Hagure Yuusha no Estetica – 09
「こんなにも綺麗な月夜の晩に」 (Konnanimo Kirei na Tsukiyo no Ban ni)
“On a Night with Such a Beautiful Moon”
This week on Aesthetics of a Rogue Hero, Doctor Phil’s in the house. And you better be lockin’ all yo doors and yo windows cause he be takin’ your sisters. And apparently Akatsuki didn’t lock up properly, because Phil manages to get his filthy hands on Miu.
Crude references aside, this episode is probably the definition of straight forward. Pretty much everything goes expected, with Phil successfully tracking down Miu and Akatsuki arriving right in the nick of time to kick his ass. Sadly, that meant nothing really happened worth talking about, aside from the somewhat surprising stand Mr. Red Head puts up to buy some time and the fact that Phil Bennet is anything but the “hero” he seems to like calling himself. I half figured he’d just find her and prep to take her home, but nope, he has to attempt some messed up extra-curricular activities on the side first. But I guess it just works out that he’d fit the video above even more as a result… shrug*
Anyway, looks like this arc will likely lead to the end of the series. I reckon we’ll have an action packed battle episode next time around… probably followed by Akatsuki’s successful fending off of Phil. Ideally, we’ll get a battle between the Student Council President and Akatsuki to end the series afterwards, giving us one of those somewhat open-ended things where it concludes the arc, but keeps the gates open for a potential extra season in the future. I can see another possibility in Phil succeeding… but yeah, I mean, I just don’t think Akatsuki’s going to lose at this point. Guess we’ll see next week.