「誰も彼もが、正義の名のもとに -from dawn till dusk-」 (Daremokaremo ga, Seigi no Nanomotoni -from dawn till dusk-)
“Everyone, In the Name of Justice -from dawn till dusk-“
You don’t mess with a broken man who has almost nothing to lose and the strength of a god damn demi-god.
Before I dive into that epic punch that ended this week’s episode, let met talk a little about the episode as a whole and how I think this episode managed to keep the good will from me flowing. Starting with the episode, I loved how the show managed to reintegrate some of that slice-of-life feeling after we were bombarded with a flurry of emotions last week. Instead of focusing on the nearly impossible task of trying to save the world above the clouds, it was actually really nice to take a step back and let our characters have some fun. From getting to see our girls go sightseeing to Wilhelm unleashing a dastardly plan to catch a bunch of snobby villains under the guise of not wanting to help at all, everything after the short recap of what happened before Ctholly, Ithea, and Nephren came back was just so damn good.
That said, what I think I enjoyed even more than the fun times was how the episode (and the story) reminded us that there is much more to all of our characters than what we see on the surface. Specifically though, I think what I loved the most was how we got to truly see that Wilhelm is a broken person who is trying his best to make do with the cards he’s been dealt. Instead of living a life where all he would do is fight until collapsing from exhaustion, hearing him sincerely tell Ctholly that he’s finally found something that brings him genuine happiness was such a moving moment that I could feel the emotions swelling up inside of me. Toss in the fact that instead of getting shy or losing his momentum when Ctholly responded with that typical anime-blushed face, Wilhelm doubled down and straight up called out his embarrassing comment to reinforce the fact that he was being down right serious. All of which created such an amazing atmosphere that had anything horrible happened afterwards I probably would be unable to fault the show.
Which is kind of what happened, to an extent. I’m not sure how this show is handling the movement of time, but I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt that a lot of time has passed since Wilhelm first took on this job as Technical Officer and explains how he’s so close with not only Ctholly but all the other girls. But if that’s the case, it’s a damn shame we haven’t had a moment in the show that gave us a bit more about Wilhelm’s back story since I hate it when the protagonist gets pulled away for some sudden reason because its related to their past. We already know Wilhelm has issues! Why ruin such a great moment between everyone with this ploy for attention that could have waited until next week!?
At the end of the day though, I think we were given another great episode that continues to build the huge world of SukaSuka in such a way that we get to see all the different parts of it. That and hearing that satisfying punch sound after that bunny officer made an offhand joke kind of sealed the deal that this was a good episode. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week. See you then!