「防御特化と出撃.」 (Bougyo Tokka to Shutsugeki.)
“Defense and Attack”
In this week’s Bofuri, we are still lingering around the latest event as Maple Tree starts to feel the pressure of being under everyone’s radars. Although they have just enough power to let Maple coast through the event, their strategic skills leave much to be desired.
One of the team’s weaknesses that are briefly explored is how little planning there is for emergency contingencies. For high-risk situations, the lack of an escape plan leaves them unprepared for when the situation starts to go sour. Such is the case when Maple decides to abandon her post to save Sally while an opponent corners and eliminates the two sisters, leaving their orb unprotected until Maple is able to return.
It’s a classic mistake and could’ve been shown as kind of a reflective lesson for Maple to try to communicate a strategy around plans in case one member is in danger. But for the most part, much of these errors are negated when Maple can just swing around and save Maple, protect the orb, and revive the two slain sisters.
But while it was a little bit of a letdown that many of the series’ threats are often undercut, this episode did have many hilarious moments when Maple mows through all of her opponents. The comedy behind Maple being insanely OP does make for some funny scenes like when Maple starts riding Syrup into a crowd of enemies and unleashes a flurry of artillery strikes and poison mist from her new mech suit. There is also some buildup towards the fight she’ll have against Mii, so that should give some more weight to the next upcoming episode.