Tue 19 Feb 2013
Hey, everyone. Here are my thoughts on last week’s episode since I missed it:
Giant-ass Walrus, holy fuck. Land bridges made of ice, write that shit in a fucking Logistics textbook.
Bam. On to this week’s episode.
I will be honest, I’m losing focus and interest in the part of the show about macroeconomics and logistics and helping a society advance out of a medieval state. You know, the things that originally made the show catch my interest. No. The most important part of the show is now the romance and comedy. Knight has thrown her hat into the god-damn ring and it is glorious. Now, I’m still on Team Maou and ship her and Yuusha, but god damn Knight is amazing. It’s probably some combination of Knight being a gar-moe female and the fact that she’s voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro, but Knight has really, really grown on me. She must have turned her “alpha” dial to maximum because she pulls out some bold-ass seduction of the north star. Don’t fight it, Yuusha, you are already laid.
Now for some other, less important parts of the episode: spreading education and the printing press. I agree with Maoyuu’s message that education is super-important and that a thirst for learning is the best thing that a society can have, but I just can’t focus on that when you throw this at me in the next scene:
I absolutely adore this love triangle. The usually annoy me because they either tear my heart apart or my favorite girl doesn’t end up winning — but since this triangle is played mostly for laughs, I am all over it. Between a blushing Knight and Maou hopping with a pillow between her legs to block the door and Head Maid attempting to instigate a threesome, I couldn’t help to love this episode.
Jesus, Maou and Knight gossiping over Yuusha is too grea– wait, did Maou just say she needs to renew her Demon King license? I- Ok, Maoyuu, you got me. I would like to know what department handles renewing Demon King licenses, since I assume organizations like the ABA doesn’t exist yet. For now, I’ll assume it’s whatever branch of the FDA grades meat.
I really enjoyed the scene where Maou talks about having to visit the graves of the previous demon kings and uniting the demons to keep them from invading the human world. The melancholy piano piece playing in the background and Knight’s earnestness worked beautiful to make the scene heartfelt.
Overall, it was a pretty amazing episode from a shipping and comedy standpoint. The plot is steadily moving along, presenting some thing things that I look forward to see unfold. Not so much the last scene with the people deciding to rain vengeance on the Winter kingdom. Maybe it’s because my priorities have changed (and because Yuusha is apparently throbbing broken when it comes to combat), but I really don’t care. All I want is more Maou/Yuusha/Knight scenes.