NEW RELEASE: PGSM Live Action ~ Act 34

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“Junior high school students shouldn’t really be here at this time of night.”

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Rei and Ami continue to have difficulties with their parents. Rei still has conflict with her Father over how he acted while her Mother was ill in hospital, while Ami worries over being unable to talk about her true feelings with her Mother. The two girls decide to forget their troubles just for a little while and have some fun (with Makoto watching over them from not too far away). tumblr_o723c2HPCg1slnk1ho6_1280 However, Zoisite and Mamoru continue to discuss the Past Life and just when things seem to start going right, Mio comes back into the picture.

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PGSM: Ami’s Ami Amie.

Ever wonder why Ami is knitting constantly before she becomes Dark Mercury?

Though its clear that the knitting here is a symbol of their friendship, it can read a little deeper.

The French word “ami/amie” (アミ), meaning friend, is pronounced identically to the name Ami (亜美) in Japanese, furthermore the stem verb “編み”, also read as “ami” means “to knit”. So in a sense, Ami is connecting together their friendship through the process of knitting, all of which is “ami”. Ami is really the force bringing them all together. Ami ami-ing her ami.

As their friendship weakens early in the series, when everyone becomes preoccupied with their own issues, Ami knits harder and harder trying to bring everyone together, but eventually when she slashes the mittens she makes, she is effectively, breaking their bond of friendship. Literally breaking the “ami” from them in three different senses.