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Summary:

As the military continues the search for Ki, Jil and company take shelter at Kelb’s place. Fatina is opposed to the idea of heading back up the Tower, and when Jil decides that he’s going to go anyway because he wants to know what happened to Kaaya and Neeba, Fatina opts not to join him. For the time being, Kelb tries to figure out who the young Ki is since the real Ki is supposed to have been Gilgamesh’s queen, and he finds everything going on to be strange. When Jil later tries to convince Fatina to come, she compares him to his brother and feels that they only need her because she’s a skillful mage. Their conversation is interrupted by the arrival of Uragon and the Golden Knights, but Jil and Utu manage to fight their way out and escape with Ki. Joining them is a druid named Henaro who had been dining at Kelb’s and had gotten caught up in all this.

The four of them decide to take a new transportation device called the Dingle Ladder to get up the Tower, however they get surrounded before they’re able to reach it. Fatina shows up at this point to help them, and she’s chosen to go with them after having given it a lot of thought. Using Jil’s defensive abilities along with Utu and Fatina’s powers, the group hold off the knights and then makes their way through a gate that wasn’t locked because it was under Ethana’s control. Once they’re safely on the transport up, Jil thanks Fatina for saving them, and although she came along, she makes it clear that Jil has to give up if they don’t find anything up there this time. She also makes him promise to protect her since he’s a Guardian.

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Well this was a fairly straightforward episode that managed to be pretty funny at times (all the stuff they threw at Jil, Fatina getting nailed in the butt by Ki, the recurring joke of Utu and his helmet) and very cute whenever Ki was on-screen. I really, really could have done without this scene though. Anyway, it’s pretty clear now that Fatina has feelings for Jil with the way she joined him and hugged him and wanted him to protect her. That makes the love triangle a bit more plausible – and I suspect a lot of what leads up to the reunion with Kaaya will be doing that – but I still think that ultimately Kaaya has no competition for Jil, assuming she doesn’t die or anything.

Next week should be fun because Coopa and Melt are back. Hopefully they’ll be rejoining Jill as well.

January 15, 2009 at 11:48 pm
39 comments »
  • January 15, 2009 at 11:53 pmXavier

    Nice to see again Coopa & Melt
    and Fatina is super sexy <3

  • January 15, 2009 at 11:58 pmChicle

    Jil fell asleep again, lol.

    So far the series hasn’t dissappointed us yet, eh? Wonderful, wonderful.

  • January 16, 2009 at 12:03 amX

    So at least they develop Jill and Fatina in this episode, seeing as the first episode was kinda one-sided or is it the same in this ep. as well? Heck unlike the first season where Jill is obviously shown as having an attraction to Fatina, in this season he isn’t at all. That makes it obvious that your opinion may be right Omni. Though I still hope that they develop it even further so that at the very least it’s mutual.

  • January 16, 2009 at 12:10 amWcastro

    seee more druaga

  • January 16, 2009 at 12:12 am:)

    this episode gives off that awesome feeling of deja vu (rofl asleep again eh jil :D) fatina rocks out loud! -pewpewpew-

  • January 16, 2009 at 12:39 amninja penguin

    How embarrassing lol, buttraped by a cute loli with a spoon. :D

    I hope they continue to develop jilxfatina and just forget kaaya, she wasn’t all that interesting in the 1st season imho.

  • January 16, 2009 at 12:41 amMegas

    Man this stuff is great, keep it up…PLEASE It’s pretty obivous that Jill isn’t showing any feelings for Fatina. They’re together way too much for anything like that. Hell, in the first season Jill didn’t know what he wanted until the keem started to hit the fan. Like so many episodic heros before him, Jill really needs to get it together. Geez, I need to stop typing like I’m thinking in Jap while speaking Eng :D

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:04 amtaka

    *crosses fingers for Kaaya to die and JilxFatina to live happily ever after*

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:08 amTokkan

    Henaro is female. I’m just saying because some people elsewhere have been confused. No, this is not directed at Omni.

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:08 amamyable

    I’m glad that there hasn’t been a dropoff from last season (so far, at least). Ki’s thousand years of spoon attack ftw. Hopefully Coopa and Melt will rejoin, and Kaaya and Neeba end up being eaten by a giant Roper.

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:11 amSplash

    This was an excellent episode and shows why so many people really liked the 1st season (cliffhangers aside).

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:11 amAmatsu

    :( i dun like Fatina’s new clothing, the previous one was better and much more HOTTER!!!!!

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:16 amjz

    jil x fatina!!
    taka, im with you buddy! hopefully neeba and kaya die in a ditch somewhere

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:16 amanon234

    Nice episode, but I can’t wait till next week. Melt and his “caddy” were my favorite characters last season and I hope they don’t disappoint next week.

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:29 amMegas

    Needless to say, I also hope that Kaaya & Neeba die horrible deaths. When I saw Kaaya impaled, all I could say was YES!!!…I didn’t even care if it was a vision. I hate betrayal almost as much as tsundere. It burns me up that Jil wants to save that bishi.

  • January 16, 2009 at 2:42 amAboo

    Dear Lord up in the sky! I pray thee. Let this anime keep being as much fun as it is now.
    It seems to me, this will be my favourite in this season along with MariaHolic.

  • January 16, 2009 at 4:08 amKagekyuubi

    Glad to see the ropers are back too.

  • January 16, 2009 at 6:15 amSilentbrick

    I have to admit that what I’d REALLY like to see Jil do is go through all this to find Kaaya, save her, just so he can freaking kill that backstabbing hussy himself. That would crack me up.

    One of the things that gives me hope of Jil x Fatina is Jil’s reaction when they were talking through the window and Ki’s nodding at Fatina when she showed up. Yes, it could just mean she’s supposed to go but somehow I suspect there’s more to it.

    One also has to wonder what kind of husband Gil was if Ki is wandering around poking people in the butt with spoons.

  • January 16, 2009 at 8:51 amRath

    Kaaya makes me sick. Go Fatina!
    Plus the great pair of Melt and Coopa cannot return soon enough.

  • January 16, 2009 at 10:21 amUngas

    i guess ropers exists outside the capital city since it wasn’t disintegrated after the guardian died

    will jill be able to uphold his promise to protect fatina?

  • January 16, 2009 at 12:12 pmI luv druaga

    Man where the funny episode like in the first season… Jil’s dream, and game floor

    - when I am finished with this quest I will go home and marry this girl and live happily ever after… SPLAT!

  • January 16, 2009 at 12:42 pmlinkinstreet

    Quality was lacking in this episode compared to the first. Oh well
    And there was no mention of what Kaaya is really doing. That being said, Kaaya and Jil still have a bond IMO, and Fatina might end up having to give Jil up in the end. Not that it’s really anything as for me Fatina sees Jil as replacement to Neeba (she commented that Neeba always said the same thing when asking her to join).
    whiny loli next episode. GAH!

  • January 16, 2009 at 1:11 pmRydin

  • January 16, 2009 at 6:20 pmAuthor

    What’s going to happen to Kelb now that he’s involved into a rebellion? His business is as good as ruined at the least.

  • January 16, 2009 at 6:20 pmSammy

    Fatina is rocking this new season. Hotter clothing, more active role. She deserves better than that hapless hero, but anime chicks take what they can get.

  • January 16, 2009 at 6:51 pmpaulrenzo

    http://randomc.net/image/Tower%20of%20Druaga/The%20Tower%20of%20Druaga%20~the%20Sword%20of%20Uruk~%20-%2002%20-%2027.jpg

    Is that a shield.

    Anyway, seems I’m the only person who finds a fatinaxjil pairing a bit forced (it could be cute, but I feel it’s forced nevertheless). Doesn’t mean I’m in the kaayaxjil ship though.

  • January 16, 2009 at 8:03 pmChicle

    @paulrenzo: Yes, but do not fear. There’s is a secret something that once activated the shield you see expands to almost 3x it’s original size!

  • January 16, 2009 at 8:30 pmninja penguin

    @chicle:

    I dunno, but imho even the expanded shield seems a bit thin and flimsy compared to what jil had in season 1. It reminds me of a foldable plastic garden table.

  • January 17, 2009 at 1:31 amHeath

    The fight scene with the knights near the end left me at a lost on how I should react; were they trying to show how military standard have deteriorated since Kelb left or was Gonzo cutting back a bit and made a passable fight scene? I understand Jil’s group is strong, but the monsters back in season 1 put up a more coordinated effort than these “trained” soldiers; then again might standard might be too high.

    Either way Fatina gets two thumbs up from me.

    So far they have collapsible swords, bows, crossbows and shields; I’m surprised they haven’t gotten around to making a collapsible version for those hand-cannon staffs.

  • January 17, 2009 at 1:56 amUltimatecalibur

    @Heath: Some of the jokes in Druaga are in reference to tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons, that fight and the fact Kelb runs a tavern with waitresses that can beat up knight are a couple of these.

  • January 17, 2009 at 3:01 amwahahaha

    Look likes lvl 99 (Jill’s party) VS lvl10(Golden Knights) lol

  • January 17, 2009 at 4:18 amboznia

    This was a great episode to watch, and I’m really liking this second season so far. Ki has quickly become my favorite. She’s just way too funny.

    …and I think I may be the only one who’s indifferent to who Jil ends up with (if he ends up with anyone). As long as it’s interesting to watch, I’m not worried about the outcome.

  • January 17, 2009 at 5:21 amAkiyama

    I’m personally rooting for Jil and Fatina myself. I have a feeling that there will be a big reunion between Jil and Kaaya, but I’m thinking she may have a higher purpose. I don’t know though.

    This show certainly doesn’t disappoint though. Ki is one of the cutest characters in an anime that I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen tons of stuff. D: Gogo Spoon Attack!

  • January 17, 2009 at 9:01 amMonk

    Spoon user ki. LOL.

  • January 17, 2009 at 5:18 pmShadow_Strider

    Am I the only one wondering where the sword given to Jil by King Gilgamesh has gone too? I mean he has a legendary sword but instead of bringing it along with him he decides to use random objects as weapons.

  • January 19, 2009 at 10:20 pmRagna

    Anyone else notice that Ahmey is in the OP? She’s to the very left of that one shot of Fatina and all the Tavern Climbers cheering Jil on at bat.

  • January 20, 2009 at 12:40 amfinalnight

  • January 22, 2009 at 10:36 pmMitsu

    This is one of the few anime I like, Fatina is definitely a better match for Jil than Kaaya.

  • February 23, 2009 at 8:06 amillusion

    God, this episode was pure gold. Gonzo, you have redeemed yourself. I was lol’ing and going “FUCK YEAH” all over the place.
    That little sound Ki made when she was thrown over the rooftops was just too cute for words.