AMG Tsubasa and Aria Natural Episode 9
AMG Sorezore no Tsubasa それぞれの翼
Episode 9: 「ああっ女神はデートで勝負っ」
Peorth asked for a date with Keiichi. She waited at the fountain early and imagined the romantic would-be moments with Keiichi. Keiichi came but Peorth was shocked to see Keiichi accompanied by Belldandy, Urd and Skuld.
They went to a cinema but Keiichi said he couldnt afford all the tickets. Belldandy showed 5 tickets she got from the newsagency. Peorth was stunned to see that it was a cartoon. After the movie, Peorth led Keiichi away but was caught up by the others. Belldandy then showed the tickets to the Aqua-world. Peorth used her magic to disappear with Keiichi. Nevertheless, they were found. Later they went to an indoor swimming centre. Here where the fanservice starts. Peorth tried to stage a rescue drama on Keiichi. She threw Keiichi into the pool but Belldandy rushed to save him first. The water in the pool splashed on Peorth and Belldandy did m-m resuscitation on her.
Peorth initiated the Goddess 3-event challenge. The first challenge was their angels tickling each other and whoever laughed first lose. The second was the "hit-the-mole" game and Belldandy couldnt bear hitting the fish. The last was the meteor-target challenge. Whoever hit the target first with meteor wins. Belldandy withdrawed from the match and shielded Keiichi from the meteor impact. Peorth said she was disgusted by her hipocrisy. Peorth asked why Belldandy reported their last task as a joint effort since she has passed out. Belldandy explained that the she was able to track and eliminate the bug because it entered Peorth body. Therefore it was a joint effort. Peorth finally reliazed it but she was bushed. Keiichi carried her home. Although her wishes was not fulfil, at least her wish of having a sunset stroll with Keiichi was fulfilled. Peorth later thanked Belldandy.
Next week should be last episode for Peorth arc. There will a new ED soon, eager to hear it
ARIA The Natural
Episode 9: 「その 素顔の星たちは…」
It was Akari first time showing guests around Aqua. Alicia was in the gondola as well. Akari welcomed the guests and introduced them to Aqua. A female tourist spotted a beautiful garden during the tour. Akari has never seen the garden and reliazed that she knows little. Later, Akari searched on her own for unique places in Aqua. She met Aika and Alice. They both showed special places that they have discovered. It was late and Akari hasnt found any unique place on her own. They met Alicia and Akari told her that she would search again at night. Alicia told her that there wont be any lights that night. There will be no electricity from night until the next morning.
At night, Akari couldnt sleep because of the fear of darkness. Alicia came to her room with a box. She took out candles and arranged them around the room and lighted them. They had supper together and Akari told Alice about her incompetency, saying she has to learn a lot to reach Alicia's level. Alicia encouraged Akari with her experience with her mentor, former ARIA undine. Akari spent the night together with Alicia. Alicia told Akari that she still has many things she didnt know but she is happy, because it means that there would be a lot of things for her to discover.
I really like the background and setting for Aria. The picturesque and arts were excellent. Since, season 1, I havent seen any deformation in characters, apart from deliberate deformed expression. And the director and crew actually tour Venice for inspiration.