Manaria/Mysteria Friends Episode 3: Royal Date

This show continues to drive me crazy in the best possible way each episode.

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Anne’s Disguise.

We began the episode with Anne excitedly knocking on Grea’s door till the shy beauty opened up. Anne wanted to go shopping with Grea to celebrate her evolution. Grea didn’t have anything to wear and Anne was like “I brought you something just in case”. Grea’s reaction killed me. Also she cut her hair back to how it was, which I’m sure will please fans who prefer this look. Anyway the reason Anne wore glasses was because she took notes from Clark Kent in hopes of hiding her identity from the public. Unfortunately it failed though she didn’t seem to mind.

As they continued their date (Let’s not kid ourselves. That’s exactly what it was) Anne noticed an interesting alleyway and the two checked it out. At the end they found a peculiar store.

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Miss Miranda in her secret “armor” store.

It turned out to be Miss Miranda’s, the teacher who helped Hanna care for Grea last episode, secret “armor” store. She lived the dream of making a profit from her hobby, though it was against school rules so she asked our heroines to keep it a secret.

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Anne got to try out and bought several “armors”.

Best one is Battle Mage Anne. So hot.

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Anne’s reaction. Nuff said.

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Anne and Grea eating crepes.

Afterward the two grabbed some crepes. Grea saw a row boat passing by and asked Anne if they could ride one. On the boat Grea noticed Anne was a bit nervous. She had a big secret…she couldn’t swim. Of course as we saw last time she had ways of traversing through water. Still Grea was glad to be one of the few who knew about this secret. Grea thanked Anne for the clothes she lent her and hoped they could go on another date in the future. Anne jumped for joy but as she’s about to agree…

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I’m glad there was nobody home while I was watching this episode because I LOST MY EVER LOVING MIND IN THIS SCENE!

When it comes to yuri romance the general populace tend to prefer soap operas/telenovelas, melodramas, complicated stories and stuff like that. While they do have their charm…when given the choice of my kind of yuri I will always lean more towards the fluffy and heart warming kind. Stories of girls/women falling in love with no strings attached. Just a simple plot or subplot about girls gazing at each other with longing eyes, getting into situations like this as they slowly but surely reach the point they can no longer hold back their feelings. I really hope that’s where they’re going with this show. The silence in this moment before Anne broke it was as hot as a make out scene in Valkyrie Drive Mermaid, Sakura Trick or that storage room scene in Bloom Into You. My heart was beating so fast.

Anne broke the ice asking Grea if she could have a sleepover. In her now signature mannerism Grea took a few seconds before answering with aaaaaaaaaaaa “Nope”. Anne took it well.

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Grea sleeping curled up.

As Anne tortured herself over the reason Grea denied her request we quickly got an answer. Hopefully one day they’ll have that sleepover.

The post-ED was a continuation of Miss Miranda’s side job. Fingers crossed we get a Part 2 is all I’ll say.

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29 Responses to Manaria/Mysteria Friends Episode 3: Royal Date

  1. Reapy_s0ul says:


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  2. Rory says:

    Grea is going to do me in by the end of this season, I swear.
    Anne and Grea’s date was absolutely wonderful.

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  3. tsubasasfamily says:

    Did not anticipate what we got in this episode at all. claps Bravo, Cygames!

    I’m with you on that I hope this goes somewhere. I like cute and fluffy too, but I don’t like bait… gotta say, the boat scene was pretty damning though xD With the lighting and everything? Too many more surprises like that and I may find myself waking up in an ER room with a stupid smile on my face.

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  4. Makoto Itoshi says:

    And just when I thought Bermuda Triangle had the biggest sexual tension this season, this boat scene surpasses everything in multiple seasons.

    The story of this show is pretty much how they get officially together, the question is just when the tension will explode.

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  5. LuzeriP says:

    I predict by the time the show is over I might die. My heart beating so fast and all they did was breathing. There is no subtle whatsoever they really are attracted to each other. In a sexual way. People who think otherwise must be blind. Anne holding on to Grea’s tail was so cute. I hope they do have a sleepover. Grea will realize that Anne is more huggable than her own tail.

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  6. chikorita157 says:

    I have to admit that this is a nice episode since it felt like a date. Also, those cosplay outfits Miranda made are cute on Anne and especially Grea. But that boat scene is the cherry on top of the sundae. Like how their relationship is progressing, so far.

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  7. x says:

    If anne ever gets that sleepover, I can see them fighting for that tail.

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  8. SupeR says:

    I swear to god if these two don’t end up together at the end of this show!

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  9. Wanderer says:

    This is by far the gayest episode of any anime in this season. In a good way. The tension between the two during that “incident” on the boat was thick enough to cut with a knife. I’m amazed Grea had the presence of mind left to reject Anne’s sleepover request after that. I would have sworn they were just a few seconds away from a particularly long kiss, at the least, and I figured their heads would be full of nothing but lillies for at least the rest of the day.

    Oh well. Someday these two will get to sleep together!

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    • OG-Man says:

      Hopefully this is the endgame, meaning by the end Anne and Grea are happily married or at least in a romantic relationship.

      When that day comes we will celebrate with mint-chocolate chip cake and ice cream.

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  10. FantasyGirlKanna says:

    Yay! Short hair Grea 🙂

    I can’t count the times I replayed that boat scene including Grea’s rejection LOL 😀 That was completely unexpected. I had the same reaction as Anne 😛
    I find Grea to be cuter actually and she’s extra cute in this episode especially her reason why she doesn’t want to have a sleepover with Anne. Well, a good suggestion would be is to have her hug Anne instead of her tail 😉

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  11. yurimylove says:

    nice boat excellent boat scene! There’s also a wonderful boat scene I really like in Flowers VN Summer volume, which while not as steamy as this one, is nevertheless very romantic and one of the turning points of Erika and Chidori’s relationship.

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  12. Platon says:

    Their day together was nice and more romantic than I expected. The boat scene was amazing WOW!! and Grea being extremely shy is cute and nice to watch. They might end up being a couple of the year and I really do hope this is not being a bait. Grea shouldn´t mind for Anne to find out her sleeping habit as it is a nice one.

    I do prefer Grea with short hair 🙂

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  13. Giack31 says:

    Anna with GLASSES! She looks so cute!
    Glad Grea decided to cut her hair she looks much better.
    Anna holding onto Grea’s tail on the boat was really cute.
    I guess the most scene showed that they don’t hold back. Hoping fo more of those moments.
    Grea sleeping while holding her tail is so cute. Maybe they can both hug her tail when they do the sleepover.

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  14. cirno9fan says:

    I mean, in 9999 Charlotte has this thing where she can’t sleep without her body pillow, and her and Laura become roommates and so the natural conclusion was of course with Laura proving herself the ultimate dakimakura ❤ I’m with everyone in Anne becoming Grea’s ultimate pillow tail!

    this is a really surprisingly adorable show. Cygames are nailing it pretty darn well.

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  15. My reaction to this episode in two words: Oh my. Oh my! OH MY! lilies blooming in the distance, and also near, and also everywhere.

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  16. Nick says:

    Finally, FINALLY, watched this ep. Geez, waiting for fansubs is brutal if you go that path.

    But man was this totally worth the wait. Oh yes was it worth the wait indeed.

    I watched this rather late in the evening so I had to keep my reactions down more than I’d liked to have but wow this ep has gotta be one of, if not the, best ep I’ve seen all season out of everything I’m watching.

    Just wow, from the start when we see Anne wearing glasses to that absolutely incredible moment on the boat, this ep was packed with glorious moments. Is it too early to say couple of the year candidate? I mean Anne and Grea are so good together and I hope like hell this show does the right thing. You can’t have an ep like this and then say they’re not a couple.

    I just loved this ep so much. I’m glad I was able to avoid most of the spoilers going in as it was such a great experience. But yeah that moment on the boat though, ahhhhh it was so good!

    Also need to quickly mention the scene with Grea putting on that lovely dress, man they put the detail into showing her dressing. Loved the moment with the stockings so much. This show knows my weaknesses it seems and I don’t mind at all. Grea looked so cute in purple, I hope we get to see her in more great outfits in future eps. Anne also deserves a shout out too for looking oh so cute. Honestly I love these two girls so much.

    Oh and I hope they do have a sleepover at some point. I’m sure they’d both be fighting for the tail. It’s quite the thicc tail. And seeing Grea sleeping was nice too, just hugging onto her tail.

    Okay I’ve ranted enough.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Not much to add. You pretty much nailed every excellent moment and reacted the same way many of us have. Their love story is easily one of the best things about the Winter season, if not THE best.


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