With Sengoku Collection, “more of the same” means a continuation of innovative and refreshing stories surrounding instantly lovable characters – although developments go beyond an episode within this passage.
This chapter is Sengoku Collection’s first multi-part spectacle, as indicated by the episode’s title “Ambitious Princess Part 1″ – and this installment is immensely fascinating in that it first seems to play similar to the other tales we’ve encountered thus far, yet the ending is inconclusive.
In the case of Sengoku Collection, an unfinished affair promising more, as is this episode, doesn’t simply leave one feeling anxious to see the rest, which is the typical response to most well-done portions of a greater plot – yet it has us entirely captivated in curiosity at how what we witness will become relevant with the next to follow. Or more specifically, how is the character we’re introduced to here going to be entangled in an unfolding scenario which seems to await them.
Sengoku Collection has acquainted us with many attractive generals of the warring era thus far – and that has us enthralled at the thought of what this adorable megane wearing, maidfuku clad female could possibly have to her name which puts her under the interest of other, more devious entitles of the same period. To put it into a question format, how would a dramatic highschool lifestyle lead to anything of antagonist value?
Up till now, the series has been operating exclusively at a slice of life pace, with no significant force of opposition acting against any protagonist through the series – yet with this episode’s end, that appears to no longer be the case.
Shinku sought domination in the sengoku era – she served the role of servant longer than she’d liked, yet upon arriving to present time, she realizes the impossibilities in attempting to conquer this modern globe, simply setting aside the aspiration as she recognizes it as fruitless. Her current situation is a bit surprising – she’s apparently living like a member of family with a random clan of average folk. The household has a daughter around her age – and it seems that Shinku is treated by the mother of the place like another child of the family.
The mother tells her daughter to take Shinku along to highschool – the start of standardized education for a sengoku general who had never experienced anything of the sort before. Aggressive tendencies initially made Shinku come off to both students and staff alike as freighting – an aspect to note here is that similar with several episodes of past, a few scenes sprout which imply sengoku generals living in modern times aren’t too unusual at all within the setting of Sengoku Collection.
This is a facet which Sengoku Collection has yet to touch – however of course, it’s highly substantial.
How did the sengoku generals end up in modern time, and how did they become not merely recognized, yet accepted into society even? That question is one which sits at the core of this series, and the latter portion of it speaks heavily – timetravel is one aspect, however one would have assumed people would have seen it as strange for a hundred year old individual of legends to be striding along the city sidewalk so freely.
Yet we’ll have to merely hope an answer for that comes later on – the episode continues along, with Shinku’s attempts to adapt ultimately showcasing a beautifully advancing intimacy as she becomes closer with her friend. They experience the same ordeals, and overcome them together – both notably being thoughtful of one another, a truly lovely sight to see which tarries onward progressively till the last minutes of the episode.
Shinku has an adventurous sense of something which is not necessarily “justice”, yet rather, “just cause” – she’s essentially one of those type who seek to engage in contest with whoever is regarded as the top of the subject in question. That ecstatic aspect of her leads her to take out some bullies – and further feel thrilled at the idea of finding some more to reeducate.
It’s at this point which a void opens and reels us in through a fashion we hadn’t anticipated – apparently, as Shinku is distracted on that subject of highschool life, another sengoku general is scheming with her consortium in the shadows.
Their purpose is not entirely clear – yet two significant points to spotlight, the mischievous character appears to know Shinku by another name, and secondly, her primary goal, as admitted by herself, is to defeat Nobunaga. Anything beyond this is open for speculation as details aren’t any more than a rough surface – however, this tattered entryway is one which has our attention secured, and leaves us incredibly excited as we continue onward into its spacious courtyard and inner wonderment.