Carnival Phantasm’s second pseudo-finale is even more extravagant than the first – as only appropriate, it focuses around the King of Knights, Saber, as well as all of her adorable alter personalities.
The Neko-Arcs are excited for this episode and one can certainly understand why once the overmoed opening sequence gets out of the way – acquainting us with this episode is a fresh segment we’ve yet to ever see, “King of the Wild”. A short skit with an outdoors Animal Planet feel, accompanied by commentary from Emiya and Saber – centering around the elusive and rare creation called the “Saber Lion”.
Entertaining indeed, this short provides us with the ever-mandatory moe Carnival Phantasm is renowned for – in turn, it makes the skit quite comical as it’s simply so cute.
Now with the small time chibi service all said and done, the episode moves onto the major league players. Back at the Neko-Arc restaurant, Saber herself appears – clad in maid dress she comes. A sight more delicious than any item on the menu – she sports attire of Type-Moons emboldened signature blue hue, trimmed with frills of white, tight black stalkings integral for any maid, and finally, zettai ryouiki which just leaves one watering at the mouth.
However her sexiness aside, Saber is filling in for an absent Neko-Arc member of staff. Tohsaka arrives near immediately and wonders why she finds Saber all dressed up – though Saber does mention the tale as it is, she seems to be hiding something else as she blushes in a manner inspired by moe. In any case, they carry on – Tohsaka sits down to order yet as she does, Saber begins ridiculing her choice of dish to be one weak and lacking, a complete embarrassment to the Tohsaka name if nothing else.
Tohsaka supersizes the order, though Saber still seems unsatisfied – after but a moment, the entire cafe is falling to the floor in prostration of the cute servant maid. Though thankfully, a character arrives to spice things up before they simply fall through the cracks of accustomation uninterest. A King of Kings comes forth to challenge the king cutely fitted in the outfit of a maid. Irritation overtakes her quickly as he begins belittling her – however, as she’s currently on the clock, she can do nothing more than accept his desires.
Or so one would think.
Once Gilgamesh mentions he’d like to have the seductively dressed servant Saber for takeout, she simply can take no more.
In a spectacular flashy fashion does she tear out her ahoge to initiate her transformation into a self-proclaimed “kawaii gothic lolita maido” – and a cute gothically geared maid she is indeed, heart attack inducing even. Her clothes become a black embedded with “darkness” and her eyes, a gold attractive beyond what words can describe with minor gradients of black inside – marvelously does this match her hair which also happened to alter into a color of blonde a bit more pale.
Assertive does our kawaii maid become, even more so than previously – she now stands tall against Gilgamesh and within a blink of the eye, every entity inside the restaurant, man, servant, or Neko-Arc, has fallen into an infatuation with the raunchy charm of this gluttonous dark Saber rendition.
When the day is done, she return home to Emiya still riled up – though once she hears his voice, she reverts back to the standard flavor of moe servant Saber.
To ensure the viewer’s fantasy is fulfilled before another grueling wait for the third season of Carnival Phantasm, the slice after the end sequence bears a Saber more scantily dressed than any to come before, Saber Red. And thus does another excellent episode of Carnival Phantasm end – leaving us off with a random incomprehensible statement of “fly to the moon!”