「 勇者学院の謎」 (Yuusha Gakuin no Nazo)
“The Mystery of the Hero Academy”
Now I’m not saying this week’s Maou Gakuin passed by in the blink of an eye, but damn did time seem to fly by. From adorable Sasha tsundere-isms to yet more teasing of a past in need of explanation, it was back to Anoth the Explorer in all his smug glory, and the best part it was only a taste of the true fun to come.
While I think it was common knowledge the heroes of Anoth’s world would wind up similarly resurrected, I seriously doubt anyone had them do so under the roof of a legitimate hero academy. All the promise of major shock and awe as demon friends turn into ancient enemies? Right out the window, although the fact Anoth’s frenemy Kanon was reborn into three separate entities (of which one hasn’t been shown yet), each nothing compared to the original, definitely hints towards some intrigue to come on that front. It may be effectively known that Ray is Anoth’s old sword-wielding subordinate for example, but that doesn’t preclude the possibility he’s not entirely the subordinate. When you’ve got nostalgia and twinges of reminiscence openly making their presence felt alongside four of Kanon’s sources being without identified bodies, you can damn well wager not all is as it seems among our demon cast.
Beyond immediate talk of resurrection, however, the major fun is, once again, in the Anoth-Anos dichotomy. Given Kanon was supposedly murdered by a fellow human after Anoth’s death and Anoth’s impersonator just happens to be known in the human realm too, it’s a fair bet the conspiracy (if you can call it that) runs deeper than simple opportunism. After all, we wouldn’t have all the flashbacks surrounding Kanon’s and Anoth’s history, the selective remembrance on the part of the written record, and that focus on sources if there wasn’t something greater afoot concerning demons and humans both. Your guess is as good as mine for what it could be, but I don’t think we’ll have long to wait to get another piece of the puzzle.
With Anoth and harem friends ready to do battle yet again (read: walk all over the competition), it’s just a matter of time until the next challenger makes their appearance.