Dantalian no Shoka Episode 5

This week’s episode starts with a man, Armand Jeremiah, begging Huey and Dalian to give him a Phantom Book. He wants it to satisfy a woman named Viola Duplessis, who demands a Phantom Book from any of her suitors. The two go to meet Viola, who strangely knows a lot about Dalian, even the fact that she’s a Biblioprincess. Dalian tries to question her, but she tells them that she has no memories. As Armand starts on a very bad romantic conversation, they are all interrupted by a strange fairy-looking thing that attacks them and gives a warning to Viola. Huey and Dalian return to Viola’s place on the promised night, the next full moon, along with a slew of other men armed to the teeth in preparation for the count’s arrival. Along with these men are the 5 suitors, each of which has found their assigned Phantom Book. The count arrives, and the men with guns open fire, but it has no effect. The count simply swings his cane and the men all collapse (he has the Death Note!!!). Huey reveals that he turned all of the men’s blood into mercury, but Dalian says that he is not using a Phantom Book. More men continue to fight, but the count summons more of the fairies from the other night and they attack. Dalian tells Huey that the count is actually using magic of his own will without the aid of a Phantom Book as the count finally introduces himself as Melgar. The 5 suitors try to protect Viola, but Viola finally fights back, knocking away a bunch of the fairies. Melgar reveals that Viola is actually a homunculus that he used as an experiment to see how human she became, but she betrayed him. As the count moves to finish them all off, Dalian finally allows Huey to reach into her chest (how many episodes has it been?) and Huey pulls out the real Phantom Books (as opposed to the fake ones that the 5 took). These books turn out to be perfect for fending off the count’s magic and all of the other men are healed. Melgar admits defeat and disappears in a flash of light. With him gone, the 5 suitors finally ask for Viola to make a choice, and she ends up choosing none of them and going for a 6th man (lol). An interesting episode this week. I’m not sure if they explained Melgar’s magic enough, but it was still enjoyable.

Dantalian no Shoka Episode 3

We start this episode the same way the last episode started. Huey meets a girl and Dalian gets jealous. However, this girl, Camilla, finds Dalian’s soft spot, sweets (just like every little girl >.>). At Camilla’s house, Camilla tells Huey that she started a school for children, but another woman, Mildred, also started a school. However, Mildred tells Camilla that she has a Phantom Book that increases the intelligence of her students. Dalian tells Huey not to worry about it, but Huey insists on seeing Mildred (denying Dalian of her scones). Huey and Dalian meet with the children, who seem to know quite a lot about them. The children reveal that they have no plans to take over the world and hand over the Book of Wisdom. Huey later burns the book. That night, a couple of burglars break in and tie up Huey and Dalian (all Dalian’s fault). They begin to search for a book called “Queen of the Night”. The book turns out to be a plant, which consumes the two burglars. The next day, Huey and Dalian are talking about the incident with Camilla (not the truth, of course). Dalian mentions that the burglars got what they deserved for “damaging one of her favorites”. Huey assumes she means “Queen of the Night”, but Camilla realizes that she is referring to Huey himself, who had been pistol whipped by one of the burglars. I like the idea of books taking the form of other things, like the clock tower in the last episode and the plant this episode. The Book of Wisdom was a little underwhelming and I kind of wish it comes into play later in the series. Also, Dalian is super cute…that is all. Why doesn’t this show come out in HD first??? It’s so annoying!