Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo Episode 5: The great goddess of purification…

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The “oh my god, what am I doing with my life?” face…don’t you hate it when that happens?

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This is pretty much me in MMOs…the guy who keeps begging the party to do some harder quests. And I’m the jerk?

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Again, something I would do…but for such different reasons.

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I agree! It’s almost like it was put there to advance the plot and validate your role in the team!

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She just needs to touch the water and the monsters will go away, right? Please tell me his idea is to lower her on a crane…or launch her into the water with a catapult. Because that would actually be funny.

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Just stick her in the water with a cage to protect her while she purifies the water? Sigh…they could have made this gag so much funnier…

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This feels like such a waste of a gag. They have Darkness immediately break the pattern by attempting to insist she doesn’t need to use the bathroom when she clearly does…I was more hoping that the battle against the alligators would get them trapped hiding in a cave or something. That way, the punch line of one of the girls needing to use the bathroom would be much funnier.

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I mean…this is her own fault for not doing this from the start.

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You see? This joke is actually funny! Because earlier in the episode, Aqua flashed her goddess status at Kazuma and insulted him for being a NEET. See what happens when it looks like your gags are actually thought out?

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This is kind of a random way to introduce a new character, but sure! Not only is he from the same world as Kazuma, but it looks like he came here through Aqua as well. Given that Aqua’s team just traumatized her with the cage tactic, maybe he’ll try to convince her to join his group instead or something…

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Okay, I have a problem with this scene. Remember when Aqua said that Kazuma only got to choose one thing to bring with him to the new world? In Kyouya’s case, I’m guessing he chose the sword…so where did he get that heavy armor? Kazuma showed up with the clothes he was wearing when he died and I highly doubt Kyouya was the type of guy who walked around in the modern world with a full set of armor. So, it looks like Kyouya got to choose two things, the cheating bastard.

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Whoa whoa…sure this guy is misunderstanding the situation, but can you really blame him? Why do these girls hate Kyouya so much? They just don’t like pushy guys?

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I hate it when swords have silly rules like “only this guy can use it”. Kazuma clearly used the sword right there…even if it wasn’t a slash, it was the same motion as a slash, just hitting with the blunt part of the sword. So how exactly is this sword limited to Kyouya? It looks like Kazuma could easily use it as a makeshift mallet. Heck, if it was really restricted to Kyouya, the Steal shouldn’t have worked at all.

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Uhh…what exactly are these girls scared of? They just saw Kazuma use steal on Kyouya and get his sword. Why are they acting like they know he’ll get their panties if he uses it on them? At worst, they should only be expecting to lose a main weapon like Kyouya, which doesn’t warrant the “please don’t rape me” faces.

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See? Kyouya just found out that he steals panties…there’s no reason for his allies to be so scared.

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FALCON- oh I made that joke already with a different show? Fine…

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Ouch…when the chuunibyou is saying that, it must really sting.

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Round 2: FIGHT!


Zankyou no Terror Final Episode (11): The plan

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And so the plan finally comes to fruition. I was surprised that they actually allowed the bomb to set off, but I also couldn’t think of a good way for them to disarm it, so I guess there weren’t many other options. I personally have no problems with an ending like this. The plan worked despite the sacrifice of the main characters. I think I’ve said before that bittersweet endings are my preference and that I don’t get overly attached to main characters.

All in all, not a bad show. Probably the only thing I found questionable was the whole ordeal with Five, but whatever. I also question Lisa’s role in the show, but I guess it was for the feels or something. I don’t really like the comparisons I’ve seen between this show and Death Note, saying that it’s a better “Death Note”, but I guess people are free to believe what they want.

Zankyou no Terror Episode 10: Final bomb

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So Five was just after a childish competition with Nine after all. Why did she admit defeat this week, though? Was it just because she realized that her body was almost dead? Or did she lose in some other way? Despite all that happened this week, there was never a reunion for Nine and Twelve, so we still don’t actually know what the nature of their relationship is right now…Nine could still be pissed.

It looks like the atomic bomb has been set to blow by Nine as a final resort. I’m curious who will be the players in trying to stop it from detonating. Shibazaki is obvious, but will Twelve join in to save Lisa? And will something cause Nine to also join in on stopping the bomb? I guess Shibazaki hasn’t been doing all too much up to now, so it would be about time for him to shine.

Zankyou no Terror Episode 9: More betrayal

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So the facility was meant to develop geniuses by inhibiting other abilities like communication? It’s certainly an interesting idea. I’ve always thought that there has to be some sort of balance keeping human capabilities in check. It looks like Five was the only “success” while Nine and Twelve escaped…but what did that guy mean when he said they didn’t have much time left? Does the drug they used shorten lifespans or did he just know they’d eventually be captured and killed?

Either way, Twelve has betrayed Nine to save Lisa, but Five is still unable to collect the bomb. I guess now all that remains is finding out whether Nine is willing to forgive Twelve and work with him again or whether he’ll just continue the plan on his own. He seems like the type to do the latter, but we’ll see. Also, Five’s collapsing at the end of the episode…is that meant to indicate that the drug is taking its toll on her? Presumably, she’s had the most exposure to it after all.

Zankyou no Terror Episode 8: What is Twelve headed toward?

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Back after a week off and the episode is fairly slow. It looks like Shibazaki is trying to get close to the organization responsible for raising all of these numbered kids. Presumably this Athena program is the start of everything. On Lisa’s end…well, at least she realizes how much of a liability she is to Sphinx. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop her from continuing to be one.

Twelve is rushing to save Lisa, into what is obviously a trap. Part of my mind is considering the possibility that this will be the end for Twelve, leaving Lisa to deal with an upset Nine, but that’s mostly just an unlikely hunch. Presumably, Nine will get over himself and go help Twelve with the rescue operation.

Zankyou no Terror Episode 7: Checkmate

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Did Lisa really help in this episode? She did eventually find the bomb, but it was after she was captured and trapped with it. Five’s starting to feel like a sore loser now. It’s possible that she’s perpetually challenging Nine to beat him just once or something. I was originally under the impression that she was better than Nine, but maybe not? She won the chess game, I guess…

It looks like Lisa will probably become more of a liability than a help now that Five has her identity. What’s her next move going to be? And given the interaction in this week’s episode, will the story shift to focus on Five’s moves and Sphinx’s responses to them? Or will Sphinx be able to once again regain the initiative? If so, how will Shibazaki fit into the picture?

Zankyou no Terror Episode 6: Chess time

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It looks like Lisa might be useful as a fresh face for this game against Five. Based on Nine’s strange flashbacks, it looks like Five tried to escape the facility from their past with Nine and Twelve, but was left behind for some reason. Does she hold a grudge? Based on her behavior, it looks more likely that she’s just become so demented that she wants a challenge which can only be provided by Nine and Twelve.

How exactly is Nine planning on using Lisa in this game? It doesn’t look like she has a radio or transmitter of any kind, so how is she supposed to locate the bomb? Maybe she has some alternate goal that was discussed off-camera and will be revealed next week. Or maybe Nine has no intention of using Lisa at all and just let her go to make her feel better…that seems unlikely, though.

Zankyou no Terror Episode 5: Shibazaki’s competitor?

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It looks like the police have gained an ally from the secret facility that raised Nine and Twelve. Five was able to completely outsmart Nine this week, but I wonder just how recurring that will be. It’s possible that Nine was just too flustered from being caught off guard to react appropriately. Another possibility is that the numbers indicate some sort of ranking and Five really is just better than Nine, and maybe Lisa is going to have to be used to outsmart her.

Lisa’s proven herself completely useless so far, but maybe she’ll get her chance next week. Also, what does all of this mean for Shibazaki? Surely he wouldn’t be pushed aside just because there’s a new character here to face off against Sphinx, right? But do we really see him working well together with Five?

Zankyou no Terror Episode 4: Lisa joins?

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Well, the episode didn’t go the way it looked like it going to me. I thought they might blow up a few police officers in the end and then force them to make a secret task force with the few remaining officers. The task force might still happen, but it looks like it was an information leak this time. The trick to the puzzle this week was made fairly obvious to the audience with the fact that Nine was briefly shown examining Shibazaki’s profile and the “know thyself” line. At this rate, I’m going to have to read more Oedipus…

Still no sign of anyone who can stand up to Sphinx other than Shibazaki. There was a specific person at the end of the episode who looked particularly distraught about the investigation files being taken…it’s possible he becomes relevant in some sort of vendetta, but it might have just been extra drama for the moment. Anyway, Lisa collapses at Sphinx’s door, presumably due to exhaustion and hunger. It’s almost a given that she’ll join up with them, but what exactly will be her role in the group? I guess I’m also curious why Twelve has such an interest in her as well…