Yatori is really impressive. With Solork being so much smarter than anybody else (which makes you wonder how anyone has won a battle prior to Solork showing up) I was really worried that all of his companions would exist just to be pushed around by him and to show off how smart he was. Yatori in this episode shows that she is capable of seeing through his strategies (even if her rigid adherence to the chain of command prevents her from doing much about them) and that she can act on her own. We already knew she was physically impressive but this episode showcases that aspect as well.
I’m really enjoying this series and I’m glad that Yatori has had a bit of a moment in this episode. The softer aspect of her personality that came through at the end was nice as well. She really is starting to feel like a character rather than an accessory.
But, can they do something about the Princess? Her character at the moment serves little purpose other than to create a sense of drama.
Oh, and I almost forgot to point out that they won the war game. Seriously though, that one was never in doubt.
Alderamin of the Sky is available on Crunchyroll and if you like fantasy or military stories and you haven’t checked it out you really should.