Dies irae Episode 6: The Bad Boy Shines and the Wrong Kind of Cleavage

Quick Summary In Dies irae Episode 6, “Golden Beast,” Shirou Yusa and his pistol go head to head with Wilhelm Ehrenburg and his vampiric spikes. Can a normal human like Yusa hope to compete with Wilhelm? Kei Sakurai insists that Ren Fujii come quietly, and of course he insists otherwise. He seems like an even match for her until Valeria […]

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Episode 6: Renfred’s Relief and the Faerie Queene

Quick Summary In The Ancient Magus’ Bride episode 6, “The Faerie Queene,” Mikhail Renfred again taunts Elias Ainsworth for putting Chise Hatori in danger. Plus, despite having his own uses for the corruption that Hatori cures, he’s visibly relieved that Hatori is unharmed after she completed her mission. Concern for Hatori? Some other nefarious purpose only a sorcerer would understand? Exhausted […]

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Episode 5: Family Ties and Flower to Seeds

Quick Summary In The Ancient Magus’ Bride episode 5, “Love Conquers All,” Mikhail Renfred pushes his psychological attack on Chise Hatori in the hopes of shattering her bond with Elias Ainsworth. Why is the Thorn Mage just watching this happen? Later, Hatori discovers the heart-breaking truth behind Matthew and Mina. Must she grant Mina’s tragic request? Or can […]

Dies irae Episode 4: Fujii Gets a Girlfriend and What a Tangled Web

Quick Summary In Dies irae Episode 4, “Spider,” Ren Fujii struggles to keep his friend Kasumi Ayase away from his terrifying new world. Part of his plan involves Fujii declaring that Kei Sakurai is his new girlfriend. Sakurai was as surprised as Ayase! Despite that, Sakurai begins training Fujii, because the battle’s only worthwhile if her opponent’s strong. Later, Fujii faces his […]

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Episode 4: Neko Land and the Duel of Faiths

Quick Summary In The Ancient Magus’ Bride episode 4, “Everything Must Have a Beginning,” Chise Hatori and Elias Ainsworth travel to a land where cats are literally king. But an ancient evil is brewing and threatens them with death and disaster. Can Hatori unlock her powers in time to save them? Or will a new enemy’s plan destroy her […]

Dies irae Episode 3: A Vivid Threat and Dang It, Ayase!

Quick Summary In Dies irae Episode 3, “The End of the Nightmare Is a Beginning,” Rusalka Schwägelin, in her sweetest schoolgirl voice, makes it clear to Ren Fujii that he needs to live up to her expectations, or his school — and a lot more — will suffer her wrath. Later, Kasumi Ayase takes kendo practice way too seriously and discloses […]

Dies irae Episode 2: A Nightmare Battle and New Classmates

Quick Summary In Dies irae Episode 2, “The Claws and Fangs of a Beast,” Ren Fujii and Kasumi Ayase witness a foreign priest, Valeria Trifa, trigger a woman’s stranger-danger response. Rescuing him from the trash, they learn he’s looking for the church where their friend, Rea Himuro, lives with Sister Riza Brenner. After an awkward meal and an even […]

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