Hooray! Time for more Leviathan!
Hey everyone, slight change in schedule here. Because it seemed like a lot of people were watching Zettai Bouei Leviathan with an interest in it, I’m going to alternate it in with Nyarlko. Fosh and I will still be Tag Teaming on Nyarlko every other week. But now we also get to talk about Leviathan! So what happened in Episode 4?
Fairies hate grabby kids
This week’s episode focused on Jormungand, as Syrop spent an eventful day with her. Meeting her sisters, and all of her papas, Jormungand lives with a group of coal miners who have adopted her, as well as three younger triplet girls. And as we’ve seen from Jorm before, they’re all hardworking girls, doing the cooking, laundry, and deliveries while the men mine the coal. Ok, it’s a little overly traditional roles, but it works for the show, especially since we’ve had single girl Leviathan and ojou-sama Bahamut.
This idyllic life is interrupted by a mine collapse, tho, and that brings all our girls into the action. We get to see Jormungand transform and in keeping with her namesake she doesn’t have wings like the other girls, just a tail, horns, and actually pretty cool armor. She makes progress at the overly conscientious mine collapse (which only did some tunnels, not large chambers), but runs out of steam before reaching her papas. Along come Bahamut and Leviathan to help, but before Bahamut can transform, they realize a coal mine isn’t the best place for fire. And Leviathan isn’t much help either, until the mine starts flooding. The real hero is Yurlungur, already called on to help through a magic portal summoned (on accident) by Leviathan. We also learn the real meaning of Yurlungur’s promise to help them all. By the way, am I the only person who cracks up every time KanaHana says “yururunguru”? I think that’s hilarious.
Getting into the characters
“Ohhhh, yeahhhh, that’s what that was…”
I’m starting to get a handle on the characters and the quirks they’ve given them that make them a little funnier. Jormungand can’t remember anyone’s name, forgetting who Bahamut was in episode 2, and now misintroducing Syrop as “Syrorin” and forgetting the dragon’s name is Yurlungur. But she’s otherwise hardworking and earnest, if a bit quick to go to her axe as the solution. Meanwhile, Leviathan lucks into a lot of stuff, and has that really deadpan style, only realizing after the fact that she did something right. The way they’re all being developed is something I find interesting in the show, and Syrop’s over the top forthrightness just adds more humor.
Fairies also hate hard beds.
While not as outright funny as the third episode, we got a good bit of backstory on Jormungand, and we also see that this group of 4 is becoming more tight knit, quite the change from in episode one when Leviathan said “We’re not friends, I don’t even know you.” Maybe the biggest disappointment this episode was that they didn’t figure out a way to destroy the Dragon’s Key Tail Inn again. But it looks like we’re going to really start to get into the ‘Aquafall Defense’ part of the show now that we’ve introduced all the characters.
Bahamut: “Whoever smelt it, dealt it.” Leviathan: “What?!?!? No it totally wasn’t me!”