「理想に燃ゆる王女に奇跡が舞い降りた」 (Risou ni Moyuru Oujo ni Kiseki ga Maiorita)
“A Miracle for the High-Minded Princess”
You know, for all the potential problems floating under the surface, I still wind up really looking forward to Skeleton Knight. Whether it be this series’ simple, lighthearted nature or just the fun of having bony boy go hog wild on unsuspecting victims, there’s just a good deal of fun to be had in one way or another. And hell, it’s definitely hard finding fault when you’ve got this bundle of fluff helping lead the charge.
With elf slavery currently being the name of the time, what we got this week was largely transitory and focused on the non-Arc side of things. At least mostly. While loyal princess Yuriarna winding up victim of court shenanigans courtesy of opportunistic brothers (personally though I only suspect one rather than both) was a given, having said princess actually die was pretty surprising, especially when combined with how visually tame the sequence of events was. Skeleton Knight after all has thoroughly indulged in provocative scenery with its captive elves before, kind of shocking not to see the same fate befall the current damsel in distress. Though I guess it makes some sense in hindsight; when you’ve got ossified OP machine reincarnating the dead just to test it out, it’s hard really topping such things no matter the desire.
As for Arc himself, pictures once again serve the purpose nicely. Angry wolves for example are yet another pointer towards quick confrontation with the local nobility, for nothing says problems (read: hilarity) than giving the local skeleton man ideas someone is trying to screw with his fantasy. Chalk on that princess resurrection (ensuring the perpetrators are found out sooner rather than later) and the return of kemonomini ninja girl and we’re almost certainly looking at a villain speech and accompanying Arc beatdown very shortly. And hey who knows, it might even be the event which elaborates some more on just what curse Arc finds himself saddled with.
After all, if Arc cannot immediately fix his problem guaranteed it’s something needing quite a bit of time to properly figure out.