Everything In Its Proper Order
Seiya finally agrees to let Mash and Elulu join his party as baggage carriers rather than as support and they get very excited about taking him to their village and finding some supreme sword but Seiya firmly puts the breaks on their plans this week in Cautious Hero. Instead he has Ristarte take them back to the world of the gods for yet more training. It isn’t exactly an unexpected development and it leads to some more humorous moments.
For Seiya’s part, he’s also looking to his own preparations but that doesn’t stop him agreeing to eat lunch with Mash and discussing strategy (or instilling general paranoia and fear into his newest disciple). The thing is, nothing Seiya says is overly wrong, just taken all too far. Still, as a hero his life expectancy is significantly higher than most who wear the title so perhaps his approach will pan out in the end.
However, in the grand tradition of anime and humour we run into a goddess whose outfit leaves little to the imagination and ultimately goes for a boob grope of Ristarte and extorts the promise of a groping from another goddess. I’m just not sure that needed to be there and it doesn’t really fit the rest of the episode given said goddess didn’t end up being of any significance to anything in this episode (maybe she’ll do something later) and I more or less could have done without it. Maybe others found it more amusing but it just felt thrown in for the sake of it.
Ultimately Seiya gets teamed up with another goddess for training and learning a new technique and we see a miraculous transformation over a number of days, much like with his last trainer only kind of in reverse. Instead of looking more haggard day by day, she falls in love with him and becomes more and more done up until she finally asks to go with him and gives him a cake. Which goes about as well as you would expect it to. I kind of love that Seiya doesn’t mince his words but that was harsh.
Ultimately though they do get back to business and travel to the whole dragon-kin village where you will need to watch through the credits as the episode continues and leaves us on a major bombshell. Now given the overall light nature of this show, I’m not expecting that there will be serious consequences and I’m more or less expecting that Seiya is just going to wreck the place and move on, but it was still a pretty impressive final note to end on because it leaves us with a lot to consider for the next episode. On that note, I’m generally really enjoying this show and while some of the humour has missed its mark it makes me smile or laugh at least a couple of time an episode and that is definitely good enough.
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Images from: Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru. Dir. M Sakoi. White Fox. 2019.