First, for easilly the most awesome part of the episode. Even more awesome than Maya expressions and anything JK and his multi-purpose dowsing rods could muster. A Ouija Board Guitar! Seriously, this has to be one of the most awesome occult contraptions ever. Summon the spirits of famous dead rock stars by playing their songs. Sounds bloody fantastic to me, and as a bonus they could help improve your guitar playing skills. Seriously, I’ve got to get myself one of these.
This episode felt quite a departure from previous ridiculous outings with the Occult Academy crew. It was more serious, trying to take a tone similar to something like Natsume Yuujinchou. To be honest, I didn’t think it was particularly successful at doing so. Perhaps it was the change in tone, although that’s something we should really be used to by this stage. What you really have to question is why, with only 4 episodes left to go, are they dealing with some random ghost child? What on earth happened to this immenant alien invasion anyway? Surely this kid has something to do with it, right? Well, and this might be a long shot, but I have a theory!
The kid is an alien. More specifically, she’s the first of their advance fleet, sent down to rondevou with the alien agents on earth. A bit of a crazy theory I’m sure you’ll agree. However I have evidence to back this up. This most certainly isn’t just me making shit up for every single episodic post because the lack of a coherent plot leaves me with very little to talk about asides from Maya’s bountiful facial expressions and her one-piece, figure hugging, zettai ryouki outfit. Nope, these are honest theories.
First case of evidence is the vice-principal. She summoned this alien herself, using her body as a medium. We’ve known that there was something up with her for a long time and I’ve long had the belief that she’s in league with the aliens. Well this episode confirms that beyond doubt. Remember the way she asked the students who to summon? Simply a ruse to throw them off the scent. She had no intention of summoning the principal or anyone they suggested. She was always going to summon that kid. The alien that is the very first of the advance fleet to take over the earth.
The second piece of evidence goes against some of the earlier stuff I’ve been saying about Mikaze. I’m going back to my old theory that she’s in league with the aliens. It does make much more sense if you look at it like that. She takes on the appearance of his ideal girl and calling the kid on tv by the name only his mother knows. All clear signs that Fumiaki’s mind was probed and she was the perfect girl formed from that. Her task has simply been to keep close to Fumiaki and to distract him from finding either the Nostradamus Key or anything else regarding the aliens. Hence why she kept pulling him away from meeting up with the kid. The aliens are quite afraid of that magic phone of his. I suppose the kid could be the Nostradamus Key, it’s not beyond belief. But even if she wasn’t, even if she does get photographed, Fumiaki will also see that the kid is alive and all alien-like in the future as well. Notice how he also has never taken a picture of Mikaze? That’s because she’s an alien. An eeeevil alien.
My third and final piece of evidence is a bit of a strange one. Now we know aliens can probe people’s minds, hence why they picked the story of an already dead girl to throw the Occult Academy crew off their trail (remember there is no such thing as the Occult. Only alien activity). However there’s a limited amount they can do to TK because he’s an alien. He’s one of them, working alongside the human Smile as one of the scouting teams for the planet earth. But, as I’ve said in earlier posts, it’s clear that they’re no longer in contact with TK and don’t trust him anymore, thinking he’ll side with the humans (as we could see from his future version in the magic phone). Hence, while the kid still met up with these two as was originally planned, he wasn’t debriefed that JK was no longer considered an ally until she realised that they had limited his visual capacities to not see her.
JK knows something is up. His dowsing rods are telling him something is up here but he can’t quite piece two and two together. He remembered the plan about faking the dead girl story but now can’t quite understand what’s going on.