Junketsu no Maria Episode 11: Power of love!

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I’m not sure what to say…other than this week’s episode was pretty cheesy with Maria regaining her magic after she and Joseph declare their love for each other. I guess it’s about time, though…it was painfully obvious for a while now. Personally, I agree with the reaction that the owls are showing right there…

Next week should finish everything with a final confrontation with Michael. It’s hard to say whether Maria loses her magic or not…I think it’s annoying if she does, but the monologues about Maria at the start of the episodes have been making it sound like she eventually falls into obscurity. I guess we’ll also finally find out whether it’s an older Anne or just Martha saying those things at the start.

Junketsu no Maria Episode 10: Edwina acts

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Well, that battle between Viv and Michael ended up being anticlimactic…she didn’t really stand much of a chance. I’m curious about Maria’s suffering this week, though…she seemed to be getting pretty upset at the fact that people were repaying her seemingly benevolent actions with such rejection. I wonder if that will come into play in the final episodes or if it was just a way to kill some time this week.

Anyway, next week Joseph faces off against Galfa for his lady…err, I mean for justice? It looks like Maria will also interfere with the battle once again…though will she be doing it through Edwina or will her powers return? Also, where is Bernard in all of this? Last week, it seemed like he was actually going to do something, but he wasn’t exactly present in this week’s episode.

Junketsu no Maria Episode 9: Epiphany

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Well, that was kind of odd watching Bernard go through a sudden crisis. I suppose that type of realization was pretty hard to come by in that time period, so I’ll try not to be critical. The only complaint I really had was that the trigger seemed to be so small. Normally, that sort of doubt has to already be happening gradually. I’d say this entire episode could probably be summed up with “well, that escalated quickly”.

Maybe the most interesting piece of the episode was that Viv was actually willing to challenge Michael for Maria’s sake. That battle seems to be the only meaningful piece in the preview, so I’m curious about the outcome. Also, is Bernard supposed to be the one that eventually frees Maria? Or maybe their “conversation” had some effect on the attendant?

Junketsu no Maria Episode 8: Rejection

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This week’s episode brings up another interesting point with Maria’s rejection by the village. Isn’t it so easy to place blame when you have something tangible to reject? The grandmother was quick to accept a god’s grace because Maria wasn’t available to help her once, but conveniently doesn’t consider where that priest was all of the other times she needed medicine. In fact, it could be easily argued that a god sent Maria to help her before. If something can’t be perceived, there’s no way to tell for sure whether it had an effect on your recover, right?

The argument is similar with the war. The British side blames Maria for throwing a fight that they were apparently winning because it’s easier to blame her than to blame a god or to accept the fact that a god favored the other side. Kind of a fun thing to think about. Anyway, next week’s preview sounds like some philosophical monologue…not exactly helpful.

Junketsu no Maria Episode 7: More war

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I still question why Michael would send someone like Ezekiel who acts so human to impose his will. I’m going to be really upset if the series ends with him saying something like “I planned this all along”. Another interesting point of this week’s episode is Galfa’s apparent relationship with Bernard…it seems Bernard intends to use him against Maria. I’m curious about his motives, though…does Galfa blame Maria for his arm?

I’m assuming the significance of the last scene in this episode is that the grandmother is dead. She’s not a bad character to kill off given that she didn’t have much effect on the story and that her death could cause things to move (though I’m not entirely sure how…I’m assuming Ann decides to do something).

Junketsu no Maria First Impressions (2): Divine Wrath

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I’m still giving this one a shot because I’m a bit curious about how they approach the religious aspect of the story. As expected, this week’s episode is where things start up. Maria’s somewhat excessive methods to stop war have gotten the attention of the angels. Still, she has a point, doesn’t she? If you really think about it, what’s the difference between her intervention and the war itself? Why is it only she causes disorder? It doesn’t quite make sense.

I’m not entirely sure I want to commit to this show yet…I see some potential, but I’m just a bit wary. I like how the show doesn’t take itself too seriously while approaching topics that are somewhat taboo in current society (but really shouldn’t be). I’m willing to give it another episode before I make my decision. Theoretically, next week will introduce the terms of Maria’s punishment from Michael that are mentioned in the show’s synopsis…