「魔王復活」 (Maou Fukkatsu)
“The Devil’s Comeback”
Boy, it feels like things are about to reach a climax sooner than we thought.
With the second Squad Jam well underway, I would by lying if I said I wasn’t a little surprised by what’s happened thus far. Besides a ton of teams getting knocked out one after another (which from a game perspective isn’t too farfetched), who would have thought that Pito would be nearly knocked out by a headshot straight through the eyehole? All things considered, I think it would have been pretty interesting if Pito had been knocked out since it would have put everything into a rather interesting state. Not only would LLENN be in a rather interesting scenario with her only reason for participating gone, but you have to wonder what kind of crazy setup Pito must be running in the real world to keep her going with such an insane amount of trauma hitting her all at once. At this point though, I think it’s pretty clear where the story is going and it looks like it’s going to be a Pito versus the world kind of scenario until all that’s left is her and LLENN. Which all things considered doesn’t sound like a bad place to be in.
At this point though I feel like there isn’t really all that much to talk about since we’re waiting for all the conflicts to be resolved. Pito’s team has essentially been wiped out with M most likely sacrificing himself to be a shield for her, LLENN and Fuka are out nearly out of smokes to use against Pito (but they probably don’t even need it at this point), the Amazons are down to only a few members, and all the other teams have been knocked out.
That said, if I were to comment about a cool moment from this week’s episode, there’s no way I couldn’t touch on Team Amazons versus M earlier in the episode. Something about two veteran teams taking on one another is cool, but when one of the teams goes in with an insane strategy that push the rules to their boundary, that’s when you know you’re about to witness something cool. For a close second, I thought it was nice of the show to throw us a bone or two when they mentioned Sinon and Kirito and the weapon they’re both known for using.
All in all not too bad of an episode especially when you consider that it was mostly used as a setup for things to come. Luckily, Pito seems to have fully recovered and looks ready to take out anyone in her way to have her destined battle with LLENN. Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week. See you then!