Me, Chaika. Princess. Anime on break from spring. Coming back now. Happy.
You like episode 1? I hope. No face like Toru after?
Chaika have new OP. Listen, watch, recommended. See Toru, Akari. Even Frederica.
Also see past. Father’s battle, before death. Wonder about ships. Why use people to hold up? Seem hard. Seem dangerous. Expect more of father.
Now, fight. Claudia, hero. Fast incantations. Hard to beat. But Claudia nice. Honorable, hero. Grows grapes; I like. You remember?
Chaika like Claudia. But not as much as Toru. Or Akari!
Akari also like Claudia. Akari jealous? Or Akari looking to future? Akari is young woman. Want husband? Who would marry Akari? Does Akari love someone? Not sure.
Also, Claudia good to soldiers. Fight Toru and Akari, but not bad. They have place with Claudia. She gives purpose, those who not have one.
Then, training incantations. Be faster, not many words. Hard work.
But have notebook! Magic cheatsheet! Very serious. Not joke, but not helpful. Claudia have experience. Me, need more experience. Show knows. Show serious about cheatsheet. Not joke. Serious.
Toru, hit with pillow. Too much on mind, not important.
Then, ready. Claudia, very strong. Fight, difficult. Toru, Akari, worry about me.
Many colors, much motion. But easy to follow action. I try hard. Will we win?
So, yeah! That was the first episode of Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle, the second season of my pet show from Spring 2014. I don’t know if I can keep up the Chaika speech (or the episodic posts) all season long—it’s much more difficult to conceptualize her language and mostly stay in character than I’d expected—but it’s fun to at least try.
This episode was basically the sum of everything I like about this show. Great action (especially at the end) enhanced by really clever camera work, deadpan humor (I know some people don’t find Akari funny, but her monologue about her future life was hilarious to me), Chaika being absurdly cute, and generally solid fundamentals all around. I also thought they really made the most of Frederica’s one scene, which was really nice. Remember last season when we all feared she was going to just be a plot device? Well, the potential’s still there, but they’ve resisted it thus far! They deserve the benefit of the doubt for now.
This show can do no wrong for me. Even its derpier moments (background character faces really aren’t a strength of the show) just end up charming for me. That’s how love goes, I guess.