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Boruto Episode 183

Boruto Episode 183

Ryutan’s Advanced Technology Lab

While I enjoyed Boruto: Naruto Next Generations well enough, I have to admit that not much happened during it. We got to see some new scientific ninja tools, sure. But I don’t think most of those will be making further appearances (maybe). So the only “important” part of the episode comes in the latter half when we catch up with Kara.

However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have much to discuss this week. This week’s episode marks the reintroduction of Sumire in her official role. Now, I could be wrong about this, but Sumire isn’t an anime-original character. In the manga, I believe she was introduced as a member of the Scientific Ninja Tools R&D Team.

So just because you see Sumire in this episode doesn’t mean that it’s “filler.” Her two teammates from her time as a genin, however, are original. Those are Namida and Wasabi. And, the samurai who replaced Sumire in Team 15, Tsubaki, is also an anime-original character.

Boruto, Mitsuki, and Sarada testing scientific ninja tools from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto, Mitsuki, and Sarada testing scientific ninja tools

Sumire aside, this first part of the episode does actually serve a purpose. I’ve discussed the role of technology in the Boruto series many times, but let’s go over it quickly once again.

The Boruto series is all about how technology isn’t inherently good or evil. This is originally set up when Boruto uses a scientific ninja tool during the chunin exams and gets disqualified. After that, he views them as purely negative. However, we’re now in the portion of the story where Boruto learns about how they can be used for good.

And later, Boruto will have to face enemies who are using technology for evil: Kara. I’m interested to see what kinds of technology Boruto uses to face them — if any.

Boruto Becomes a Jedi Master

The one scientific ninja tool from this episode that I could see making a comeback at a later point is the chakra sword. It seemed a bit odd to introduce it at the end like that only for it to be revealed to not be practical (yet). I could see Boruto using the finished product towards the end of the story.

Well, unless Kishimoto changes that now that he’s in charge of the manga.

There are two main reasons why I could see Boruto using a chakra sword like this though. The first has to do with what little we saw of the fight between him and Kawaki back in episode 1. Back then, we saw Boruto using a katana — probably given to him by Sasuke.

Boruto using a chakra light saber from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto using a chakra light saber

So if Boruto is shown to use a katana in battle in the future, then we know he has some kenjutsu (swordsmanship) training by that point. From there, it’s not much of a stretch to assume that he would be able to use a finished chakra sword further down the line.

Now, as for the existence of chakra swords in the series, it’s actually not as outlandish as you might have first thought. Chakra blades have been around in the series for a very long time. When he was younger, Naruto actually learned how to use them from Asuma Sarutobi — Konohamaru’s uncle.

Considering all the advanced technology the Boruto series has, the progression from those old chakra blades to this new chakra sword is actually rather believable by comparison.

But, as I mentioned, Kishimoto, the author of Naruto, is now doing the manga for Boruto. Previously, he was only overseeing the Boruto manga in an advisory capacity. So now that he’s back in charge of it, it’s unclear if the story is going to head in the same direction. There may be a decent amount of retconning.

Boro, the Strongest Human(?)

With Boro’s name revealed, we now know the names of what I assume to be all nine of Kara’s Inners. In numbered order, they are Delta, Koji, Boro, Jigen, Victor, Code, Deepa, Amado, and Kawaki. Interestingly the only one we have a full name for is Koji Kashin. This name will probably have more meaning once we learn how he’s connected to the Leaf Village.

I guess I should also point out that Delta and Code are likely aliases, not their real names. And just because we got the last name of Koji doesn’t mean we’ll get them for the rest of the Inners. We might for Jigen, but I don’t really see the need for the rest.

Anyway, Boro’s introduction was intriguing because it gave us another glimpse at the structure of Kara. I’ve mentioned it before, but Kara seems to be more of a group of individuals with a common goal when compared to the Akatsuki, which had a much more formal structure. This is why Orochimaru didn’t last in the Akatsuki for long.

Boro from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boro

As Delta tells us, Boro has a vast network of spies who gather information for him — not for Kara. If I had to guess, the puppets that attacked Konohamaru and Mugino are Boro’s. And this would mean that although Boro is acting as if he’s following Jigen’s orders, he has his spies (which are likely all puppets) working to achieve his own goal.

Additionally, Boro seems to view himself as the strongest person around. He brushes off Delta’s comment about him being killed off by saying effectively saying that none of the other Kara members would be able to defeat him. So, is Boro really the strongest human?

Well, he might be strong, but I don’t think Boro is human. It’s been heavily implied that all the Inners are modified humans in some way. Victor and Delta are for sure, and the way Amado speaks about performing maintenance on everyone implies they are as well.

And if we take this a step further by assuming that Boro really is the puppet master, I see no reason why his body wouldn’t be modified to the extent that Sasori’s was. Perhaps the reason that Boro is so large is because of all the weapons hidden within his body. And the fact that he doesn’t have a “real” body may be why he thinks of himself as invincible.

Conclusion

What do you think of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations episode 183? Do you think any of the scientific ninja tools featured in this episode will make a reappearance later on? If so, will Boruto use the chakra sword? And, who do you think the traitor within Kara is? Let me know in the comments.

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 anime series cover art
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Season Overview

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 / コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ 続編) is the second season of Code Geass. I reviewed the first season way back in 2018, and I’ve only just recently gotten around to watching the second. So naturally, there were a lot of things I forgot.

However, one thing I did remember from the first season was how it ended. It ended with a standoff between Lelouch and Suzaku, with a gunshot ringing out after the screen cut to black. This was a great ending for that season because of the suspense it left the viewer with.

Unfortunately, R2 does away with that suspense by effectively retconning the end of the first season. It wasn’t literally retconned, but it was revealed that neither of them was shot, Lelouch’s memories were sealed, and the series continues on as if that scene didn’t happen. The scene is still canon, it just no longer matters.

I’m also pretty sure that there’s a year gap between the first season and R2. Nothing much happened during this gap though because, without Zero (Lelouch) to lead them, the Black Knights’ rebellion came to a standstill. It’s not until Lelouch regains his memories (this was obviously going to happen so it’s not a spoiler) that things pick back up.

Once the rebellion starts rolling again, it’s back to business as usual. Lelouch is using people as pawns and playing 5-D chess with them to achieve his goals. This can be entertaining at some points, but I definitely wasn’t as much of a fan of it this time around compared to three years ago.

I guess that’s to be expected though, considering I feel the same way about Death Note. I liked that series more years ago than I do now.

Things I Don’t Understand

From here on out there are going to be major spoilers for the series. If you don’t want everything to be spoiled, including the final episode, I suggest you stop reading at this point.

Now, many of the things I didn’t quite understand are probably my own fault for waiting 2.5 years to watch the second season. I’m sure there were a lot of things that would have made sense if I had just watched the seasons back to back. And one of those things is how people get Geass in the first place.

I understand that Lelouch received his Geass from C.C. and the emperor received his from V.V. That much is clear. But was it ever explained how the other people got their Geass? What about Rolo and Jeremiah? And I think there was some other random Geass user in the first season.

C.C. eating pizza from the anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
C.C. eating pizza

The next thing I don’t understand definitely isn’t my fault. Why does everyone trust Lelouch so much? There were multiple times when Lelouch outright betrayed people and then they forgave him and trusted him again just because he said he wouldn’t do it again (he did).

Lelouch betraying people and not even trying to hide the fact that he was betraying them became such a major recurring event that I could no longer suspend my disbelief when people trusted him.

There was also the whole thing about Suzaku nuking a city that infuriated me to no end. Nina built the weapon and repeatedly told Suzaku to use it. Then once he used it, suddenly she was shocked by the damage it caused. You can’t be shocked that your weapon of mass destruction caused mass destruction. Oh, and then Nunnally somehow wasn’t vaporized even though she totally should have been.

End of Lelouch

Honestly, I wasn’t much of a fan of R2. I liked the first season back when I watched it. But R2 just seemed to have so many contradictions and unnatural developments that I couldn’t get properly invested in the story or most of the characters. That is, until the end.

The end of Code Geass is often considered one of the best endings to any anime. And now that I’ve experienced it, even though I already knew what was going to happen since this is an anime from 2008, I can see why. The fact that I knew what was coming didn’t matter — it was still a great ending.

At the end of the series, Lelouch becomes the ruler of the world, only to be killed during his victory parade by Suzaku dressed as Zero. This was all planned beforehand by Lelouch and Suzaku — probably around three-quarters of the way into the season.

Zero killing Lelouch from the anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Zero killing Lelouch

Why does this ending work so well? Because it resolves a lot, but not all, of the loose ends of the series. I mean, I don’t remember what happened to C.C. in the end, for example. But I also don’t really care about her anyway.

This ending allows Suzaku to get his revenge on Lelouch, it allows Lelouch to create a peaceful world for Nunnally, it removes the perceived antagonist of the world from existence, and it restores Zero as the champion of the people. And it does all of this without feeling like a Deus ex machina because we already knew that there was some agreement between Lelouch and Suzaku.

Honestly, I think R2 is worth watching specifically for the ending. Sure, the rest wasn’t that good, in my opinion. But the ending makes up for it, which isn’t something I often say.

Conclusion

Overall, I think Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 is a 7/10. That’s lower than my score of the first season. But I get the feeling that if I rewatched the first season I would lower my score for it.

As for the OPs and EDs, I didn’t think any of them were that special. I don’t remember which of the OPs it was, but one of them had a poorly drawn/animated horse that I thought was funny. And all I remember about the EDs is that they had nice art, but there wasn’t anything else to them.

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The Promised Neverland 2nd Season Episode 3

The Promised Neverland 2nd Season Episode 3

Demon Evolution

You may have missed it, but in The Promised Neverland 2nd Season episode 3, Mujika mentions that the demons have evolved and diversified over the past 1,000 years. Ignoring the fact that things don’t tend to evolve to those extremes that quickly, this is an interesting comment.

As we learned from Sonju in the previous episode, the split in the human and demon worlds also happened 1,000 years ago. Do you see where I’m going with this? Why would Mujika measure the evolution of demons from that specific point in time? Probably because the demons were once humans.

If true, this would mean that the demons originated from cannibalistic humans. While interesting, I do think that this theory has one major flaw. How is it that so many humans suddenly became cannibals? If we’re to believe Sonju, there was a war that resulted in the world (metaphorically) splitting into two.

Mujika from the anime series The Promised Neverland 2nd Season
Mujika

So, this got me thinking. Are there any other theories that could make sense given what Mujika said? If we take some other information from the episode — which I’ll cover in due time — into consideration, I think there is. What if there isn’t another side of the world dominated by humans?

In this scenario, I’m thinking that there was some kind of cataclysmic event 1,000 years ago that forced humans to adopt cannibalism. They then rounded up some of their kin to keep as livestock so that their supply wouldn’t run out forcing them to eat their friends. These livestock humans remained relatively unchanged while the cannibals evolved into their new niche.

Of course, this would also mean that there’s no other world for the children to escape to. After all, Sonju said that he’d never seen it and that he’d never heard of anyone getting there.

Free-Range Humans

Speaking of Sonju, his dark side was finally revealed. In my review of the first episode, I did mention that Sonju and Mujika might not necessarily be “good.” Instead, I said that while they don’t eat humans, they may be “evil” in some other way.

Well, now we know that while Sonju doesn’t eat humans right now, he’s not opposed to the idea. In fact, he looks forward to a day when he can eat them. Mujika, on the other hand, does seem to be truly “good.” She mentions reporting the humans to the other demons, but she seems to be against this idea as well as the idea of eating humans altogether.

I’m interested in learning more about Sonju’s and Mujika’s past. How did they meet? Is Mujika younger than Sonju as she seems to be? Which one of them introduced the other to their religion? As for that last point, I think it could go either way. Maybe Sonju taught Mujika and she took the teachings more to heart than him. Or, maybe Mujika “converted” Sonju somehow.

Sonju from the anime series The Promised Neverland 2nd Season
Sonju

Either way, the big reveal here is that Sonju isn’t against eating humans — he’s against eating farm-grown humans. If there are wild humans for him to hunt, then they’re fair game as far as he’s concerned. And it’s to this end that he helped the children.

Sonju wants the children to survive, breed, and create a thriving population of “wild” humans for him to hunt. However, this means we have to question why their religion specifies that they can only eat wild things and not farm-grown humans.

If we assume that my cataclysm theory is correct, then perhaps this religion was started by humans who thrived in the anarchy following the fall of humanity. Growing food at a farm would go against this belief, which is why Sonju lives in the wilderness and prefers to hunt.

It may very well be that their religion bars them from farm-grown foods. But if humans are the only farm-grown food the demons consume, the teachings may have eventually become understood to mean no eating humans.

The Bunker

As soon as the children entered the bunker and began walking down the main corridor, I knew there was something off about the place. And once the secret room and passage behind the piano were discovered, I really knew that there was something wrong.

The room with “HELP” scratched into the wall and written in blood only confirmed those thoughts.

Alright, so what’s the deal with the bunker? To me, it looks to be set up suspiciously like the farm. My guess is that it was made by the same person. And if we’re assuming that Mr. Minerva is a good guy who’s going to help the children, then that would mean he co-opted the bunker for his own use.

Mr. Minerva's bunker from the anime series The Promised Neverland 2nd Season
Mr. Minerva’s bunker

Something tells me that Mr. Minerva isn’t who the children think he is. There’s not really any evidence for this, but I’m going to go on record saying that he’s a demon. And more than that, he’s not a good demon who wants to help the children.

I think the circumstantial evidence is quite persuasive, though. Think about how the children got to where they are now. They had to escape the farm, evade pursuers, learn how to survive in the outside world, and figure out how to solve the puzzles of the pen. All of that takes some serious intelligence.

And what do we know the demons like to eat? The brains of intelligent children. The smarter the child, the more delectable brain is. So, what if everything the children have done to get to this point was all just a test set up by Mr. Minerva to find the highest grade brains?

Oh, and let’s not forget that his last name is Minerva. Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom and knowledge and is often represented by an owl — the symbol Mr. Minerva uses to identify himself.

Conclusion

What do you think of this episode of The Promised Neverland 2nd Season? Were the demons once humans? How do you think Mujika and Sonju met? And what do you think about my theory regarding Mr. Minerva? Let me know in the comments.

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Re:ZERO Episode 41

Re:ZERO Episode 41

Subaru’s Sloth Witch Factor

There were a couple of potentially “big” reveals in Re:ZERO Season 2 episode 41. However, I didn’t find any of them particularly surprising. The first of these reveals is the fact that Subaru is able to use Betelgeuse’s Unseen Hand ability.

While it hadn’t actually been mentioned before that this was a possibility, I think most of us probably saw it coming. I’m not saying that I knew he would use it in this fight against Garfiel. But I am saying that I expected him to be able to use it at some point in the story.

Unseen Hand is an ability granted to those who wield the Sloth Witch Factor — which Subaru does. He gained the Sloth Witch Factor, also referred to as the Authority of Sloth, after killing Betelgeuse and taking his Gospel.

Subaru using his Invisible Providence ability on Garfiel from the anime series Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2
Subaru using his Invisible Providence ability on Garfiel

For now, it’s unclear if a single person can wield more than one Authority. However, we do know that a single person can be connected to more than one witch in differing ways. For example, while Subaru has the Authority of Sloth, he’s also considered an Apostle of Greed.

Personally, I don’t think this is the kind of series in which the protagonist gathers a lot of different powers. I don’t think that we’ll see Subaru collecting all seven Authorities. Maybe he’ll get one more along the way, but even that’s a bit iffy for me. I think it’s more likely that he simply learns some new spells instead.

Oh, and as one last comment on this topic, I think it’s funny that Subaru renamed this skill “Invisible Providence.” You’d think that would be Betelgeuse’s name for it and “Unseen Hand” would be Subaru’s.

Garfiel’s Past

I don’t really have much to say about Garfiel’s past, but I’m going to dedicate this entire section to it anyway. Obviously, there was something traumatic in Garfiel’s past that was preventing him from completing the trials. It had been hinted that he was suffering from abandonment trauma.

However, I thought it was just as likely that the past trauma he couldn’t face had to do with failing to protect someone — at least in his mind. For example, it could have had to do with him being unable to stop Frederica from leaving what he viewed as the safety of the Sanctuary.

In that case, to complete the trial he probably would have had to accept that the world outside the Sanctuary isn’t as scary as he thinks. Though, to be fair, with the Witch’s Cult and giant monsters running around, it’s probably scarier than he thinks.

Baby Garfiel being held by his mother from the anime series Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2
Baby Garfiel being held by his mother

Anyway, it’s revealed that Garfiel’s trauma was actually caused by the trial itself. He did have some abandonment issues before going through the trial, but it was the trial itself that truly broke him.

He thought that his mother had abandoned him and Frederica in the Sanctuary so that she could find a better life for herself. But what the trial showed him was that not only did his mother not abandon them — she was going out to search for and bring back his father — but she died right after she left.

What all of this means is that, oddly enough, Garfiel’s trial was about him overcoming the truth that the trial itself showed him. Sure, technically speaking, what he had to overcome was the idea that he didn’t need to be bound to the Sanctuary for someone else’s sake. But I think we can all recognize what the real hurdle there was.

Witch’s Daughter, Emilia

I don’t really pay attention to what other people are saying about Re:ZERO on other blogs, YouTube, or social media. But even so, I was surprised to find that nobody else really cared about the fact that Echidna called Emilia a “witch’s daughter.” Nobody in my Discord server (join it) seemed to put any weight in those words.

Well, I’m here to say that Echidna meant it literally when she called Emilia a witch’s daughter. Normally when someone would be calling Emilia a name, they would call her a witch due to her sharing a likeness with Satella. But Echidna specifically calls her a witch’s daughter.

I don’t think that’s merely Echidna teasing her. She would have called her a witch and commented on the two of them being similar if that was the case. The inclusion of the word daughter here definitely has weight behind it.

Emilia stating her name to Echidna from the anime series Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2
Emilia stating her name to Echidna

Now, if we’re going to assume Emilia is the daughter of a witch, there are some questions we have to ask. Which witch is she the daughter of? And how is that possible if the witches all died 400 years ago?

The second question is easier to answer, so I’ll start with that. Remember how Emilia was frozen in the forest for years? Well, we don’t actually know how long she was frozen for. All we know is her estimated age for when she froze. With that in mind, I could easily see her having been frozen for hundreds of years.

As for which witch is her mother, most people would probably assume it’s Satella. But I’m going to say it’s Echidna. And I actually predicted this two weeks ago back on January 6th in my Discord server. The unedited message is still there to be seen.

So, why do I think it’s Echidna? First of all, at the start of The Frozen Bond, it’s Echidna who tells Puck to watch over Emilia. Second, Roswaal is a follower of Echidna and is the one who takes in Emilia. And third, Emilia is half-elf — implying one parent was human (Echidna) and one was elven.

Since Satella is also half-elf, that would mean Emilia’s father would have had to be half-elf as well for her to turn out that way. And based on all of our knowledge about this world, half-elves are pretty rare. So what are the chances two would meet up and have a child?

Also, the simple fact that Echidna knows Emilia is the daughter of a witch is a slight hint as well.

Conclusion

What do you think of Re:ZERO Season 2 Episode 41? Do you think Subaru will obtain more Authorities? Will Garfiel and Frederica finally be reunited? And, what do you think of my theory about Emilia and Echidna? Let me know in the comments.

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 26

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 26

Trade with the Animal Kingdom

As per usual when it comes to TenSura, I didn’t think that episode 26 was all that interesting. I liked learning about Demon Lord Carrion’s domain, but it’s not like we’ve actually seen it ourselves. We got a single shot of some farms and other than that everything was described to us.

But even so, let’s go over what we learned. According to both those who are from Carrion’s land and those who have visited it, the best part of the country is the agriculture. Albis tells Rimuru about the quality of the fruit there, and Rigur tells him of the sprawling farmlands.

However, we also get the idea that not much is really done with these fruits. Albis and Suphia don’t brag about the quality of the booze made from them, so it must not be as good as what’s made in Tempest despite the quality of the ingredients.

Albis talking about fruit from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
Albis talking about fruit

Going along with this, we’re told that all of the wealth in the country is centralized within Carrion’s mansion. Other than him, everyone else in the country lives in relatively small or run-down buildings. With this in mind, it’s very possible that the country simply doesn’t have the infrastructure to mass-produce anything, let alone alcohol, in the same way Tempest can.

While I expect Rimuru to send further delegations to Eurazania in order to help improve the conditions of their country, I don’t think Eurazania is ever going to reach the same level as Tempest. Rather, Eurazania is going to continue to be a raw goods producer while Tempest is going to manufacture those goods into more profitable products for trade.

Also, considering Tempest doesn’t exactly have a full military of its own — just a few skilled fighters — it’s probable that Eurazania will take on this role.

Keeping the Ogres in Sight

Now that I’ve gotten the one thing I wanted to write about regarding this episode out of the way, let’s move onto some other random topics. Obviously Ranga and Rigur are some of Rimuru’s closest allies. But the ones who are closest of all to Rimuru are the ogres.

With this in mind, you would expect that the ogres can be relied on to do just about everything Rimuru needs. But as we saw multiple times in this episode, that’s not quite the case. Shuna is reliable, but that’s mainly because she’s a princess so she knows the correct way to act.

Hakurou and Souei are also fairly reliable, but they’re also not around all that much. Hakurou is just always out in the forest training himself and others. And Souei keeps out of sight unless he thinks Rimuru is in imminent danger. So while they may be reliable, I wouldn’t exactly say Rimuru relies on them for much outside of their respective expertises.

Benimaru from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
Benimaru

Benimaru and Shion are the two who seem trustworthy but really aren’t. Sure, Benimaru is probably the strongest person in Tempest aside from Rimuru himself. But at the same time, all he really thinks about is fighting strong opponents — like any anime swordsman worth his salt.

Shion is the one who’s behavior I find to be the least redeemable. Yes, she’s pretty strong just like Benimaru. But she’s not the leader of Tempest’s military. She doesn’t even seem to have a real position within the country. Her role is solely to carry Rimuru around, which is something Shuna is capable of doing.

You could argue that Shion is Rimuru’s bodyguard, but even that doesn’t add up. That’s Souei’s job. And in reality, Rimuru is stronger than both of them combined. So it’s not like he needs a bodyguard to begin with. All Shion really does is get angry and cause messes that Rimuru needs to clean up.

He even had to take Shion with him to Dwargon solely because he couldn’t leave her in Tempest without him there to babysit her.

Vacationing in Dwargon

Rimuru and his vassals only just arrived in Dwargon at the end of the episode. But I need more to write about anyway, so let’s talk about it.

I don’t actually remember too much about Rimuru’s relationship with King Dwargo from the first season. But I do remember that Dwargo is an old friend of Rimuru’s main craftsman. And I’m pretty sure that he also came to Rimuru’s aid in the battle against Charybdis.

With that said, I’m pretty sure that Tempest and Dwargon are more like conditional allies than anything else. Okay, you might be saying that all alliances are conditional. But think about Tempest’s alliance with Eurazania. There’s not really an agreement there. Both sides have simply acknowledged that they’ll be allied with the other.

Shuna carrying Rimuru from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
Shuna carrying Rimuru

If I’m remembering this correctly, King Dwargo is a bit wary of Tempest. After all, Tempest is a nation of monsters and could easily become a threat to the other nearby countries. Dwargon is allied with Tempest, but only so long as they remain a relatively peaceful nation.

Let’s say that Rimuru decides to invade and annex the territory of another sovereign state. I don’t see Dwargon standing by and allowing that to happen. Even if Tempest isn’t directly attacking Dwargon, that would be a huge red flag.

With all of that in mind, how do you think King Dwargo is going to take Tempest allying with Eurazania? Eurazania is a Demon Lord’s territory, which is to say it’s an enemy of the “free world.” Will Rimuru have to choose between the two? And if so, which will he side with?

Conclusion

What do you think of TenSura Season 2 episode 26? Do you think Rimuru will travel to Eurazania within this season? Which ogre do you think is the best and worst? And what do you expect to come of Rimuru’s visit to Dwargon? Let me know in the comments.

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