Looks like there’s some dere in there after all
|Once again, yay!!|
Yep. Romance is developing. And given this anime, that’s probably the worst kind of development one could have happen to their character. I mean, just look at Chelsea, and her feelings didn’t even quite seem to be reciprocated. So Mine and Tatsumi seem to be a developing item thanks to a wandering priest’s words. They did okay with setting it up since the beginning, since Mine has kind of been less tsun towards Tatsumi, though the developments this episode were kind of cliche. You know, with Tatsumi showing up at just the right time and having the first person he’s really saved in Night Raid being Mine. Though while he did manage to save Mine this time, she went and set up another death flag for herself in wanting to tell Tatsumi something after the fight. It’s kind of a given that Tatsumi isn’t going to be killed too easily, since he’s the protagonist, so that just leaves Mine as the one in the most danger. Though Mine’s weapon seems a bit situationally OP, since it increases in strength depending on how powerful the opponent is, so maybe that means she’ll be okay.
Wave and Kurome seem to have things developing too over the past few episodes, which may be why the plot didn’t decide to go with Akame and Tatsumi as a couple. Wave is already pretty much confirmed as Tatsumi’s counterpart on the capital’s side, so having a romance with Tatsumi and Akame might have been like watching the same thing happen twice.
Never turn your back to the enemy. …Unless they’re monologuing.
But that’s the less important part of what happened with the Jaegers, since Seryuu is finally dead. It almost ended with a double knockout, but Seryuu was kind of a one trick character (in terms of what she did for the plot; of course I’m not talking about her artillery), so her loss doesn’t do much aside from set back the Jaeger’s fire power. Plus I’m pretty sure most people were getting tired of her nonstop talk about justice by this point. Her final moments with Coro were kind of sad, since that dog was kind of cute when it wasn’t killing people and devouring corpses, but she didn’t even seem to get much of a backstory other than how she was terrible at choosing people to hang out with. So I don’t think the plot will linger on her much longer, unless Wave or Esdeath do some reminiscing, since they’re the most likely to survive the longest in the Jaegers. Sure, Wave is having his first real fight with Night Raid right now, but seeing how he’s like a second Tatsumi, his chances of surviving are higher. But hey, Schere has been avenged (note how Seryuu was killed pretty much the same way Schere was), and Mine didn’t die, so overall, this was a pretty good victory for Night Raid.
After so many deaths in Night Raid, it’s nice to see them win a few battles with (kind of) important people without taking any losses. This battle was kind of silly in a few places though. Like Seryuu managing to hold an entire conversation and set off a bomb while cut in half (though Stylish experimentation seems to have turned her inhuman, so that’s probably the explanation there). Or Seryuu just sitting there letting Mine put Pumpkin together before that. Sure, Seryuu was waiting for Coro to regenerate, but she still could have attacked Mine in the meantime. But oh well, what’s done is done. Seryuu seemed to be in the Jaegers for her brute strength instead of her wits, and the way Mine finished things off, the fight still managed to be badass. Maybe the next episode, Naj and Esdeath might face off, but from the preview, it looks like Syura is making an appearance again.