(I think for the next few chapters, I’ll do posts before the full chapter is out, and just update as I go along… let’s see how that works out.) Updated for full chapter.
Not much to describe here, since the visuals are fairly obvious – the conversation between ‘Zazie’ and Negi here is the important part.
But first, on the Another World extra episode – Yue is obviously Kuwatani Natsuko, but the voices for the Valkyries have been confirmed.
Collet – Satou Satomi
Beatrix – Hanazawa Kana
Emily – Taketatsu Ayana
Not the names I had expected. Satou Satomi is a nice fit, but did the other two get mixed up…?
PS: The Extra will have a new theme song performed by the four… but now that I look at it again, there’s no indication of how long this “extra” is supposed to be…?
Picking up from 296 – Negi’s ‘perfect world’ continues. Nagi and Arika are with Negi, Asuna and Konoka. Negi and Arika tries the whole ‘family reunion’ business:
“I-Is that so, Negi? Were you that happy in meeting with me?”
“Y-Y-Yes, of course. B-But, I don’t really understand myself why I started crying like that… um… I must have worried you…”
“I-Is that so. Well, it’s fine. I do not mind, cry as much as you wish. I’m sorry for your troubles.”
“O-Of course not. The training was my decision…”
“S-Shall I perhaps pet your head? Would, would that be all right?”
“Y-Yes, of course. I’m happy…”
“Aaaargh! That’s it!! What the hell kind of mother-son relationship is this?! You’re right in front of each other, why do you two just go ahead and hug each other and be all happy together?!”
“P-Please excuse my foolish husband…”
“Hey hey hey! Don’t just ignore dear ol’ dad!!”
Negi decides to spend the night at where his parents are staying. On the way, Nagi brings up how Negi should visit Stan during winter vacation… except Negi remembers that Stan is supposed to be petrified. Arika reaches out to Negi:
“Are you… happy… Negi?”
“Yes. I’m very happy right now.
…this isn’t real, is it? Zazie-san.”
“No, sensei. But, this is also another reality -”
“Are you trying to say… that this is realisation of his Kosmo Entelekheia?”
“This is an illusion created by her Artifact. She says that they are nearly the same thing.
You could think of this as being Kosmo Entelekheia.”
“It’s… it’s just a convenient dream?”
“It’s not just a convenient dream. This is a reality of bliss, of what was possible but not realised. The very best possible world… in your case…
…’What if Fate and his allies were annihilated twenty years ago?’ – that’s what this world is.
In other words, a world without your ‘enemies’ or ‘battles’. A world filled with pure, warm and virtuous good will. A world without conflict.”
Kosmo Entelekheia is approximated based on each guest’s desires and regrets, and provides the happiest world.”
“She sounds like she’s trying to sell it…
S-Somehow, it feels like these shouldn’t be seen by anyone else…
Still… these are not real.”
“Yes… they are still young. Most of what you see here… even without Kosmo Entelekheia, they are worlds that can be grasped with that little bit of courage.
Audacia Paula (‘that little bit of courage’) – those are the key words to breaking out of this place.”
“Who… who are you…?”
“What’s more important is… are you all right with this? This world… no matter how much effort you may devote to it, this is a paradise that you can never reach, ever again.”
“Yes… it’s all right.”
“You put on a brave face.
You would have been forgiven for spending just one night being fawned over by your father and sleeping in your mother’s lap.”
“…I don’t think I’ll be able to return if I let myself be pampered any more.
Fate is neither an ‘enemy’ nor an ‘evil’ that must be eliminated. I have to meet him. That’s why… I can’t just let myself be stopped here.”
I’ll move forward.”
“The one waiting outside is my sister. Be careful, she is a difficult one.”
“Then, you really are Zazie-san…”
“I’ll be waiting for your return at Mahora. With the Class Rep and everyone else.”
Just one thing left to say…