「この仮面の騎士に隷属を!」 (Kono Kamen no Kishi ni Reizoku Wo!)
“Servitude For This Masked Knight!”
Boy would I be pissed if I were Stilts and not here to watch this monumental episode.
It’s Finally Over
For a show like Konosuba, I feel like it’d be wrong to try and do some analysis on a show that’s specifically designed to literally not give a damn about what’s going on. Instead, let me just go on a little bit of a word vomit about this week’s episode and some of the fantastic things that happened.
First and foremost, welcome back fantastic animation quality. I talked to Stilts about this back during episodes one and two, but the stark drop in quality compared to the prior season stuck out to me like a sore thumb. There were moments where I could honestly go, “Damn, even I could draw better than that!” Fast forward to this week and I’m happy to see that the animation budget is back up to season one standards. With crisp lines and well drawn and expressive faces, I was getting almost giddy thinking about just how good things looked compared to before.
Second, this is the Darkness that I tune in for — a Darkness that’s ready to embrace what she loves and find as much pleasure as possible from it. With Kazuma there to provide just the right amount of commentary as everything went on, I absolutely loved getting to see Darkness experience some true euphoria. Because as far as pain loving goes, I can only imagine just how painful every single part of her body felt as she constantly interrupted the well spoken Vanir. Because if his description of how his possession works was accurate, Darkness will probably never feel that great in her life ever again.
Third, and this is referring to the bold title, I am so happy to see Kazuma finally out of trouble with Sena and the Capital. And as funny as I found it for Kazuma to be caught up in a pretty garbage situation, seeing Sena barge in every week with some false (mostly false) accusation was starting to get a little stale. I mean, it might have been okay if she was a slightly more serious character, but with almost negative respect for her as a character it only got worse each time she would suddenly appear.
Last, aren’t the “bad” guys in this show fantastic? Sure, we haven’t seen all that many so far, but the performance we’ve gotten from Verdia and Vanir have been pretty great. At this point, I can’t wait to see just what kind of person this Demon King really is since his men seem to be pretty decent guys. Then again, I guess the true final boss is still Kazuma…
With the arc dealing with Kazuma and his misfortune with the capital finally over I can’t wait to see what lies in store for us next week. That said, I don’t think I would mind a quick return back to the random antics and side quests that helped flesh out our amazing characters. In any case, even if I’m not here writing about things you can bet I’ll be in the comments next week!
P.S. SHOW PLEASE GIVE MEGUMIN MORE SCREENTIME. As my absolute favorite character, I’ve definitely been feeling the lack of Megumin week after week. With Darkness back though, I’m really hoping the camera will start turning back toward my favorite
loli explosion-magic user.