Life is all rainbows and fountains
Welcome back for more of Zettai Bouei Leviathan! The season is winding down but this show is still delivering that cute action. What have our heroes been up to?
The Master of the Volcano!
Is so cuuuuuute!!! Doesn’t everyone want a little 6” high dragon guy? Unfortunately, he’s teeny-tiny, and the volcano is weak, because he’s sick. I thought for sure the ‘secret medicine’ would just happen to be the volcano curry, but it turned out they needed to get three items (it’s RPG quest time again). So of course they split up, but this time they all draw lots to see who gets what, and that results in everyone going to a quest that would be more suited for another girl. Yet, they all decide to tough it out and come back with their item.
And to think that she doubted them!
And of course, making the medicine requires chopping, water, and fire. Pretty convenient, that. Thankfully, that cures the Master of the Volcano, and NOW the curry comes into play, to make him big again. Let’s never mind that the girls are standing right next to a wall of magma, and not getting burned. But the volcano is restored, and so is the hot spring at the inn. As thanks, they present the girls with a pendant they had in the storeroom, and it turns out to be an evolution stone, which immediately picks Leviathan. So is her magic stronger now?
Return to the Temple
Not Transformed Yet…
Now that they’re betting on Leviathan’s supposedly increased magical power, they go to try to beat the Lucasite back at the temple. But it’s making progress at breaking through the temple’s barrier, and eventually does, while fighting the girls. They make some inroads against it, but Bahamut’s still not very effective, her aim is bad, and her judgment is pretty poor. If Leviathan’s water magic is holding the Lucasite, she shouldn’t blast it with fire, just making all the water steam away. And that’s if she manages to hit it, rather than pelting fire on Jorm. And Leviathan just doesn’t seem much stronger, until everything’s about to go totally bad.
Leviathan’s new look
Of course, she evolves right as she needs it. I actually don’t like her new look that much. The blond hair, blue dress, and red spear just clash, and her previous transformed look with blue, white, and gold was so well put-together. But you can’t deny that now she has more power, and she holds the Lucasite while Jorm delivers the final blow.
The Happy Water Frog Dance
They also get an assist from some unlikely helpers: Jorm’s little sisters. Providing some comic relief this episode, they show up and go on a search for water at the temple, eventually climbing up to the top of the fallen rocks and finding a frog statue with no eyes. This also finally provides an explanation for those pac-man looking symbols that have been all over the temple, as the frog statue is sitting on a lily pad. Getting the eyes back in, the girls start the flow of water, and get some back to “Kero-chan” (it’s funny that they call Heqet the exact same wrong thing that Jorm does), allowing her to get the barrier back up, and saving Heqet’s life also.
The day is saved!
But how did Metal, Ragon, and Rudra know that big sis and the others were there? That same kid, who seems to be one of the gods of the pillars, told them they were. And as they walk away, the temple is on its way to restoration, with the giant floating islands rising into the sky again as they are thanked for their hard work.
Heqet’s got an idea of what she wants…
So what’s coming up next? We don’t know yet. There’s not really any preview, and they wrapped up the story pretty tightly. We do have two more episodes, and I’m going to guess that given their increased power and confidence, the girls are going to have to fight another big battle. Perhaps they’ll wrap that early storyline, with the scouts sent from the town to the landing site for the Toripu, into the finale, and truly make it the Aquafall Defense. I’m hoping to see Bahamut stop being useless, but I think stopping being whiny is a bit more than we can ask for. Plus, it’s funny. Speaking of funny, there were some amusing parts in these episodes, like Ragon’s “Oh no I’m dying!” when she’s bleeding, and dropping the frog’s eyes on their feet. Also, Syrop and Bahamut celebrating together when Jorm and Levi-tan killed the Lucasite. And everyone’s efforts to keep Jorm from calling Heqet “Kero-chan.” The last two episodes will be covered in the last post, so see you then!
Maybe the next episode will be the comedy team of Syrop and Fire Drake.