Haha i was wondering why i couldn't separate the names Shimamu and Uzuki 'cuz they are the same person!(even though i always had problems with those nicknames so i never really knew who was called what XD)
Anyways, i missed some episodes now... I really do wonder what Uzuki's and Rin's relationship is now...awkward, friendly again or even closer now?? O_O
Last time i saw them was still too SAD for CUTIE UZUKI!!! T^T
I really like this pairing too - not that there's much written for it :( I agree Shanghai works better with Marisa than Alice - who seems more like a parent.
Only thing is Shanghai is presented very differently in various doujins - how much free will / 'soul' or whatever does she have in cannon?
In some stories she has none and its just all Alice's control - in others she has fairly simple autonomy down to the spell or maybe a low pet like intelligence - and can only say her name - but maybe has no soul still? - and in some she is every bit as smart and talkative as any human?