「この強敵に爆裂魔法を！」 (Kono Kyouteki ni Bakuretsu Mahou Wo!)
“Explosion Magic For This Formidable Enemy!”
Takaii here, filling in for Stilts as we dive into the greatest un-adventure I’ve ever seen.
So, I have this friend who always plays the magician/wizard in any game — even if there’s a good reason not to do so. His reasoning for being so stubborn about this has always been wanting to cast the flashiest spells that have giant explosions. Because if he’s going to be playing a game, might as well do it with style right? Which honestly, is something that I could maybe get behind if MMORPGs weren’t so focused on the whole min/maxing game. Because if we’re being realistic, there is almost no use case for such a slow casting and interruptible spell that isn’t even guaranteed to hit!
But in Konosuba’s world, where the hard numbers aren’t the end all, I love that someone took the opportunity to ignore common sense and went straight for the biggest spell possible. And while most people wouldn’t be able to understand the beauty in that, I love that Kazuma did. Sure, it might have taken some time for him to come around to the whole thing, but you can’t deny there was some lighthearted charm as we watched the two share the magical experience of watching a huge explosion go off day after day.
Seeing how I probably won’t get an opportunity to write a post until Stilts runs into another situation, let me take this opportunity to talk about how much I love the system Konosuba uses to integrate RPG elements into the world. Ignoring the typical number game for the most part in favor of using a more realistic experience system (you kill things and literally gain experience), I still get shivers whenever we see that fancy double helix show up when Kazuma learns a skill. Partially because it looks awesome and partially because of the notion you can apply your experience any way you want.
Things Finally Looking Up? And Looking Ahead
Well, that’s not how I was expecting an interaction between one of the Demon King’s subordinates was going to go down. Especially when he has someone as epic as Dulahan aka The Headless Horseman! And instead of him going to town on the novice adventurers staring at him, I was dying trying to hold my laughter in when he got pulled down to Megumin and Darkness’s pace. But then, to see his epic death curse get cleansed by Aqua without her even breaking a sweat and I was almost dead. While it remains to be seen whether or not our wacky adventurers are going to deal with him, I can’t wait to see what epic adventure await them next week.
Hopefully we’ll get more of what we got this week since I definitely wouldn’t mind that! See you!