We all know that war never changes (well, if you’ve played Fallout 3, 4, or New Vegas, you know!). But not everyone knows that! And Princess Yuuki Soleil learned about war in about the worst way possible. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
We’re only two episodes into The Price of Smiles (at the time of this writing), but the show’s laying the foundation to deliver some solid emotional punches. Up this week? Well, I don’t want to spoil too much, so I’ll put it this way:
The royal court and her entourage have been keeping Princess Yuuki Soleil blissfully in the dark about the border war. They’re not trying to manipulate her or stage a coup d’état. They’re just trying to protect the sensibilities of a 12 year old girl whose royal parents were taken away from her too soon.
As if there’s ever a time that’s not too soon…
But you can probably guess what kind of scenario that sets up!
Without giving away the ending of episode 2, let me just say that Yuuki comes face to face with something that shatters her heart. Something for which she was utterly unprepared. Something that showed everyone the folly of trying to keep her in the dark.
Her reaction was the most emotional and painful scream of the week.
I felt like I should do something to recognize her pain, and a Caw Out Award is the best I can do!
Sometimes, I identify so strongly with characters that I feel guilty when I enjoy the drama when they go through tough times. I blame Re:Creators… In this case, maybe Stella Shining, even though she’s on the other side of the conflict, can help Yuuki regain her smile. Stella seems like a kind sort. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.