That third season though…
If you are a fellow Saotome Mary lover then you know what a feast this season was! You see TWIN, the third season, focuses on Mary and Mary alone, she is the protagonist in this and it takes place when she first arrives at Hyakkaou Academy. That happened a year before Jabami Yumeko arrived! In fact this is like a story being told to Yumeko by the Journalism Club President, even though it actually starts out as a story by the Supernatural Club President Togashuki Yukimi but that threads dies real quick I guess because she becomes one of the main characters alongside Mary and her BFF Hanatemari Tsuzura.
In the grand scheme of things, the only relevant thing is that the Student Council still has friction within as some members are staging a coupe and try to initiate Mary into their cause because she comes and takes the school by storm, which grabs the attention of the Student Council, in all manors of ways!
We saw a glimpse of this in the first, or was it second season, when the twin sister of the Student Council President (Momobami Kirari) Momobami Ririka seems adamant about getting Mary to join the Council! Sadly we did not get to see Mary interact with Ririka here and I hope that it is because there is more story to be told but even if they did not meet, or even Mary meeting Kirari, she did meet other Council Members!
Like I said, some members were planning to take down Kirari and tried to recruit Mary into their group and these were the Leader and his fellow member and Fiancee Miharutaki Sakura (Played by Ikuta Erika)! Mary of course did not join them in their cause mostly because the Leader was shady as hell and treated Ladies with disrespect!
Yeah, Mary here was the opposite of the Mary we meet in the first season! This Mary had her heart in the right place and she even gets into gambling to save her friend Tsuzura from the cute bully of the first years Aiura Kokoro (played by Fukumoto Riko). Seriously, that was such a great way to open a series, if I ever saw one! The series’ end does not catch us up to the Mary we first met though, which will make things amiss if there is not more story to perfectly fit in-between this and the start when Yumeko arrives!
Back to the Student Council, the other members Mary gets to meet is one of the Craziest ones – Juraku Sachiko (played by Nagai Mijika)! I bet you she is like the President of the Justice Committee or something! She is totally scary! And totally gay!
That’s right, Sachiko-sama here is the Lady of the series and while apparently she is supposedly the main Antagonist of the manga version, she only popped in and out in the series even though she definitely had the most screentime but as far as I am concerned the Resistance group is the main antagonists!
I mean in this series we settle things with Gambling and Mary did not Gamble with Sachiko-sama, hell, Sachiko-sama wanted Mary for herself and that barely makes for a great antagonist.
Okay, now I need to read that manga!
Speaking of Sachiko-sama, she does have a slave literally on chains in Sado Mikura (Sado…hehehe) played by Hinatazaka46’s Sasaki Mirei. She of course wants to be the sole receiver of Sachiko-sama’s affection…uh…attention, so when Sachiko-sama shows interest in Mary, you know there is going to be animosity between the two, and of course there is!
And while Mary did not get to meet the Momobami twins, she did get one of their attention! I am not sure if it was Ririka standing in for Kirari or if it was actually Kirari herself but when Tsuzura and Yukimi stumble into the Council Room looking for clues to the Gambling game that Mary is currently attending, they run into Kirari, well, she was actually there but they did not see her until she called out to them when they were leaving! She asks if they are friends of Mary and notes how they seem to be having fun! She sounded almost…
Yeah, let’s not go there, next thing I know I will be day dreaming about Mary and Kirari and…Ah shit…it’s too late now!
Some old cast are here too even if they only are glimpsed at. That includes some of the other Student Council Members, like that craziest of the crazy, one-eyed Midari, even though here she still has two eyes but her mind is already gone! She’s got herself a team of girls and yeah, they are totally with benefits!
Anyway, I really love this series! It’s such a shame that Hamabe Minami-chan had to play both Yumeko and Saki because I really want another season of SAKI as well! Japan is really great at adapting Manga to series and SAKI and KAGEGURUI are the best of the best!
Anyway, I totally ship Mary with literally anyone in this series!