Brave Witches Episode 10: Big Sister and Little Sister

Vantage

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  1. Wanderer says:

    Takami felt out of character to me in this episode. Considering how close these sisters are, and how open they were with each other before, it’s really hard for me to believe that Takami is suddenly unable to be honest with her feelings when it comes to Hikari. I’m perfectly willing to believe that she doesn’t want Hikari to be hurt, especially since she hasn’t been here to see Hikari grow into a competent (although not exceptional) witch. Her desire to protect her sister I believe. But I don’t buy the approach she took. It feels at odds with her prior characterization.

    What I did love was how the 502nd rallied around Hikari. Not just during the contest, but before Takami showed up, when they thought the Marshal’s plan was send Hikari into the hive to spot the core for them. As far as I know, the only times people have survived entry into a Neuroi hive have have been when the Neuroi deliberately let them in, like they did for Yoshika in Strike Witches season 1. No one else has ever survived attempted entry. Seeing the whole squad basically refusing to let Hikari do something that suicidal was heartwarming.

    • Vantage says:

      Maybe it’s because we only ever saw Takami interacting with Hikari as an older sister. Her feelings may have taken a backseat due to her fully assuming her position as Flight Lieutenant Karibuchi. That, and the guilt she no doubt feels from having been out for three months. But yes, she’s not the Takami we knew before, which made it very easy to dislike her and her actions.

      I’m relieved that the Marshal never seemed to notice anything from the way everyone assumed he was talking about sending Hikari in. Them having mistaken Takami for Hikari and yet understood his goals and intentions would mean that Hikari can somehow achieve the same thing (and is related to Takami to boot). A bit more prodding and Rall would have been forced to reveal not only the Contact Eye but also the fact that she’d been keeping it (along with a whole host of other things) a secret from the top brass.

    • Vantage says:

      Also, fixed! I didn’t even notice until you pointed it out, and then an image of Kanno Kanno-ing her way inside a Neuroi appeared in my mind.

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