「アビスの悪魔」 (Abisu no Akuma)
“Demon of the Abyss”
You know I was certain I was going to have another week of lightly laughing at and commenting on the usual developmental antics Plunderer has firmly latched onto, but apparently not this time. Alcohol-imbibed bonding and all the joys of cute faces aside, this was the moment Plunderer hit the gas, and oh boy I couldn’t be more excited.
After the teasing last week of demons and mass destruction, Plunderer deserves some credit for cleverly keeping the charade going for so long. Town on fire? Claw marks on trees? Flying evil emerging from the Abyss? The usual victim foreshadowing doom? Oh don’t deny, you know you expected flying monsters too—not Russian attack helicopters. One hell of a switcheroo for a show a few probably thought wouldn’t stray far from typical fantasy, although it’s one which besides the awesomeness that is rockets and miniguns definitely helps piece some more parts together. We now have a pretty big reason for the ban on artificial flying for example, and also one silently answering why no one in this world seemingly uses guns. And the Abyss? I think a few explanations just jumped in probability.
As for the human side of this story, well no major surprises either. It’s been easy to guess Licht is a legendary ace/baron since the start for example, but we now have confirmation thanks to Jail’s impassioned failure at 20 Questions and Licht’s own hinting of his age. Still no explanation for Licht’s power bonus over poor Jail mind you, but hey, the bonds of brotherly friendship guarantee something will give on that front before too long. Or at least hopefully. After all I’d wager our new upcoming character introduction has more than a little to do with Licht and his past, and with modern technology now appearing from the void, a guarantee someone will be offering up an explanation for just what the hell is now going on.
Might be good for Lynn and Hina to start banking that female charm, because there’s no room for romance where this story is headed next.