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Chapter 10: Lord Princess
Tiara arrives and is received at her palace, but has to endure criticism from her sister and her servant or housekeeper Anna. Tiara cannot be calm and is lost in melancholy while her friends go after her, first the bureaucratic route and then the magical route. In the end, they infiltrate the mansion, which has too many guards, but due to their magical abilities they manage to avoid various impending dangers. However, they avoid Eliza, who gives them the freedom to hang out with tiara that they encourage. In the end, Chloe says something to Angelica that surprises her.
Again, I wonder if I'm going to watch an anime IdolsIt seems like it is something that is left aside, although they say it when Tiara is trying to express their desires.
I remember mentioning that things were chained and that future events we saw in the past, but now there is a disease that Tiara was suffering from that we hadn't heard of (that she remembers ), and it appears that Eliza is also suffering from an illness. I believe this is related to the tiara the tiara is wearing as it controls the disease and therefore has harmed it itself. Also why Eliza insists that Tiara is a princess and not something else, when in the end this is a theory. The chapter for the rest is developed within the expected.
It starts off a bit because you feel like you are seeing a war anime in a magical world, the soldiers and witches or wizards showing some fear on their faces. It's a bit of a confusing start. I even thought I was watching another anime, then I saw Tiara's face and I knew I wasn't wrong. What role did Eliza and Ray play before? They seemed like a punch as it also looks like the world was engaged in a war against monsters, but they just let us see the sweet side. There is a completely dark context, a completely unknown world.
This anime takes up common themes and does not develop any new formulas (except to connect the magical world at least for me Idols), one of those taken is that of the younger sibling who is a follower of the older one. In anime like Full metal alchemist we can appreciate this or something. In this case, the younger sister wants to meet the expectations left by the older sister for whom she wants to be like her. Tiara isn't a bad character, but Eliza makes her mark even when she isn't, and that's because Tiara allows it to be herself. Not being able to be like her sister and being prevented by her sister from fulfilling her "dreams" frustrates her, although the reasons could be deeper.
After asking the girls to wait three days for the application to be processed and accepted, they go to the square and Lavie comes up with the idea of infiltrating with the flying shields. In this part, Lavie surprised me the most because of what she did and said. The point is that they enter the mansion through the sewers, the infiltration alarm goes off and they are well hidden until they discover Ashley camouflaged on the back of a statue of the goddess Flora. They split up: Lavie and Rosetta on the one hand, who meet Anna; Ashley and Lynette on the other hand meeting Eliza and having a little battle. Did Eliza leave her just because they were friends with Tiara or for some other reason? This behavior on the part of Eliza is fascinating because she never presented herself that way.
The genius of the awkward
In this chapter Lavie gets my applause. She was the one who gave the idea of the infiltration, breaking the bars and saying the phrase that would make the tiara and the girls think again. Is it luck or genius? They say that geniuses tend to behave differently and become awkward at things that an ordinary person would do with no problem (though there are those who can do almost anything). Lavie fits into this type of genius, she thinks differently, finds answers quickly, and by failing to understand difficult things she makes them easier. The latter especially in the last sentence, which can be interpreted as follows: Why are you so worried about following your sister's path? Is that really important enough to put aside?
Tiara has tiara desu (anata hat anata desu)
Tiara is tiara (you are you). This is another theme of anime and series in general: we find our own way, we are people with desires and desires, etc., which is not bad, but very ironic and even paradoxical due to the country of origin. Japan is not a culture that is characterized by the development of individuality, but ultimately the most important thing is the collective and the integration of an individual into the country. We are us, we understand very well, but the context in which this message is seen is different. Although the group has never been left aside, Tiara will pursue their dreams with the others. Tiara is LiGHTs.
The final act, what did Chloe say to Angelica? Maybe my theory is true, or maybe it's something else. Are the hidden things of this world revealed to us? Best of all, no. Wait for the next chapter.
PS: the The EndIf you want to look it up it says "watashi no na ha, hikari".