Time for a Gusha Puzzle!
Miraculously, Freecell’s replica Orpheus Ring transformed into a real Orpheus Ring, revealing the truth of what happened to his pass. Fortunately for us, this entire process enabled Kaito to be saved thanks to some help from Nonoha, but also it seemed to advance the plans set in motion by Orpheus Order. It seemed the plot got quite deep with everything that happened. Who was this Klondike-sama, and what is his true plan. Just what is going on?
The series’ best kept secret was finally unvieled. Much to my surprise, Melancholy-sama, who seemed to be hinted at as having a greater role in the episode 19, was not Klondike-sama. This is kind of relieving as it means we get an actual new face and personality involved, and hopefully some antagonist that will unite Rook, Kaito, Freecell, and maybe even both the Phi Brain children of the Orpheus Order and Gakuen Root Academy.
Needing to improve his skills, we were treated to Rook and Bishop taking Kaito to a Guusha Puzzle. Would this enhance and refine his abilities, or would he die in the process? Knowing that he needed save a friend, he had to go through this test just to be strong enough to save him.
It was really interesting seeing a sliding block puzzle used in a sort of real life situation. I always thought these things were the things that are only seen in video games but are not really feasibly possible, but this is the first time I have seen it in an anime. Trap doors, hourglass timer, stone blocks, and even fall spikes and blocks proved to be quite a challenge for Kaito, but through sheer determination and speed he succeeded. It was quite exhilarating.
With this down it seemed liked Kaito grew stronger. Will he be able to save Freecell, as well as stopping whatever plan Klondike-sama has? Even more, now that Rook is with him, what services can the PoG render too? I think we’re headed towards a good resolution for the series and this whole conclusion may be very intriguing indeed.
GO Rating: 4/5