「此に病める者あり」 (Koko ni Yameru Mono Ari)
“Now a Certain Man was Sick”
Dude. Paku’s eyes got bigger. +6 to importance. -7 for still quitting. +2 for stating unconditional love. D’awww
I didn’t expect another episode to mainly settle things with Izumo, but well, here we are. I was just envisioning a more gradual way to deal with her issues in a span of several episodes, which probably would’ve been better for it. The “seeing a ‘worse’ person be a better person than she is as motivation to change” is so old that I didn’t really care too much for her parts in the episode. Though there was the flashback of some troubled past where someone of her own kind betrayed her, possibly her own mother. That should be remembered for later. Anyway, tsunderes are always fun to watch (the way she furrows dem faux mini eyebrows gets me everytime with a purple ponytail giving Senjougahara vibes), but damn it if I didn’t call it that she would start to like Rin, who will only be oblivious and pine for Shiemi. Rin had some good scenes with both of them, triggering those flags like a boss. Doing laundry with Shiemi? You’re getting there!
Suguro’s delinquent demeanor starkly contrasting his “intelligence” and decision to be an Aria proves highly entertaining every time, if not just because of how respectable the guy is. Being an Aria is some tough shit, like memorizing 21 chapters of text which ONLY applies to Ghoul types? Sounds like a nightmare of a class to me. More respect though! I am curious if they can do anything else other than incantations, but the incantation concept also seems cheap. If the Aria is the only way to actually kill demons/ghouls, it would downplay the other classes to being mere guards.
I lol’d pretty hard at the rock scene. The idea of those rocks having constipated faces because they’re trying to be as heavy as they can is just lol. Just another example of some imaginative creations in AnE. Speaking of which, the monster had some heavy silent hill vibes. I’m surprised at the disturbing nature of the design, because it’s actually scary, especially flower face. It’s nice since it makes the battles feel all the more serious, rather than be something cartoony. Nitty and gritty is what makes Claymore work! Oh, and lots of deaths too. Won’t be having that here though.
From the preview, it sounds like Mephisto was behind everything, though Tamer-sensei appears to go rogue. New arc excites me either way.