「ガビル参上！」 (Gabiru Sanjyou!)
“Gabiru is Here!”
Ah, I’ve been waiting for a while for this week’s episode and it did not disappoint!
Seeing how I had prior knowledge of what was going to happen this week, I went into this week’s episode with a lot of heavy expectations. Expectations that, for a lack of better words, were hoping for an episode that managed to recreate the humor and fun from the source material. Luckily for all of us, I think the episode managed to do all of that and then some. Be it demonstrating just how strongly Shion feels about her duties to Gabuta laying down the law on the silly lizardman prince whose name escapes me, I had literally zero things to complain about this week.
If I had to pick my favorite moment from this week’s episode, I think the award would have to go Shion’s homemade food scene. Besides truly taking the idea of terribly made food and making it look like something that could actually kill you, I loved how the Great Sage had an opportunity to make itself known by saving Rimuru’s life (and nearly taking out Gobuta in the process). That and I loved how the moment took the opportunity to show us just how close Rimuru and Benimaru have become with the latter getting stuck with a pretty terrible responsibility. Then again it’s all in service to Rimuru so it can’t be all that bad, right?
Besides that, not much really happened on the exposition front. With Gabiru appearing and revealing to Rimuru that the threat of the Orc Lord and his subordinates are a lot closer than anyone would have thought, I can’t wait to see just what happens. Toss in the appearance of the Dryad Treynii and her request for Rimuru to save the forest and it looks like everything is building up to an inevitable big battle where we’ll hopefully get to see Rimuru and all of his new subordinates kick some butt. Until then, stay safe and I’ll catch you guys next week!