I’m…. Impressed that it took this much for the God of High School to be over. I mean, we have creatures coming down from the sky supposedly coming to wreak havoc and a huge religious battle going on outside, but how are we only stopping now? Can you imagine just being an attendee at the tournament having literally no clue what’s going on outside, or even in the medical facilities? Like you just watched some dudes battle it out with fire and a whole storm cloud generate in the stadium, how could it possibly get more intense than that?
This episode was a roller-coaster, but what else is new. And even now I’m still coming away from the episode with more questions than answers, but I’m okay with that because the fights were a lot of fun. Personally, I don’t think they are my favorite fight thus far, but things really did get intense and I’m happy with them. I want to understand the relationship between Ilpyo and the Fox because it seems to be a different one than others with their charyeok. Of course, it may just feel that way because Ilpyo is a character that we’ve gotten a solid amount of development on. But the relationship he had while it was activated seems much different than those we’ve seen before, especially with the flicker between himself and the Fox. And on that note, I’m pretty sure Mori’s situation is different as well because he doesn’t seem to make a bond with anyone, he just seems super op and things kind of work out for him in the end. Plus, he can mimic other people’s moves so I don’t really think he would actually get a Charyeok. But that doesn’t change the fact that when both he and Ilpyo were battling it out (whether it was actually them or not) it was pretty intense!! If anything, I was more bummed out that it had ended rather than who came out as a victor!
All around, it was a pretty solid fight and really satisfied my desire for just seeing some cool fighting. You know, Mori’s grandfather is still missing and it’s becoming hell on earth outside, but at least the fights are enjoyable and it seems like we’re able to make new friends or find some new information through a good solid punch so cheers to that. As for the second part of the episode, I’m still trying to collect how I feel, so I apologize for the rambling.
Whatever awakened in Mori seems to be an… unexpected development in Mujin’s plan. They need the “Tiger Cub” which is the key to something, but that turns out to be a Fox instead and not actually our Main Character. And then you have Mori, calling upon, or finding some power that is powerful enough to take down the Fox… which raises the question of who’s side needs to claim that power first? But even then, whatever awoke caused some problems for the guy who got absolutely wrecked by Jegal Taek (I’m sorry I’ve forgotten his name). And honestly!! I feel bad for the guy and the maid it’s been a pretty rough tournament for both of them! First, you get impaled and straight up eaten by a shark and end up in a medical facility barely hanging on to your life. Then, either your charyeok or something triggering it takes over a portion of your body. And with all of that happening, you’re still barely holding on to what sanity you have left while whatever is controlling you is causing a lot of destruction (either on purpose or for self-preservation). You consume your maid, but end up throwing them back up, alive, and they are still worried about you, but then!! you get obliterated while she watches!! Like there have been a lot of intense things that have happened in this anime, but I think this whole portion of the episode was brutal. As upset as I was about Sim, at least they didn’t show the struggle!
And that doesn’t even begin to cover what Ilpyo’s going through after they take down the other poor guy. He gets his teammates back, but with the WORST possible outcome (aside from death) happening to his teammates. I’m glad they gave us that backstory in last week’s episode, it really made the moment of the two teammates realizing they were missing limbs and Ilpyo’s subsequent reaction a lot more impactful. Everyone is just…. really not having a good time right now…….
I’m not sure where we’ll pick up next week, but I have a feeling these final upcoming episodes won’t hold back any punches. I’m thoroughly expecting a great fight and hopefully a happy ending.