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Attack on Titan Episode 65

Attack on Titan Episode 65

My Pain is Far Greater Than Yours

Let’s get the elephant titan in the room out of the way first. I like MAPPA as an animation studio and I have for years. I think they’re good at what they do. However, the tight schedule they’ve been forced to work under has created a less than ideal final season of Attack on Titan.

It’s unfortunate that one of my favorite chapters of the manga had to be adapted in this way — with a lot of CGI. I don’t think it looked absolutely terrible. But I do think it looked bad. Especially the parts when non-titan characters were animated using CGI.

But enough about my pain. Today, I want to talk about Gabi’s pain and how it mirrors what Eren went through way back at the start of the series.

Gabi Braun suffering from the anime series Attack on Titan: The Final Season
Gabi Braun suffering

When the Colossal and Armored Titans broke through the walls on Paradis Island, Eren learned what true pain was. He witnessed countless people get crushed by rubble and eaten by titans. His own house was crushed and he had to witness his mother be eaten. He’s lived ever since wondering why that had to happen and plotting his revenge.

With Gabi, the same thing has basically happened in this episode. She saw people crushed by rubble, including Zofia. She saw people get trampled, such as Udo. And she witnessed the terror of the titans first hand — though it was only the Attack Titan, not a horde of titans like on Paradis.

Just like Eren, she too is wondering why something like this had to happen to her and those she cares about. Eren’s confusion was more understandable considering that the Paradis Eldians lived in peace until that moment. But Gabi truly believes that Marley is on the right side of history. So why would someone do this?

The War Hammer Titan

Now that the War Hammer Titan has been revealed, I guess I should recap what each of the Nine Titans specializes in. Let’s start with the Founding Titan. Even though we technically haven’t seen it in the anime yet, we know that its special ability is that it can command the titans that make up the walls on Paradis to destroy the world.

That’s exactly why Willy was so afraid of Eren having the Founding Titan.

The next strongest Titan is the Colossal Titan. It’s a bit larger than the wall titans, and this massive size is what makes it unique among the Nine. It can also cause a devastating explosion when it appears as we saw from Marley’s tests.

The third strongest is probably the War Hammer Titan. As we saw in this episode, it can use its hardening ability to make any weapon it desires. Specifically, we’ve seen it create a hammer, sword, crossbow, and whip.

The War Hammer Titan from the anime series Attack on Titan: The Final Season
The War Hammer Titan

The rest of these titans aren’t in any particular order. So, let’s do the Armored Titan. As with the Colossal, this one is pretty straightforward — it has strong armor.

Renowned for its speed and stamina, the Cart Titan travels on all fours and can carry a large amount of supplies. As Pieck has mentioned, she was in her Cart Titan form for months on end during the Paradis Island attack.

The Jaw Titan has powerful jaws and the ability to harden its fingertips into claws. This helps it climb, including up other titans to reach their napes due to its smaller size. It’s also fairly nimble.

As far as underwhelming titans go, the Female Titan has to take the cake. It has some good stamina, but nowhere near as good as that of the Cart. Its primary ability is that it can call for nearby titans to converge on its position. Overall, it’s basically just a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none kind of Titan.

I’d generally consider the Beast Titan to be a better version of the Female Titan. Not only can it control nearby titans, but it can create them with its cry (assuming there are people nearby who have been injected with titan spinal fluid). It also has animal-like qualities.

And finally, there’s the Attack Titan, which (for now) is basically just an all-around fighter similar to the Female Titan. There is something that sets the Attack Titan apart, but it hasn’t been revealed in the anime yet.

Comrades

The last things I want to mention in this episode review are Eren’s comrades. So far we’ve gotten to see the updated designs for Jean, Sasha, Connie, Mikasa, and Levi. And we were also introduced to one of the new characters, Floch. There are a lot of new characters, by the way.

We know the old characters, so I don’t have too much to really say about them. But I do want to briefly go over their character designs. Jean, Connie, and Sasha all have amazing designs. I think Sasha and Connie are the best though. They look very good.

Mikasa and Levi were a bit odd. I don’t necessarily mind their designs (in the manga, at least). But I think they looked a bit off in the anime. There was something weird going on with Mikasa’s mouth and chin. And they did something odd with Levi’s jawline.

Sasha Blouse from the anime series Attack on Titan: The Final Season
Sasha Blouse

Floch is another one who I think looks a bit off in the anime. I’m not entirely sure what’s wrong with him though. His face might be a bit too round. Or maybe it’s the hair color. Either way, it’ll take some time to get used to what he looks like.

We did learn some important information about Floch and Eren’s other comrades in this episode, though. Floch agrees with the way Eren handled the attack on Marley while the others don’t. Specifically, Mikasa warns Eren that he won’t be able to take back the killing of civilians, including children.

Conclusion

What do you think of Attack on Titan: The Final Season episode 65? How do you think the events of this episode will shape Gabi in comparison to Eren? Which of the Nine Titans do you think are the best and worst? And how do you feel about the updated character designs for Eren’s comrades?

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Boruto Episode 182

Boruto Episode 182

Kara Karma

For the second week in a row, I need to start my Boruto episode review off with a correction. Last week, I said that Amado is either going to be the VIII (8th) or IX (9th) inner of Kara because Kawaki is the X (10th). After seeing the OP again, I’ve realized that’s incorrect.

Kawaki is actually the IX (9th) member, which means Amado would have to be the VIII (8th). I stand by everything else I said about Kara’s Inners in last week’s review, though.

Moving on to this week, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations episode 182 introduced two new pieces of information. First is the existence of a power known as karma. And second is the idea that the vessel is unable to move itself, and therefore had to have been tampered with by someone.

Jigen from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Jigen

Starting with karma, the name doesn’t seem to fit with the ability Jigen describes. The word karma has to do with fate. But Jigen claims to have sensed the vessel move with his karma. So my best guess is that karma is some sort of “enlightened” form of sensory jutsu that Jigen is able to use. It is notable that he doesn’t use the word jutsu, though.

As for the movement of the vessel, Jigen claims that someone had to interfere with it in order for it to move. That implies that the vessel can’t move on its own. Additionally, it’s implied that karma is needed to move the vessel, both by the fact that Jigen’s karma sensed it and by Jigen stating that Victor couldn’t have done it.

Additionally, if I understood those implications correctly, it would mean that there are other Inners who can use karma. And perhaps Jigen confides in Amado because Amado can’t use karma, so he knows Amado wasn’t the traitor.

At this point, I’m going to guess that the vessel (which is pretty clearly Kawaki), awakened karma on its own. I don’t know how because we know literally nothing about karma at this point. But that’s my guess based on nothing.

Scientific Ninja Tools Have Gone Too Far

I’ve written about the advanced technology within the Boruto series multiple times by now. But there was something in this episode that made me need to revisit this topic. Of course, I’m talking about Konohamaru’s scroll USB flash drive.

When it comes to most of the advanced technology in the Boruto series, I can accept it. Holographic monitors, bio-engineering, and scientific ninja tools are all fine in my book. And although it’s odd, I’ll even accept that despite having all of these advancements, they still don’t have long-range communication.

But the one thing I can’t accept is Konohamaru pulling a scroll USB flash drive out of his back pocket like it’s nothing. Honestly, when he pulled out the scroll, I thought he was about to use it to summon a flash drive of some sort. So you can imagine my shock when he popped the cap off to reveal that the scroll itself was the flash drive.

Konohamaru using a scroll USB flash drive from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Konohamaru using a scroll USB flash drive

There’s just something about the technology in this series that doesn’t add up. How can they be so advanced in some aspects, such as medical technology, and be so primitive in others, such as communication technology? The scroll USB is the definitive example of this problem.

The Leaf Village’s top scientists developed USB technology. That’s good. But rather than making it compact like our modern USBs, they opted for a full-size scroll design.

I guess the idea here is that shinobi are already used to using scrolls. After all, scrolls are used to store and summon a variety of things. And flash drives are used to store and “summon” data. So naturally — at least in their eyes — the flash drive should be a scroll. What’s next? Are they going to invent guns that look like kunai because those are the weapons shinobi are used to?

Ao’s Mission

At the end of the previous episode review, I mentioned that Ao appeared to be an Outer of Kara. Originally, I didn’t think that this would turn out to be the case. But the preview for this week’s episode made it pretty clear. And now that we’ve seen episode 182, we know for certain that it’s the case.

Why Ao would join Kara as an Outer is still unclear. He fought alongside the Allied Shinobi Forces during the Fourth Great War, so I don’t see him now allying himself with a group that wants to destroy the peace. That means the ultimate goal of Kara is probably a “noble” one, even if a bit twisted.

Of course, you could also always say that after the war, Ao felt that the peace made shinobi like himself useless. In that scenario, perhaps he would have sided with an “evil” organization. After all, the only thing he really knows is war. He was one of the premier assassins for the Hidden Mist Village.

Ao from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Ao

We may not know why Ao would join Kara, but at least it’s now been confirmed that he was the one who obtained the scientific ninja tool leaks from Katasuke. And, this also clears Katasuke of any involvement with Kara.

Although Katasuke had previously been cleared by Naruto, I wasn’t convinced. Now that we know Ao erased his memories of their encounter and was planning to kill him if he remembered, I can finally say he’s cleared for real. And I also have to say that Ao must really believe in Kara’s goal if he’s willing to kill the man who saved his life after the war.

As for Ao’s new mission, he’s been tasked with retrieving the vessel and killing anyone with knowledge of it — Konohamaru and Mugino. I’m interested to see how Ao stacks up against them considering, as he mentioned, he hasn’t seen real combat in 16 years.

With a wounded Mugino to protect, I think Konohamaru will be at a disadvantage. But if Mugino was out of the equation, Konohamaru wouldn’t really have to worry about Ao at this point. Ao is past his prime and Konohamaru is in his prime. And while the series doesn’t like to paint Konohamaru as all that strong, we’ve seen on a few occasions that he really is.

Conclusion

What do you think of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations episode 182? How do you think karma is awakened? What other modern technologies do you want to see used in absurd ways? And how do you see this mission ending for Ao? In my opinion, he has to switch sides at some point and help fight against Kara.

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The Promised Neverland 2nd Season Episode 2

The Promised Neverland 2nd Season Episode 2

A Tale of Two Worlds

The Promised Neverland 2nd Season episode 2 was a surprisingly good episode. There wasn’t action or thrills of any other variety. But it had a lot of great world-building. And, as it turns out, that world-building began with a literal explanation of the current state of the world.

According to Sonju, the world as the children know it has been this way for 1,000 years. Previously, they thought that the appearance of the demons and the eradication of humanity was a relatively recent event. That’s not the case. He also explains that the only place you’d find humans nowadays is on the farms, of which there are many.

However, the really big reveal comes when Sonju mentions that the world is actually split into two sides. On one, where they’re currently located, you have the demon’s domain. And on the other, you have the human’s domain. Also according to Sonju, when this split happened 1,000 years ago, some humans were offered to the demons to be bred as a source of food — which lead to the farms.

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

This explanation of the world actually sounds fairly familiar. In Somali and the Forest Spirit, the world is set up in a similar way. Somali, a human child, is abandoned on a continent run by monsters who eat humans. A forest guardian finds her and travels with her to reach the human continent.

That’s basically the same plot that we’re seeing here in The Promised Neverland.

It’s also important to note a few things about Sonju’s story. First, he’s only heard of this human side of the planet — he hasn’t seen it. Second, he’s never heard of anyone getting there. And third, it doesn’t really make sense for the humans to offer some of their own up to the demons to be bred for food. What do they get out of it? Peace? Both sides got peace, so why did the humans pay this added tax?

Surviving the Great Outdoors

In this episode, we also learned a bit more about Sonju and Mujika specifically. They’re not necessarily “good” demons. But they don’t eat humans, so in that regard, they are “good” in the eyes of the children. I’ll get into why they don’t eat humans later on, but they also don’t support the idea of human farms or many of the other norms of demon society.

And since they’re friendly to humans, Sonju and Mujika have decided to escort the children to the coordinates where they believe they’ll find a hidden human settlement on the demon side of the planet. But, if there’s a human side of the planet, why aren’t they headed there?

That will no doubt be their ultimate goal (if the human side really does exist at all), but they have some other goals to accomplish along the way. Not every child was rescued from the farm they fled. We know that Phil was left behind, and I believe they left behind every child under two years old as well. So, they want to rescue them.

Mujika teaching the children to cook from the anime series The Promised Neverland 2nd Season
Mujika teaching the children to cook

There’s also the fact that other farms exist around the world. With this knowledge, Emma and Ray decide that they need to free the children of all those farms too. Basically, they plan to completely eliminate the practice of eating humans on the demon side of the planet.

Anyway, during their travels, Sonju and Mujika plan to teach the children everything they’ll need to know in order to survive in the wild. This includes what plants are edible, how to cook, how to hunt, and more. But, it’s unlikely that they’ll teach them how to fight demons considering they seem to largely be pacifists.

Rather than actual combat training, my guess is that Sonju might teach them how to make the smoke bombs he used when he rescued Ray. He might have some other non-combat tactics to teach them as well in case they’re cornered.

Religion of the Demons

One of the most interesting aspects of this episode was how it touched on religion in demon society. We don’t know exactly what their religion is, but the Sonju claims that he and Mujika abstain from eating humans for religious reasons. Many religions have bans on certain food items, so that’s not all too surprising.

But the fact that the only creatures Sonju claims they won’t eat are humans might give us a hint about their religion. On one hand, it could simply have to do with their religion not believing in the domestication of animals for food — which is what the humans are to demons.

On the other hand, their religion may have originated with the deal that the humans and demons made 1,000 years ago. This makes much more sense to me. The founders of their religion were probably the demons who wanted peace with the humans. And there was probably an anti-peace faction that demanded the farms be created.

This would also explain Sonju’s limited knowledge about the human side of the planet. Perhaps he knows it exists solely due to the teachings of his religion. It’s possible that it’s not even true, and that it’s just a story meant to illustrate some values held by the religion’s followers.

Emma praying over a vida plant from the anime series The Promised Neverland 2nd Season
Emma praying over a vida plant

One more thing I want to mention regarding demon religion as a whole is that there does seem to be some truth to it. By this, I mean that it doesn’t appear to be blind faith. There is a single, observable proof that some aspect of demon religion — not necessarily the one Sonju and Mujika follow — is real.

Of course, I’m talking about the vida (life) plant. This is the plant that the demons pierce through the hearts of the children when they’re harvested from the farms. As Sonju explains, these plants are actually used to pierce the hearts of all creatures the demons consume.

The first reason the demons do this is to make some kind of offering to the gods. The second reason is so the blood from the creature is drained, thus preserving the meat for longer. But interestingly, the plant only drains the blood when a prayer is offered — that’s observable proof that there’s something to this religion of theirs.

Conclusion

What do you think about The Promised Neverland 2nd Season episode 2? Do you think Sonju’s story about there being two halves of the world is true? What do you think the other human farms will be like? And what do you think the origin of Sonju’s and Mujika’s religion is? Let me know in the comments.

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Re:ZERO Episode 40

Re:ZERO Episode 40

Otto Suwen

I don’t think that Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 episode 40 was all that amazing of an episode. But I will say that I’m glad we finally got some backstory on Otto. Otto isn’t one of my favorite characters in the series. However, his backstory makes him much more interesting.

Obviously, the biggest piece of Otto’s background information that we got is that the name of his ground dragon is Fulfew. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t previously known. But at the same time, I could very well be wrong about that. It’s possible that he mentioned Fulfew’s name even back in Season 1.

But actually, it was interesting to learn more about how his divine protection works. Back in Season 1, he had mentioned that he was able to communicate with animals. Specifically, I believe this line came when he and Subaru were fleeing from Betelgeuse in his monster form.

Young Otto talking to Fulfew the ground dragon from the anime series Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2
Young Otto talking to Fulfew the ground dragon

Not only can Otto understand what animals are saying, but he can even talk back to them as well. Originally I thought that he could simply understand them. But as it turns out, he can have full conversations with them. And when he was younger, all of his friends were animals.

Unfortunately, at the start of his life, Otto’s divine protection was more like a curse than a blessing. He could hear so many voices all at once that everything sounded like a jumbled mess. It wasn’t until he was older that he learned to seal and selectively use his divine protection.

It also seems that while he could always hear the voices of animals, he has to use magic (or maybe just extra brainpower) to actually understand them. This is why he was fine hearing hundreds of voices at once as a child, but his nose started bleeding when he was using his divine protection while fleeing from Garfiel.

Buying Time for Subaru

Considering the fact that Garfiel has beaten Otto twice in previous timelines, killing him in one of them, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Otto didn’t stand a chance this time around. And even though he had some traps and plans laid out, it’s not like he put up that much of a fight.

But he got the job done, mostly thanks to some help from Ram. Ram siding with Otto and Subaru is potentially very telling. As she states, she would never go against Roswaal. So you could take this to mean that Roswaal actually told her to help Subaru.

I don’t believe that’s the case, though. While I do still think that Roswaal is laying plans for just in case Subaru succeeds, I don’t think he would actively help Subaru win their bet. As Ram also says, she’s still helping Roswaal, just in her own way. So it’s safe to assume that Ram thinks Subaru’s success at this moment will help Roswaal in the long run.

Garfiel vs. Otto and Ram from the anime series Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2
Garfiel vs. Otto and Ram

Something else we have to consider here is that there’s more going on than just Subaru needing time to talk to Emilia alone. Remember, Garfiel is going into a rage because Emilia was missing and then he was unable to find Ryuzu Shima. This means that it’s the disappearance of Ryuzu that Otto and Ram planned for, not necessarily Subaru’s talk with Emilia.

So what’s really going on here? I think Subaru left Emilia’s side in the middle of the night to speak to Ryuzu. He probably tasked Ryuzu with protecting those at the mansion, which is why she’s gone. Since Ryuzu is a clone, she may not actually be bound to the Sanctuary by the barrier.

And if this is the case, he knew that Ryuzu’s disappearance would antagonize Garfiel. I don’t believe Subaru was counting on Emilia suddenly disappearing as well. He just wanted Otto and Ram to keep Garfiel occupied until he could return to Emilia’s side.

A Reason to Believe

Alright, let’s get it out of the way. Subaru and Emilia finally kissed. Technically Emilia actually kissed Subaru in an earlier timeline, but he was already dead at that point. So this is the first real kiss. Good for Subaru. He’s accomplished the first step of his dream.

The kiss aside, I liked what they did with Subaru’s and Emilia’s eyes in this scene. Throughout their whole conversation, we saw Emilia reflected in Subaru’s eyes. But we didn’t see Subaru reflected back in Emilia’s eyes until the very end when she finally trusts him again.

To be honest, it was predictable, and even a little cheesy. But I still liked it nonetheless. And, something I’m remembering now is that the last time eyes were focused on in this series was actually just before Emilia kissed Subaru’s corpse in Season 2 Part 1.

Subaru kissing Emilia from the anime series Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2
Subaru kissing Emilia

Now more than ever, I’m certain that Subaru is on the right track to escape the loop he’s been in. Resetting now would make this whole scene between him and Emilia a lot less compelling because we would know that he has to do it all over. But, that also means Emilia needs to complete the trials within 2 days or they need to figure out another way to defeat the Great Rabbit.

I’ve also seen some concern over whether or not Otto and Ram survived their fight with Garfiel. If they didn’t, it would likely mean that this isn’t the final timeline for this loop. But, while Garfiel has killed Otto in the past, I don’t think he did this time. He wouldn’t kill Ram. And since Ram was defending Otto, he probably wouldn’t kill Otto either.

Conclusion

What do you think of Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2 episode 40? Did you like Otto’s backstory? Where do you think Subaru disappeared to in the middle of the night? And do you think he’s finally on the path out of this loop? Let me know in the comments.

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 25

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 25

Rimuru’s Busy Life

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is back with a second season, and for some reason, I decided to review it on a weekly basis once again. If you’re familiar with my review(s) of the first season, you’ll know that I’m not exactly the biggest fan of this series. I gave the first season a 5/10, after all.

And I have to say, after watching episode 25, the second season seems like it’s going to be more of the same. It still has generic art, the animation is pretty standard, and the plot isn’t anything special either. Not that I was expecting any of those things to change, but they’re worth noting.

I actually think the new OP for the series does a great job at showcasing what it is: Absolutely generic in every way. You could slap this OP at the start of just about any fantasy anime and it would fit. It includes every trope in the book in terms of OP shots.

Rimuru wearing samurai armor (also Shion and Shuna) from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
Rimuru wearing samurai armor (also Shion and Shuna)

But, I do have one good* thing to say about the OP. It actually reminded me more about the first season than the minute-and-a-half-long slideshow of a recap we got. That recap didn’t remind me of anything I didn’t already know. The OP at least reminded me of the existence of characters I had forgotten.

Anyway, in this episode, we saw Rimuru leave the school he was teaching at behind. It’s time for him to go back to the forest and lead the country he founded. And the reason he chose to return now is that he and the country of Eurazania to the south are entering into diplomatic relations. Eurazania is the country ruled by the Demon Lord Carrion.

Catching Up

If you’re reading this review, I’m going to assume that you’re a fan of TenSura. And if you’re a fan of TenSura I’m going to assume you watched the special episodes (and episode 24.9, which I assume is a recap) that released between the first season and this season. I did not watch those and I don’t plan to watch them.

I’m also assuming that if you watched those episodes you have a better idea of where the first season left off than I did when I started episode 25. For everyone like myself, this episode was a pretty good refresher, despite the fact that most of the episode was extremely boring.

We were reminded of Rimuru’s time teaching at the magic academy. We were reintroduced to the “champions.” And the concept of demon lord domains was re-established. With everything this episode went over, I’m not entirely sure why a dedicated recap episode is necessary.

The Champion Youm from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
The Champion Youm

To be clear, there are still a lot of things I don’t remember about the first season. But I feel like this episode touched on everything that’s really important. Whatever was left out either doesn’t matter or will be brought up again at a later point when it’s relevant.

Oh, and speaking of recapping the previous events of the series, remember when the first season concluded with a recap episode? What was the point of that if they were just going to make another recap episode before Season 2 and have the first episode of Season 2 effectively be a recap as well?

Veldora’s recap was pretty entertaining, but having three recap episodes effectively back to back doesn’t seem like the greatest idea. I wonder if this season is going to end with a recap as well. Actually, this season is split into two separate cours. So maybe both cours will conclude with recap episodes.

Eurazania’s Delegation

The only truly new content of the episode came towards the end when the delegation from Eurazania arrived in Rimuru’s forest. This delegation included three of Carrion’s top subordinates, known as the Three Beastketeers. I know — that’s a really bad name for their little group.

Despite their group title, I do think that these three characters are somewhat interesting. Eurazania is a country of beastmen, and each of the Beastketeers is a different beastman species.

The leader of the Beastketeers is Albis, the Golden Serpent. From her character design, you probably wouldn’t guess that she’s a serpent beastman. However, once that was revealed, I did notice that she has a similar color palette to Gorgon from Fate.

The Golden Serpent Albis from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
The Golden Serpent Albis

Second in command is Suphia, the White Tiger Claw. I thought that maybe she was supposed to be a white lion, but a white tiger makes sense too. At the very least, the fact that she’s a big cat beastman of some sort was pretty obvious by her design, demeanor, and fighting style.

The final member of the Beastketeers is where some theorizing comes into play. Grucius is literally just called “Runt.” At first, I was thinking that maybe this implies Grucius isn’t a member of the Three Beastketeers and is instead just a random grunt. But that wouldn’t make much sense. Why specify that there’s three of them if there are actually more?

So I’ll assume Grucius is a wolf beastman. The term runt can be used for any animal, but it’s most commonly used when referring to canines. And his grey hair is sort of wolf-like, I guess.

I’m looking forward to learning more about the various types of beastmen. The one thing I do enjoy about this series is looking at the various countries and cultures that make it up.

Conclusion

What do you think of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 episode 25? Do you think this was a good episode? Did you watch the specials and episode 24.9? And what type of beastman do you think Grucius is? Let me know in the comments.

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