So it looks like this week’s episode gives us some background on Ryuu…though I’m pretty sure this means that she will fall into obscurity from here (there doesn’t seem to be too much to add to that story). We also had Hermes interfering in order to “test” Bell for something. Is it his own personal mission or is he actually working for Freya? I am curious about the scene where Hestia releases her divine power, though. What exactly are the implications/consequences? Does she just gain power that surpasses humans? It all seemed pretty underwhelming in the end…
Next week’s episode should end this series. It’s still possible that they end on a pseudo-resolution in preparation for another season, but in the case where they don’t, I’m curious what will happen. I’m sure the fact that Welf lost his sword this week is going to be relevant, so he might be forced to use a magic item or something. I’m curious what exactly is going on at the end of this week’s episode, though. Is a monster breaking into the safe zone? Does this mean that this safe zone is compromised forever? And if all of this is true, why was this place designated a safe zone in the first place?
I’m a bit surprised that after all of that huff, Hestia’s group didn’t even make it in time to help Bell’s team reach the safe zone. I guess the only reason they’re there is to help secure the way back up to the surface. Other than that, not too much happens in this week’s episode. There is an interesting bit where Hermes mentions that someone asked him to check Bell out, but not much is said about that. I’m assuming it was Freya or something?
So is next week’s episode going to go more into Welf’s story and get him to start making magic items again? Surely that would be very helpful for the team. The team has a day off in the safe zone, so I’m assuming they have the time to go into Welf’s past and figure out his damage. Also, what’s the end game for this series? Is the final episode just going to end with the team escaping the dungeon or is Freya going to make some final move to test Bell?
Don’t you hate it when parties over-aggro enemies and you have to deal with the fallout? Anyway, it looks like even with all of Bell’s godlike skills, he’s still having trouble (although that argonaut activation at the end of the episode seemed pretty broken). I suppose the general reason for this episode is to show that even when Bell’s life seems perfect (finally got a party and leveled up), he’s still got some improvement left to do…pretty much bursting the bubble, I guess. That’s probably why there’s that brief battle with the minotaurs at the end, showing that he has progressed, but it’s not enough. At least it’s getting less harem-focused, right? Are we free of that?
Looks like next week’s episode is going to be a rescue operation, one that finally brings Ryu into the action as well. Given that Gods are restricted from the dungeon, I’m curious what contribution Hestia and Hermes will be making on the mission. Based on Hermes’s discussion with Asfi about protection and the fact that he had to bring in Ryu, it really looks like they’ll be a liability to the team…so why are they even there?
Now I’m curious…has every battle involved blood on the eyes? I feel like I’ve been seeing that a lot in this show. But that aside, this week’s episode is somewhat of a full circle for Bell, as he gets to face the monster that pretty much started this all. Since they were talking a lot about how to level up in this world of adventurers, does that mean that this week’s episode was enough to level Bell up to 2? That being said, does the level do anything? It really seems like it’s just a meaningless title. The only guess I have is that it determines stat caps. It’s mentioned this week that all of Bell’s stats are S-level, so I wonder if that just means that they are at the max for a level 1 adventurer.
Is next week’s episode going to introduce the final character in the main cast (at least the one shown running with Bell in the ending)? If so, does he actually travel in the dungeon with Bell? The title suggests that the new character is a blacksmith, which doesn’t really strike me as the adventurous type of profession. Plus, Bell is really seeming to forsake this idea of the adventuring party (solo player for life?).
I really don’t remember this battle being quite this dramatic when I was proofreading it in the manga. Anyway, this week’s episode introduces us to just how overpowered Bell is as a character. Even if he has hyper scaling, this level of growth just seemed insane to me. I didn’t really get far enough in the manga to figure out whether this ends up being a problem. I did have one key problem with the knife, though. It was introduced as a weapon that grows with the user, so it should have theoretically started out pretty weak. I guess the argument is that the status update in battle gave it the initial stats, but doesn’t that just seem too thin and convenient?
Anyway, next week’s episode introduces the concept of the supporter in the dungeon. It’s also the point where I stopped proofreading for the manga (it wasn’t the manga content’s fault…I just got tired of doing it). Something I’d be interested to see in the coming episodes is the concept of a main enemy for Bell. I honestly don’t think Freya counts yet. Where is the final boss for this series? If there isn’t one, the show honestly just becomes harem building, which is infinitely less entertaining. I guess we’ll see.
Am I crazy or does this show seem to focus on the weirdest things? For some reason, I remember the chest size battle between Loki and Hestia being shorter and I remember the conversation between Loki and Freya being longer. This adaptation seems to be going through the manga story pretty quickly, which kinda bodes well for me, since it means we’ll get to content I haven’t seen before fairly soon. As a side note, I honestly thought that the “dogeza” thing with Hephaestus and Hestia went much longer in the manga than it did in this anime…maybe because coming up with good ways to localize a conversation about “prostrating” is ridiculously difficult.
Anyway, back to the story. One of the biggest problems I had with this scene involving the escaped monster that attacks Hestia is simple: throughout the entire fight, Hestia is literally holding a knife made by Hephaestus…why not just give it to Bell? Anyway, next week Bell will finally get the knife from Hestia…if I remember correctly, it has some sort of ramping ability suited for Bell’s status as a newbie.