Last week on Revue Starlight we were served a more toxic version of the same story from the episode prior to it. This week, Revue Starlight finally hits on that underlying eerie feeling you had as you watched the first episode but you dismissed it because the show got cute. Nana takes the lead this week and she’s been known to take action behind the scenes rather than on the stage. Nothing is wrong with that because every great production is at the credit of far more than just the actors, however Maya senses that her behind the scenes is…for lack of a better word, bullshit. Her suspicions leads Maya and Nana into a battle that does not have the winner one would expect and what happens next only gets crazier.
I think we’ve all been waiting a while for the ball to drop on this anime and finally, the time has come. Granted, I thought these girls were actually going to kill each other at the end of each battle, (secretly, I still wish they did. Curse you, Magical Girl Raising Project), but this twist is almost as satisfying.
However, the episode still manages to be disappointing. Outside of it’s twist and the suspense that swells up to finally burst, once again we were left out of what would have been an awesome battle to see. There’s actually no singing this week whatsoever, not even in the ending credits which made me wonder if Nana can even sing but perhaps they’re just holding out for what would inevitably be a game changer in a battle of Nana vs Hikari.
Back to the positive side though, the twist explains the Kunihiko Ikuhara vibe I was getting from the beginning. This storytelling seems like something straight of his brain and the color scheme, cutesy appearance of characters, and animal mascot really helps prove my point. In comparison to the garbage fire of last week, I think it’s safe to say that I’m back to being invested in the series.
Rating: 8 out of 10