「固有領域」 (Koyuu Ryouiki)
You know, I never figured Isekai Maou for the dungeon crawling sort. Bouncing breasts of plenty sure, socializing gone wrong yes, but going through the usual fantasy paces? That’s a new one. Well, mostly new; not often you go from heated questionnaires to idol dance offs with some side-aching sound effects in the blink of an eye after all.
Out of all the tidbits and comedy nuggets this week, I think the big standout for me is the growing numbness (or weakness) of this season. Whether due to nostalgia or events simply taking their time in getting going, a lot of the flair which featuring in Isekai Maou’s first kick at the can just isn’t present, or is seemingly only present in spurts. This week for example was the first explicit time we got back to Diablo’s running battle with social skills, and while funny for me (given Shera will never stop being comedic relief), just didn’t have the same oomph last season had with the struggle. A large part of it could be Diablo having improved to eliminate the need for prolonged focus, but I still think more focus on aspects like this would continue helping flesh out Isekai Maou’s base premise. You can only get so far on ecchi alone before something is needed to give new reason for the scenery.
Of course, there’s nothing to say we won’t get such focus, and the combination of Lumachina and new demon lord provides plenty to help shuffle things along. It’s not a stretch after all to think Lumachina’s circumstances are intertwined with whoever Varakness was teasing last episode, or that Fanis let Diablo and friends go to provide a plan B in case she cannot escape her threatened concubinage – i.e. the tried and true method of “let you and him fight.” Mind you, arranging to have Diablo in town and ready to fight once her time limit is up could be challenging, but I suspect letting Lumachina do her priestly duties and save the
peasant rabble average citizenry would go far enough to convince the guy to stick around for a bit.
Well, we’ll know right after we find out how well demon lords from other worlds can swim.