「戦闘員、派遣します！」 (Sentouin, Haken Shimasu!)
“Combatants Will Be Dispatched!”
While I think it’s now firmly established that Sentouin won’t be rivalling Konosuba when it comes to isekai brilliance, I have to seriously contend this series for its consistency. Week in and week out gives just the right amount of humour and just the right amount of fun to keep me interested in seeing what comes next. The shine to take it to the next level may be lacking, but the starting point is still pretty damn high.
Given the sly teasing for the grand showdown this week, the only surprise is probably that it wasn’t as ridiculous as it could’ve been. Sure, we went places with Agent Six going full Doom Slayer and leaving Heine probably regretting even becoming an Elite Four in the first place (if showing the consequences of one-track minds wasn’t
hilarious humiliating enough) while Grimm keeps on proving why you keep her sleeping, but you know more was possible. Collecting evil points through the total and absolute destruction of Snow’s pride and accomplishments? Only made better by doing it during the heat of battle for added misery and additional faces of suffering. Well, unless we consider Six’s headshot of a rejection because that is definitely going to leave a mark.
The real curiosity, however, is in what happens next given how this episode effectively acted as a bookend. Six’s truce with Heine for example can be taken as the time needed for Alice to get the transporter operational, which means Six’s and Alice’s official mission is now concluded. While Six has the issue of being negative on Evil Points (the consequence of being a big softie at heart), I don’t foresee that issue lasting too long once the breasts get fondled, the panties start flying, and Heine returns for the swimsuit calendar photoshoot. Thus the unknown of what comes next. Something is obviously going to happen, Six is clearly going to get caught up in some new insanity, but what will it be? That we will have to discover next week.
One way or another, this story has only gotten started.