Annelotte journeys into the Calibara forest to solve the fog problem.
I find it hard to believe that no one can tell that Annelotte is a woman just by looking at her face.
I have tentacles, therefore I am obligate to grope.
After hearing about the thick fog in the Calibara forest impeding shipping in the last episode, Annelotte journeys into the forest hoping to solve the problem. In the forest, Annelotte is met by the Calibara tribe who brings her to their strongest warrior LunaLuna who had foreseen Annelotte's arrival. Thinking Annelotte is her destined husband, LunaLuna brings Annelotte to the tribe's historic ruins to report to their god, but Annelotte reveals that she is female. Annelotte is brought back to the village for a feast where she gets drunk. The next day Annelotte wakes up to find she is locked in a prison, and the village elder explains that he cannot let Annelotte leave now that she has seen the ruins. LunaLuna is in charge of guarding Annelotte but with her naughty dark-skinned Moon Dancer personality, LunaLuna wants to get frisky with Annelotte instead. The elder finds out and warns LunaLuna, who then goes to sleep without locking the cell door. Annelotte walks out but upon hearing the LunaLuna will be punished if she escapes, Annelotte returns to the prison cell on her own.
Looks like Mr. Giant Evil Slug wants to join the groping fun.
LunaLuna is thankful to Annelotte for returning and wants to get frisky, but the elder finds out again and warns LunaLuna not to approach Annelotte again while putting chains and balls on Annelotte. LunaLuna however doesn't give up and transforms into her fair-skinned, innocent Solar Dancer personality to circumvent the elder's command and goes into the cell. Inside, LunaLuna turns dark again and starts groping Annelotte with her tentacles. LunaLuna then feels that something is touching her in return, but what she feels is the tendrils of a giant slug that is crawling into the prison. The slug barges its way into the cell but LunaLuna slices it apart with her tentacles and she and Annelotte are treated to a shower of slime. LunaLuna runs out to find her village being attacked by the evil magic giant slugs and she slices a bunch of them. Annelotte manages to grab the keys in the prison to free herself and runs out to help fight the slugs. The slugs retreat but form into a gargantuan slug that emits the thick fog that has been plaguing the forest. LunaLuna attacks the mega-slug but she gets bounced away by its tendrils. Annelotte activates her special powers and charges the slug with her phantom horse. Annelotte destroys the tendrils with her sword-turned-lance and then jumps at the slug. The Calibara god statue activates and causes Annelotte to lose her horse, but she manages to deliver a slash to the mega-slug's face. The ruins then activate and sucks in the mega-slug to seal it for good.
LunaLuna is an expert at groping, but she is also not a half-bad fighter...
... but Annelotte gets to take down the big boy though.
After the incident, Annelotte bids goodbye to the village. Back in the village, LunaLuna convinces the elder to let her leave the village to follow Annelotte.
Having nothing better to do, Annelotte just decided to go to Calibara Forest to have an adventure and take care of the fog problem, but you can't say she didn't get the job done. This episode was mainly to introduce new combatant LunaLuna into the show, and LunaLuna was as grope-happy as expected given she has tentacles emerging from her hair and hands. Other than tentacle groping, the secondary fan-service theme of the episode was the slime showers from the giant slugs. We got a good dose of fan service and a bit of action-adventure and also some plot points that made no sense. Annelotte returning to the prison by her own will after hearing LunaLuna would be punished if she escaped was pretty dumb, but maybe the rigid adherence to that "honor code" is one of Annelotte's characteristics. I'm also not sure why Annelotte's phantom horse suddenly disappeared in the battle, but I assumed it was the Calibara deity's doing. If it was something else, the episode didn't do a very good job explaining it.
Overall, this was an average Queen's Blade episode, and by average I mean average among Queen's Blade episodes. It was better than last week's and there were no awkward animation moments, but it's not quite half-decent and there is nothing extraordinarily bad to talk about.
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