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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 11 – Quick Summary
In The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 11, “The Spirit Contract of Despair and Determination,” Euphie decided what she needed to do. After consulting with Lumi, Euphie came up with a plan to save Anis from becoming queen. The plan was perfect – except for Anis’s reaction. How do you think she reacted? Was Euphie prepared? And just what is the cost of a spirit contract, anyway?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 11
Lumi helped me feel the weight of immortality in a way I had not before. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
This show has presented its characters with such respect and care that I look forward every week to seeing how it’s going to surprise me. In this case, the show made me feel the weight of solitary immortality in a way I haven’t before.
That’s saying something, given I grew up reading Tolkien and his tales of Lúthien and Arwen Evenstar, and the sadness of the elves.
In this episode, Lumi talked about her experience being immortal, on her journey to becoming a spirit. She described seeing her beloved age and die. To give the show credit, her words felt authentic. I didn’t have a sense she spoke melodramatically. Yet, I’ve heard all those ideas before. I didn’t see anything new.
Then Lumi said (09:19), “You even forget that you forgot it.”
Yes, I’ve heard it before – but not often. And not spoken in such a shattered voice. Lumi’s voice actor, Rie Kugimiya, did a wonderful job here. In doing so, she gave me my favorite quote of the episode, from an episode filled with great quotes.
Favorite Moment from The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 11
Anis knew had to come next – even if I didn’t, along with Euphie! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Setup: There’s a Reason Rights Matter
There’s a reason we did away with nobility. There’s a reason we’re trying to push power into the hands of ordinary folks and away from the people who crave it. If you need a reminder, just watch the first scene in this episode. The only problem with it is that it wasn’t quite cruel enough to reflect reality.
And it was plenty cruel.
Actually, I could extend that and say if you need an argument for why women should have control over their own lives and bodies, you need only watch that scene. And remember that some politicians in the US have given speeches — recently — saying they ought to be able to marry girls younger than Anis (because the old bastards are financially well-established, you see) because reasons.
This is a realistic depiction of a reasonable reaction to how Anis had just been treated. Viscerally realistic. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
The short answer to that problem? Easy! It’s never okay to take away someone’s freedom unless they really, really screw up. And I mean really.
Seriously, that scene pissed me off. Anis’s reaction was spot-on.
Okay. I’m done. But it still pisses me off.
This show’s respect for its characters lets it set up powerful, memorable emotional moments. My favorite moment from this episode is a perfect example. Remember how assured Euphie was when she presented her idea to the king and queen? She had all the bases covered. She asked to be adopted. Not only that, but she silenced objections to one part of her plan with the potential spirit contact. Euphie had everything figured out.
Delivery: The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Euphie
Until Anis slapped her hand away (13:09).
Okay. Euphie’s plan met a setback. She didn’t anticipate Anis fighting her so hard. So she did what any intelligent, resourceful person would do. She incorporated the new data into her plan, and she tried again. This time, she spoke to Anis at Tilty’s house.
Euphie tailored her pitch; she opened her heart to Anis. “You have my affirmation above all others, Miss Anis,” Euphie told her (20:58). Euphie seemed poised to convince the Marauder Princess.
In that moment, I thought Euphie had won. I thought her intellect, her will, and her heart had carried the day. But the show had me so focused on the awesomeness that is Euphie that I forgot something. I forgot something fundamental.
Anis has an indomitable will, too.
“So… let’s have a duel,” Anis said (21:48), in recognition of what I’d missed. Namely, that both of these women are so strong that there’s only one way to get through to each other.
At first, Anis’s offer shocked Euphie. Then she realized this was the way it had to be. And she realized it gave her another path to success. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Usually, a story attracts so little of my attention that I can imagine all sorts of things while the episode is playing. I have fun, in fact, forecasting plot direction or dialogue. But this time? This time, MagiRevo pulled me so deeply into the moment, that I experienced it along with Euphie. I felt her shock at Anis’s question – and then I felt her sudden understanding that of course, this was the way it had to be.
I adore any work of fiction that can so capture my imagination!
What did you think of the way Tilty comforted Anis? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 11: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Tensei Oujo to Tensai Reijou no Mahou Kakumei • The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady – Episode 11 discussion
- Chikorita157’s Anime Blog: Tensei Oujo to Tensai Reijou no Mahou Kakumei – Episode 11 – Anis’s Emotional Reaction to Euphie’s Spirit Contract Plans
- RABUJOI: Tenten Kakumei – 11 – Can’t Throw It Away
This Site (Crow’s World of Anime!)
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 1: The Magical Revolution of the Princess and the Young Lady
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 2: Acquisition of an Assistant for Both Profit and Pleasure
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 3: The Rainbow Magic Sword of Longing and Reminiscence
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 4: The Princess and the Lost Child Announce Their Decision
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 5: A Magic Medicine and a Magic Sword Subjugate a Magic Dragon
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 6: Getting to the Truth of the Annulment and the Fascination
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 7: The Magic Lecture of the Founder and the Assistant
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 8: The Magic Definition of the Monster and the Commoner
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 9: The Sister and Brother, and for Whom the Crown Is Intended
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 10: The Royal Succession of Resignation and Fury
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady episode 11: The Spirit Contract of Despair and Determination
- The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady episode 12: Their Magical Revolution
8 thoughts on “The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 11: Favorites”
I have little to say, other than I forgot we’re near the end, so whatever direction the show takes, it won’t be showing in anime form unless there’s a sequel. (I’ve seen the finale at the point of typing this, but I’ll pretend I didn’t.)
In any case, the only thing I want to mention is this: for the first time this episode I noticed something: Illia and the queen share loosely a hair/eye-colour combo (it’s not quite the same shade on both counts I think, but my eyes aren’t the best). That can’t be a coincidence, can it? Interestingly, both royal kids seem to take more after the father than the mother. I’m sort of curious what’s going on here, if anything.
That’s an interesting observation! I’m anime-only, so I don’t know if they address this, or even if it’s a thing. But it’s fun to think about!
I wish it wouldn’t have to come to a duel, but I understand. There doesn’t seem to be any solution that satisfies all parties (Anis, Euphie, the kingdom).
Anis won’t run away from her duty.
Euphie won’t let Anis relinquish control of the remainder of her life to the throne without a fight.
In both the short and long run, Euphie would make a better queen than Anis.
Anis won’t let Euphie sacrifice her love, memory, and mortality without a fight.
As for Tilty, she’s already proven to be fiercely loyal to her friend. She may hem and haw, at the end of the day she has a heart of gold and will be there to comfort that friend at their lowest point, even if that isn’t her particular cup of tea.
Tilty might be my favorite character — though it’s honestly hard to say. This is a strong cast!
I’m glad you also thought about Arwen – that scene in Fellowship where Elrond talks about how Arwin will end up is perhaps the saddest and most powerful in the entire film series. Hugo Weaving reached new heights of melancholy and gravitas.
I’ve loved Rie Kugimiya’s distinctive voice and range ever since Toradora!, so she’s a welcome addition to a voice cast at the top of their game.
That scene tears me up every time. Especially bearing in mind how well Elrond knew the story of Luthien — she was his ancestor, if I remember right. It’s like his family attracted this sort of thing.
I’m glad you mentioned Rie Kugimiya! Thanks! I hadn’t noticed she voiced Lumi! She nailed her role in this episode.
I look at the great leaps and hoops the show has now jumped through to bring two people who love each other to a point where they will fight over the throne not because they want it but because they want to save each other from it, and, honestly, I groan and roll my eyes, but continue on.
I honestly feel more in sync with Anis here. I could not believe that Euphie would be willing to pay such a high price for Anis without realizing that Anis would absolutely oppose Euphie on it. I mean, the idea that she’d be signing up to be immortal and eventually forget everyone, even Anis? No way. Not for a second, nor for any reason, would Anis consider allowing that. No way would she be convinced, no matter how Euphie managed to convince everyone else with ease. The phrase, “over my dead (or severely maimed) body,” comes to mind.
I think you nailed how Anis saw the situation!
I think Euphie’s new-found confidence is two-edged. It’s easy, when you finally realize you’re strong, to get carried away. Euphie was so convinced of her rightness that she was willing to do something stupid. I don’t doubt her motivation! But I wish she would have sat down with Anis and asked, “Without maiming either one of us, how could we fix this problem?”