The show doesn’t really improve from last week.
(Spoilers in this review)
The girls head over to Okinawa for their school trip, but Meguru ends up forgetting her “compact” at home (which means she can’t transform into a Twin Angel). As a result, Miruku, who planned to skip the trip and stay at home so she can try to find Sumire’s older brother, decides to head over to the islands, too. She also happens to receive a warning message from his pigeon that he released at the end of previous episode.
Meguru learns about the idol unit, “Twenty-Eight,” who sings songs while cutting tuna. It just so happens that they’re also visiting Okinawa so the cute trap hopes that they’ll have a chance to see them. Too bad they’re also villains who are aligned with Mary, huh?
After we learn that Sumire and Meguru were probably childhood friends (seems like they both have forgotten), there’s a beach montage. And then the girls rush over to an impromptu special event hosted by Twenty-Eight. Sumire and Meguru end up earning free tickets to the concert. Their circle of friends are also invited. Of course, the PE teacher is a hardass who is initially reluctant to let them go until Mary seduces once again.
Veil and Nui (they’re the two idols of Twenty-Eight) reveal their true colors once they start the concert. And do they have super synthesized voices. I thought they were idols? Why are they so reliant on autotune?
Sumire is forced to fight the two alone (and they turn out to be cyborgs! This explains the autotune) until Miruku, who had to make quite the journey, arrives and throws Meguru her compact. But then the twins generate a huge cyclone that sucks up the medals, knocks away Twin Angels, and allows the villains to leave.
The episode ends with the viallains lamenting that their plan of using two cyclones didn’t yield extra energy or medals. It seems like they’re going to try a new method soon. And it seems like Sumire’s older brother has been fully broken in and converted to the dark side.
I’m really sick of this forgotten childhood friend nonsense that gets thrown in every series but I guess I can’t truly fault Twin Angel Break here, right? It’s just a cliche that’s EVERYWHERE. Your destiny is decided by the people you meet when the size of your head is not proportional to the rest of your body, yeah!
It’s a silly episode for a silly show that has a little thought put into it but it can come across as creepy if the writers aren’t careful (and they definitely weren’t cautious in the previous episode). I guess I’m still not over how they chose to depict Billy / Tanaka. In short, this show is whatever. My excitement for the show back in episode 3 was misplaced. I don’t expect anything to improve from here on.