「救われる魂」 (Sukuwareru Tamashii)
So I guess this was basically the end, two episodes early?
The crux of fiction is usually tension, and let’s be honest with ourselves: there wasn’t much here. Each of the kids got a spirit of some kind, mostly without fuss, save for Chloe, where there was very much some fuss. I think the whole thrust of this episode was one detail: Chloe is someone important. That’s what the weird spirit tells us, that’s what all the ominous foreshadowing tells us, and that’s pretty much all it tells us. Because did they just skip a whole subplot from the source material?? Whoa. Didn’t expect that.
After which we got a slide show in remembrance of these two seasons, followed by a what they’re up to now epilogue. Even though there are two episodes left! Once again: whoa. I did not realize I’d be covering basically the finale! Though it looks like there are two “extras” afterwards, which will cover … something. So I’ll leave the finale thoughts to someone who’s blogged more than a couple episodes. As is, I’m left with relatively little to say, other than Rimuru is broken (as usual), Ramiris is less annoying than her initial impression, and Kenya’s spirit is probably going to bug him to no end (if it gets to talk after this), which is great. Other than that, I guess this is another happy ending(?) for Rimuru and crew. Hopefully those extra episodes will let us actually enjoy a couple last episodes back in the city of Rimuru before the anime comes to a close.
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