List of The Qwaser of Stigmata episodes

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The Qwaser of Stigmata is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name written by Hiroyuki Yoshino and illustrated by Kenetsu Satō. Produced by Hoods Entertainment and directed by Hiraku Kaneko, the series was broadcast on the Mainichi Broadcasting System on January 10 to June 20, 2010, with a second season airing from April 12 to June 28, 2011. The Qwaser of Stigmata hydroplanes across the common magical girl concept shown in series such as Sailor Moon and My-Hime while availing acts of sexual perversion and violence that includes torsos being forcibly torn asunder along with heavy use of fanservice that has led to the TV broadcast of the episodes having been censored earlier. The raw uncensored "Director's Cut" version of the anime is available only by webcast or DVD/Blu-ray. The word master series is called "Quantum Meruit Quorum".

The first season adapts the first seven volumes of the manga over 20 episodes, with the last four episodes forming an original, self-contained story arc. Some episodes containing inappropriate previews have them replaced by a short recap episode in the TV version.

As of July 2010, four volumes have been released in Japan on DVD and Blu-ray by Victor Entertainment, based on director's cut version, but with reemed images and remixed audio along with new cuts. The first volume was released on April 21, 2010. The eight and last volume will be released on November 24, 2010. Each volume contains three episodes, as well as two pictures dramas per volume. The first series of them is Bugger Me! Secret of The Qwaser of Stigmata (ドキッ! 聖痕のクェイサー秘?, Doki! Seikon no Kueisā no Himitsu) featuring the different female main character per volume. The second of them is Let's play with Katja (カーチャ様と遊ぼう?, Kācha-sama to asobou) featuring Katja.

Sentai Filmworks licensed both seasons and the OVA for digital distribution and home video release in North America, releasing English subtitled DVD sets in 2012 and 2013.[1] All episodes except for the OVA are available online in North America from the Anime Network streaming site.[2]

Episode list[edit]

The Qwaser of Stigmata (TV)[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
1 "The Trembling Night"
"Furueru Yoru" (震える夜) 
January 10, 2010
The series begins with a schoolgirl from St. Mihailov's Academy being killed for data about the Tsar Crowning icon. The next morning, schoolgirls Mafuyu Oribe and Tomo Yamanobe pray in the campus church after beginning another school day; a tap on Tomo's head later, an encounter with Teresa Beria gives way to having demonstrated an example of the ridicule directed at Tomo and Mafuyu along with their arch-nemeses Miyuri Tsujidou and Hana Katsuragi. As Tomo and Mafuyu return home, however, they discover an infirm boy named Alexander "Sasha" Nikolaevich Hel who later intercedes for her when the Magnesium Qwaser Pax Romania igniting the paintings in an attempt to torture Mafuyu instigates a battle that serves as a tutorial for defining Qwasers and their soma-synthesizing Maria partners along with demonstrating the necessity of soma in driving their chemistry-based powers over their assigned element; if that is not confusing enough for Mafuyu, Sasha is ultimately far more austere than his playful-sounding nickname suggests as he sees no reason to adhere to Miyuri's student government nor the standard social protocols of civilization. 
2 "Masked Friendship"
"Kamen no Yūjō" (仮面の友情) 
January 17, 2010
While Tomo sleeps to resolve the delirium from her fever, Mafuyu compares notes with the sympathetic Ayana Minase who offers her assistance upon request before the bell prompts the girls on their way to class as the priest Yūri Noda prosecutes a soliloquy about the "Tsar's Crowning". Waylaid with no practical recourse, Sasha explains Mafuyu about the "Tsar's Crowning" icon along with the fanatical zeal driving the Adepts' pursuit thereof. Mafuyu's opprobrium of all Qwasers being murderers strikes a nerve within Sasha whose languishing into unconsciousness after holding her at bay causes a glimpse of Sasha's prologue in refining his iron-based Qwaser powers and gives way to a dexterously prepared apology pot of borscht from Mafuyu. Teresa admonishing caution of Mafuyu prior to departing with Sasha is the only warning of an innocuous bathtime session of girl talk becoming the preamble for Ayana showing her true colors as the Magnesium Qwaser as she wields Tomo in an obverse abduction; the ultimate irony of the whole confrontation is that even with her powers energized by Tomo's soma, Sasha successfully turns the tables on Ayana using an iconoclastic strategy in spite of his rage. 
3 "Those Who Seek"
"Motomeshi Mono-tachi" (求めし者たち) 
January 24, 2010
Resolving the aftermath of the subterfuge availed by the Magnesium Qwaser appears as child's play when Mafuyu challenges Sasha appraising Tomo's breasts one night and rushes to his side when he wakes up from reliving the inception of his revenge with the Qwaser of Gold. While Mafuyu bristles in frustration at Sasha's anti-social conduct and how he turned the tables on her that morning, Miyuri is shocked to have her overture rejected and her persecution perverted to her detriment yet again; later that evening, Mafuyu prepares a room for Sasha only to find that housing Sasha as per Father Yuri's volition is far easier said than done when he twice ignores her ground rules and nearly spears her with a projectile toss. Meanwhile, the Copper Qwaser Ekaterina Kurae is nearly finished with her voyage to Japan when a trio of gunmen charges her the relinquishment of her gynoid guardian Anastasia; a very violent counterstrike on the three men gives way to Miyuri fawning over Ekaterina after her arrival in Japan prior to initiating the shopping spree whose ultimate irony is that it is the forum for Ekaterina to prove her hypothesis of Hana making an excellent Maria partner for her. 
4 "The Queen and I"
"Joō-sama to Atashi" (女王様とあたし) 
January 31, 2010
While Ekaterina continues appraising Hana's soma, Mafuyu leads Sasha through a girls' day out at the mall with Tomo and Teresa in which Sasha has to haul all of the recently purchased payload like a beast of burden as punishment for ignoring her house rules. A last-minute visit to a lingerie shop at Tomo's request for a bigger brassiere sets the stage for Tomo and Teresa's abduction at the hands of some voyeurs from the fitting room right under Mafuyu and Sasha's noses; a bit of detective work and an expedient intercession from Sasha later, the voyeurs are easily defeated but prove themselves a warm-up compared to the fully charged Ekaterina who decides to appraise the efficacy of Hana's soma. Even with Teresa recharging his soma, Ekaterina easily stalemates Sasha's close-range attacks and would have finished him off if not for Mafuyu and Teresa's combined interjection for temperance; while Mafuyu and Teresa perform the necessary housekeeping with the voyeurs and explaining about Athos, Ekaterina ultimately makes herself at home in Hana's apartment as she wastes no time in refining Hana as her Maria partner. 
5 "White Lilies of the Battlefield"
"Senjō no Shirayuri" (戦場の白ユリ) 
February 7, 2010
A nightmare of Teresa losing her mentor Wilma while tending some white lilies gives way to having explained to her the arrival of another heretic Qwaser from the Adepts in Japan searching for the "Tsar's Crowning"; as is usually the case with the Adepts and their disciples, it falls on Sasha to slay the assailant after he learns to be versatile with Mafuyu's cooking. While taking a recess in the campus church, Father Yuri explains about Teresa's prologue as an orphan alongside Sister Wilma and how the Chlorine Qwaser Croa led his men in exterminating all of the nuns in her orphanage; Tomo now being wielded as a hostage, it becomes apparent that Croa is not hostile to the idea of finishing what he started a dozen years ago. The deus ex machina that ultimately conquers Croa's chlorine is some well placed calcium hydroxide bags and a copper shield courtesy of Ekaterina; as an unexpected bonus, Teresa also decides to reside with Sasha. 
6 "Imperial Princess in the Making"
"Ōjo no Tamago" (皇女の卵) 
February 14, 2010
Anxious about the prospect of heretic Qwasers of greater potency and psychosis trying their fortunes for the "Tsar's Crowning", Mafuyu decides to take the initiative and search for coveted icon herself ; after a fruitless search through Yuudai Yamanobe's inventory, she then decides to entreat Miyuri's permission to search for clues in the Tsujidou mansion. Miyuri sees an opportunity to restore social homeostasis as she charges labor of Mafuyu along with Tomo and Sasha as guides for her family art exhibit. Ekaterina's teasing amplifies Sasha's aversion to being forced to work as a maid and sets the stage for Ekaterina to explain that her desire to see the Tsujidou Fabergé Egg is why the exhibit is; unfortunately, that same volition drives a paramilitary platoon to raid the exhibit and take the two Qwasers hostage along with the three girls. While Ekaterina relives her prologue of being raped by humans, Miyuri offers herself as erotic entertainment; Hana standing by with Anastasia and Miyuri having galvanized the libido of the soldiers combine into the perfect deus ex machina for Ekaterina to slaughter the soldiers using Miyuri's soma. The ultimate silver lining in this is that the platoon colonel has a bitter prologue with the Sodium Qwaser not unlike Sasha's. 
7 "Drifting Maria"
"Hyōhaku no Maria" (漂泊の生神女(マリア)) 
February 21, 2010
While soaking in the tub, Mafuyu recounts the day at the aquarium where she and Tomo observed a dugong nursing its young when Tomo decides to lighten the ambiance with some horseplay. Guided by another childhood memory of Yuudai Yamanobe showing her his secret base, Mafuyu sets off with Miyuri the next morning to the Tsujidou mansion in order to locate the "Tsar's Crowning" -- the journey thereof no picnic not only because of Miyuri's aristocratic antics but also a trio of helium-wielding Qwasers that accosts the two girls. Mafuyu loses her footing near the escarpment and falls into the medical care of Shin'ichiro Ootori and his tomboyish protege Elizabeth; while Mafuyu gathers the ingredients to prepare a stew for dinner, Miyuri wandering to the middle of the battle is the ironic deus ex machina soma recharge that enables Elizabeth to quickly finish off the two remaining helium-wielding Qwasers' bid to chase their losses prior to feasting on Mafuyu's home-cooked stew. While Mafuyu reconciles her prologue with Yuudai's intercession for her as a child, her journey has ultimately been a wild goose chase while Shin'ichiro has already been there and is leading Elizabeth to St. Mihailov's Academy after igniting an effulgent inferno as a warning to Friederich Tanner against taking revenge on behalf of the Adepts. 
8 "Atomis of Twin Masks (Part 1)"
"Sōmen no Atomisu (Zenpen)" (双面のアトミス(前編)) 
February 28, 2010
Furious that Shin'ichiro and Elizabeth have decided to search for the »Tsar's Crowning« on Athos's behalf, the Adepts turn their efforts to their recent find: the fraternal twins Yuu and Aoi Kuchiba. While successful in manufacturing Yuu into a psychotic oxygen-wielding Qwaser hostile to Athos, the Adepts find that wielding Aoi as Yuu's Maria Magdalen partner proves to be their undoing when Aoi slays and assimilates Yuu during an initiation rite; while the Adepts compute their next move, Mafuyu's shock of Shin'ichiro as her world history teacher gives way to the divergent concourse between Sasha and Elizabeth at the banquet that night to which Miyuri invites herself along with the student council president Fumika Mitarai. Miyuri and Fumika grappling with their issues obfuscates Hana being abducted as an open challenge to Ekaterina who soon finds that she is no match for Yuu on her own with Anastasia now a scattered pile of corroded copper. Hana's courage and Teresa's ranged cover fire ultimately proves itself Ekaterina's life-saving deus ex machina; unfortunately, Sasha has no idea that Aoi is leading him into the same kind of trap when he replies a love letter that he finds at school day inception. 
9 "Atomis of Twin Masks (Part 2)"
"Sōmen no Atomisu (Kōhen)" (双面のアトミス(後編)) 
March 7, 2010
Even after having been taken captive, Teresa continues to stalemate Yuu who quickly finds that Teresa's antipathy toward him has soured her soma. Undaunted by this setback, Aoi proceeds with her mirage as a house-guest who charges Sasha a mortal volition for her brother that ignites a divergent concourse with Mafuyu who does not like that Sasha has forgotten whose residence it is when Hana hauling in the badly damaged Ekaterina prompts Aoi to explain her prologue with her twin brother Yuu but is unable to maintain the mirage when asked the relationship Mafuyu has with Sasha upon detecting the wound from Teresa's arrow attack. Teresa now emancipated, all that remains is to evacuate her -- a task easier said than done with the psychotic Aoi wielding oxygen as a weapon when the floor underneath gives way. A soma recharge from Mafuyu and some metallurgy later, Sasha fights Aoi to a stalemate while Ekaterina intercedes for Mafuyu after she restores Anastasia with Hana's soma; the ultimate irony of Sasha finishing off Aoi is that even though it did not change the situation for the better, Sasha begins to comprehend the rationale behind Mafuyu's plea for clemency when he realizes that Aoi and Yuu supporting each other has many parallels to his prologue with Olja. 
10 "First Time (?) House-Sitting"
"Hajimete(?) no O-rusuban" (はじめて(?)のおるすばん) 
March 14, 2010
While bootstrapping herself to begin another school day, Mafuyu notices that it is more difficult for her brassiere to contain her mammaries; a brief appraisal later, Tomo decides to make a plaster cast of Mafuyu's mammaries to commemorate the milestone. Miyuri pulls Mafuyu and Sasha aside to relay a story about a man that accosted the soft-spoken student representative Fumika in his search for Akari; while no real damage was done, Miyuri nonetheless wishes the molester captured or repulsed and it falls on Mafuyu to bring this about. Upon departing with Teresa and Sasha to prosecute a nocturnal patrol, Mafuyu charges Tomo vigilance over the house just as Elizabeth is heading out for a nocturnal practice session armed with an admonition for vigilance against hostile Qwasers; on this ironic note, Tomo's clumsy cooking attempt becomes the deus ex machina to lure out an inept Qwaser named Joshua Phrygianos who guides Tomo through the basics of cooking and wishes to turn the tables on the other Qwasers that have maltreated him. In spite of the nocturnal cat-and-mouse wild goose chase between Elizabeth and Sasha, Tomo and Joshua ultimately develop a novel insightful perspective on their respective lives. 
11 "Witch's Crucifix"
"Majo no Jūjika" (魔女の十字架) 
March 21, 2010
A frustrated policewoman bewildered by the exhortation from twin sisters that lay out an array of bondage-sadism-domination-masochism implements before eventually swamping her with mercury and tearing her torso asunder is the only warning that the Adepts are on the move yet again as Shin'ichiro prosecutes a search for clues as to where the "Tsar's Crowning" is located unaware that the mice play when the cat is away -- a lesson that Mafuyu stumbles over when she accompanies Fumika into the classroom with a bunch of handouts. Fumika objecting to Miyuri and Hana's persecution of Mafuyu before Sasha interjects his perspective sets the stage for Fumika to recount how she has always had a crush on Sasha who somehow detects something amiss with the twin sisters accosting Fumika -- aka Eva Q and Eva R. Ekaterina explains that Sasha needs to do away with the main body Eva Silver that has already taken over the classroom; while Sasha and Ekaterina exert their respective efforts, Mafuyu bides her time in preparation for a counterstrike to protect Fumika who ultimately becomes the deus ex machina for Sasha to arrive just in the nick of time; furious at Eva Silver's cavalier attitude of humans as replaceable playthings, Sasha powers up and prepares for battle. 
12 "The Blade of Fresh Blood"
"Senketsu no Tsurugi" (鮮血の剣) 
March 28, 2010
Undaunted by Sasha's successful conquest of her proactive proximity precautions, Eva Silver bristles at Sasha's challenge; a soma recharge from Fumika and an interception from Teresa later, Sasha uses his temperature control capabilities to make quick work of Eva Silver along with the prologue of persecution directed at Mafuyu and Tomo. While Father Yuri deals with the aftermath, Ekaterina explains Sasha Eva Q and Eva R's hasty retreat to the aid of Eva Silver. The next morning, Sasha is taken aback at Miyuri finally seeing the light as she acknowledges her culpable fallibility while Hana's persecution of Sasha becomes the ironic admonition against complacency that sets the stage for Mafuyu's abduction. Sasha and Teresa are shocked to find that Eva Silver was able to repair herself just enough to escape death; now with Mafuyu as a hostage and Eva Silver having upgraded element control along with the vengeance to use it, the battle begins anew. The deus ex machina that ultimately conquers Eva Silver is Sasha successfully forming the iron in his blood into a sword catalyzed in no small part by Ekaterina's timely intercession and Mafuyu's soma along with Shin'ichiro incinerating Eva S. 
13 "Night of the Communal Hot Spring"
"Gantetsusen no Yoru" (含鉄泉の夜) 
April 4, 2010
Sasha's abrupt promotion to mid-level element control catalyzed by his anxiety for Mafuyu's safety may have been necessary to conquer the Hydrargyrum (Mercury) Qwaser Eva Silver; still, such an exhibition does have a hefty price to be paid. Thanks to prompt medical intercession, Sasha only ends up foregoing his iron will and his entire prologue after becoming the Iron Qwaser to end up around the psychological development level of a self-conscious and impressionable kindergarten boy. While Miyuri fumes at not being invited along before deciding to crash the party with Elizabeth, Mafuyu reminds everyone of the task at hand -- a task Athos thinks is best done at the iron-laden Chichikashira Hot Springs. Hana's attempted intercession on Ekaterina's behalf, Sasha accidentally making Fumika feel bad about her chest, Tomo getting inebriated merely from smelling sake, the iconoclastic cuisine . . . none of this is any preparation for the arrival of the Athos tactician Nikuma who easily humiliates Ekaterina before leading Sasha through an a-la-carte exercise of sucking soma from Teresa along with Mafuyu, Tomo, Hana, and Fumika that ultimately backfires horribly in the form of an earthquake that spouts geysers that flood the entire hotel. 
14 "The Melancholy of Miyuri Tsujido"
"Tsujidō Miyuri no Yūutsu" (辻堂美由梨の憂鬱) 
April 11, 2010
If the fiasco at the Chichikashira Hot Springs was not strange enough, Miyuri seems to have gone on a magical-girl head trip of her own as the heroine LiLiKamen much to Sasha's shock when she successfully intercedes for him against a trio of molesters by shoving one away and blasting the other two with an energy beam; catalyzed by that intercession along with Tomo using her mammaries in a sort of puppet show, Sasha's amnesia starts to improve. After having it explained to them that a crucial and dangerous element circuit has come up missing, Hana and Ekaterina approach LiLiKamen to take her under their wing for some very stringent training that enables her to successfully land an airliner; unfortunately, LiLiKamen leading Sasha through destroying a platoon of robots does nothing to extinguish the necessity of doing battle against her former classmate and teacher only to find that this is ultimately an exercise of Ekaterina's design to exhaust the powers of the element circuit -- a process catalyzed by the Neodymium Qwaser Tasuku Fujiomi. 
15 "Anglo-Russian Entente"   April 18, 2010
Mafuyu announcing the successful preparation of dinner becomes the forum for coming upon Sasha all worn out from having Tomo read books to him; while Sasha sleeping so innocently like a docile kindergarten boy with all the time in the world, Mafuyu is anguished at the prospect that the previous battle-hardened Sasha may not return for a long time. Teresa compares notes with Father Yuri about Sasha's incapacitation and its ramifications should the Adepts decide to try their fortunes for the "Tsar's Crowning" under the current circumstances; equally as dire is Sasha wandering off lost in his own thoughts while Elizabeth is anguished at Shin'ichiro becoming more distant with her as of late. Sasha and Elizabeth soon find that they are not blessed with the time to agonize over their poor fortunes when a blitzkrieg sniper attack by the Plumbum (Lead) Qwaser Jackal forces both Qwasers to take cover with their hostess named Moeno (in the manga, she is Nashimi) before Elizabeth decides for a valiant but futile defense after a soma recharge whose ultimate silver lining is that Sasha is fully awakened from his estivation just in time to pervert the onslaught to the assailant's detriment only to find that Shin'ichiro, which has kidnapped Tomo and controlled Teresa, is an even greater threat than the Adepts. 
16 "The Condemned Phoenix"
"Danzai no fenikusu" (断罪の不死鳥(フェーニクス)) 
April 25, 2010
Elizabeth is shocked at Shin'ichiro's recent actions; torn between her loyalty to Shin'ichiro and her friendship with Mafuyu and Tomo, she inquires Shin'ichiro the rationale for this only to encounter a swift dismissal that obfuscates Shin'ichiro's reminiscing over his conversation with Elizabeth, who is recharging her soma by using Teresa. Meanwhile, Sasha is shocked at how Father Yuri has kept him in the dark about Shin'ichiro's subterfuge; still, as Ekaterina points out, Shin'ichiro is far too dangerous because of the insidious powers he has of having incinerated many people on behalf of the Adepts. Fuming over being ordered to remain neutral when Tomo's life is in danger, Sasha explains to Mafuyu that Tomo reminds him of Olja, a woman who had helped protect him when he was a child. hin'ichiro's lair. Frightened for both Sasha and Tomo's safety, Mafuyu begs to go with Sasha before offering him her soma, which he takes. Elizabeth is tasked by Shini'ichiro to fight Sasha when he inevitably comes, and tells him he loves her, to which she responds with the same. Shini'ichiro is then confronted by Fool and in the midst of battle he sets the church on fire. Mafuyu rushes in to save Tomo and is told by Shini'ichiro that his reason for kidnapping Tomo was to kill her. Before receiving a clear answer as to why, Tomo awakens. Mafuyu's relief quickly turns to horror when she realizes that Tomo is being possessed by the Gold Qwaser. 
17 "Gospel of Flame"
"Honō no gosuperu" (炎の福音(ゴスペル)) 
May 2, 2010
Things continue to deteriorate as the Holy Aurum (Gold) Qwaser finds that she is her own Maria Magdalen while taking Mafuyu captive and deriding Shin'ichiro's betrayal. The Fool and Shin'ichiro converse about the true purpose of the heretic Qwasers that Sasha has killed under Athos's orders, and how it set the stage for Sasha to demonstrate great moral strength; this is shown when he spares Teresa and Elizabeth after defeating the latter. When confronting Shini'ichiro he finds himself easily outmatched. It is only by channeling his desire to protect Tomo and Mafuyu that he conjures up the Fresh Blood Sword around Mafuyu's wooden sword. Sasha then successfully beats back Shini'ichiro and leaves him with a mortal wound. Lizzie is distraught but respects his dying wish for her to join Sasha before he is completely buried in debris from the roof collapsing in. Meanwhile, the Holy Aurum (Gold) Qwaser is recharging the Imperial Egg to unlock the Tsar's Crowning. Ekaterina joins the fray in order to acquire the egg for her own personal reasons. Her ranged energy attacks foil Gold's plans along with freeing both Mafuyu and Tomo. 
18 "The Trap of Ouroboros"
"Uroborosu no Wana" (ウロボロスの罠) 
May 9, 2010
While meditating under a waterfall, Mutsumi Sendou reflects on her talk as Sasha's Maria Magdalen partner from the time when she guided Sasha through how to quickly recharge his soma during battle before demonstrating unto her Qwaser paramour Taisuku Fujiomi the fallacy of the proverb. Meanwhile at Saint Mihailov's Academy, the anxiety over Tomo's uncertain status is the elephant in the room as Mafuyu grapples with the reality that the Aurum Qwaser will still wield Tomo as his avatar even if a rescue attempt were to succeed. Hana playfully deriding her affection for Sasha does nothing to prepare her for Tasuku and Mutsumi enrolling in the school as transfer students the next morning -- apparently to execute some kind of operation for the "Tsar's Crowning". After waylaying her between classes, Sasha inquires Mutsumi about her presence at the Academy only to have his challenge and Mafuyu's intercession perverted to both his detriment and Mafuyu's before Taisuku contributes to the encounter. The student council president Yumie Hiragi take a shower after she had a great time of lacrosse but delivering a stern admonition to the pair prior to becoming the quarry of the Ouroboros Elemental Circuit ultimately becomes the deus ex machina for the illuminating Taisuku and Mutsumi's true objective -- the location and acquisition of the Sword of Maria incantation needed for activating the "Tsar's Crowning" -- the very thing Mafuyu ironically wields against Mutsumi's seductive coercion. 
19 "Secret Garden"
"Himitsu no Hanazono" (秘密の花園) 
May 16, 2010
While Jita Phrygianos appraises Tomo prior to a procedure intended to enhance Tomo into becoming a High Maria, Sasha has figured out how to pervert the mechanics of Tasuku's powers to his advantage before racing to Mafuyu's rescue uninterested in Taisuku's prologue as a Vajrapanis; a strategic retreat on Mutsumi's part gives way to Mafuyu and Sasha wondering about the »Sword of Maria« element circuit as they compute their next move. While Ekaterina plays the consummate actress to defuse a teacher's challenge for loitering, Joshua is shocked to find that there is no honor among his teammates when it comes to Tomo's soma; whatever the Adepts' volition for her, it becomes apparent that Tomo is more valuable in one piece -- much to Mafuyu's relief when Tomo sends a video after her day with Astarte who is already a High Maria. Still, even with Tomo having the run of the Adepts' hideout complete with the security detail, the Holy Aurum Qwaser ultimately sees no reason to abandon her plans and Georg Tanner clearly has plans for Mafuyu through that elemental circuit. 
20 "The Paper-Mache Empress"
"Haribote Ōjo" (ハリボテ皇女) 
May 23, 2010
Seeing that the circumstances are deteriorating around them, Sasha and Mafuyu desperately rifle through Shin'ichiro's research for clues to help secure the "Tsar's Crowning" along with Tomo's safe return oblivious to the fact that Friedrich seeks to wield Ekaterina in his long-range designs for the icon. Be it Tomo's absence or the experiences of being used as a diary cow, Miyuri has somehow detected a deviant diagnostic with Mafuyu who she encourages to attend Ekaterina's birthday party with Sasha who is shocked to learn that the infirmary nurse Urara Oikawa has extensive data about the war Athos is prosecuting with the Adepts at St. Mihailov's Academy along with a prologue of assisting Yuudai with his research on the "Tsar's Crowning" alongside Shin'ichiro before handing Sasha the key to Yuudai's research. While Sasha ultimately finds it no trouble at all to defeat Elizabeth in the crazed artificial beast incarnation, Friedrich still accomplishes his objective of delivering the distraught Ekaterina an urgent exhortation to catalyze the advent of the "Tsar's Crowning" icon; considering the destruction of Anastasia and Hana's friendship overtures being subsequently repulsed that evening along with her abrupt departure, it is not out of the question to say Ekaterina is giving it some thought. 
21 "The Shrine of Water"
"Mizu no Seidō" (水の聖堂) 
May 30, 2010
The circumstances continue to deteriorate as the Adepts join forces with the Ancient Regime in a sort of tenuous unholy alliance as the Holy Aurum Qwaser declares the time is ripe to advance toward the »Tsar's Crowning«; almost if they had sensed this, Sasha and Mafuyu desperately search around for the Aquatic Sanctuary where the Icon is held only to find that there is a specific set of circumstances under which it can be found. The Hydrogen Qwaser Milk drawing a lot of attention due to her gas mask as she leads Jita Phrygianos through buying a cake in a store becomes the backdrop for Mutsumi and Tasuku to pick a fight with the two Qwasers while Friedrich kidnaps Mafuyu in order to avail the Sword of Maria elemental circuit within her body. Even with Hana's syllabus of Ekaterina being abruptly missing in action to Anastacia, Sasha is shocked to find the irony that Ekaterina is ultimately the most dangerous adversary on the scene as she threatens Mafuyu's life prior to the advent of the Aquatic Sanctuary; as if to rub salt in the wound, Ekaterina arrogantly decides to refuel herself with Mafuyu's soma caring nothing that the most power she will have in the Holy Roman Empire version 2.0 is as Friedrich's second-in-command. 
22 "Trinity ・ Gehenna"
"Toriniti Gehena" (トリニティ・ゲヘナ) 
June 6, 2010
Almost as soon as Ekaterina devotes herself to partaking of Mafuyu's soma, the Sword of Maria elemental circuit demonstrates the mechanics behind its immense power as Friedrich leads the charge with his brother Georg toward the Aquatic Sanctuary as he phases out with Ekaterina and Mafuyu along with two of the Adepts Qwasers certain that his subterfuge for the »Tsar's Crowning« will pay off. Tasuku and Elizabeth volunteer to stalemate Jita and Wang Chen's proximity injunction while Sasha intercepts the Tanner brothers as they are about to throw Mafuyu into the corrosive energy matrix surrounding the Sanctuary only to find to his horror that they are as deadly adversaries as they are devious scoundrels. The ironic silver lining in this confrontation is that the Tanner brothers' greed ultimately becomes their own worst enemy when their respective powers going out of control becomes the forum for Ekaterina to see the light as Hana repels Friedrich's chivalrous lechery before delivering a blistering reproof of Ekaterina's gullibility complete with a pair of slaps across the chops; Sasha successfully destroying the Tanner brothers' combined avian form catalyzed by Ekaterina and Elizabeth's joint efforts along with those of Tasuku offers cold comfort to the Holy Aurum Qwaser ready to claim the spoils. 
23 "The Deadly One, Sasha"
"Chimeisha Sāsha" (致命者サーシャ) 
June 13, 2010
The circumstances continue to deteriorate over the course of the Holy Aurum Qwaser's soliloquy over the significance of the "Tsar's Crowning" icon and all the research done to prepare for that moment while Sasha bristles at the idea of being wielded in its machinations before giving chase into the Aquatic Sanctuary with Mafuyu and Teresa along with Hana and Ekaterina right on his heels. Almost everything is in place for the Holy Aurum Qwaser to successfully realize its master plan including being very adept in wielding Sasha's desire to avenge Olja's death to its advantage to complete the ritual necessary to bring about the "Tsar's Crowning"; after having his attacks perverted to his detriment or otherwise nullified, the frustrated and desperate Sasha turns the tables on the astonished Aurum Qwaser who spears Sasha as a final parting shot that sets the stage for a sequence that affirms Mafuyu's love for Sasha along with its ubiquitous utility. The Aurum Qwaser flying back onto the scene none too pleased at Sasha perverting its master plan to his advantage ultimately becomes the forum for demonstrating the necessity of properly ending the war; an a la carte soma recharge and a collaborative counterattack later, Sasha successfully delivers the Aurum Qwaser a stern lesson about God's fierce aversion for ugly when the Icon traps it within the Sanctuary. 
24 "Live Thy Life of Youth"
"Nanji, Seishun Suru Koto Nakare" (汝、青春することなかれ) 
June 20, 2010
The Aurum Qwaser entrapped by the very "Tsar's Crowning" icon that has caused so many fierce and brutal battles being visited unto Saint Mihailov's Academy while the Adepts are scattered to the winds as an organization . . . this epilogue would be cause for everybody to celebrate if not for the cumbersome embers of a few minor but long-standing issues obfuscated by the war. Athos has a prologue of going to where it is most desperately needed; while Teresa wonders if anyone is going to take responsibility for the flowers she has raised, Sasha is forced to grapple for homeostasis between his duty and his feelings for Mafuyu who is anguished over the diminished dimensions of her mammaries. As if by telepathy, Miyuri tries to capitalize upon Mafuyu's insecurity by offering several experimental products for Mafuyu and Fumika to appraise along with Hana who finds herself in hot water breast cream with Ekaterina facing the same issues as Sasha who ultimately decides upon a date with Mafuyu as the forum for bidding farewell; the personal and emotional fallibility successfully set aside, Sasha and Mafuyu exchange their first kiss and final soma recharge before Sasha leaps into battle under the full moon. 

The Qwaser of Stigmata: Portrait of the Empress (OVA)[edit]

This OVA episode was originally released in Japan on a DVD that was included with Volume 10 of the manga.

No. Title Original release
10.5 "Portrait of the Empress"
"Jotei no Shouzou?" (女帝の肖像) 
October 20, 2010
Anyone that has been through school has had at least one classmate that is very adroit academically but also very clumsy socially; in the case of Saint Mihailov's Academy, Lulu Shiizaki fulfills that role -- especially when she comes upon Ekaterina castigating her Maria Magdalen partner Hana for not producing the soma that emphasizes her true powers before visiting unto Hana the planned corrective curriculum. Naturally, as luck would have it, the next school day is dedicated to having physical exams for the students that concurrently becomes the forum to have it demonstrated that Lulu is just as misunderstood as Ekaterina herself along with the vast contrasting divide between the social circumstances of both Lulu and Ekaterina; a lesson about the wages of sampling costly eye candy visited unto Sasha and Shin'ichiro gives way to Father Yuri explaining about the Mannyuuken organization that claims to help women by extracting the toxins in their mammaries. It becomes apparent that there is a deviant diagnostic within Mannyuuken when Lulu's mother is shown neglecting her daughter before dragging the poor child to the organization kicking and screaming even as Ekaterina and Sasha dismiss the matter as unworthy of Athos taking any action on it. Things rapidly come to a head when Ekaterina somehow predicts that Hana will end up taking her castigation to heart and decides to investigate Mannyuuken where she is astonished to find that things are ultimately worse than first meets the eye when Hana wanders into the organization's clutches only to be detected as a spy; an impromptu souma recharge later, Ekaterina turns the building to rubble and constructs a euphoric collaborative understanding with Lulu upon seeing that the bond that Lulu shares with her mother is not all unlike that she shares with her gynoid guardian Anastasia. 

This OVA episode is included on the North American DVD release of The Qwaser of Stigmata II, as episode 10.5. The action for this side story takes place around the time period of the middle of the first season.

The Qwaser of Stigmata II (TV)[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
1 "Silver Princess of the Lilies"
"Giniro no Hyaku-gō Hime" (銀色の百合姫) 
April 12, 2011[3]
The episode starts out with Sasha on one of the girls from his class, after titles the scene changes to the church where he talks to Yuri Noda (The mysterious priest who works at the church in St. Mikhailov Academy, but also has connections to Athos.) and tells him that he has located the "Magdalene of Thunder". Sasha infiltrates the all-girls school disguised as a girl himself where he proceeds to make acquaintances with his fellow female classmates. As soon as Sasha and Hana return to their room Hana forces Sasha to wear women's underclothes. The next day he and his class go into a computerized virtual-reality simulator by using their mental potential. He then appears in the simulation as a well-endowed girl in a revealing attire. He is challenged to a duel by a strong classmate named Miyuki Seta whom he thinks is holder of the Magdalen of Thunder. The battle is won by Sasha and the loser has to obey the winners commands, so Sasha invites the loser over to his room and sucks on her soma only to find that she is not the one. The next day in class has classmates congratulate him on his victory. The scene cuts to the second apostle of the 12 Adepts, a silicon wielder named Wang-Chen as he appears in front of the school. 
2 "The Location of the Magdalene"
"Magudara no Arika" (携香女の在処) 
April 19, 2011[3]
Tsubasa avenges the honor of the girls at the academy. 
3 "The Quartz Trap"
"Hari no Wana" (玻璃の罠) 
April 26, 2011[3]
Elements collide in a battle that breaks out at the academy. 
4 "Cage of Thorns"
"Ibara no Ori" (荊の檻) 
May 3, 2011[3]
Determined to save Tsubasa at all costs, Miyuki heads to the virtual world to do battle. 
5 "Witch's Sacrifice"
"Majo no Ikenie" (魔女の生贄) 
May 10, 2011[3]
The silicate user harnesses the Magdalene of Thunder, will he be stopped? 
6 "Reunion"
"Saikai" (再会) 
May 17, 2011[4]
The girls band together to make one last stand against the silicate user. 
7 "Madame Lily's Breast Fortune-telling"
"Madamu Riryi no Oppai Uranai" (マダム・リリィのおっぱい占い) 
May 24, 2011[4]
Personal information about the student body is being stolen and traded to creepy men. 
8 "Beautiful Challenger"
"Utsukushiki Chōsensha" (美しき挑戦者) 
May 31, 2011[4]
After their return Sasha tries to restablish himself at St. Mihailov Academy. Jita however has difficulties with getting along the rest of the school thinking that she's on enemy ground, and questioning the carefree attitude of her known foes, specially Sasha who is quick to provoke her, but with Tomo defending her as not being like the other Adepts. Miyuri invites everybody to a bowling contest in which both Sasha and Jita prove to be comically unskilled, as opposed to the class rep. Fumika who can successfully strike several times in a row. As part of her victory Sasha is to listen to anything she says, and while everybody thinks she's gonna confess her feelings for him, she from the embarrassment merely asks that Sasha gets along with everybody (namely in favor of Jita), which later prompts her to cry on Hana when she couldn't confess. The episode ends with Miyuri hugging the mysterious character named Edgar, who has found "Sasha the Martyr". 
9 "Heart-pounding Foundation Festival"
"Doki☆Doki Sōritsu-sai" (ドキ☆ドキ創立祭) 
June 7, 2011[4]
Students and townspeople gather at St. Mihailov Academy for an annual festival. 
10 "The Qwaser of Stigmata"
"Hijirikon no Ku Eisa" (聖痕の☆くぇいさー) 
June 14, 2011[5]
Big Ma'am challenges Sasha to refrain from drinking Soma. 
11 "A Night of The Communal Hot Spring 2 - I Was Surprised When I Sucked It -"
"Gantetsusen no Yoru" (含鉄泉の夜) 
June 21, 2011[5]
Big Ma'am trains the students to become stronger than the Adepts 
12 "The Peace Ends and the Cogs of Destiny Begin to Turn"
"Heion wa Owari o Tsuge, Unmei no Haguruma wa Mawari Dasu" (平穏は終わりを告げ、運命の歯車は回りだす) 
June 28, 2011[5]
Dead set on getting the Noah of Gold, the Athos Punishment Enforcement Group Meteora creates a Nosferatu Worm to infect and control the girls in order to do their bidding. 

The OVA Portrait of The Empress is listed as episode 10.5 on the North American DVD release of Qwaser of Stigmata II but its plot takes place around the middle of the first season.

Theme songs[edit]

Song Title Lyrics Author Composition Data Performance Parameters
"Errand" (Season 1 - episodes 1-12, used in episode 24 as ending) Aki Hata Composed/arranged by Daisuke Kikuta (Elements Garden) Sung by Faylan as First season Opening I
"Baptize" (Season 1 - episodes 13-24) YUI Composed/arranged by Daisuke Kikuta (Elements Garden) Sung by Yōsei Teikoku as First season Opening II
"Passionate Squall" (Season 1 - episodes 1-4, 6-12) Aki Hata Composed/arranged by Tom-H@ck Sung by Ayumi Fujimura, Aki Toyosaki, Minori Chihara, Aya Hirano, Yōko Hikasa, (anime role voices) as First season Ending I
"Mimei no Inori" (未明の祈り) (Dedicated solely to Episode 5 of Season 1) Aki Hata Composed by Satoru Takada and arranged by Katsuya Yoshida Sung by Minori Chihara as First season Ending II
"Wishes Hypocrites" (Season 1 - episodes 13-23) Aki Hata Composed by Katsuya Yoshida and arranged by Satoru Takada Sung by Ayumi Fujimura, Aki Toyosaki, Minori Chihara, Aya Hirano, Yōko Hikasa, (anime role voices) as First season Ending III
"Rasen, Arui wa Seinaru Yokubō" (Season 2 - episodes 1-12) Sung by Faylan
"Metaphor" (メタファー) (Season 2 - episodes 1-12) Composed by Pixelbee, RD-Sounds and arranged by Pixelbee Sung by Shoujo byou, Aki Toyosaki as the Second season Ending

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Qwaser of Stigmata Anime". Anime News Network. July 1, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Anime Network A-Z Show Index". Anime Network. Archived from the original on December 8, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "聖痕のクェイサーII" (in Japanese). Web Newtype. Archived from the original on May 4, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d "聖痕のクェイサーII" (in Japanese). Web Newtype. Archived from the original on May 12, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "聖痕のクェイサーII" (in Japanese). Web Newtype. Archived from the original on June 10, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 

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