「そう、私は死を呼ぶもの」 (Sou, Watashi wa Shi wo Yobumono)
“Yes, I am the Harbinger of Death”
Did I say something about Kyoko being overpowered last week? It’s more like everyone plus Kyoko is overpowered! But in a show where things aren’t overly serious most of the time, its pretty fun to watch both the good guys and bad guys have equally overpowered moments. With Kyoko busting out a combination of moves ranging from a Megalo’s to a Masou Shoujo’s, I was excited to watch just how Yuu was going to deal with her.
From an objective standpoint, I’m not sure how transforming into a Masou Shoujo would help Yuu against Kyoko — especially since all she needs to kill people with is just the word “Die”. Don’t get me wrong though, I think that our tiny necromancer in a Masou Shoujo outfit combined with her usual armor looks pretty awesome. Plus, the change from writing in her notepad to etching the words in the ground with fire looked pretty spectacular to me.
Taking realism to a whole new level, Kyoko’s ability to unlock her body’s limiters was a bit more gruesome than I thought was needed. Watching the skin on her hands and arms melt away from what I can only guess was the intense heat involved, revealing her muscles, was pretty unsettling. But then to watch her go even further and gouge out her own eardrums to prevent Yuu from killing her, I felt strangely impressed with her dedication while feeling a little sick thinking about all her self mutilation.
While I had hoped Ayumu would have kept the upgrade to his costume after his previous bout with Kyoko, he takes the cake and becomes (in my mind) the most badass male protagonist of the season. Watching him not only take every single hit from Kyoko head on, but doing so in the name of understanding Yuu’s pain was awe inspiring. Then to follow up and kill Kyoko enough times to turn her into a whimpering mess, and then not kill her with his final blow — I was smiling with the biggest grin on my face.
This far into the show, I didn’t except to see a slew of new characters coming. But if Dai-sensei (and her outrageously overpowered magic) and this shadow of a dead zombie are any indication of what’s to come; I’m excited to see just how over the top this show can get. Judging from the extended preview, I can only sense things getting more exciting from here on out.