I am really enjoying this series, but I think this is my favorite episode so far.
Episode 10 –
After failing her exam, the twins are asked to help Sumiyoshi with her report on local history, but everyone else goes with her as well and Jyunpei finds out that Akari can sense spirits while Kotone has “other” talents.
Later on a walking tour around town, Kotone shows everyone the seven mysteries. But when they come to a large cat statue, Jyunpei sees how it affects Akari. Kaede is afraid too and I wonder if she is also sensitive to spirits. The others make fun of the statue and Sumiyoshi begins to draw whiskers on it but Akari stops her and performs a brief ritual after cleaning off the cat’s face.
Back home Jyunpei tries to fit the pieces together and remembers that they said they could use counter-magic. Curious, he decides to go out and investigate. His mother and sister really crack me up! They always show up and say just the right thing which is usually very wrong.
So, Kotone is a magical girl! This made me laugh. And Akari is some kind of warrior priestess. So this is why they don’t have friends and the reason they’ve been alone. Funny that Jyunpei thinks he’s dreaming but chases after the girls anyway. It turns out that the spirit the girls are fighting resides in that big cat statue that doesn’t like being scribbled on. The fight was half exciting and half funny. Akari gets her energy from eating pocky and the scene where Jyunpei tried to give her some was hysterical. With Kotone hanging on to him, he had no free hands, so he had to feed the pocky to the very weak Akari by mouth. It almost looked like a kiss and Kotone looked a little a little jealous.
But the spirit is defeated and Jyunpei is asked to keep their secret. He agrees but even when he is being nice, he still gets called a pervert. However, I think this is the way Akari reacts to him because she still hasn’t quite figured out her feelings for him yet. Jyunpei gives Akari the hair clips that Sumiyoshi bought her as a thank you for helping her with the report and when she wears them the following day, she receives some compliments from her classmates and if looks as if they’d like to be friends as well. This was a really fun episode!