This week we see Myne is up to no good again by working alongside the Three Heroes Church (well, so much for their alliance) to smear and frame Naofumi for kidnapping/attempting to assassinate Melty. The rosary the woman showed Naofumi last week was actually a warning not to trust them. I swear to god, Myne is the most despicable and infuriating villain I have encountered in a long time. She is so bloody annoying, and it drives me nuts how everyone continues to be manipulated by her, might as well say she’s using such magic at this point because it’s actually ridiculous how many people go along with her. She is the type that just wants to watch the world burn to ashes.
Dear god, did this episode make my blood boil! Thank goodness for the last five minutes where Ren and Itsuki finally fucking noticed that Myne was trying to kill her sister, goes to show there is hope in this grim world. I’m just glad while this was more or less a repeat of what has happened in the beginning of the series (which makes it all the more infuriating to watch), not all the characters fell for Myne’s plan. I cannot stress how big of a deal it was that at least Ren (who Naofumi shown to have some degree of faith in to trust he will be able to investigate on his own) and Itsuki were able to recognize the true threat. This is a step in the right direction because it is essential for the heroes to be aware of how dangerous and psychotic Myne actually is.
Actually I don’t believe I shared this yet, but Ren is actually my second favourite hero. He is the character I see with the most potential to grow since he actually has it in him to actually question things ever since Naofumi told him about what has happened with the dragon corpse. Of course, it would have been all the more sweeter had Ren actually picked up the the mind control bullshit from the get go, but I’ll take what I got. And honestly, I would love Ren to become friends/allies with Naofumi. I feel like the two can actually click together. Unfortunately, I don’t think we are going to get the chance to see that play out given the way things are going. It would be nice if that actually were to happen though!
Sadly, this is also where I am going to end my coverage. After this episode, it more or less solidified that this is a show I am better off simply watching for sanity’s sake. It is something I have been mulling about for a little over a month now since I have noticed it’s been difficult for me to write about. Who knows, maybe if I am feeling up to it, I’ll be inclined write up a Random Review when it’s over.
Reason: More comfortable to watch than to cover.
PS: The new OP is great, glad to see it’s MADKID doing it again. Loving their music!