It seemed too easy right? Kinro with his “glasses” now seemed destined to win against Magma. Yet, Kinro--being the extremely honest and rule abiding man he is--asked the referee if using said mask went against the rules. Of course, Kinro would have been granted a pass seeing as how the mask didn’t directly hit anyone but Magma attacks our sure win warrior causing the team of science to lose the first round. Things don’t improve when Kohaku loses by default to Senku thanks to her trying to find our young mask wearing girl and thus the odds seem against team science. Magma ends up going against Chrome and obviously as strong as Chrome has become, he’s still no match for the clearly tougher Magma. However, Chrome has shown he’s like Senku, clever and always able to adapt. Using the broken mask and it’s lens, Chrome attempts to set Magma’s clothes on fire. Senku frets due to the various limitations of time and the ability to capture light on the lens but help arrives from an unlikely source, Gen! With some manipulation and playing with the rules, team science is able to buy Chrome time to indeed set Magma’s clothes ablaze and knock him off the edge when he begins to panic. Team science has won and now the tournament will be a battle between friends for bragging rights! Yet, who will ultimately win this tournament and marry Ruri!? We can’t wait to find out and it should be pretty exciting to see in next week’s episode!
Easing Back into the Journey
Gran and his crew are continuing their adventures across the vast skies, heading to a small island to discover the cause of a strange noise that has been disturbing the villagers. They meet a martial artist named Aliza, and together discover that the Erste Empire has been torturing the primal beast of the island. Gran’s crew subdues the creature, and are on their way to the next island when the Erste Empire stops them to offer a peace treaty of sorts…
I am honestly so excited for more of Granblue Fantasy The Animation!
Though the new animation style is a little jarring when compared to last season’s, it seems to be just as beautiful in every element that matters, and it was about time that the Black Knight got some CG work, since the design is so difficult to animate. This episode was more like a filler adventure to introduce Aliza and get us back into the setting. As such, the overall plot and battle against the primal beast were pretty straightforward this time around. While this was a little disappointing to start off the season, it was nice to have the small introduction for Aliza, since she might not be back. Both the new intro and the last few scenes of this episode promises a lot more for the plot this season, and we might even find out who the Black Knight is!
So far, Askeladd has presented himself as a capable leader, but one who’s arrogant and greedy at heart. But he does seem to be hiding something, since his right-hand man, Bjorn, only knows the barest details about his life even after serving him for decades. While negotiating with the Welsh army, Askeladd reveals that he’s of mixed Danish and Welsh blood – from his mother’s side, he’s a descendant of the great Brittanian commander Artorius, upon whom Arthurian legend is based. He fights for the Danes out of convenience, but his real goal is to secure a position in the Danish government to protect Wales’ future. Or so he says, anyway. With this new nugget of information uncovered, who knows what Askeladd could really be plotting?
Meanwhile, Thorfinn taunts Prince Canute for acting like a sniveling coward when just a few words from his royal mouth could’ve saved the army tons of trouble with negotiation. To the dumbfounded shock of everyone present, the previously silent Canute retorts back that he refuses to speak out of caution rather than cowardice and that Thorfinn would never understand how hard it is being a part of the dog-eat-dog world of the royal family. Now that we know that Askeladd has ulterior motives and that Prince Canute isn’t just a shy little wimp, things are getting much more interesting! What could possibly happen next?
First Day of Demon School
— コミックナタリー (@comic_natalie) August 30, 2019
Thanks to his deadbeat parents, Iruma Suzuki has been forced to work his whole life in order to support himself. One day while working on a fishing boat, Iruma finds out he has been sold to a demon named Sullivan, who wants Iruma to be his grandson and attend a demon school. Iruma's first day is anything is easy thanks to his new demon grandfather who just so happens to be the principal of the school. Iruma is forced to give a speech in front of the whole school where he chants a forbidden spell that could have killed and then he is challenged by Asmodeus, one of the strongest demons at the school. Thanks to having lived an unfortunate life, Iruma is able to use his unique skills to handle every obstacle that presents itself as he manages to get through his first day in one piece.
Everything about Mairimashita! Iruma-kun is ridiculous and hilarious. Mairimashita! Iruma-kun feels like a very unique anime and it is exciting to watch from beginning to end. However, the battle between Iruma and Asmodeus was by far the best moment in the episode. Not only was it funny, but it was also an exciting action sequence. The whole scene is just so engrossing I was really blown away at just how great it was. There are so many great moments in this first episode that I'm excited to see what else this show has in store for us.
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