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3 Favorite Moments from Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 Episode 11

Which Were My 3 Favorite Moments from Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 Episode 11?

Christina and Eriko’s shared passion, Kokkoro’s weighty quest, and Pecorine being Pecorine. What were my 3 favorite moments from Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 Episode 11, “Those Who Fight Back”?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

3 Favorite Moments from Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 Episode 11

Third Favorite Moment: Christina and Eriko’s Shared Interest

Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 Episode 11: Eriko might be crazy, but she's magnificent

Eriko seemed to be having the best time! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

When three of Twilight Caravan’s escorted spirit-form Metamorregnant on a mission to recover her physical body, they ran into a major impediment: Christina. Christina stood guard over a giant machine that looked to be siphoning the magic energy away from Metamorregnant’s real body, among others.

Metamorregnant asked Christina, politely, I might add, to step aside. After all, Metamorregnant reasonably pointed out that if the “thing” in the apparatus above them awoke, it would mean a terrible battle. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Christina wanted. She wanted to witness a battle on that scale. Metamorregnant scoffed.

“Look,” Christina said (03:25). “Doesn’t it look like she’s just dying to fight?”

Metamorregnant looked over to see Eriko wearing a raputious grin. Eriko said (03:35), “It seems you and I think alike!”

The fight that followed was impressive on many levels. But that grin on Eriko’s face was really something!

Second Favorite Moment: Kokkoro Meets Ames

Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 Episode 11: Kokkoro's kindness is absolutely a strength

Kokkoro realized who had summoned her. Why was this moment so emotional? Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

You ever experience a moment in fiction that completely blows you away, but you’re not sure why? That happened to me in this episode. When Kokkoro got over the initial shock of being summoned from the middle of combat to a meeting with Ames, she at first was taken aback by someone she didn’t know being so familiar with her. Then, when she had gathered her wits, she took a closer look at the woman standing before.

Kokko’s eyes grew wide and shiny, almost as if she were fighting back tears of awe. She said, in a hushed voice (05:53), “Wait, are you… Lady Ameth?”

Even after sleeping on it, I can’t tell you why that moment made me tear up. Maybe it’s because Kokkoro recognized a force who had affected the lives of herself and Yuuki from another dimension, and the idea that someone might be looking out for us is really appealing. Maybe it’s because of Ames’ joyous reaction.

Heck, maybe it’s relief that the void/blackness Kokkoro has been experiencing for the last couple episodes wasn’t lethal to her. I was worried about her. 

Or maybe it was a sense of joy that even if just for a moment, these two got to meet. 

Whatever the reason, this moment really resonated with me.

Favorite Moment: Jun Stands Up for Pecorine

Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 Episode 11: Jun acknowledged Pecorine

How must it have felt for Pecorine to hear Jun’s words? Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Pecorine has had a rough way to go. This whole season, I can’t get the image from episode 1 out of my mind. You remember: Pecorine standing on a wall, gazing at the castle that had been her home. The longing on her face has stuck with me.

So how must it have felt with Jun not only acknowledged her, but pledged to protect Pecorine with her life?

That happened right after Kaiser Insight compelled Jun to fight her rightful Princess. It was an awesome battle. In most other shows, it might have been my favorite moment. But in Princess Connect Re: Dive season 2, it’s a footnote. 

Infuriated by Pecorine’s victory, Kaiser Insight unleashed a devastating attack. Pecorine, Princess Eustiana, felt so exhausted, all she could do was flinch in anticipation of her death. But death did not claim her.

Looking up in shock, she saw Jun standing between her Princess and the usurper. “Would you allow me to dedicate my life to protect Landosol once more, Princess Eustiana?” Jun said, holding back the onslaught (19:05).

In spite of the circumstances, that had to be a beautiful moment for Pecorine!

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3 thoughts on “3 Favorite Moments from Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 Episode 11

  1. So… I guess it’s one more episode and then… Series Finale? Well maybe not, but unlike Western series it’s a rarity to see a Japanese series live long and prosper… Yeah. If you use series like DB/DBZ/DBS, Sailor Moon, Naruto and so on as guides? You think successful Animes last forever. However they’re outliers and don’t reflect the majority. Heck. Some series, like Big O, required Western fan intervention to even make it to two seasons… The lack of planning shows in how that ended by the way.

    If it even has a Hidamari Sketch lifespan of 4 Seasons I’d be happy. It doesn’t need to last forever. Just long enough… Not like it matters since the series presently is trapped in that middle ground. Too tempting for Chinese Bootlegger Best Anime to ignore, not hood enough for anyone to petition a English localization and DVD BluRay release. Guess I’ll just get the next bootleg when Best Anime releases Season 2.

    1. I really wish companies would find a way to provide legal materials — I really don’t like giving money to illegal enterprises! And while I’ll complain about how little the animators and others associated with a production earn through legal sales, at least it’s above zero! Which is what they earn from bootlegs.

      But there are a ton of series with no legal availability. That’s just sad.

      1. Yeah. Well I said this before (but not here, elsewhere), and I’ll say it again. They want my reviewing budget? They want my $20 per DVD? They can step up and get to work. The only reason Best Anime is around is because it fills a customer need that Japan ignores. Yes. You can buy DVDs from Japan… Except good luck finding them, and justifying eating the additional cost slapped on in import taxes for buying from Japan. Bootleggers like countries like Malaysia because they don’t slap on import charges on orders.

        They want to drive Best Anime out of business? They need to sell the same product and convince people that the extra spent on import taxes is worth it. Not just the higher quality, but they need to add value to make the extra you spend on import tax worth the investment. Bonus content, incentives like free merchandise or coupons for discounts on future purchases. Something.

        At the end of the day this is business. Pure and simple. If Japan hates the bootleggers then they need to beat them at their own game.

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