Even though I knew what was going to happen, I was a little surprised how quickly Rimuru managed to get everything solved.
Before talking about anything else though, can we all take a second to appreciate how cute it was to watch Gazel talk about Rimuru as his little brother/junior? Seeing how he externally comes off as a tough fighter who rules over one of the biggest nations in the world, it says mountains about how he feels about Rimuru if he’ll openly talk about him like that with his small council. That and if you think about it I don’t think Rimuru has ever told him about his past as a human in a different world which makes the gesture all the more endearing.
Fast forwarding to the short battle with Charybdis, I was rather surprised how well the story handled ending such an insignificant battle. As one of the few battles that hasn’t had all that much impact on Rimuru, I liked how the story gave it the bare minimum when it came to the battle itself. That and I can’t imagine how boring it’d be watching everyone strike away at a giant floating monster that can weather an all out attack from an entire army. Luckily Milim took things into her own hands after Rimuru realized just who was hosting Charybdis. And by taking things into her own hands, she literally obliterated the thing with a flick of the wrist.
The big surprise though came at the end when Carrion made a surprise entrance to pick up his subordinate. As one of the major Demon Lords, you’d expect he’d have better things to do than watch from the shadows. That said, who would have thought that leader of the Beast Nation would such an easy going guy?
At the end of the day though, not much happened except Carrion’s introduction and the (quick) non-aggression treaty between him and Rimuru. Something that in all honesty I was afraid was going to come off as cheesy since the story packed all of Charybdis into a single episode. In true Tenshura fashion though the story managed to keep things nice and fun and we got to see all of our other characters get some tiem to shine in a battle that didn’t have any crazy stakes. In any case I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully get to see an awesome new character. See you then!