Previously Amelia began her Ainsworth Bootcamp training under the guidance of Ray. As a way to help her get stronger for the tournament. With Ray sneaking into the Diom Academy to check out the competition. Let’s see how that goes for him.
Infiltration of Diom Academy
Ray sneaks into the academy as a female student. Having come across a young girl who was crying. He introduced himself as ‘Lily White’. The girl’s name is Tiana Algren & the reason she was crying is because she couldn’t find her sister. ‘Lily’ offers to help her find Ariane. While they walked around the school yard. Other students were staring & admiring ‘Lily’. Having looked around for a bit the two finally found her sister who was having tea.
Ariane & ‘Lily’ introduce themselves as they have tea together. Then Ariane poses a straightforward question about ‘Lily’ not being a student in the academy. She proceeds to ask which academy ‘Lily’ is from & wants ‘her’ to be honest with her. So Ray switches his voice back as he agrees to be honest, which surprises Ariane. He apologizes for lying to her & re-introduces himself as Ray White. She proceeds to question him about his appearance & voice as the gap was too apparent.
After talking for a bit, Ariane & Ray have a match together. Ariane requests Ray to use his female voice as the gap was just too much. Ray ends up losing the match to Ariane. Tiana is then taken home, Ray & Ariane chat a bit more before he leaves as well.
Back at the academy, Ray saves a girl from falling after she tripped. The girl becomes infatuated with the female Ray. Having stood back up & and affirming she was alright, she thanked him for helping her. Then Ray proceeds to compliment her which makes her blush. She stops Ray from leaving & asks for ‘her’ name. Ray tells her it’s ‘Lily White’.
The girl introduces herself as Maria Bradley, the younger sister of Rebecca. The girl had been wondering if she should study at this academy & having met ‘Lily’ she has decided to do so. After the girl runs off, Ray heads to check on Amelia. While Ray speaks, Amelia, Elisa & Claris are confused by a pretty girl using Ray’s voice. Ray informs them that he just finished carrying out a mission & that it was him. Which shocks the 3 of them.
Meeting the Master
Ray brings his friends to introduce them to Lydia. Evi proceeds to introduce himself. Lydia also introduces herself & looks at him to assess his structure which was big despite the clothes. Elisa is next to introduce herself & Lydia states that she is big in another way. Elisa shyly asks for an autograph & jumps for joy after receiving it.
As Claris introduces herself, she bites her tongue. Lydia tells her that she heard Claris wants to become a Hunter. Claris asks how she knew & Lydia tells her that she knew the head of the family that’s how. Then Lydia shows her Platinum hunters license & gives Claris a pep talk. Amelia then proceeds to greet Lydia, as they had met before at parties.
Lydia tells her that she wants to speak with her alone. Carla asks Ray to give her a hand in the kitchen. She proceeds to inform Ray of some concerning news. The Grim Reapers assassination group of the empire appear to have made a move. At the moment she has no information on what they are trying to do, yet the timing is concerning given the upcoming tournament.
Since many nobles would be in attendance, she asks Ray to pay attention to it. Meanwhile Lydia talks alone with Amelia. She heard that something was troubling Amelia from the letter Ray sent. Ray is aware that she is hiding something, but is unsure if he should intervene. They continue to talk a bit about Ray.
Then Lydia proceeds to give her some advice. The two of them finish their conversation & join back up with the others. Lydia tells them to change into their swimsuits so they could go swimming. Back at the dorms, Ray & Evi are talking about the trip with slap marks on their faces.
The next day Ray watches over Amelia as she is running laps saying to himself that she has gotten stronger. He thinks back to the advice that Lydia gave him as they were leaving. In the Kafka Forest, Ray gives Amelia a run down about her graduation exam from the Bootcamp training. She is to slash the rose on his chest in order to pass. He tells he will not be using his ability as he believes in her strength.
Abbie gives the opening speech to begin the tournament. Once the speech is done the students go to their waiting areas til it is their turn. On the way Ariane approaches Amelia. After they talk for a bit the two agree to meet in the finals. The semi-finals are now getting underway.
Dina will be taking the role of commentator, while Carol will be analyzing the matches. The first match we see is Amelia against Shine Girard. Amelia defeats him with a delayed magic. Ray then leaves the stands to do his job as a committee member. He takes a rose to give to Albert as it is time for his match against Ariane. Albert puts up a decent fight making her lose her sword, but ends up losing at the last moment.
Meanwhile inside of the stadium Ray is watched by someone hiding in the shadows, who’s likely one of the Grim Reapers. Back at the ring area, Carol is standing in the ring. In order to motivate everyone for the finals, she decides to put on a concert. Carol proceeds to sing the ending theme. Then cuts over to pictures of everyone in their swimsuits at Lydia’s. Where Carol got drunk to the point of removing the swimsuits of those unaware of what she’s like.
My Thoughts on the Episode
The episode was amusing. Ray dressed as a girl was still far too funny. I kept thinking he should have changed before going to check on Amelia. I feel sorry for Maria when she learns that ‘Lily’ is actually Ray. Even though Lydia is no longer able to walk, she still has her platinum card. Wonder what special perks come with having that kind of rank?
The Grim Reapers are lurking so we should see them get involved within the next episode. Just what is their goal? Perhaps some light will be shed on that next in episode 8. Like many who watched this episode thought that the swimsuit scene was skipped. Yet they had it play out at the end of the episode which was funny.
Carol is really an oddball, but she brings in a bit of amusement at times. Wonder what she looks like when fighting. Overall I’d likely give this episode a 7 out of 10. See you all for the next episode, “The World’s Strongest Sorcerer Motivates the Rose”.