「ユウキ・カグラザカ」 (Yuuki • Kagurazaka)
The pace of the show is accelerating quickly — maybe a little too quickly.
With the story picking right up where last week left things, this week’s episode started off pretty tame.
Between Charybdis’ underlings serving as a wonderful source of meat and materials and Rimuru having some time to just take it easy, it was nice to see everyone just having a good time. However this is TenShura we’re talking about, so even during times of peace there’s always something brewing behind the scenes. And this time we had something real serious in the pot — Rimuru finally starting to take action on Shizu’s last wishes.
Before I touch on those last wishes though, let me bring up one small gripe that’s been bugging me more and more recently — doesn’t the show or rather the story feel like it’s moving a bit too fast? If you remember early on it felt like the story was moving rather slowly as it built up the characters. Fast forward to right after the ogre arc and things were moving at a pretty good pace. However (and this may just be me), things have felt like they’re moving at breakneck speed ever since we finished Orc Disaster. Between Rimuru forming an alliance with multiple countries to Charybdis being obliterated, a lot of time has passed in the span of just a few episodes. That and it’s a big shame that all of the emotional impact that the earlier episodes had at the end of an “arc” have all but been lost since there’s just not enough time for you to become emotionally invested. Now don’t take this as me hating on the show — I still love TenShura and will support it through thick and thin. It’d just be nice if the show slowed down a little — especially such an important arc about to begin.
All that said, I really did enjoy this week’s episode. As I alluded to last week, I was stoked to see Yuuki finally introduced. As someone from Rimuru’s world, I was dying to see them geek out over otaku culture and all the various things Yuuki’s missed since he was summoned. With that need fulfilled, all the was left was to meet the kids that Shizu was taking care of before she passed away. Kids who, for a lack of better words, seem to be doing pretty good minus the fact that they’re all literal ticking time bombs.
All-in-all not to shabby of an episode. With (what I assume) is the final arc upon us, I do hope the story takes the time to slow things down a bit as we find out just what Rimuru has in mind to take care of the kids he’s been entrusted with. Luckily, it’s already Tuesday meaning it’ll only be another six days until we get to see what it is. Catch you guys then!