First off, a big “Thank You!” to moyism for providing the raws to feed my Nanoha habit this season. Bit of a quiet admin-type episode, the members of Lost Property Riot Force 6 are introduced to each other, including the main support staff. While Hayate and Fate brief their superiors, Instructor Nanoha puts Subaru, Tiia, Erio and Caro through a training exercise – their first encounter with the Anti-Magic Field Gadget drones.
This may be anal of me but it also bothered me in the last episode when Erio and Signum spoke to each other; that is, when subordinates pay compliments [i.e. Salute, Good morning, Ma'am] to their superior officers, the least they could do is to return the salute. I might have excused this on the ground that the Midchilda Army uses different regimentation and discipline protocols, at least Fate (who’s in the equivalent of their navy) returned Subaru’s salute. Well, at least, Hayate-chan doesn’t look like the type who’d screw people over for lapses in protocol. Absolutely loved her comment about how it felt that the trio were back in middle school now that they were, once again, wearing the same uniform. LOL
The other thing is that I’m not so hot about their brown (Mid-Army No.5J?) uniforms. Nanoha’s white-blue uniform conveys her hotshot pilot-instructor role while Fate’s sombre black Enforcer uniform is a nice link to her main loli-mode colour.
LOL at this scene because of this doujin by Ramsus over at Entropy Max!
Hayate (?): Let me introduce Griffith Lowran, he is Admiral Leti’s son.
Griffith: Pleased to meet you.
Nanoha and Fate: AAAAAAH?! *Big Shock*
Hayate: What’s the matter? Aren’t you both a bit rude?
Nanoha: There’s definitely 70% resemblance.
Nanoha: That’s because I thought that Admiral Leti was the type of person who was too busy with her work and thus missed her chance to get married, became really uptight and a failure at relationships with others. Never expected that she would have a son.
Fate: *nod nod* Umm umm.
Hayte: Though it’s very rude, I also thought that at first.
Signum teasing Fate; latter is so cute when she is embarrassed, accentuated by the fact that she’s 19 already but still socially awkward even with her close friends.
No minimum height requirement for the Midchilda Army then.
“So the whole of the main cast is going to merge into this red crystal… NEKKID.”
Boy, that sure got the top brass’ attention real quick.
Nanoha’s smile was really quite sinister… Go, go White Devil!
Nanoha: Sorry… I’ve messed up a bit… Vita, are you alright?
Vita: That’s right, that day, when I was responsible for guard duty, was careless… That kind of situation, I never want to see again!
Nanoha: When my wounds have healed… LET’S BECOME STRONG TOGETHER. I train you reaaally well from head to toe.
Vita: DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! No! The bright white light is coming!
Signum: Vi… Vita! Calm down?!
Reinforce: Vita is crying…
Lolis using tentacle magic! What has the world come to? Plus her magic square looks like the one deployed by Loli Rider in the OP.
I felt Tiia really showed her mettle by pushing herself to deploy an AA mage level shot when she’s still on a B. Erio and Subaru relied on their Velka melee combat styles while Caro used Frederick and a spell she already knew.
Hayate has dinner with her
harem knights. Rein-chan is providing lots of OMGSOCUTE! moments. Another Cardcaptor Sakura homage methinks as Kero-chan’s ‘room’ also had a similar configuration in the file drawer of Sakura’s desk side drawers.
Mmmm… Vita finds her fork very tasty. Goodness, she was chewing on them for a loooong time. Twice.
So cute how Vita and Signum baby Reinforce Zwei in their own slightly nasty ways. Latter dropping the hankie and creating White Sheet Ghost Rein was an absolute scream. And I seriously thought for a moment that Rein was going to eat that cherry tomato with one bite and have really swollen chipmunk cheeks as a result.
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, Fate undressing and having a ‘How was your day in the office, dear?’ conversation with Nanoha before they get ready to go to sleep on the same bed. Like Erica, me so happy.
Yeah well, it doesn’t mean very much but, right now, I feel like my dogs when they were still puppies and I had waved doggie treats and made them jump up and down to try and get to them. Except it’s now the studio that’s holding the LFB treats. orz NANOHA X FATE FTW! LOVE LOVE DESU!!