Yay, a pool episode!
I had a much longer post written, but that was lost because my laptop decided to die on me while I was taking screenshots. The post was supposed to be autosaved, so I wasn’t too worried about it. Evidently I thought wrong. So instead of trying to rewrite a 1k+ word post, I’ll just briefly list some of the more important points.
I like Suzuno’s character, but I’m not very impressed with the direction in which the show is taking her. Seeing her try to reconcile Maou’s newfound good nature with her preconception of him feels a bit too much like a rehashing of what Yusa had to go through not too long ago. And no doubt, Suzuno will eventually come to see Maou in a better light just as the hero did. Personally, I would have liked to see her stick with the mission and try to take out Maou without dabbling in these matters and having a change of heart. Or perhaps even a little physical confrontation with Yusa would be intereresting to see. The relationship between these two agents of the Church seems to be particularly strained as of late, compared to Suzuno’s initial respect for the hero. But alas, it looks like we’ll be having the same old same old instead.
Mysterious Assailant Again
It looks like the mysterious assailant really is Mitsuki. What’s more, we see that he is in fact an angel, something which I speculated upon previously. I’m not sure what his motives are or how he ended up on Earth, but I can make a few good guesses. The Church probably sent him after Suzuno to make sure she did her job properly, but most likely he’s using this as an excuse to pay Earth a visit. I’m thinking he isn’t too interested in the Church’s order to eliminate Maou, and has his own agenda instead. It’s notable that he attacked Yusa but hasn’t raised a hand against Maou, so it’s possible he has a thing against Yusa being half angel. Maybe the angels aren’t too happy with such an existence, or perhaps Mitsuki is just acting alone. His hiding of his eyes and his unsavory behavior certainly doesn’t make me want to trust him, angel status notwithstanding.
To make up for a lack of written content, here you go.
I had some witty parting comment about Chi-chan’s two special one-pounders, but I don’t remember what exactly it was. Something to do with how they looked in her swimsuit. Oh well. I think I also made another witty comment about the usage of budget to animate in great detail Chi-chan’s two special one-pounders. But now the delivery of that punch line is ruined because I haven’t got the time to properly rewrite this post. I’ll just leave off on a somewhat positive note by mentioning that Maou really is making good on his word to move up in the world. He just has a very long way to go before he’s in any position to rule Earth.