One away from the finale and it’s an all out battle! Date A Live II is gearing up to go out with a bang, but there is still plenty happening.

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Another war on two front as Shido pushes forward to rescue Tohka. High in the sky Mana and Jessica are still fighting it out, Jessica having the upper hand, but Mana isn’t going to let her win so easily. Shido’s quest through DEM Building 1 is getting harder as he moves closer to Tohka. Each floor has more enemies on it and he’s having a tough time taking them all out. At one point he finally faces off against one too many enemies and can’t defeat them. Has his quest to save Tohka finally come to an end?

Nope! In crashes Miku to save the day! She’s thought over what Shido has said and decides that she’s not there to help him, but rather she’s there to get another Spirit under her command. So pretty much she’s there to help him, as they both share the same end point goal, but Miku won’t admit she’s just there to help him after all. Back outside, Mana is still engaged in a heated battle, but it’s suddenly gotten a lot more heated with the arrival of Ellen. Now Mana has a pretty tough fight on her hands, not only to take out Jessica but now Ellen, man how’s she going to do it?

In flies Origami to save the day! Remember how in the last ep she was gearing up to make her way over to Shido’s position? Well she’s arrived and is right in the battle already. But before she can go help out Shido inside the building, she’s going to have to get through Ellen first, and we all know Ellen is a pretty good fighter. Back inside Miku has gotten the location of where Tohka is being held, so now Shido and Miku are headed off to get her.

Now as they still aren’t the best of friends yet, their conversations still aren’t warm and fuzzy, making their journey through the building not a really enjoyable one. Miku wants Shido to be clear with the fact she’s not helping him out in doing this (remember she doesn’t like men?) and is quite annoyed that he’s calling her ‘Miku’, as she feels his using her name will defile it. This quickly turns into the conversation Miku hates, that being humans aren’t all bad.

In her eyes humans are nothing but terrible things that she should have the power to control and do her bidding. Men are her slaves and girls are her cute dolls. They’re all just tools for her to use when she wants to. From here we get back story on Miku and find out how and why she is the way she is now. She was once an idol named Tsukino Yoimachi; she was really good and everyone loved her. But one day this all changes as her manager tells her a certain TV producer likes her a lot and she should ‘be nice to him’ so in other words she should let this guy have his way with her body. Miku turned him down and because of that all these scandals started appearing in the papers and such. She lost favor with fans and agency and before she knew it all the people who loved her, now hated her. Due to this she lost her ability to sing and developed a dark hatred towards men after they ruined her life. I liked how during this conversation they keep taking out the guards that show up, all while never missing a beat in their argument.

Sometime late the two of them finally arrive at Tohka’s position and are ready to free her and haul ass outta the building. Back outside Origami and Ellen have been going at it and Ellen has had the upper hand through the whole battle. With hope fading it looks like the end of Origami is in sight, but with thanks to Kotori and the crew of the Fraxinus, they’re able to provide Origami with some cover fire in the time she needed it the most.

Back with Miku and Shido, they’ve arrived at where Tohka, but Isaac is already waiting for them there. Remember his plan to kill Shido to unlock Tohka’s hidden power? Well that’s what unfolds. Ellen leaves the battle to join them in the holding cell in which Shido and Miku have reached. She impales him through the back in front of Tohka’s eyes. Now past the tipping point, Tohka’s power reaches critical and bad things start happening. But sadly before anything else happens, the episode ends!

Let’s take a look at some screen shots from this ep.


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So yeah that’s it for this ep, it ends with us on yet another cliffhanger ending until next week. By the way, next week is the finale of Date A Live II, I know it’s here already. Personally I hated the pacing of this season, the first 3 eps were utter shit and it would make anyone drop this one. But had it not been for the words of Deven Luca, I’d have not come back and given this one another chance. From ep 5 onwards it does get better, but still the fact it’s only going to 10 eps means there were always going to have to rush things towards the end. Meh, oh well.

Up next I’ll have the ep 9 review for Knights of Sidonia followed by the usual weekend review of Mahouka (the final few reviews of that one) and Love Live on Sunday night or Monday. Alright then so as there was no preview at the end of this ep, I’ll just go straight to the bonus pics.

Cya in the next post!


Bonus pics!

Another nice  kazenokaze pic here of Yoshino this time. Click for full size!
Another nice kazenokaze pic here of Yoshino this time. Click for full size!

Pixiv Link!

A nice Tohka pic here. Click for full size!
A nice Tohka pic here. Click for full size!

Pixiv Link!


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