Right, so we’re going to accomplish the protagonist’s main goal in two episodes as a side quest in this anime? Really?
You know Theo’s wondrous dream of liberating his home land from the evil rule of the Rossini’s and saving the people from the chaos? It was mentioned back in episode 1 and occasionally the anime remembered it was Theo’s goal. Well episode 13 and then this one solved that problem. Okay, not the issue of the chaos running rampant because other than one throw away scene we haven’t seen any sign of the chaos on the island, but the Rossini’s turned out to be pretty easy to crush with the witch and the assassin causing more problems than an entire army.
Not that I’ve come to expect anything else from this show at this point. But Theo has now accomplished his goal. In theory, he should be building his castle in that village and settling in to the actual task of administration and protecting the island. Instead, I’m pretty sure he’s going to go back to the continent and get involved in the fight there. I’m still unclear as to why anything going on there matters to this conflict and why this conflict matters over there but I’m just not going to ask. Better that way.
The one thing I appreciated this episode was that Theo has not suddenly become some sort of expert swordsman cutting down his enemies in the blink of an eye. While he might win the fight he isn’t above being underhanded and knows how to wait for his moment.
Otherwise it is pretty much business as usual with the plot falling apart and the characters acting illogically.
- Episode 13: Enter and Exit New Character That I Guess We Were Supposed To Care About
- Episode 12: This May Have Found Some Direction, At Last
- Episode 11: Does This Mean Theo Will Get Some Actual Screen Time?
- Episode 10: And We’re Back To The Cliff-Notes Version of Epic Battles
- Episode 9: Has This Show Turned A Corner, Or Are They Just Hoping This Will Keep Viewers Into The Spring Season?
- Episode 8: People Show A Startling Lack of Reason Of Good Judgement
- Episode 7: Loyalty Is Quite Cheap In This Show
- Episode 6: A Dance and A Battle
- Episode 5: Did You Know There Were Vampires? I Sure Didn’t
- Episode 4: Finally
- Episode 3: Do You Suppose We’ll Ever Know Everything A Crest Can Do?
- Episode 2: Some Nice Touches This Week
- Episode 1: She’s Going To Help Him Achieve His Dream Provided She Doesn’t Kill Him First
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