「落第騎士 III」 (Rakudai Kishi III)
“The Worst One III”
The battle between two unstoppable forces (Potential Girlfriend and Imouto) continues — but with a twist!
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Normally I wouldn’t have a single shred of compassion for someone stuck in the crossfire between two cute girls. But when it comes to Ikki, I just can’t help but feel some sympathy for the guy. He’s shown that he’s pretty down to earth and in control of his emotions, so it has to be tough trying to deal with two girls trying to get their hands all over him. Luckily, by the end of the episode I think it’s pretty clear that his heart is in the right (or maybe morale?) place.
Acting like a big brother to Shizuku and leaping to Stella’s side without any hesitation, I think Ikki made a fine showing. A fine showing that was only eclipsed by Stella’s ability to put the needs of others ahead of herself and Shizuku’s slick surprise barrier to open up the bad guys to a good beating.
Another surprise addition to the crew, I was caught off guard with how enjoyable watching Alice was. Besides the occasional joke about his gender affiliation (which I thought the show handled pretty well), I love how he seems to play the straight man for everyone in the group. Level headed and constantly staying two steps ahead, he’s like the anchor that keeps everything from spiraling out of control. That said, he also looks like he’s hiding some secrets of his own and hopefully we’ll get a glimpse of what they might be.
Looking Ahead and Kirihara Shizuya
With this third episode serving mostly as setup for what’s about to come, I think it did a pretty good job at maintaining the momentum from last week (come on, you know it was cool seeing Ikki’s Ittou Shura again). If things slowed down too much for you though, it looks like our next “boss” is right around the corner in the form of scumbag Kirihara Shizuya. With the personality of a rock and what looks to be an overpowered ability to completely hide himself from all your senses, it looks Ikki is going to have some work to do before his first battle.
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week, where we’ll maybe see something amazing and then even more amazing happen. Ciao!
- I love it when Ikki gets to look cool.
- I also love it when Stella keeps her cool even when almost naked.
- A serious Shizuku — I could get used to this.
- Alice’s power seems pretty OP, doesn’t it?
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