「結界の守人」 (Kekkai no Mori Hito)
“Protectors of the Monolith”
With all the pieces of the puzzle slowly coming together, it looks like the last battle of the season will end up being a pretty good one.
Rank 9200 — Tendou Kisara and Tina Sprout
As if the opening didn’t spoil it already, I was so relieved when I found out Tina wouldn’t be stuck on the back lines. In one of the Seitenshi’s most logical moves, I appreciate how the decision to lift Tina’s suspension was made with more than just “Because I like Rentarou”. While I’m sure that had something to do with it, it’s nice to see she can make some smart decisions especially with a disaster staring straight at her.
Pedo Jokes are some of the Best (Worst?) Jokes
With this episode serving as the setup for the huge battle that’s coming, I was happily surprised to see the return of pedo jokes at Rentaro’s expense. While I don’t think the jokes themselves are all that funny (because we all know Rentaro is a pretty respectable guy), the comedic gold comes from watching how Rentaro reacts to them. I mean, it would be easy enough for him to just ignore it right? But instead of being smart, he ends up going with the flow when hes accused of things like kidnapping young girls to fulfill his dream of creating a young girl harem — and how can you not giggle at that?
Asian Lady Visor and Mahou Shojo Shironeko
Okay, that title might be a pretty bad joke but did anyone else associate Shouma and Midori with those things? I mean, Shouma is wearing a black visor that resembles the same type of visor/hat thing that older Asian ladies wear while walking outside! And in Midori’s case it isn’t as bad since her hat is pretty kawaii but the fact she’s hiding true nekomimi (and maybe a tail we just don’t know about yet) and can claw through steel makes her almost like a magical cat girl, right?!
In all honesty though they seem like a great addition to the team. Seeing how Shouma already shares a close relationship with Rentaro and Midori seems pretty capable when the going gets tough, I can’t wait to see what happens when they’re up against some real opponents.
With Monolith 32 on the verge of collapse and thousands of Gastrea just waiting for the chance to strike, it seems the stage has been set for a gigantic battle. While it would be a shame to see such a large group of civil officers fall, I can’t help but think that all the adjuvants except Rentaro’s are going to get the short end of the stick. Combined with what I could make out from the preview and I’m starting to think it’ll end up being Rentaro’s group and all the Cursed Children who were exiled from the city who’ll do the saving. Or maybe I’ll be wrong and humanity will get their act together and win such a decisive battle on their own? Who knows~