So, 15000 hits? A grand milestone to which I assume that we should step up to. Perhaps you will see in the near future.
Primarily, this is a transition episode. This would entail a council of dreams with a highschool teacher, a “coincidental” meeting with an old friend, and a brand new demon to encounter.
Tachibana Isana does not play the role of a rival heroine. She does nothing for the story except proclaim her dreams of wanting to become a painter. However, I think that this episode may be where she rises. Isana receives a suspicious amount of screen time while her red haired friend lurks between scenes. A majority of her scenes also involve what I believe to be foreshadowing characteristics. Yumeji’s back is turned to her countless times, a few casual waves of goodbye, and simply her running in a panicked sort of way lead me to believe that her role will be soon discovered.
Yui, on the other hand, has instantly become a primary character in the plot since she houses the dream demon Play. Since her first meeting with Yumeji and her flickering demon eyes, I knew that she would be an important character. The way that she is portrayed as the ditsy girl basically means that she will collide with the other heroines in regards to Yumeji. Not only this but Play is the only other muma that is capable of assisting Merry as she does battle.
There’s an evident tag-team going on. Yumeji has Merry. Isana has Chizuru. Yui has Play. And even Saki, the previously schoolmate with no connection, has interest with Takateru whom I still believe to be a dream demon of some sort. This is mounting to become a lengthy cast of characters.
Sticking to the theme of an evil versus good, Yumeji and Play ally themselves or at least wipe the slate clean. In that same instance, they are trapped inside yet another dream world. This time it is a Pierrot of sorts. Naturally, his world is comprised of many carnival games and attractions including the burly men who can lift 600 pounds. This leaves Play and Merry to deal with this battle as Yui is useless and Yumeji moreso with his wound carrying over into the dream world. It’s likely that they will mesh quite well and I assume that the alliance will be bitter sweet as in most anime.