Is it fair to say that Mediator was born with a high level of wittiness? I would actually be more scared to interact with her former younger self. I’m telling you, school girls can be quite scary.
And here I wondered how Mediator’s school days were like. Referring back to her origins as a school girl, I wouldn’t have guessed that she had to work her way up the school ladder. Unless if I missed something somewhere, I always thought of her as some kind of genius with a quick mind, a witty sense of humor and a great understanding of her surroundings. Well, she is, but she had to earn her book smarts through intense studying, which only enriched her mind and made her even more devious. Her isolation? I wasn’t all too surprised with that since geniuses tend to be weird and attract other weird phenomenon. There’s the Fairy encounter and then there’s the blonde curly. I’m going to assume that the latter is the weirder of the two.
So I am curious to know whether the origin story is supposed to reveal Mediator’s history or if there is a reason why humanity has declined and that reason is Mediator’s uniqueness to interacting with Fairies at will. Her name is still being avoided like a plague — Miss Honor Student and onee-san? — but nicknames of the bullying sort is welcome. If I only knew it sooner, I would have stuck with broom-head from the start. (Curses reverse chronological order.) I’m still a bit freaked out about the blonde curly girl, but I am willing to bet that she is that starting point for explaining any kind of demise for humanity’s future. For one, her character gives me the heebie jeebies. I sympathize with Mediator completely on having to deal with this freakishly persistent individual. I think I may just have figured out what causes humanity’s downfall: little sister stalkers.
In terms of what I anticipated going into this episode, I was quite pleased with how it became about Mediator and Mediator only, minus a brief cameo of Y in her clever school days. I did wonder about halfway through the episode about how the Fairies would get involved in this, but lo and behold, there is one who makes Mediator’s lonely life a little more interesting.
The mystery still lies within the existence of the Fairies and what they actually are and do. No matter how detailed Mediator’s observations and commentaries are, it still hardly grazes the wonders of these new human species that she labels them to be. Mediator is a bit of a mystery herself, but her perspective gives enough input to mark her as someone of a savior — almost god-like as envisioned by the Fairies.
As for why humanity declines, I shall wait until the final episode to take a stab at this chunky meat of a series. A lot of the randomness of earlier has waned, but I’m more interested in discovering Mediator’s first encounter and the Fairy’s magic that begin a journey to unearthing the mysteries of this civilization.
GO Rating: 4/5