Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid – 10 (When underboobs attack!)

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid – 10
魔法少女リリカルなのはViVid
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid episode 10

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 10Sister Chantez goes to the ring with Sister Schach and Sister Sein. Victoria arrives with her butler, so Chantez shows off her cloning technique, but her attack does minimal damage. Chantez increases the number of clones to four and launches an even bigger attack, but again, it is minimal damage. However, Victoria is irritated by these antics and decides to unleash. Chantez increases the number of her clones greatly, but Victoria smokes them all, landing a massive attack on Chantez. Chantez has little life left, so Victoria quickly finishes her. Chantez is taken to the hospital ward, where Sister Sein is there. Knight Carim visits her as well as Victoria praises Chantez in her press conference.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 10Corona first trains with Otto and is concerned about her upcoming fight with Einhart. Corona then continues her training with Nove. Corona reveals she knows that of all the members of Team Nakajima (Vivio, Einhart, Rio, and Corona), she’s the weakest member. She wants to defeat Einhart and prove her worth since she has magic only she can do. She reveals to Nove something special she’s been working on. Nove is not happy with this new thing Corona is doing since it puts a strain on the girl, but in the end, she signs off on Corona using it. At the tournament, Einhart is determined to end Corona before Corona can use Golem Create. She’s surprised when Corona creates a single, giant fist that punches her and creates a dust cloud. Now out of Einhart’s sight, Corona starts her Golem Create.

Thoughts/Review:

Tournament arcs are rather boring to me because it is almost always obvious who’s going to win and who’s going to lose. As such, tournaments merely become a place where characters can showcase flashy moves before winning or losing.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 10

As such, the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid has lost much of its appeal. A little over half of this episode was dedicated to Sister Chantez and her battle with Victoria-ojousama. So we got the cliched ojousama and her butler stuff, including pissing said ojousama off so that she’s forced to unleash.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 10

Sister Chantez gets a tiny bit of development, showing why she wants to do well in the tournament, which is a nice touch. However, I kept thinking, “Yeah, that underboob showing outfit doesn’t seem like a good one to fight in, nor does it seem like one a church nun would wear.” I sorta expected Knight Carim to say something since she’s in charge of the Saint Church, but she didn’t.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 10

As to Corona, I already feel sorry for her. I know she’s going to lose. You know she’s going to lose. She knows she’s going to lose. However, we’re supposed to be happy that she will last longer than expected against Einhart, as evidenced by her getting that first hit to allow her to (apparently) summon a golem.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 10

We finally got to see Nanoha again when she has her chat with Vivio over dinner about the tournament. Of course, no word on why she’s NOT been showing up to see her daughter participate.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 10

It was kind of weird that Vivio only has a cameo in what is in essence, her series. I don’t want to make too much of that because I don’t mind series giving focus to side characters and allowing them to shine. In this case, that would be Corona for the most part.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 10

In the end, a disappointing episode, mainly because I’m just not a fan of tournament stories.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 10

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4 Responses to “Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid – 10 (When underboobs attack!)”

  1. Seimei says:

    Wait a couple of episodes, Astro-san, you will be surprised, I can not tell you more without spoiler but be patient ^^. I read the manga^version, so I know things muahahaha! ^^ If not me personally I love Victoria, I love Ojou-sama, action-girls,

    • Gamen says:

      I don’t know why one would assume that tournament arcs have obvious conclusions; I think it’s quite the opposite, as long as it’s not an underworld tournament or something. When the stakes are just a medal and acclaim, the main character can lose without significant consequences. And ViVid has a lot of main characters… And at most one can be the champion. On top of that, most of the other major competitors that are introduced are sticking around.

      When it’s the fate of the world, it’s a rare story that lets the heroes lose.

      I didn’t remember the underboob in the manga, so I checked. It is there, but it’s a lot less pronounced. They doubled or tripled her exposure, and even more with that cap of her almost popping out, which I couldn’t find a model for (unlike the cap of Fate lifting herself off the ground, which was practically traced from the manga). At any rate, her jacket looks a bit more supportive in the manga

      • AstroNerdBoy says:

        I don’t know why one would assume that tournament arcs have obvious conclusions;

        When it comes to the main characters, of course they have obvious conclusions. My first tournament experience was in Yu Yu Hakusho. There was no doubt that Yusuke was going to win in the end. In Negima, I knew that Negi would get to the Mahora Budokai finals. I wasn’t 100% sure, but I figured Al would actually win. In the tournament on the Magic World, I knew Negi would get to the finals and I figured he’d beat Jack. Akamatsu-sensei officially made that a tie, but in reality, Negi won.

        For this episode and the previous one, I knew who’d win the featured fights right from the start. And when it comes to Einhart vs. Corona, Corona’s getting her butt kicked, though no doubt, she’ll fight valiantly and win the praise of Einhart.

        On top of that, most of the other major competitors that are introduced are sticking around.

        Hmmm…so these tournament characters will be there for future stories. One thing the Nanoha universe doesn’t lack for is characters.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Well, it will still be a tournament, but I will keep watching, if I can. 🙂

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