「忍び寄る悪意」 (Shinobiyoru Akui)
“Evil Creeps Closer”
It was only a matter of time until Rimuru’s peaceful days were interrupted.
After a few episodes of Rimuru just lounging around and having fun, I don’t think anyone was caught off guard with some new big baddie knocking on Rimuru’s doorstep. However, just like every battle up to this point, there was an interesting concept behind the source of this newest problem. For starters, it was a little weird to go into the battle knowing just who and what was behind things. However, by weird, I mean different since the impact of what’s going on was still fully felt. Looking back at things, I suppose it wasn’t all that surprising to think that Phobio would do something crazy to try and redeem himself after his embarrassing display in-front of Rimuru and Milim.
That said, I’m not entirely sold on Phobio letting his personal desires take precedence over his duty to be a representative of Demon Lord Carrion. Based on his actions and motivations behind why he wants revenge, I was really surprised that the lure of power won out in the end. And let’s not forget that Charybdis’ is known as a fearsome calamity monster — who in their right mind would think that they’d be able to tame a beast that even Demon Lords’ fear? If I’m being honest though, I think what might have irked me the most may have been just how easy Footman and Tear had it. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that people wearing masks that suddenly appear in front of you in the forest probably aren’t the best of people, but it pains me to think that Phobio would take their words at face value. Especially since it looks like he’s a rather intelligent guy.
Unfortunately intelligent doesn’t necessarily mean clever and due to his lust for power, it looks like Rimuru and friends have a pretty big issue on their hands. Not only is the calamity level monster Charybdis knocking on their doorsteps, but his posse of lesser dragon/whale things sound like they’ll be a pain to deal with. At the end of the day though, there still hasn’t been a problem that Rimuru hasn’t been able to solve. Luckily Rimuru has also been preparing himself for something just like this with allies from various countries ready to come to his aide. At this point I suppose all that’s left for us to do is to wait and see just what happens when a calamity level monster goes up against the one and only Rimuru. I can’t wait to see and I’ll catch you guys here next week when it all goes down. See you then!