「失望の典災」 (Shitsubou no Tensai)
“Despair Genius”

Hear that? It’s raiding time. And not just any raiding time, hip and spry raiding. Or, you know, the inexperienced clusterf*ck variety. Yeah the kids finally got into the thick of things this week, and as expected it didn’t go entirely by plan. Got to leave something for the finale to capitalize on you know.

Probably no one’s surprise Log Horizon decided to indulge once again in the intricacies of MMORPG raids and their various quirks, albeit now with less focus on the details than the second season’s version. Regardless of how overbearing Log Horizon can feel at times with its homage to (and emphasis on) online RPGs, this fight is probably one of best it’s shown structure-wise: explanations were kept to a minimum, the raid party didn’t spend too long on working through fears and motivations, and there’s another nice twist in some serious memory loss to help a fire lit under everyone involved. Also hilariously answering what happened to all those Tetra-collected scales, beautiful. I might have my problems with Minori and the other kids, but credit where credit is due: these kids as shown are now able to stand on their own and are no longer in need of any hand holding.

Of course everything isn’t that peachy courtesy of that Genius-induced memory loss. While pretty obvious Minori and the rest will find a way to defeat this threat (not only because Akatsuki and her adorable attachment to role playing helps keep things from really breaking apart), the cost of victory is something wholly unknown. Just how expansive is that memory loss? Are they simply small fragments like during any “normal” Adventurer death, or are we now talking significant moments in the past? And is there the potential to recover said memories? It’s not a stretch to imagine the Genius memory seizure is different than Elder Tale’s system for example – and that their memory repository could be reclaimed. Plenty of interesting questions are raised thanks to this raid, but getting answers to them is definitely going to take some time.

After all, next week is finale week, and rather than another infodump, something tells me the time will be spent having this season go out with a bang.

 

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