「新しい魔印武具」 (Atarashii Aatifakuto)
“A New Artifact”
What’s that saying about Eiyuuou again? Simplistic guilty pleasure? Without a doubt, and even though we’re now nine episodes in I still cannot say I’m growing bored of it. Sure, the first tendrils of goddammit start giving a story besides rampaging titty monster (no matter how much fun said monster is) are leaking through the comfy Monday bliss, yet there’s plenty helping keep the amusement flowing. After all, the promise of a major fight looms.
With how Eiyuuou has set itself up from the start, I dare say few will be overly shocked the big bad rival wound up pulling a good guy and fitting in the with crowd. Or as Rafi likes to put it, harbouring a serious boys love fetish. How being an upstanding knight equals bishounen gaiety I have no idea, but I do know the laughter from it and the equally confused looks on everyone else made that moment worth it (best move over Inglis, you’ve got competition on the side hurting front now). Whatever Eiyuuou’s overall weaknesses, comedy and its timing are definitely still not them.
Of course, the more important matters this week were once again Ripple and the ever-present shenanigans of Highland’s finest. Although Ripple herself is basically a red herring at this point (throwing out monsters when in the presence of top-tier mana is effectively someone’s cruel joke), her use and abuse at the hands of third parties is not. Outside of certain absolutist Highlander interests, plenty on the surface also want to leverage Ripple’s abilities into tangible change as demonstrated by sneaky attempts at securing her person. The Bloodchain Brigade for one would have no qualms about using her, nor would I put it past certain political interests who themselves have overimaginative desires (*looks at Rahl*). Does it mean the latest showing of Leon and the man in the mask specifically implies this? Not necessarily, but I seriously doubt the two aren’t related.
When it comes to Inglis sniffing out the action and getting involved, however, I think we’re all on the same page. Whatever the reason behind this little cliffhanger, it’s not going to end before the lover of battle slams her fist into someone’s face.
–It’s a bathing scene
–They’re all wearing towels in the bath
Will somebody teach these girls manners? I can’t imagine they’ll completely redo it for the BDs, but at least the manga isn’t shy about these things.
This far in and despite leaving out great chunks of the LN we’re only just heading into the meat of the various plots. Given there are only 3 episodes left now, surely the only satisfactory conclusion is “To be continued”? We can only hope, I suppose.
Until 5 episode i was intrigued, it was going somewhere, but last 4 episodes it is just turning into fairly generic anime, Saikyou Onmyouji no Isekai Tenseiki has this issue as well, it was fun when main character was center of attention, but now that both shows started to focus more on the side characters & rest of the world it’s becoming very dull, since the rest of the world in both shows is just utterly boring.
That was my conclusion too, once school started and a horde of side characters came in u quit.
Anime/manga/novels that propose an interesting world with its own politics, monsters, systems, etc all die the moment they box it in in a relatively tiny environment like a school.
It’s definitely the weak point of this series, albeit as said it’s pretty common to most series (especially isekai ones) these days. I think the reason I still enjoy it in spite of this is how nonchalant and lighthearted the whole thing is. Probably not enough to sustain the enjoyment through a second season, but enough for me to like this one.