And we’re back with more Rinne! Time skip has engaged…Madoka’s not doing so well by herself, but then Lan and Muginami return to pull her out of her slump. But they’re locked in battle…wonder what’s up. It’s actually an interesting question…history would suggest that Muginami is the one acting in the wrong here, but she wouldn’t want to kill Madoka, right? So why would Lan say this?
In the experiments at the beginning of the episode, they mentioned possibly messing with Lan’s personality…is this the case? The ever-mysterious Moid was there and even he was afraid of what was being done to Lan. I can’t imagine Lan being the evil one, but I can’t discount the possibility. My theory was that they were trying to create the Rinne effect that Madoka did through Lan, but that’s only speculation.
New opening song isn’t quite the same…that’s just how it is. The ending theme sounds pretty cool, though. Last week’s episode was just recap, so we’re starting here. Everyone’s back together, but conflict is there with them. Hope it all gets resolved next week…then they can get on to more important matters. We should just hope the problem is just Muginami’s cape, as Madoka says in the preview. Final note: the three alien brothers have assimilated quite nicely on Earth…they’re practically normal.
Well…that was surprisingly amusing. Must prove that humor is lost to me when I’m reading manga. Pretty simple idea…group of five friends randomly start swapping bodies. It could be an interesting idea depending on what they do with it. On the one hand, it could just be some mysterious force that screws with the characters, in which case the show becomes normal slice-of-life stuff with the body swapping to spice things up (magic rock, anyone?).
On the other hand, someone or something tangible could be screwing with them…the difference being that this is someone/something they can actually find (and DESTROY…or something). Personally, I think the second case is a lot more interesting (you all remember how I raged about a certain magic rock). I suppose in the first case, it’s about getting to know each other and growing close as a tight-knit group as opposed to a collection of club-less students…but meh, you can do that while trying to find what’s screwing with you.
On the music side, the opening and ending are both just kinda decent…nothing special. Ending has a nice start to it, so I’d probably say it’s the better of the two. The show’s still in its introductory phase, so I’m guessing a couple of episodes more of swaps to get everyone acquainted with each other before they start doing anything serious. Not sure, though…the preview did seem to suggest some mysterious man, but it seems too early for that sort of thing.