Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Episode 11: Nostalgic Triangle
Finally, things are really getting interesting. I shouldn’t be saying that in the second to last episode, but I am. Seisa is probably the most complex character of the show but we barely got into her past now. Seisa is the most powerful person at the school physically. Ironically, mentally and emotionally, she’s very weak. The Seisa now is nothing like the Seisa before when she was a first year, and it all comes back to the photography club senpai.
As we learn, Seisa was a different person before. From the photographs that Eruna finds in that separate dimension where the photo club was, Seisa seemed sweet and bubbly. She was smiling, a stark contrast from her now stoic attitude. Bimii explains, as for some reason he was eating ramen in the darkroom. Seisa had a very close relationship with the representative of the photography club. At that time Seisa was in the art club. Seisa was the model of the senpai’s photos. They became great friends, and then the midterm battles came around. The brackets were decided and Seisa was to fight her senpai in the very first round. The senpai knew how powerful Seisa was. Because of selfishness, senpai wanted Seisa to throw the match for her because she wanted to win the points and gain attention. For something as dumb as that. Seisa refused, and that’s when her senpai attacked her, which is the scene we saw in the very beginning of the show. Seisa was injured badly, and then after that her senpai immediately dropped out and left.
This left Seisa traumatized. This left her hurt in more ways than one. Someone that she loved and trusted so much turned her back on her and attacked her in the middle of the night, in an unauthorized battle. After that whole incident, Seisa just kept herself in her mansion and closed off from everyone. To get rid of everything, Seisa used her Killing Art to create a separate dimension where she would hide the destroyed school building and the photography club. And just as I suspected last week, the thing Usamaru saw was Seisa’s Killing Art. What he saw was like a small portal to the other dimension. When Eruna and Otone were heading to the match, they saw openings to the other dimension, but they would just disappear. Seisa’s power has steadily been weakening, making the dimension’s appear and disappear. In the end, her powers are completely drained and Eruna and Bimii fall into the black void of her separate dimension. I don’t know what’s going to happen to them with that.
Kurumi brought up a very good point. Why was Seisa going through so much just to hide her terrible memories? She doesn’t need to use Killing Art. She’s rich, she could have just burned or demolished the building and room. That would make things easier. Sure there’s nothing she could do about the memories, but she can at least do that. Like Kurumi said, it’s like she’s afraid to let it go? What good is she doing, hurting herself more like this?
The other bit of the episode was the midterm battles. Eruna trained and beat her first round with the help of Otone’s training. Shigure and Kuzuryu had a bro fight, and Kuzuryu won. This was actually the first time these two had ever fought each other, so it was supposed to be a tense moment. But it didn’t really feel that way to me. Oh well, at least Kuzuryu’s smile is adorable. After that match, those two, Otone, and the others go to where the photography room was to try and save Eruna. But it looks like Seisa will be the only one that can save Eruna, somehow. Or maybe in the end, it will be Eruna saving Seisa? Pretty cheesy, but I can see it happening.