Kanon 13December 30, 2006
Featuring things that aren’t meant to be.
While the other girls get some screentime again there isn’t much new told about them, it’s more to remind that:
1. Shiori and Kaori might be sisters, might be not, but there is definitely some kind of connection between them.
2. Ayu is still on the search for her “lost item”. Mai by the way is a good player and doesn’t tell any spoilers for that arc.
3. Nayuki is still very sleepy at times.
The rest of the episode is (of course) dedicated to Mai’s & Sayuri’s story. And surprisingly Jun can show some usefulness at the beginning through covering the (cheap) alibi that Yuuichi makes up for Mai. As a reward he finally gets in physical contact with a girl.
Sayuri pours in a flashback scene of the time she met Mai and befriended with her.
If my blurred memory is correct the shown scene happened in the 2002 version in the present with Shiori instead of Sayuri and she was threatened by the dog. Yuuichi, who just had tried to save Shiori himself and failed, observed that scene. Maybe the sentence he says here
is meant as a reverence to the old version. While I’m at Yuuichi and his training, what kind of wooden sword can do something like this?
Don’t know about Japan, but where I live the fire extinguisher have to hold some pressure inside and are therefore pretty robust. I never tried myself, but I think it is very hard if not impossible to wreck it in such a way with a wooden sword. But on the other hand, I’m talking about realism in a series which features invisible demons, fox spirits and larger-than-life anteater plushies. In any case, I surely welcome Yuuichi’s decision to help Mai fighting the demons, after all he is of some use.
What brings me to the main attraction of this episode:
Mai, first giving the pesky president of the student council the evil eye,
and then shown this time not just once, but even twice in awesome animation quality how she is
Oh, alongside some demons get slain for interupting her doing so.
Well, at least the second time.
Surely not a girl to be messing with, and that’s what the president of the student council from hell is exactly doing at the moment.
Next time it’s Mai’s birthday, hurray! Pary time! Excellent!
Or maybe not…