Episode 16 – Sakura and Meiling’s Friend
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OMG WHO ELSE HAD STRONG X VIBES WHEN SAKURA USED SIEGE TO PROTECT THE MANSION? And I LOLed at Meiling’s “WTF” scream xD
And of coooourse Sakura is powerful enough to use SIEGE to protect the whole mansion area. We know she’s capable of much more than that 😉 I loved how Kero looked at her with a mix of admiration and astonishment.
So in the end it really was an earth-based card. SWING. A very big change between the manga and the anime, as we haven’t seen that card in the manga yet.
Lots to talk about in the scene with Kaito and Akiho. First of all, why is he wearing his butler uniform? I think that looks weird. Then, once again Akiho mentions that Sakura invited her to visit Fujitaka’s library. It really does seem like this is gonna be very important. They are building up way too much for this moment. And THEN, we see Kaito using his magic for the first time! And it’s practically syncronized with the manga (we’re going to see him using his magic for the first time in the next manga chapter). Ohkawa is making sure that the secrets are being revealed in the right time, without having the anime spoiling the manga.
Does anyone have any idea of what are those three words — Tina Rie Triax — that Kaito said? We learn that he uses his pocket watch to control Akiho’s memories. Of course, this may not be its solo purpose. However it is aligned with a theory I have that Akiho’s memories (and magic?) have been erased upon her own request. Kaito here is likely only doing his job once given by Akiho herself (that’s my theory). The thing that triggered Kaito to do it was the mention of Sakura’s father. Hummm.
Two cards on the same episode (to compensate the lack of cards on recent episodes). STRUGGLE. It was really nice seeing Sakura and Meiling’s interaction to secure this card. Nice way of saying goodbye to Meiling. And this is something that Sakura had wished for: being able to do/achieve something with Meiling.
Where can I book my therapy sessions with Meiling? Some real mature talk there.
SO CUTE Meiling asking Sakura to call her by her first name! I was moved by that scene (more than the SyaoSaku scenes, what’s wrong with me?). Meiling is the true meaning of character development and I envy her maturity now.
Now that Meiling is gone, looks like we’ll finally get back to following the manga by the next episode, in which APPEAR shall appear.