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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 2 – Quick Summary

In The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 2, “Acquisition of an Assistant for Both Profit and Pleasure,” Princess Anisphia returned to the castle with Euphyllia Magenta. Luckily for her, her father the king and Euphyllia’s father the Prime Minister were already there. What Anisphia blurted out, though, made the king and prime minister feel decidedly unlucky. It seems they took exception to Anisphia wanting Euphyllia for herself! Can Anisphia convince her father? How will the King and Prime Minister react to Algard breaking off his engagement to Euphyllia? And what snarky comments will Anisphia’s maid Ilia have to make about the situation?

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 2

Ilia handed out some good advice. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

After the shocking confrontation with the King and Prime Minister – I mean, how often do we see not one but two reasonable dads in one show? – Anisphia took Euphyllia to her place. Ilia served them tea using an Anisphia-branded teapot.

And can I just say the logo was awesome?

Euphyllia brought joy to Anisphia by expressing interest in the princesses’s gadgets. So, Anisphia decided it was time to take Euphyllia to see the workshop. Euphyllia was a little reluctant because at the same time, the Princess asked her to start calling her “Anis.” No honorifics; just Anis. Also, Anisphia just started calling her “Euphie.”

For Euphyllia, things were going far too fast. She looked to Ilia for help. She got only stark advice.

“There’s no stopping Miss Anis at this point,” the maid said with tired patience (15:50). “Just think of it as being bewitched by a demon and give up.”

It’s only the second episode, and Ilia has given me two favorite quotes! She’s on a roll.

Favorite Moment from The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 2

At first, Euphyllia didn’t know how to react; it was way outside the social situations she had trained for. But Anisphia put her at ease. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Anisphia is Boisterous

If this keeps up, I’m going to have to resurrect my review format where I choose my three favorite scenes. Because it’s borderline stressful trying to pick a favorite! This show was just that much fun to watch.

I could cheat and say, “I could choose this moment, or this one” just to make a list, but I’ll try to play fair. I’ll pick the moment that stood out, even within an episode with lots of great moments.

Anisphia had just convinced Euphyllia to climb into bed with her. The Princess tried to put her at ease, but it was a struggle, given everything that’s happened to her recently. It’s no surprise, then, that Euphyllia grabbed onto the one clear, indisputable fact as her anchor.

In this world of uncertainty, there is one thing we can all rely on. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

She said that the Princess was just as crazy as she’d heard. But even more mysterious. Euphyllia, who’s politically circumspect by instinct, asked the most blunt question I’ve heard her utter (so far!) (19:53): “Just… what are you?”

There was no malice in her question. Anisphia’s personality had so overwhelmed her that it almost seemed Euphyllia couldn’t stop the question. They chatted a bit more and Anisphia tried to explain why she had helped Euphyllia, but the words didn’t seem to make sense to the Prime Minister’s daughter. Too much had happened too quickly. Her world as it was, warm in bed with the Princess and her engagement broken, must have felt leagues away from where she had expected to be.

Delivery: And Anisphia is Kind

Anisphia seemed to get that. She took Euphyllia’s hand and said that magicians should use their power to make people smile. That’s a cliche thing to say, but sometimes, cliches are comforting. Pulling Euphyllia into an embrace, the Princess said (21:47), “You’ve worked so hard. Just rest now, Euphie.”

For a second, Euphyllia could only gasp in surprise. But you know how you’re all ready to fight hard times, or an injustice, or public scorn? You brace yourself; you’re ready to go to battle. And then someone uses kindness.

There’s no defense against that.

Euphyllia snuggled against Anisphia and said, “Good night.”

Anisphia achieved something amazing: if only for a moment, she put Euphyllia at ease. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Anisphia said exactly what Euphyllia needed to hear. For the first time, it seemed like Euphyllia didn’t need to put on any act. She could just rest, knowing she was safe, and that whatever comes, her chances of thriving had just skyrocketed. 

The moment’s warmth and its spontaneous authenticity honestly helped me turn my real life attitude around on the day I watched this episode. I went into the show stewing over all sorts of issues I’m dealing with. But after that scene, I felt better about life.

That’s impressive work for a single sentence.

What did you think of how Euphyllia’s father apologized to her? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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7 thoughts on “The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Episode 2: Favorites

  1. Episode 2 sealed the deal for me. This is a show I’m most likely going to enjoy.

    One thing I’m curious about where there going with is the equalizing effect of magitech: if you’ve got reproducable magic for non-nobles, that’s going to shake things up. That’s an important factor and there’s no way neither the PM nor the King are aware of that (though it’s old hat, since Anisphia’s been doing that for a while now, and some of the response must be positive if her argument this week holds sway with both the rulers). But we get that line from Euphyllia, about how the conservatives might react to this. Yeah, I’m curious, too. How they handle this is going to play a key role in whether this is going to be something special or something quite enjoyable but pretty much regular. The latter is far more likely, but even if it’s a regulare enjoyable show, it’s likely a very competent one.

    One of the better shows this season.

    1. Glad you’re enjoying it! It’s turned into the new show I most look forward to watching.

      I remember a scene from the first episode where someone in the king’s entourage talked about how they could use Anisphia’s inventions in their favor. So, they’re at least thinking about her inventions in a social context. I like that.

      I agree with you — they could make this something special. The way Euphyllia is wrestling with the potential impact is encouraging!

    1. I feel like I know the characters so well, it does feel like it’s farther along than the second episode here! The pacing amazes me. I’m going to take it apart to understand how they did it!

  2. Let’s see (as I begin to tick off points): there were two men, nobles who rule a country, talking to each other like plain, ordinary people; there was the shock of two dads as one daughter came in carrying the other and saying, “Give her to me;” there was Anis’ surprisingly good reasoning as she (chaotically) outlined the benefits for everyone involved in giving her what she wanted; there was Euphy’s father apologizing to his daughter – and the shocked reactions from Anis and her father – for demanding so much of her that she seems to have lost herself in her duty; there was that cunning, greedy, mischievous *look* that Anis had when she said she wanted Euphy to fall in love, “with magicology?” – um, no, I think she has something else in mind – immediately followed by Anis’ father calling her on her plotting ploys; and so on and so forth.

    This is a turning out to be a fun show, yes. 🙂

    1. The characters feel so alive! It’s easy to see with Anis, given her energy. But like you said — the king and PM were both dads, and they talked like dads! I could see myself in both of their shoes.

      I kinda am, actually…

      And damn, Euphie’s tragedy is so well portrayed.

      It’s rare a show blows me away. I thought Chisato’s delighted laugh at Takina opening up with a machine gun was cool. This show is like that from start to finish!

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