“The Great Clash”
While it’ll still be at least one more week away before some Rimuru action, I’ll admit that I may have gotten irrationally excited to see everyone else kick orc butt.
Before diving into the mix of things, let me take a moment to comment on Rimuru’s fallback plan. Because as unlikely as it would be for someone of his stature with the types of troops he has at his command to fail, I love that there was a contingency plan in place to keep everyone else safe. Not only did it show that Rimuru isn’t just paying lip service when he talks about keeping everyone safe, but in terms of morale how could you not want to follow a powerful leader who understands that anything can happen?
Fangirling over Rimuru’s tactical ability aside, let’s take a second to talk about Gabiru. Seeing how we collectively understand that he’s not a bad guy and is actually someone whose powerful pride as a Lizardman was manipulated, I was actually feeling really bad for him this week. Besides watching his men get devoured by an ever evolving orc army, it must have felt pretty terrible to see his arrogance give the orcs abilities that should be reserved for his race. Add in that he was unable to take on one of the Orc Lord’s lackeys and it would be an understatement to say that Gabiru was having a bad day.
Luckily, Rimuru and team just happened to show up on time to provide some much needed relief. While I wasn’t expecting them to literally blow up thousands of orcs with magic, I won’t lie and say that it wasn’t cool to watch. Plus we got to see Ranga finally show us just how much he’s trained these past few months by obliterating the biggest threat that we saw this entire episode!
Overall, not too bad of a setup episode for what’s to come. Seeing how the Orc Lord himself has appeared, it looks like there’s only a few ways for things to go from here. All of which most likely lead to a situation where Rimuru and this big baddie go toe-to-toe. If I had one hope for all of this though, it might be hoping for Rimuru to end things without slicing the Orc Lord’s head off like he’s done to various enemies in the past.
In any case, I’ll catch you next week where I hopefully have the same reaction that the Lizardmen had when they watched Souhei obliterate the orcs in the underground labyrinth. See you then!
P.S. I forgot to talk about the baddies who are making all of this happen, but I’ll hit on that next week where we’ll hopefully get some more insight behind why they’re trying to cause all of this chaos in the first place.