Nothing Can Be Done! (もう打つ手がない! Mō Utsu Te ga Nai!) is the tenth episode of the Amagi Brilliant Park anime series.
The episode starts off with a nice overview of the park, everyone having a good time. Moffle, Macaron and Tiramie entertaining the guests, the pool area with Iron Beard also in full swing and even Ruby the dragon scaring the guests in the dungeon. When the sun sets the fun still isn’t over as Amaburi opens a new light show to keep the guests entertained into the evening as well.
Isuzu and Seiya then take a quick tour around, checking out the new upgrades that were done to the attractions, Seiya not exactly pleased with them but as they’re getting the guests, it’ll have to do. While driving around in that little cart thing through the tunnels, Triken runs up to inform Isuzu and Seiya that a TV crew has arrived at the park to do some filming for the local news. Tricen also mentions that they’re still having trouble locating “that other thing”
Moffle and the rest of the gang go out drinking that night, enjoying the success of the park right now. Isuzu joins them drinking pop instead of beer like everyone else. While Macaron and Tiramie are enjoying themselves a lot, Isuzu and Moffle seem to have their minds somewhere else, talking briefly about there not being enough guests at the park. Clearly something isn’t right here.
Next day, Isuzu is over visiting Latifa as she cooks more croquettes when she suddenly collapses.
For starters the explanation behind Latifa’s dizzy spells is finally out in the open, Isuzu telling Seiya a tragic story from long ago. Back in Maple Land a dragon attacked the kingdom and the army had trouble fighting it off; a wizard appeared and offered to fight the dragon for them, but only if he got to marry the princess. The king agreed to it and the wizard held up his end of the bargain by defeating the dragon, the king however wasn’t so willing to hold up his end of the deal and refused to let the wizard marry the princess, turning the army on him instead. After having a big fight the wizard placed an Animus draining curse on the princess before he died.
When talking about this matter with Latifa herself later on, Seiya has a flashback to long ago, when he was a kid and first met Latifa. While Latifa says her health issue is not something Seiya should be worrying about, it’s impossible to not be worry about this sudden new information. Fired up with the will to make sure Latifa keeps living, Seiya pulls out all the plugs in a staff meeting later on, choking out any ideas to bring in guests.
As the days pass and the deadline draws closer, Seiya is feeling the pressure more and more. The numbers aren’t what he wants and despite everyone’s best efforts, the chances of them reaching the target goal in time just isn’t looking good. Tensions reach a boiling point when Seiya snaps at Moffle, saying it’s easy for the rest of the staff to find other jobs, but Latifa won’t be able to as she’s only die if the park closes. While this seems like a tipping point for them, Seiya and Moffle do meet up at a later time and talk things over, Moffle wanting to know what Seiya is so desperate to save the park at Latifa.
While a kid and visiting Amaburi, Seiya somehow ended up in the rooftop garden of Latifa’s castle where he met her. She was crying when they first met, Seiya asking why she’s in this state. Latifa would then proceed to tell him it’s because of a wizard’s curse; wanting to make her happy again, Seiya tries to cheer her up, but he can tell she’s forcing a smile just to make it look like he’s helping her. Not wanting to leave her in this state, Seiya vows to save her from this curse. So that’s brings us to the present now, Seiya still trying to do that but things not working out exactly like he wanted them to. It’s also brought out that not only does this curse affect Latifa’s health, but her memories and growth are reset every year too, meaning she’s stuck being a 14 year old girl. While it’s a serious situation here, Seiya knows this is his second chance to make Latifa smile and he’s not going to waste it. Now fired up once again, this time with even more determination than ever, Seiya wants to fight to the very end to get the number of guests needed.
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- Latifa's curse and past.