It seems that Shinmai Maou no Testament is alternating between boring plot-centric episodes and fan-service-filled episodes. Unfortunately, this week’s episode is one of the former.
ParticularlyPeeved: Wow, that one scene had more animation than the entire last episode of World Break.
CriticalMiss: Was it that bad?
ParticularlyPeeved: I’m exaggerating a little bit, but yeah kind of.
PumpkinMochi: I don’t know, this is IMS. This could get bad really quickly.
Kelloggs: CriticalMiss, if you could have a sex bot, you’d make it look like Maria, wouldn’t you?
CriticalMiss: Eughh…… why?
Kelloggs: It seems like something you’d do.
CriticalMiss: No, I’m not a goddamn lolicon.
Kelloggs: I thought we established you were.
CriticalMiss: No, I’m still debating, I’m not.
Kelloggs: So you’re still deciding, you might become one later.
PumpkinMochi: You’re examining the pros and cons of being one?
CriticalMiss: One thing, if you guys keep claiming that I’m a lolicon, I may actually become one because similar things actually happened to me.
Kelloggs: The power of suggestion.
CriticalMiss: Well, there was one time where everybody around me was claiming that I had a foot fetish. And then…
PumpkinMochi: Yes, let’s go with yes.
Kelloggs: There’s only one bridge like that in Japan.
PumpkinMochi: It’s like the Tokyo Tower of bridges.
Kelloggs: It’s the bridge that the sister fell off of and died and had to start haunting the whatever.
ParticularlyPeeved: I thought she got run over by a car.
Kelloggs: I could have sworn she fell off stairs.
ParticularlyPeeved: Something’s wrong with your face, I’m not sure what.
PumpkinMochi: Wait, are they fighting in a mall? Is this gonna be Absolute Duo again?
Kelloggs: This is all happening in the mall, we established that.
Kelloggs: …if you know what i mean.
CriticalMiss: She’s now able to deal with the spear right?
PumpkinMochi: Yes, she trained with Basara’s spear very thoroughly.
CriticalMiss: They would need a lot of water to fill the whole mall.
Kelloggs: The mall is a variable segment of spacetime that adjusts its size and shape to whatever the show needs.
Kelloggs: So this is still inside the mall right?
ParticularlyPeeved: No, this is the roof.
Kelloggs: No, I’m saying they never left the mall. The whole world is a giant mall.
PumpkinMochi: I like how her clothes exploded, but there’s still that tiny piece of fabric left to cover her nipple.
CriticalMiss: They need to do quality censorship again.
CriticalMiss: Is she jealous?
ParticularlyPeeved: Why not? Also, is she on Basara’s side?
Kelloggs: No, she’s gonna attack him now.
ParticularlyPeeved: But why?
Kelloggs: Because she’s one of the knights that wants to fight him.
ParticularlyPeeved: But she didn’t.
Kelloggs: Now she does, she’s a very complex character.
ParticularlyPeeved: Then why does the other one not want to fight him anymore?
Kelloggs: Because she got saved by him and doesn’t want to hurt him.
Kelloggs: Yes, we’re back inside the mall within a mall.
ParticularlyPeeved: Apparently that mall has no drainage whatsoever.
PumpkinMochi: Oh, it’s a whirlpool now.
Kelloggs: Oh God, someone pulled the plug.
ParticularlyPeeved: Oh my God, the city’s out of water.
CriticalMiss: Shouldn’t the water have come out first from the first floor?
Kelloggs: It’s magic water, don’t worry about it.
CriticalMiss: If you ran out of water, the entire city would be really pissed right now.
Kelloggs: There’s only no water inside the mall. Everywhere else is fine. Remember, this is all a mall. It’s like those dimensions in Shana but with malls.
CriticalMiss: it’s almost the halfway point, and the battle’s still going on.
Kelloggs: Yes, you totally can. You should leave her alone, and go home to do harem shit.
Kelloggs: No no no, that’s backward. The brother must protect the sister.
PumpkinMochi: Hey, her clothes have magically fixed themselves.
CriticalMiss: So she’s another new sister?
ParticularlyPeeved: I think that’s already been established when she called him onii-chan.
Kelloggs: At this point, you’re better off just assuming everyone’s his sister.
CriticalMiss: Including that guy that never opens his eyes?
Kelloggs: He’s a sister.
ParticularlyPeeved: Her clothes are really regenerating. I think it’s complete now.
Kelloggs: Why is there- There’s a thing blocking my view.
PumpkinMochi: I hope they use that to censor his stuff.
Kelloggs: We’ll sit here forever in the dark spot in the water. How is she not floating up with those balloons?
CriticalMiss: How dare you hurt my sister. Now I’m gonna make you one of my sisters.
ParticularlyPeeved: She’s the childhood friend, but whatever
Kelloggs: A childhood friend is basically a sister.
Kelloggs: How dare he move that fast. Doesn’t he know that if he does that, he’ll be too fast for our animation to capture?
PumpkinMochi: I think her clothes are back to being damaged again.
Kelloggs: They can’t make up their mind about that or the color of what’s underneath. It’s been black sometimes and white other times.
CriticalMiss: Wait, there was a pantyshot finally.
Kelloggs: Darn, you look away for five minutes and end up missing stuff.
PumpkinMochi: You are my imouto too, I can’t kill you.
Kelloggs: There’s more imoutos?!
ParticularlyPeeved: You know what will happen if you get too excited.
PumpkinMochi: Oh no. I mean, oh yes. Get more excited.
PumpkinMochi: Oh, does he have twintail powers?
Kelloggs: He’s an observer but he won’t open his eyes. He’s a shitty observer.
ParticularlyPeeved: They should have landed back in that shop they were in from two episodes ago.
PumpkinMochi: Are you still fixated on that?
Kelloggs: You don’t understand mall logic, Peeved. We need to educate you in advanced mall theory.
ParticularlyPeeved: They should have restarted at that point.
Kelloggs: You don’t go back to the checkpoints at malls. That’s not how it works, or something.
Kelloggs: That episode sucked.
CriticalMiss: They missed a lot of chances to have pantyshots.
Kelloggs: Yeah, there was lots of people flying around in the air, skirts whipping up and down but nope. Why am I even here at that point. They need to get the Strike Witches director in here, he knows how to do an episode.
PumpkinMochi: THAT TIME. OH YES
Kelloggs: So that’s promising. It’s like they’re saying “We’re sorry about this bullshit, let’s get to why you really came here.”