「回復術士は、ノルン姫の蛮行に心を痛める！」 (Kaifuku Jutsushi wa, Norun Hime no Bankou ni Kokoro o Itameru!)
“The Healer is Troubled by Norn’s Brutality!”
With only two weeks to go (well, technically one now) you know Kaiyari is in full finale mode when sexy time gets replaced with revenge machination time. Alright, maybe not entirely PG13 revenge, but hey, those were some short threesome scenes if I ever saw them. Among other things. A whole lot of other things.
Considering Kaiyari has run the full gauntlet of major revenge strategies, I’m incredibly disappointed in myself that I never considered vore-inspired cannibalism being an option. Although given you could classify it under murder (which we also got this week in copious quantity), but dammit I pride myself on my imagination! Except Blade of course, because there’s no denying that little bit of theatre was pretty damn gruesome all things considered – even while still being laughably hilarious in parts. Love it or hate it this show still finds a way of surprising when it comes to its premise, and I’ll be damned if Norn’s comeuppance isn’t something I’m morbidly curious in seeing.
As for setting up that comeuppance, well, imagination probably won’t be the name of the game. While the whole setup regarding Norn’s slaughter of the town residents makes sense for her personality, it’s hard denying its incredibly heavy handed approach akin to the earlier villager executions. Maybe it’s Kaiyari running out of steam or simply showing more often how shallow its underlying writing actually is, but stuff like this feels ironically funnier than it does serious, in part because Norn has already done plenty to deserve the *cues the Borat voice* raping. And killing. Nevertheless, whatever the exact reason, I wouldn’t anticipate Kaiyari lingering on the atrocities too much when it’s all about handing out the consequences for them.
Considering Keyaru has a brand new gauntlet in need of some proper testing, I wouldn’t expect said consequences to take long in arriving either. Buckle up boys and girls, next week’s finale is going to prove interesting.