Anime: La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia – Episode 10 Summary + Review

“You have to remember that you’re a rich girl with magical powers…”

(Felicita has been traumatised by lack of memories and refuses to talk… or blink)

Studio: J.C.Staff

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Reverse-Harem, Shoujo, Age: All ages

Released: July 1 2012 – onwards

From the last episode, Felicita uses the card Wheel of Fortune’s powers to help her father deal with the draining effects of The World card. After she uses her second tarot contract, she loses her memory and cannot remember anyone and anything.

Warning! May Contain Spoilers!

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Nova wants to help Felicita, but Mama tells him that this is a family matter and he shouldn’t interfere.

Late at night, Nova and Liberta discuss why Felicita has a second contract, and how people with parents with an Arcana ability are likely to have a Tarocco contract.

Nova suggests that Liberta might be related to him and Felita, which Liberta doesn’t think is possible.

(Nova and Liberta agree to give Felicita a grand tour of where she lives)

To jog Felicita’s memory, the pair take her around the Arcana mansion. It doesn’t help Felicita remember, but Liberta finds out that Nova has kept the ring from when he and Felicita were engaged.

(“Here’s a plain boring room? Do you remember it?”)

Jolly thinks of using his Power of the Moon on Felicita, to get her memories back.

(Jolly schemes about plots and things)

The problem is with convincing the others to let him go alone into Felicita’s mind.

Since Felicita only tried the Wheel of Fortune’s power on advice from Jolly, the rest of the arcana family is angry, but this is also their only hope.

(“Leave you alone in a room, with our maiden Felicita… and lock the door?”)

Jolly uses his card power to get into Felicita’s mind, hoping to be able to locate and correct the memories placed there.

(Jolly is well practiced at entering teenage girls’s minds…)

In an empty landscape, he comes across Felicita being bound up by thorny vines. Her true self is being held and crushed by the Wheel of Fortune’s power. To free her, Jolly must cut the vines.

(In losing her memories, Felicita also managed to lose her clothes…)

Finding it difficult to free Felicita by himself, Papa also enters Felicita’s mind, and starts ripping the vines.

However, Papa is already weak because of The World’s draining affect, and since the Felicita’s intention with the Wheel of Fortune didn’t help him, he’s slowly losing strength.

(“Yeah… I don’t know if we should be staring at my daughter like this…”)

Nova and Liberta dash in to help out, and with their strength Felicita is freed.

(The boys realise that if they pull her out of the vines, Felicita will be totally nude…)

Papa is weak from the task of freeing Felicita, however her memories have returned.

(Papa crumples after the shock of seeing what no father should see)

Mama apologises to Nova for telling him that it was exclusively a family matter.

(Mama must explain the birds and the bees to pious Nova)

Jolly is congratulated by the others for his help. They’ve seen a different side to him.

(“Buy me a drink and I’ll tell you a great tale…”)

After the events, Felicita’s card The Lovers tell her that to gain her full arcana powers, she must have a partner…. in a romantic sense.

(The card promises to kill everyone that has seen…..)

Overall, I enjoyed this episode. Although Arcana Famiglia seems to be moving as slowly as ever, it’s talking about more interesting events. The cards have also got more screen-time these past episodes, and give the anime freshness.

Jolly appears to be redeeming himself, which was expected. I didn’t think the producers would let a cool character fall out of favour with the viewers.

The Elmo moments have also gotten significantly less sinister. It’s like Jolly’s just adopted a child, rather than grown one. No-one seems to mind.

Rated – 3/5 Card powers, amnesia, and plenty of Jolly.

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