You’ll have to excuse me if, when I got to this episode, I was fairly well in my cups. That means the ecchi stuff was foremost in my mind. It was some good ecchi, yo. Top form, would perv out to again.
But the part of me that writes books about friends who go off and get into adventures together is most of me; that’s the 90% that informs the rest of it. I love me some nakama plotlines, which is why the relationship between Diablo and the girls is secondary to me. Yes, it’s nice from a wish fulfillment point of view, and yes, there is some actual chemistry there. But if we’re looking for chemistry, the hard-fought and begrudgingly admitted to friendship between Rem and Shera is hitting all my buttons. It was a real struggle to get here—not the most epic of struggles, granted, but there was real (if slight) impediments. So it’s a treat to see them continue to stick up for each other, and call each other friends. They’re good friends. I love seeing them say it, and act like it.
Wait, oh, uh. That’s about it. I mean, there was more! Flow of magic and all that. It’s just, this is Isekai Maou y’all. It’s not like they have enigmatic looks by certain characters as people say things that might hint at a darker past, and special powers. Certainly not. It’s just ecchi all the way down, yes siree.
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