And so the doubt has been placed. Maybe now Hina won’t be so obsessed with trying to take down Aoba’s Valiancer in combat. It’s a pretty straightforward episode. I could probably go on a bit more about the whole hairpin thing, I guess. There isn’t all that much to analyze, but it displays my problems with a deterministic past. If the only reason Hina got the hairpin was because Aoba came back to the past, where did the hairpin originate? How was it created? That sort of thing.
Not entirely sure what to make of the preview. The title of the next episode is pretty ambiguous. It looks like maybe another scientist who worked on the Coupling System or something? More stuff about how Aoba is the Chosen One sent to bring the Coupling System to the next level?