Made in Abyss Episode 8: Off again

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I wasn’t expecting the training session to go by so quickly. I don’t have a problem with it…trying to explain a bunch of cave-raiding skills probably wouldn’t have been too interesting. But I’m surprised that Ozen role is already done, especially since her flashbacks in this episode were pretty sad.

I’m not sure what to make of Ozen’s comment about potential time dilation in the lowest layers of the Abyss. I guess I just don’t understand what it’s supposed to contribute. Does it only exist to give Lyza a better chance of survival? Is it supposed to set up some future scene where Riko joins Lyza at around the same age? It doesn’t feel all too impactful to me.

The introduction of the other White Whistles seemed interesting. Given that Bondrewd was specifically called out by Ozen, he’ll likely be a future obstacle for the main characters.

I don’t really have a problem with giving Riko a weapon as well, even if Ozen made it sound like she can only use it a few times. I suppose it’s meant to mirror the Incinerator.

This scene was probably the strangest one for me. I’m assuming that Ozen is just giving Riko and Reg some tips for their adventure, but it seemed like such a short scene for something potentially important. Maybe the show is trying to keep those parts obscured, but I guess we’ll have to see if they amount to anything. There’s definitely no way I’ll remember this when they reach the appropriate layers for the tips to actually matter.

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