Yuuki and Kokkoro bump into Aoi who needs their help. She’s now attending a prestigious school and has been summoned to see the cleverest student there, but she’s scared. That’s nothing compared to what’s coming!
Princess Connect! Re: Dive (Episode 16) – Tea Party in the Mysterious Forest ~Afternoon Carries the Scent of Danger~
While shopping for groceries, Yuuki and Kokkoro find Aoi or rather she found them. Aoi is now attending St. Theresa’s Academy for Girls and has a problem. Everyone there is so smart and rich and influential whereas she’s just a country girl. Anyhow, she’s been asked to meet with Yuni, the star student of the academy and she’s nervous. Yuuki and Kokkoro offer to go with Aoi to make her feel more comfortable. There they learn that Yuni is investigating a hidden truth to this world. She also hopes to take care of the Green Guardians that inhabit the forest and make it safe for girls to walk to school.
Yuuki and Kokkoro get Pecorine and Karyl to come with them and back up Aoi further. Yuni has her friends, Chieru and Chloe to accompany her too. They venture into the woods and soon encounter a graveyard. Things are already getting weird as the names and places on the gravestones are not familiar. Then, Rosetta, Yuni’s artificial intelligence enhanced stone goes haywire. Before they know what’s going on Yuuki, Pecorine, and Yuni find themselves in some sort of altered dimension where they witness flashbacks of what happened here.
What did you think?
I loved the creepy vibe that this episode had as they searched the forest. As well as that, there were some funny moments. I knew that Yuuki was going to put the book back when he found Yuni staring up at him from the pile of books, but it was still funny. And then, Aoi knocking everyone out so that they wouldn’t find out that the Green Guardians were wooden statues she made to feel less lonely.
I will say that I found Yuni’s babbling at the end to be a little confusing and I feel like I need to watch that part again to fully understand what she was saying. There is one other thing that I need to mention and that’s the false world she was referring to is probably much larger than just the memory loss spell the witch placed on the kingdom so they would forget about Pecorine.
What have you learnt?
In this episode, we saw what looked like glitching and I’m certain that it was entirely intentional. The characters even mentioned the possibility that they went to some sort of parallel world when they saw the cursed king. I think it’s much more than that and my gut tells me that this is going to end up like Sword Art Online where they are all trapped in a game and don’t realise it or it’s an isekai. If you look at the previous episode, when Christina attacks, she appears to create glitches. Is she somehow cheating?
Admittedly, I have a load more story on the mobile game to get through but haven’t had time. I think there is a lot more going on here than it being simply a fantasy story with amazing characters and a beautiful world. Back at the beginning of season one, Yuuki was fired down to the planet where he was being given a second chance. I wonder if the witch is actually a virus that is trying to take over and has locked everyone inside the game. I think there are a lot of possibilities and that makes this series that much more fun to watch.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – The Adventure Begins ~Sautéed Mushrooms at Sunset~
- Episode 2 – A Moody Cat’s Mischief ~Warm, Golden Rice Balls~
- Episode 3 – The Epicurean Frontier ~Heavenly Fruit Is the Secret Ingredient~
- Episode 4 – Welcome to the Gourmet Guild ~Beef Stew at Nightfall~
- Episode 5 – Porridge Made With Love ~Topped with a Twilight Fate~
- Episode 6 – Melody of Departure ~Aromatic Spices under the Starry Sky~
- Episode 7 – A Light to Pierce the Darkness ~Like Two Sisters in a Pod~
- Episode 8 – A Little, Lyrical Kids’ Meal ~Country-Style Fried Eggs~
- Episode 9 – A Gourmet Getaway ~Fragrant Tentacles on the Beach~
- Episode 10 – Flowers in Eternal Darkness ~Cursed Pudding~
- Episode 11 – Evening Home ~A Crispy Quest Hot Dog~
- Episode 12 – The Whimsical Patissier’s Specialty ~A Memory of Labyrinths and Crepes~
- Episode 13 – Lost Princess ~Garnished with Smiles~
- Season Two
- Episode 14 – A Walk on the Gourmet Side ~Curiosity Is the Best Bouquet Garni~
- Episode 15 – A Moody Cat’s Hesitation ~Antipasto in the Moonlight~
- Episode 16 – Tea Party in the Mysterious Forest ~Afternoon Carries the Scent of Danger~
- Episode 17 – The Budding Detective ~Mirror Glaze on the Mind~
- Episode 18 – Light and Darkness as One ~Churrasco of Indecision and Resolve~
- Episode 19 – Code Name: Monika ~Bouillabaisse Is Best Enjoyed Hot~
- Episode 20 – The Prankster Pixie ~Cuore in the Mist~
- Episode 21 – A Letter to Join Feelings ~Arancini on the Green Hill~
- Episode 22 – Converging Hearts, Passing Souls ~Crepes the Flavor of a Promise~
- Episode 23 – Landosol at Sundown
- Episode 24 – Those Who Fight Back
- Episode 25 – Connecting the Pieces with You Once More
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