Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12
プリンセスコネクト!Re:Dive episode 12

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Pecorine wakes from a nightmare, were her parents didn’t know her. At breakfast, Karyl notices the lack of bread. Pecorine informs them that a monster is blocking a major bridge on a road to the city. As such, trade is down. She gets the guild to agree to take the dangerous quest to defeat the monster. After winning, the masked Shadow absorbs a human and appears to take note of the fight.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

Upon returning to town and filing a report with the guild office, word of Pecorine defeating the monster spreads. Folks praise Pecorine, so she decides to take her guildmates to the crepe shop. There, the owner of the shop is also the guild leader for Rino and Shizuru, who are working the stand. Yuuki’s sisters offer up stuff on the house, so Pecorine indulges. Meanwhile, the shop’s owner investigates deaths while the masked Shadow evolves.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

That night, Yuuki has a nightmare that his guildmates are slaughters. He finds himself in Ameth’s realm, where she explains it was part dream, part memory. The next morning, he decides to take sword training very seriously and trains with Pecorine. At lunch, Pecorine encourages Yuuki to eat. Other customers in the restaurant negatively remark on Princess Eustania (Eustiana), which depresses Pecorine.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

Meanwhile, the mutated masked Shadow attacks the city. Pecorine rushes to help Karyl, but the Shadow quickly regenerates from Pecorine’s attack. During the fight, Karyl becomes trapped by a boulder. As such, Pecorine uses her body as a shield to protect Karyl. Pecorine gives Karyl her protective shoulder guards, then attacks the Shadow. Karyl is shamed by Pecorine’s heroism.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

Kokkoro and Yuuki arrive on scene. Yuuki becomes enraged and starts powering up. However, he has a flashback to his dream and panics. A wall springs up to shield the group from the Shadow’s next attack. Yuuki is pulled away, where he finds the crepe lady. Elsewhere, Kokkoro finds herself in a castle. Inside one of the rooms, she finds a portrait showing that Pecorine is a princess.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

Thoughts/Review:

After so much inconsequential fluff, we really get into plot with Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

The Plot

Periodically, we’ve seen bits and pieces of plot happen in this series. With Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12, there’s a push on the plot aspect. I suppose it is because the series is ending in one more episode. That said, things are far too muddled for my tastes. I really wish more time had been spent developing the plot and such rather than trying to promote the game and give cameos to all the babes that can be collected in the game.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

Still, if I’ve understood things, I would guess that maybe Karyl’s queen/actual guild leader is whom Yuuki fought with whatever party in the past. Yuuki has never met Karyl’s queen, thus I suspect this is a memory. However, for his former guildmates, he replaced them in his dream with his current guildmates.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

That said, there’s a ton of questions I have. Here are just a few.

  • Why is Karyl’s queen doing all this stupidity? What is her goal?
  • If Ameth is so powerful, why won’t she unlock Yuuki’s memories?
  • If Pecorine is a princess, why has no one missed her? Or for that matter, why has no one recognized her? After all, she’s wearing a bloody diadem.
  • Is Eustania Pecorine’s mom?
  • Who is the “crepe oneesan”? How is she so powerful?

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

But at least this episode made Yuuki much less stupid, which is a relief. Also, I’m glad Karyl has finally made her choice.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

The Humor

Despite plot actually playing a part in Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12, there was actually a bit of humor as well. I only note it ’cause it actually made me chuckle out loud. (I try not to laugh too much, less I evoke a coughing fit.) That was when Rino and Shizuru made the mistake of letting Pecorine eat all of the crepes she wanted for free.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

In the end, Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12 has a bit of humor, and a bit more plot. But I’m left with a ton of questions and only one more episode.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12

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2 Responses to “Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12”

  1. arimareiji says:

    After so much inconsequential fluff, we really get into plot with Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12.

    Periodically, we’ve seen bits and pieces of plot happen in this series. With Princess Connect! Re:Dive 12, there’s a push on the plot aspect. I suppose it is because the series is ending in one more episode. That said, things are far too muddled for my tastes. I really wish more time had been spent developing the plot and such rather than trying to promote the game and give cameos to all the babes that can be collected in the game.

    It makes me feel a little better to know my instinct wasn’t wrong when I gave up halfway through episode 3. I was getting a fairly bad feeling about the writers trying to check off all the boxes for catering to everyone’s different fetish (no matter how ridiculous the plot becomes as a result)… then the sudden introduction of a saccharine-cutesy midget trio blew that feeling sky-high.
    But my sympathies for what you went through to confirm it.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      then the sudden introduction of a saccharine-cutesy midget trio blew that feeling sky-high.

      From what I understand, they are a guild in the game who’s characters you can collect. So the writers were trying to shoehorn as many of the girls as they could into the story. Azur Lane did the same thing, only they crafted a story were other girls could be showcased without harming the overall tale.

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