「災禍をもたらす死の香りが街にはびこるようですよ？」 (Saika o Motarasu Shi no Kaori ga Machi ni Habikoru You Desu yo?)
“It Seems That the Smell of Death That Brings About Disaster Is Growing Throughout the Town?”
Well that’s a mouthful of an episode title. It works well I guess given the plague being spread by Pest. It seems like a somewhat underhanded tactic to use, especially when these are technically ‘games’ as opposed to outright war or the like. Apparently it’s perfectly fine within the rules of the Little Garden too – as evidenced by the fact that despite Kurousagi’s worries, it didn’t actually involve any misconduct. In fact, the rules seem almost entirely in their favour in this instance, allowing them to negotiate terms that will help their new community – Grim Grimoire Hamelin – to expand with the addition of some pretty damn powerful individuals should they win. I kind of like both sides here and I’m not entirely sure who to root for – seeing both team up would certainly be pretty fun!
There’s a tiny bit more insight into how the Little Garden works this week, or at least some hints at the inner workings. Demon Lords seem to be destined to die – this should be no surprise given how they’re always painted as being the ultimate evil and make great targets for pretty much every other community out there. On top of this, it seems like Shiroyasha has some control over the world’s sun – it certainly speaks volumes about just how high her standing is within the Little Garden! Some fiddling with the rules even lets Kurousagi participate in the game despite being a judge!
I’ve always said that one of the best parts of Mondaiji is its characters and I certainly haven’t changed my mind on this count. But one of the other things I really love about the show is how each character always gets a chance to shine – how each of the three leads has their moment in the spotlight. This week the crowning moment goes to Asuka, even if it is only for a few moments before the end of the episode. There’s something I really love about that kind of moment, cliché though it may be – where one individual appears to save the day astride the shoulder of a giant machine of doom. Asuka is pretty damn cool. I imagine that all three will have moments to shine in next week’s finale!
tl;dr: @MoombaDS – Plague, seemingly underhanded tactics, and some more badassery! #Mondaiji
- It looks like friendship may be blossoming between You and Ayesha!
- There’s something rather sweet about Izayoi watching over the sleeping You.
- Ratten definitely has quite a thing for Asuka.
- Summoning Hamelin sounds like quite the impressive feat!
- Izayoi manages to get injured? No way! I never thought I’d see the day!
- Lances are really cool weapons, it’s kind of a pity they don’t feature more often in fantasy works. Swords tend to be the weapon of choice.