Kousuke still has great entrances though, keep those dive kicks coming!
The first thing to talk about would probably be Mayu in this episode as she is getting desperate for her chance to fight Medusa. She is even getting mad at herself since she cannot send the finish blow. This is when the White Mage appears before her and gives her an agreement. He will hand over a new ring to her if she follows what his orders. Then by how Mayu acts later in this episode she is doing what the White Mage wants. She lies to Haruto about not seeing the White Mage and wants to see his rings for some reason. I have a feeling that the White Mage wants some or one of his rings, probably the Infinity Ring since he said that power could cause issues. As for the new ring, it looks rather angelic as it has a white center with wings engraved in the gold around the white jewel. Will this transform Mayu into something else or is it a new attack? I am going to guess it will be a new attack and it could be like Holy or something like that. Either way I am hoping this will lead to a big battle with Mayu and Medusa.
Now for some other things before the action portion of the review, we had a new Phantom named Arachne. In Greek mythology she was a spider like being that was even stronger than Athena. I am wondering why the creature is a man since the usual look for the creature is a spider woman. Still I do see a heavy spider look for this monster. Also for some reason I get a bat vibe off from his as well, mostly with his ears. They also took more liberties with this creature as it had a cameo effect. He made himself seem like he ran away, but he just stayed in the same place in hiding. Again there is no evidence of that mythical creature having that type of power and we didn't even get a sense of a spider attack either. So far this Phantom is a weak link as the idea for him could have been a lot better, but I still give him credit for how he dealt with the two heroes in their final forms.
This is yet another episode I am very happy with. Wizard is doing very good in this climax period right now as there is some nice character interaction and good twists. Even some nice development points for Mayu, Koyomi, Haruto, and even Fukei. Now Kousuke did get ignored for this episode and the Gate was barely a character yet along with the Phantom so there still are flaws. Nothing too big though as there is a lot more to love so I give this episode an A.
Next Time: Koyomi's past revealed?