The whole Sergey-Arika-Nina thing made me pretty squeamish. The ease with which Aswad overran Fia and co was a tad too much of a cakewalk even if one could excuse it by saying that Shizuru is one of the top Otome. Another Nina Otousama temper tantrum and big explosion was tiresome. But Evil Tomoe was enjoyable.
I also liked how her gloating about Ers-chan galvanised Arika. If Ers-chan does rematerialize, I think it would be so much better if Arika then forgets all about Sergey and tries to date Ers. As a result, Nina realizes what she’s been blind to and is now missing out on. Bingo, romantic rivalry with Arika while Ers is torn between the two! Shizuru and Natsuki look on approvingly. LOL Meanwhile Sergey can play house with Rena.
Chie’s WTF!? expressions did get a laugh out of me. Would be great if she gets to do more cool stuff. Also the way she’s drawn in Otome has been rather more… handsome than in Hime. Hope that she and Aoi can have a happy ending.