When the most exciting thing that happens is Latina gets new ribbons you know the plot has screeched to a halt. Admittedly, they travel back home but largely that is a rehash of the journey away only faster and the two characters both seem a little older. But where the plot feels minimised, the character interactions are as adorable as always.
Bell and Mikoto really rise to the challenge in front of them this week as the attempt to save Haruhime is on. While others are moving in the background, Bell and Mikoto are currently a two man army taking on the Ishtar familia.
War came, army marched, war over. I'm pretty sure they will throw something a bit more threatening at Taichi and Rin before the end of the season but this episode was just a little pathetic.
There are legitimately no words for how dull Maou-Sama Retry has become. As we cut between pairs of characters talking about stuff the overwhelming sense of nothing happening becomes unavoidable. Oh well, we're hopefully nearly done.
Half an episode on the cat, half on a political candidate being killed, and I just have to wonder how much better this anime might have been with slightly stronger writing from the start. All the threads are coming in together but so many of them have been weakly established there isn't much foundation for this episode to build on.
An Unexpected and Unwanted Reunion Arifureta Episode 8 After hardening his personality in the labyrinth and setting new goals, Hajime doesn’t seem to have given much thought to what he would do when encountering his classmates again and episode 8 brings the teacher and her small escorts face to face with Hajime flanked by Shea … Continue reading Arifureta: From Common Place to World’s Strongest Review Episode 8
We finally get some backstory on Dale and why he left the village and what his role is. It isn't the best way to reveal it ever but it makes sense and fills the gaps and so much like the rest of this show it will pass but isn't exactly memorable. Still, Latina is pretty cute. And cute Latina plus puppies is just a cuteness overdose.
I'm just wondering how often Bell either breaks or loses his armour. No offence to Welf, but he really needs to design something a little more sturdy. It would be interesting to see just how many sets of armour Bell has now gone through but he most definitely lost this set yet again.
Well, if you were hanging out to find out who summoned Taichi to the fantasy world, episode 8 brings you an answer. It doesn't do a whole lot else other than an entire scene change and all new characters... I wonder if we'll get a chance to actually know these characters before war break out?
Here we go setting up the business and that's about all for this episode. Yep, we meet the new aide, get the first guest, do some shopping, and watch the bunnies bathing, but realistically this is as slice of life as things get and there's a palpable sense of stagnation in this episode.