Chloe's Moment in the Sun
So finally, we get another battle. Chloe gets a virus from her other self in order to defeat the enemy present. Technology is draining people and it is really becoming an issue. Asuka finally manages to break away from the island with the help of other Asuka and the girls all go to check in on Chloe who was also about to be brainwashed. The girls travel to another island to break out of this world, but are confronted with previous foes they have defeated. As one would expect, Nana and Mia and the other Asuka are useless. All of them get defeated and their attacks fail. Chloe is able to successfully insert the virus and saves everyone.
Honestly, this episode was just okay. I thought random English-word-speaking characters from other anime are cringe, but Chloe takes it to a whole new level with French. Meanwhile though, her duplicate costume is interesting and I already like how the bear is going to be a problem for her and has a smart mouth. The battles were good in this episode and I am glad to see more in this series. All in all though, Akanesasu Shoujo is very much middle of the road for me. The story is just intriguing enough that I keep watching even though there is so much about this anime that makes me cringe. Still though, as I thought, each girl gets 2 episodes to find herself and her duplicate powers while everyone else wanders around. It’s going to be weird if Asuka is the last girl in Ep 11 to get her powers or is randomly 4th to get hers even though she is clearly the MC. Let’s see what happens.
Reincarnation and Summoning
I am strangely really enjoying Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken this season, which is surprising to say considering how much I don’t really care for isekai anymore what with this huge influx of isekai anime the last few years. A moment from this last week’s episode caught me off guard with the introduction of the character Shizu, a girl that Rimuru was able to tell is Japanese. Shizu first appears in a crystal ball message as being someone whose fate is linked up with Rimuru, but that’s such a vague way of splicing things that you know they must just have connected roads in life vs how the writers probably want you to misunderstand and assume they are romantic interests. Whatever.
Then when we meet Shizu, she talks about how she was brought to this new land. Shizu says that she was caught up in the air raids, which occured during WWII. This is probably one of the first real moments we got in an anime where Japan talks about the devastation of WWII. It feels like a real moment as we glimpse to see what happened to Shizu who was nearly engulfed in flames before she was summoned to this new world. She even admits to losing her mother. This is so different from Rimuru’s reincarnation into the world where he is stabbed by some lunatic on the street, which is fairly not that realistic in modern day Japan.
See you later, alligator
So far, Goblin Slayer always delivers, not because of an intricate story but thanks to specific scenes and situations where fighting goblins gets really creative… or shocking. This time around, Goblin Slayer and his party must kill some goblins to help the Temple of Law's Archbishop of the Supreme God, the legendary (and incredibly busty) Sword Maiden. Now in the sewers of Water Town, the killing spree initiates, but the High Elf Archer and the Priestess have put some conditions to join our hero on this quest: Goblin Slayer can’t use water, fire, or poison. After a few killings, the party learns that goblins can use boats! So there you have it, most of them drowned, meaning the “not using water” rule can be a little lax anyways. However, sailor goblins are not even close in shock value to what appeared after them, a giant alligator who probably doesn’t discriminate any race when choosing its food. To be fair, this was not the best episode ever, and this mission felt a little bland and predictable, but who wouldn’t want to watch an alligator eating 3 boats full of goblins? All it took was a simple light spell to lure the goblins to its final demise, a satisfying closure to the sixth episode.
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