it when they play around with the girls’ hair, since it’s normally rigid and unchanging

Setsuna doesn’t know if Hotaru is truly a part of the Death Busters, but she is Sailor Saturn, and thus incredibly dangerous.

This is all a bit too much for Chibi-Usa. I love how pitifully she’s drawn here. Her character is really coming through here – she’s tortured by all this talk against her dear friend. I buy her reaction to all this too, it’s in keeping with her psychology from the second season.

"Stop being a dick, Puu. WHY ARE YOU SUCH A DICK?"

“Stop being a dick, Puu. WHY ARE YOU SUCH A DICK?”

Chibi-Usa tearfully screams at Setsuna that she can’t kill Hotaru, that she really is good, and Setsuna’s returned expression is… complex.

There are so many lingering, complex looks in this episode. Ace job. It’s moments like these that set this anime apart from anything else going on at the time. Sailor Moon showed that even anime for kids could be so much more.

Usagi, a little calmer, asks Setsuna if there’s any escape from this conflict, especially since Hotaru is a Sailor Senshi, just like them. It’s incredibly naive, and Setsuna’s expression says as much. It’s pure, it’s idealistic, it’s unrealistic, it’s doomed.

"I reiterate: you're a douche."

“I reiterate: you’re a douche.”

This storyline address the idea that what is ethical and right can also create the worst outcomes. Sailor Moon as a show may seem happy-go-lucky and shallow to outside observers, but we’ve seen time and time again that the show has actually a very mature, measured and creative approach to moral dilemmas.

Anyway, enough of that, let’s go hang out at the Death Busters’ lab. I though it was beneath the house? I guess maybe they have a second one somewhere else.

"Hehehaahahahah that phone is hilarious. Look at it just SITTING there!"

“Hehehaahahahah that phone is hilarious. Look at it just SITTING there!”

The Professor is on the phone to Mimett, as usual. She’s so chipper about having found the next target, a quantum physicist by the name of Sergai Ajimov (he looks Japanese, though…)

The Professor expresses interest in his theories of multiple universes… but informs Mimett that her services are not required at the present. Maybe this is because Mimett has chosen to attack the keynote speaker at a special event at the Professor’s fucking school. What a moron.

No, the truth is that the Professor has someone else in mind…

Mimett gets suspicious as hell at this sudden withdrawal of work. Apparently she’s been anticipating get replaced (or sacked) because she has soy equipment at the ready. Maybe just do a better job, Mimett.

Maybe get work as a professional celebrity stalker...?

Maybe get work as a professional celebrity stalker…?

We see another of the Witches 5, Telulu, still shrouded in shadows. It looks a little off having her aaaaalmost revealed but not quite yet, but I think it works effectively at having Mimett’s replacement seem even more deadly and mysterious as she… which isn’t hard, frankly.

"I'm sure you will have a long and fruitful tenure as executive, and will definitely not be killed off next week."

“I’m sure you will have a long and fruitful tenure as executive, and will definitely not be killed off next week.”

The Professor expresses regret that Mimett isn’t getting him the results he wants. He’s rather nice about her to be honest. It looks as though Telulu is next in line for the executive position.

Mimett, obviously, does not take this well. As simplistic as she may be, her lust for attention and her ambition are quite entertaining to watch… when she’s motivated about it.

I LIKE this Mimett. Get her angry and motivated, instead of fame-hungry and boring! Bit late though...

I LIKE this Mimett. Get her angry and motivated, instead of fame-hungry and boring! Bit late though…

MImett’s solution is to use a voice modulator to sound like the Professor over the phone, cancelling his orders to Telulu… in not quite convincing enough language. I guess Mimett will be going all out to secure her job today…

"Why did the Professor as k if I had any spare tampons...?"

“Why did the Professor as k if I had any spare tampons…?”

Hey, doesn’t this all seem familiar?

Oh yeeeah, Eugeal. Mimett draws comparisons even further by promising to use one of Eugeal’s old machines, thus proving once and for all that Mimett is competely useless and without any talent of her own.

"Something tells me... that I should be recalling a lesson round about now... Oh well I'll think about it tomorrow."

“Something tells me… that I should be recalling a lesson round about now… Oh well I’ll think about it tomorrow.”

Goddamn Mugen Academy is set up like the Nazi headquarters. Really impressive palette again, dripping with potential threat.

I love this logo. The black star of the Death Busters, the infinity loop, the large sans serif font

I love this logo. The black star of the Death Busters, the infinity loop, the large sans serif font

The gang prepare to sneak in to see the guest speaker. This is fun! We’re seeing the Inner Senshi actually DO stuff, together, actively investigating the enemy! Wish they did this more…

"A LECTURE? You guys told me we were breaking and entering."

“A LECTURE? You guys told me we were breaking and entering.”

Oh yeah, they totally left Mamoru at home in slacks, shirt and tie because who wants to hang around this wet drip?

He discovers that 4 years previously, the lab where Tomoe was researching exploded in a freak accident, and he his young daughter Hotaru (aged 9) were the only two to survive. Well this seems ominous…

He's only using one hand to type right now. Heh heh.

He’s only using one hand to type right now. Heh heh.

Mamoru has a touching small scene of looking over sleeping Chibi-Usa, thinking back to her conviction of friendship towards Hotaru, and gets a conflicted look of his own. Throwaway moment, really, but this stuff adds real flavour to the characters.

Jesus Mamoru, it's been 2 days. Change your clothes already.

Jesus Mamoru, it’s been 2 days. Change your clothes already.

The Senshi, meanwhile, are poking their heads around corners. This is their investigation tactics, I suppose. I really like this scene. Among all the darkness is this fabulously comic moment.

A security guard pokes Minako repeatedly on the butt (!?) with Makoto being the only one who notices the terrifying security guard. Pretty sure he’s meant to be white…

"OH god, a FOREIGNER."

“OH god, a FOREIGNER.”

With all the girls terrified, he points them in the direction of the lecture hall, and they slink off…

…until he shouts “YOU FORGOT SOMETHING” and points to Usagi, completely unable to move due to shock.

I laugh every time.

"Oh don't mind me, I'm just... cleaning the floor with my butt."

“Oh don’t mind me, I’m just… cleaning the floor with my butt.”

Would you believe that this security guard’s role isn’t at an end yet? Mimett waltzes by with a suspicious sack, and he stops to ask what’s inside.

Her response is to taser his ass.

OK now THAT is funny.

"Don't TASE ME BRAHH."

“Don’t TASE ME BRAHH.”

Anyway, this Ajimov fellow is giving his lecture on parralell universes that feels just a shade too detailed to be mere coincidence. Definitely get the feeling that they’re trying to tell me something about the mysterious Pharoh 90 thing we saw last time.

1982, much? Imagine the game of Smash Bros you could have on that thing

1982, much? Imagine the game of Smash Bros you could have on that thing

The designers have a wonderful trick here. As Sergai prattles on about other universes while heavily implying that this has something to do with the Death Busters, they cut around the  overwhelmingly empty school, with the girls sneaking about looking for clues.

Very cool framing device.

It must take the students about 45 minutes to walk from one class to the next.

It must take the students about 45 minutes to walk from one class to the next.

Also in the school, in the secret classified super top secret evil information room, are Haruka and Michiru doing some spying of their own… They fail to find exactly what they were looking for, the entrance to the Death Busters’ hideout, but at least they get to look awesome in this dark and atmospheric room.

Seriously the colouring and lighting in this scene is so cool.

"Can we stay here a little longer? The lighting makes me look awesome."

“Can we stay here a little longer? The lighting makes me look awesome.”

We also get a shot of the Professor just finding Ajimov’s lecture fucking hilarious as he shares the joke with his… glass orb universe thing. He reveals that Pharaoh 90 is, in fact, a sentient galaxy of its own, awaiting the moment to swallow the Milky Way. I like this stuff. Such a great marriage of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

He has all the technology in the world at his disposal, and a giant wall of screens upstairs... but his own TV is a crappy 1970s model

He has all the technology in the world at his disposal, and a giant wall of screens upstairs… but his own TV is a crappy 1970s model

And we get ANOTHER awesome scene! They’re spoiling us today.

Hotaru, asleep on the Messiah of Silence’s throne and in her horrible clothes, is dreaming. This will not be a happy dream let me tell you know.

...who keeps changing her clothes when she's asleep...?

…who keeps changing her clothes when she’s asleep…?

We get a flashback of Hotaru at her dad’s lab. He seems so much nicer and… more sane.

D'AWWWW I hope nothing bad happens to this CUTE KID

D’AWWWW I hope nothing bad happens to this CUTE KID

Apparently whatever experiment he and his cohorts were working on tore a hole in space time, causing the massive explosion reported previously.

"Dad, before we all die in hellfire, I want you to know that your probably shouldn't have played god or whatever."

“Dad, before we all die in hellfire, I want you to know that your probably shouldn’t have played god or whatever.”

In the midst of the carnage, Professor Tomoe holds Hotaru’s dead body. Fuck me, this is grim stuff. That’s a dead kid Sailor Moon is having you look at right now.

hi i'm a 8 year old little japanese girl in 1995 and what's this sailor moo- MY EYES MY EYES MAKE IT STOP

“hi i’m a 8 year old little japanese girl in 1995 and what’s this sailor moo- MY EYES MY EYES MAKE IT STOP WHY IS LIFE PAIN”

His anguish is so utterly complete. Perhaps a little over enthusiastic, but who am I to judge? I’ve never PLAYED GOD WITH SCIENCE OR WHATEVER and killed my kid.

…enter the voice, who offers to save the life of Hotaru. For free right? You’re totally doing this out of the goodness of your heart and I will have no cause ever to regret this?

I love that the voice appears with streams of life, like a benevolent god... when the truth is quite the opposite

I love that the voice appears with streams of life, like a benevolent god… when the truth is quite the opposite

Nah not so much. Tomoe agrees to any price at all to save Hotaru, of course, but the voice’s price is their bodies and minds. Not such a great deal then. It’s super creepy seeing whatever entity is speaking to Tomoe enter his eye.

"Hey that looks like a good place to enter your body. Don't mind me, just going to nestle down between your optic nerve and your brain. Mmm toasty."

“Hey that looks like a good place to enter your body. Don’t mind me, just going to nestle down between your optic nerve and your brain. Mmm toasty.”

So Hotaru is possessed also… but it seems to not be in the same way as Tomoe, who apparently has all his free will removed.

The nightmare ends with Tomoe’s split personality being complete, with sudden terrifying flashes between the man and the mad scientist.

"I'm not smiling, I have lockjaw. It hurts you bastard."

“I’m not smiling, I have lockjaw. It hurts you bastard.”

Incidentally, I am constantly irritated by the “scientist plays god and destroys mankind” bullshit. Science operated under ethics boards and regulations is the greatest invention humans have ever created, and has and will save the world. This vilification in fiction of science and its practitioners is old and tired, yet it continues year on year.

I’m not saying I mind it here. This feels so divorced from reality, from science, that its much more fantasy. Just pointing out that while this should annoy me (my standards are exacting), Sailor Moon pulls this off compellingly.

Right, let’s het Ajimov off this stage yeah?

Enter Mimett talking shit to the crowd. She actually stops to bask and comments on how much she likes basking in attention…

She doesn't seem to mind whether its positive or negative attention. Would make a perfect politician

She doesn’t seem to mind whether its positive or negative attention. Would make a perfect politician

Before she attacks the entire audience and conveniently puts them all to sleep. How about leave them concious and screaming and stuff?

Today’s Daimohn will be all sciencey, right? Really advanced and stuff?

Nah, it’s just a shitty 1990s computer with a woman sticking out of it. I still sort of like this Daimohn though, Upasocon has much more personality than the recent monsters.

She would be a lot of fun to cosplay as... although the odds of you being recognised is slim

She would be a lot of fun to cosplay as… although the odds of you being recognised is slim

Ajimov’s (I’m just wondering if Sergai Ajimov is a reference to Issac Asimov..) reaction to being pinned down by a funky 90s rocker/personal computer is rather amusing. He blushes furiously as she puckers up to take his Pure Heart.

She’s so serious (“PREPARATIONS COMPLETE“) that the sight of her trying to make out with the bemused professor is a great contradiction. Loved it.

I love that she's blushing too. It looks lurid and insane

I love that she’s blushing too. It looks lurid and insane

The Senshi bust on on, and every single one of the girls is fired up. I like to see them actively giving attitude. This episode is bringing them to the forefront of the episodes again. I love Sailor Moon’s reaction at having all her best lines stolen from her.

"Hey... hey guys, I'm the main character, remember? The show has my goddamn name on it."

“Hey… hey guys, I’m the main character, remember? The show has my goddamn name on it.”

Mimett sets Upasocon upon the Senshi. She uses language like Robocop, which is rather wonderful, then throws super-cute computer mice at them.

Aww that's pretty cute. I would love it if my mouse had ear flaps

Aww that’s pretty cute. I would love it if my mouse had ear flaps

OK that’s not so bad, I mean it’ll hurt and stuff, but…

AHHH THEY TURNED INTO RATS WHAT THE SHIT.

And then Sailor Mars burns the rats to death with Burning Mandala. Please don’t let the RPSCA hear about this…

I love this next part. In the mission to give the Senshi more to do, they have Sailor Juptier descend upon Upasocon from the air looking badass, before firing off a Sparkling Wide Pressure with a fist into the Daimohn’s stomach. SO COOL. SO VERY VERY COOL.

SO COOOL please don't hurt me

SO COOOL please don’t hurt me

More of this please. PLEASE.

More of this please. PLEASE.

See why Jupiter is everyone’s favourite Senshi?

Even Mercury gets to do something… she uses her super computer as, uh, sunglasses, I guess, because she’s attacked by more rats and has to be saved by a Venus Love-Me Chain.

"Mercury, not every battle can be won with science. Unless you have an atomic weapon of some kind, I guess. Also guns are sort of science."

“Mercury, not every battle can be won with science. Unless you have an atomic weapon of some kind, I guess. Also guns are sort of science.”

There quite a few cool shots of the Senshi fighting off killer rats and Upasocon throwing floppy discs as ninja stars. Really like this battle!

OK this is pretty awesome, but I could really use... one more shot of Jupiter looking bad ass

OK this is pretty awesome, but I could really use… one more shot of Jupiter looking bad ass

THERE YOU GO

THERE YOU GO

Eventually the Senshi are pretty beaten up as Mimett busts out a curious looking machine… She’s getting all hubrisy and stuff, so you know things are about to go badly for her.

Boy how they go badly.

Tuxedo Kamen swings in using his new favourite weapon – his own daughter firing hearts out of a wand. That’s some great parenting, Dad. This isn’t even the first time he’s done this. Once is ok, but more than once and it just looks a bit silly.

So his super powers have essentially been reduced to "flying taxi driver."

So his super powers have essentially been reduced to “flying taxi driver.”

Anyway, Pink Sugar Heart Attack distracts Upasocon for, like 1 second, which is enough to for Sailor Moon to double transform and use Rainbow Moon Heartache and kill Upasocon.

I’ll be honest, after the awesome fight we saw, the Sailor Chibi-Moon reversal seems a little cheap. Oh well, it doesn’t mar it too much.

They never see the pink hearts coming, do they?

They never see the pink hearts coming, do they?

Plus, we get this next scene, as Mimett, cornered, decides to activate Eugeal’s old machine… It looks like a piece of shit, frankly. There’s no way this thing is going to work as designed.

While pointlessly screaming “WITCHES ELECTRIC WARP” as she presses a few buttons (I guess showmanship?) Mimett glows for a moment and vanishes…

"Yeaaah there's no way this experimental piece of crap that the boss I murdered designed could possible backfire spectacularly"

“Yeaaah there’s no way this experimental piece of crap that the boss I murdered designed could possible backfire spectacularly”

Appearing instead on the giant monitors on stage.

OK great plan. What the fuck are you going to do as a screensaver, Mimett? It’s 1995. You can’t even edit Wikipedia pages yet.

"I may not be able to use the toilet anymore, but now I have INFINITE POWER on a 28kb modem."

“I may not be able to use the toilet anymore, but now I have INFINITE POWER on a 28kb modem.”

I love the look on Super Sailor Moon’s face when she sees what Mimett has done. This does, in fact, look pretty damn creepy. She promises that the machine has amplified her powers too…

But we never find out whether this is even true or not. I’m guessing it was not.

"Dude, Mimett got her own spin-off series?"

“Dude, Mimett got her own spin-off series?”

Telulu, hiding in the shadows of this entire episode, makes a quiet entrance, and Mimett is immediately terrified. As she should be.

"I have infinite power! Unless there's a power-cut or someone trips over this wire"

“I have infinite power! Unless there’s a power-cut or someone trips over this wire”

Telulu casually asks whether Mimett found out why Eugeal never used the stupid TV warp machine… before showing that she has the power cable to the TVs in her hand.

The look on Mimett’s face is horrifying. That’s the face of someone about to be murdered. Her begging is truly horrendous to see. It actually makes me feel properly repulsed. Good job on the actress on conveying such helpless pitiable frantic fear.

As much as I hate her, seeing Mimett beg for her life is some new type of cruelty. This episode has been especially dark. Really like it

As much as I hate her, seeing Mimett beg for her life is some new type of cruelty. This episode has been especially dark. Really like it

Now, I know what you’re thinking – why shove yourself inside a TV when your mind could be lost forever the first time the janitor switched off the power? To that I say I have no idea.

Well there you have it. Mimett has fucked off to the other side. I presume… they sort of don’t explain what exactly happened to her, I just presume she’ll spend eternity haunting message boards asking for famous people to sign her computer screen.

Farewell, idiot” as Telulu so precisely phrased it.

"She'll be stuck in 4chan's /b board for eternity. A fate worse than death."

“She’ll be stuck in 4chan’s /b board for eternity. A fate worse than death.”

Super Sailor Moon’s expression of horror is even more moving. Seeing this infighting, this casual murder, is pretty powerful stuff.

"HOW COULD YOU I was watching that."

“HOW COULD YOU I was watching that.”

…which is where the episode concludes. Not the most complete of endings, but you can’t resolve all those threads in 25 minutes. This is such a great set-up for the next few episodes, though.

"Right, all we have to do now is wake up everyone of these 14,000 attendees. Should be fun."

“Right, all we have to do now is wake up everyone of these 14,000 attendees. Should be fun.”

I imagine we’ll have a long and satisfying tenure with our dear Telulu, right?

…Right?


 

 

Episode Score: 4/5 (So many awesome moments. So moody and beautiful too.)

Monster Score: 4/5 (Upasocon didn’t do too much, but she looks and sounds pretty cool. Loved the design)

Final Thought: Maybe Mimett would have been better served to use the Witches Electric Warp on the Senshi before pulling the plug? Maybe? What an idiot.

NEXT TIME: So excited to meet this new bad guy Telulu! Oh… she’s dead.

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  1. Honestly, the Death Busters and especially the Witches 5 are so busy screwing each other and murdering each other for the sake of it, that it’s little wonder they don’t get much done. Tellu is the real idiot here, by not letting Mimete do her thing and take the Senshi out, before consigning her to eternity in a computer, all because she’s in a snit about Mimete stealing her job. You could have had it all Tellu. At least Rubeus in the manga had the sense to let the Ayakashi Sisters capture the Inners, before letting them die in battle (though he’s another idiot as they are ridiculously powerful and valuable soldiers, and Calaveras’s powers as a medium are like nothing else seen in the Clan, and they could have accomplished so much more for him if he bothered to save them.)

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