「烈日の騎士」 (Retsujitsu no Kishi)
“The Relentless Knight”
I knew those two “sisters” looked too suspicious.
Before we start off, let me take this moment to bask in the glory of thinking those two girls were too damn suspicious. Besides being outside during an emergency where there could have been monsters from the Dark Territory wandering around the Cathedral, I had a feeling their weapons looked a little too nice for simple sisters. Thank god my senses were right since the two were really getting on my nerves by the time we understood just who and what they were. That said, I have to give credit where credit is due since Eugeo got completely caught off guard by their whole ploy. Not only were both girls able to cleanly stab our boys, but their “act” right up to that moment was pretty darn good. Luckily Kirito was on the same train of thought as I me and was able to prepare some countermeasures to Linel and Fizel’s sneak attack.
But as if that in itself wasn’t cool enough, Kirito really took things to a whole new level this week as he took on the second-ranked (maybe created is more accurate) Integrity Knight. Fighting against the power of the sun itself, I can’t imagine how painful it was for him to literally get pierced by the power of the sun. A point that leads me into a small secondary point — have you guys noticed how well Kirito and Eugeo have been able to shrug off pain recently? Looking back to the early episodes where Kirito’s face looked like he was about to die after getting smacked by an Orc’s club, it feels almost a little odd that he’s been able to shrug things off like getting serious burns or having something pierce completely through his body. Sure I could chalk it up to his power level going up which could mean various objects have less overall “impact” on his body, but it’d be nice for the show to address it.
All that said, not too bad for another setup episode where we met a handful of characters. Luckily it looks like we’re going to be in for a treat next week when we get to see just what special powers Kirito’s blade has since the episode conveniently cut off right before we could see just what Kirito could do. In any case, see you guys then!