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The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 13

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 13

Raphtalia Fan Service

Well, I have to congratulate The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 for having the worst last episode of the season. I complained about Spy x Family’s final episode earlier. But, the final Shield Hero Season 2 episode is so much worse because it wouldn’t even be good not as the final episode.

Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 13 should have been an OVA bundled with the physical release of the series. At least then I would have had somewhat of a reason to skip watching and reviewing it. But, instead, here we are.

So, what makes Episode 13 so bad? It’s a fan service episode. And I don’t mean that it’s an ecchi fan service episode. I mean that it’s the girls of the series recounting mundane activities they did in the past that we didn’t see.

Kizuna, Raphtalia, and Rishia trying on bathing suits from the anime series The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 13
Kizuna, Raphtalia, and Rishia trying on bathing suits

The first part of the episode focused on Raphtalia trying on clothes to impress Naofumi. With the help of Kizuna and Rishia, we saw Raphtalia dressed as an empress, samurai, maid, and in a bathing suit. Naofumi didn’t actually get to see any of that, though. At least, not as far as we know.

This may have been the best part of the episode. And, hopefully, from the image above, you can see that even the best part of the episode still isn’t very good. If you’re going to make a fan service episode, you might as well go full ecchi with it.

Since there’s not much else to say about this part, I guess I’ll objectify some anime girls before moving on. Kizuna looks the best in her bathing suit, followed by Rishia, and Raphtalia in last place. Grown Raphtalia in a different bathing suit would have ranked above Rishia, though.

Kizuna and Yomogi Story Time

The next part of the episode was story time with Kizuna and Yomogi. Now, this could have been an interesting part of the episode. We finally got to hear the story of how Kizuna survived for four years in the Eternal Labyrinth. But, of course, it wasn’t an interesting story.

Based on what Kizuna tells Yomogi, she spent the majority of her time in the labyrinth hunting and eating. She attempted to figure a way out a few times but gave up pretty fast. Why try to escape when you could eat grilled fish every day instead?

Kizuna also considered taking her own life at one point. But, she decided not to because she still hadn’t perfected her grilled fish recipe. We actually don’t know why she didn’t follow through with it. And if we got a reason, it could have added to her character development a bit.

Kizuna, Chris, and Yomogi fishing from the anime series The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 13
Kizuna, Chris, and Yomogi fishing

What we do know is that Kizuna had her own version of Wilson from Castaway. She had a white ball on which she drew a face. This was her only friend for the years she spent within the Eternal Labyrinth. And, this friend is something Yomogi relates to.

Apparently, Yomogi thinks Kizuna’s and the ball’s relationship is the same as hers and Kyo’s. I don’t understand why she thinks that — and Kizuna doesn’t seem to either. But, this is the segue into Yomogi’s story about the time Kyo didn’t realize his glasses were on his head.

I get that this was a funny story to Yomogi. But, it was a terrible story. Even Kizuna and Chris didn’t seem to find it interesting. Was it supposed to humanize Kyo? I can’t figure out another reason. And that’s a pretty terrible reason to include such a boring story.

Ost’s Sex Education Class

The final part of the episode is how I know the target audience for Shield Hero can’t be very old. Of course, I also assumed this after Myne received her new name in Season 1. This time, we have Ost Horai explaining what sex is to Raphtalia and Filo.

But, why does that imply that the target audience for the series is young? She’s supposed to be saying something scandalous, but it’s so vague that it’s not exciting. There’s the implication of an explanation of what sex is. We don’t even get Ost’s explanation itself.

Now, why exactly the series went in this direction, I don’t know. Is it because anything more explicit would raise the age rating for the series? That doesn’t seem likely considering the series includes slavery and foul language. But, those are also things kids would think are edgy and therefore cool.

Ost Horai corrupting the minds of the youth from the anime series The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 13
Ost Horai corrupting the minds of the youth

At the very least, this scene made me wish Ost stuck around longer. I still don’t think Rishia is a very interesting addition to Naofumi’s harem. But, if Ost was also there, her interactions with Rishia would make Rishia better. Also, it would mean that the harem gets a mature option.

Everyone knows that a good harem has a variety of options to choose from. Right now, we have a child, a generic female lead, and a generic shy female. Melty also exists, but she hasn’t been present all season. And I guess she falls somewhere between Filo and Raphtalia in the harem.

Ost was the perfect addition. She’s an older woman who worked as a concubine; she has experience, unlike the others. Unless the Queen herself joins Naofumi’s harem, I’m not sure we’ll be getting a true replacement for Ost.

Conclusion

Did you watch The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 13? If so, what did you think of it? After finishing this episode, I actually lowered my score of the series by a full point. Season 2 would have been better with only 12 episodes.

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 255

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 255

Buntan and Kyohou are Free

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 255 is the wrap-up episode at the end of the Funato Clan arc. It serves to tie up all the loose ends left over from the actual ending of the arc last week.

Two characters whose storylines needed to come to an end were Buntan and Kyohou. Earlier in the arc, there was some foreshadowing of their futures. But, while Kyohou’s foreshadowed future turned out to be correct, Buntan’s didn’t. And Buntan may now be on a path that leads her back into the story at a later date.

As expected, Kyohou is going to remain in the village where Kagura grew up. The villagers invited him to stay before the Funato attacked. And since Kyohou doesn’t have anywhere else to go, this always seemed like a good fit. He’d rather fight to protect than kill.

Buntan Kurosuki at Kagura's and Hebiichigo's graves from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 255
Buntan Kurosuki at Kagura’s and Hebiichigo’s graves

Before Hebiichigo’s death, Buntan had told Hebiichigo of her plan to kill Shizuma. Kyohou knew of Buntan’s plan as well, so it doesn’t seem to have been much of a secret. But, now that the war is over, Buntan has decided to return to the Hidden Mist.

She still wants Shizuma to pay for what he did to her. The difference is that rather than killing him, she hopes to capture him and bring him back to the village.

Now, I’m not sure how I feel about Buntan’s change of heart here. I get that the whole arc was about revenge being bad and that we should break the cycle. But, not every character needs to come out of the arc feeling that way. Buntan can still want her revenge.

Either way, I hope we get to see her again. She’s one of the better Hidden Mist characters.

Dismantling the Funato Clan

Despite winning the war, the Hidden Mist Village has put its Shinonome Project on hold. Going forward, the plan is to get popular support before starting projects like this. That didn’t happen before because developing the nation was the highest priority.

Of all the nations we’ve seen in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, the Land of Water was the most advanced. Now we know what they had to sacrifice to achieve that. And, this whole situation ties back into one of the main themes of the series. That theme is that while technology is great, you shouldn’t rely on it for everything.

So, what happened to Ikada Funato? Well, despite what the Feudal Lord wanted, Chōjūrō decided to show leniency. Rather than imprisoning Ikada, Chōjūrō releases him to Boss Kajiki. This is Chōjūrō’s way of breaking the cycle of revenge.

Ikada Funato crying from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 255
Ikada Funato crying

Something I didn’t like about this episode was the confirmation of Araumi’s fate. To me, it looked like Kawaki slashed Araumi’s throat, killing him. But, it turns out that Kawaki didn’t actually kill him. Araumi survived and was then recaptured by the Hidden Mist Village. He’s back in his old prison cell now.

It’s hard to explain how disappointed I am with Araumi Funato. He’s considered the most dangerous criminal currently in the Land of Water. And yet, we didn’t see him fight at all throughout the entire arc. Not when he was first escaping from the prison, and not when Kawaki took him down at the end.

Other than Ikada and Araumi, it looks like the Hidden Mist captured Isari’s assistant, as well. I don’t remember if we ever got his name. But, he’s the guy who had an anchor at the end of his braid.

Talking with Fists

At the end of Episode 255, we see Boruto and Kawaki discuss their differences with their fists. I liked this part of the episode for a few reasons. But, the biggest reason is that I like the noises Sarada makes in response to everything that’s going on.

The fight between Boruto and Kawaki wasn’t that good. But, it wasn’t meant to be a real fight. These two weren’t trying to defeat each other. And, that’s why I found it entertaining that Naruto seemed to relate to their fight. His fights with Sasuke weren’t anything like this.

Yes, the fights between these two pairs were over ideological differences. But, the fights between Naruto and Sasuke were far more brutal than what we see here. Boruto and Kawaki aren’t even using jutsu against each other. Naruto and Sasuke nearly fought to the death each time.

Naruto, Mitsuki, and Sarada watching Boruto and Kawaki fight from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 255
Naruto, Mitsuki, and Sarada watching Boruto and Kawaki fight

I guess since everything worked out in the end with Sasuke, Naruto thinks these fights are fine. But, he and Sasuke got pretty lucky. In their first fight on the rooftop of the hospital, it was only thanks to Kakashi that they didn’t kill each other.

Then, during their first fight at the Valley of the End, Sasuke could have killed Naruto. He only didn’t out of a weird combination of pity and honor. And let’s not forget that their final fight resulted in them each losing an arm. These weren’t simple “boys will be boys” fights.

I’m not saying that Naruto should be too concerned that Boruto and Kawaki will hurt each other. We know their relationship sours at some point. But, for now, it’s fine. My point is that it’s funny how Naruto doesn’t seem to grasp the severity of his fights with Sasuke.

Conclusion

What do you think of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 255? I thought it was pretty good for an arc wrap-up episode. They’re usually boring, but I didn’t mind this one. The bad news, though, is that because the arc is over, next week we get a Team 10 filler episode.

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Spy x Family Episode 12

Spy x Family Episode 12

Loid’s Side Missions

It was only yesterday, in my review of RPG Real Estate, that I mentioned most anime series flop at the end. It’s surprising how difficult it seems making a good ending is. And while I know Spy x Family isn’t over, Episode 12 is an example of a poor ending.

Spy x Family Part 2 is coming. We’ve known that for a long time now. But, Episode 12 is still the ending of Part 1 and should feel like it. Instead, it wasn’t much different from a normal episode. If I didn’t know this was the last episode, I’d think there was one more.

My biggest complaint with the episode, though, is how it began. We don’t need a recap of who the main characters are at the start of Episode 12. We know who they are. If you’re going to add that, put it at the start of Part 2 Episode 1.

Loid Forger receiving his next mission from the anime series Spy x Family Episode 12
Loid Forger receiving his next mission

After the recap, we see that Loid has been receiving extra missions to complete on top of Operation Strix. For the most part, completing these missions hasn’t been an issue for him. But, because he’s always out, his neighbors have begun spreading rumors.

If rumors are being spread about him, that’s not good for his job as a spy. And so, Loid plans to get his side missions out of the way so he can spend more time on Operation Strix.

I kind of like that Loid has other missions. It reinforces that he’s a spy. If he spent all his time on Anya, he’d lose that part of his character. Also, his other missions add some excitement we wouldn’t otherwise get.

Unfortunately, Yor has missed out on this development. We don’t get to see her working as an assassin.

The Great Penguin Caper

The whole middle part of Episode 12 that took place at the aquarium was great. This is exactly what I’m talking about when I say that Loid’s side missions add excitement. Yes, they were going to the aquarium anyway. But, his mission made the trip more interesting.

If Loid wasn’t on a mission, we would never have seen him disguised as an employee working with the penguins. That’s not a situation that would arise under normal circumstances. So, all that is to say that I’m glad Loid decided to continue taking on side missions in the end.

Now, something I was pretty interested in during this part of the episode was Anya’s use of her ability. It turns out that she can read the minds of animals, too. That’s not something that has come up before. But, I have a feeling that it’s going to be important.

Anya at the aquarium's penguin exhibit from the anime series Spy x Family Episode 12
Anya at the aquarium’s penguin exhibit

This is getting a bit into spoiler territory, so there’s your warning. But, despite the fact that I don’t know much about what happens in the manga, I know the Forgers get a pet dog. I’m on the internet, so I’ve seen people post the family picture with the dog.

Also, earlier in the series, there was foreshadowing that they’re going to get a dog. Remember, after earning her first Stella Star, Anya asked for a dog. In response, Loid said that he would consider it. We also even saw the dog at the end of Episode 11.

When we saw the dog, it was implied that it’s part of some experiment or something. So, I doubt this will be a normal dog. And, since we now know Anya can read the minds of animals, that sets up her being able to read the dog’s mind.

Agent Anya

The final part of Episode 12 focused on Anya playing make-believe. She was pretending that she, her stuffed animals, and her parents are spies. Well, Loid actually is a spy. But, she was pretending that he’s one of her underlings, so it still counts as make-believe.

Don’t get me wrong, I liked this part of the episode. It wasn’t as good as the stuff at the aquarium, though. But, my issue with this part goes back to what I was saying toward the start of this review. I would have preferred some sort of ending over this content.

We could still have the content from the end of this episode placed somewhere in Part 2. I’m not saying to cut it out entirely; it’s good content. But, some sort of foreshadowing or cliffhanger leading into Part 2 would have been nice. Give me something to look forward to.

Anya playing with her stuffed animals from the anime series Spy x Family Episode 12
Anya playing with her stuffed animals

Episode 11 ended with foreshadowing the dog. So, yes, that’s something to look forward to in Part 2. But since it came at the end of Episode 11, I thought we were going to get the dog in Episode 12. And I actually forgot the dog appeared in Episode 11 until I started writing about it in this review.

Nothing from this episode was a clear setup for the future of the series. We could have gotten something about what’s coming up for Anya at school. Or, what about something involving Yor? She needs more content spread throughout.

A simple scene of Anya and Yor telling Loid what’s coming up for them would have been perfect. Anya could mention a new opportunity to get a Stella Star that’s coming soon. And Yor could mention that Yuri is going to visit again while Anya is awake.

Conclusion

What do you think of Spy x Family Episode 12? Am I being too harsh on it? Did you think this was a good ending to the season? Or, would you have rather it included something for us to look forward to, too? Let me know in the comments.

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RPG Real Estate

RPG Real Estate

RPG Real Estate anime series cover art
RPG Real Estate

Series Overview

RPG Real Estate (RPG Fudousan / RPG不動産) is a slice of life comedy series set in a fantasy world. And in case you’re wondering, no, RPG doesn’t stand for “role-playing game.” It stands for “Rent, Plan, Guide for you,” which is the tagline of the real estate business our main characters work at.

The premise of this series is pretty simple. The girls of RPG Real Estate have to find homes for all the fantasy-folk who walk through their doors. And the way this happens tends to follow a pretty similar pattern in every episode.

Someone comes to them with extreme needs for their home. The girls then struggle to find a place that matches all the criteria. And in the end, they come up with the perfect solution. Sometimes, we already know of this solution thanks to the magic of foreshadowing. Other times, it comes out of left field at the end.

It’s not an amazing series by any means. For the majority of the season, I had it sitting at a 5/10. But, after it ended and I had a chance to look back on the season as a whole, I raised my score.

Part of the reason I raised my score was that I felt the series nailed the final episode. There are so many anime that fail to stick the landing at the end. RPG Real Estate wasn’t one of them. I didn’t have very high expectations for the ending, to be fair, but it far surpassed them.

The other big reason I upgraded my rating was that I enjoyed all the different client characters. All the client characters are so unique. And it’s fun to see what kind of home each of them ends up paired with in the end.

Main Characters

I don’t like the main characters of this series as much as the supporting characters. But, there are way too many supporting characters for me to go over. And since the main characters appear in every episode, it’s more important to cover them here.

Kotone Kazairo is the protagonist of the series. At the start of the series, she moves to the city from the country to work at the company. Back at home, she has two younger sisters, Tsuzumi and Hibiki. There’s not much else to say about her other than that she dresses like a mage.

Rufuria is the leader of the RPG Real Estate girls. RPG Real Estate is a government agency, though. So, it’s not like Rufuria is a business owner. She’s more like the assistant manager of the local branch of the agency. Her dream is to get promoted.

Rakira, Rufuria, Kotone, and Fa from the anime series RPG Real Estate
Rakira, Rufuria, Kotone, and Fa

Rakira is second in command at the branch office, if you can call Rufuria first in command. In reality, Lady Satona is the one in charge of the branch. But, anyway, Rakira is super strong, obsessed with training, and fights with a sword. Despite this, she wants others to see her as feminine.

Lastly, we have Fa, who’s the most interesting of the four main characters. I’m going to go into some light spoilers with Fa to explain her character.

Throughout the series, there’s a dragon attacking the surrounding lands. And a recurring question is, “is Fa the dragon?” It’s obvious based on Fa’s appearance that she’s a dragon. The other characters don’t seem to recognize that, though.

But, despite it being obvious to the viewers that Fa’s a dragon, it’s still up in the air whether she’s the dragon. So she’s interesting because there’s some mystery surrounding her.

It All Comes Together

I watched the final two episodes of RPG Real Estate today before writing this review. And they improved the series as a whole because they tied everything together. We got answers about Fa and some supporting characters from earlier made a return.

At the end of Episode 10, we got the big reveal that Fa isn’t the dragon that’s been attacking the kingdom. And in Episodes 11 and 12, we learn more about this. The dragon attacking the kingdom was being controlled by someone. That someone also controls Fa at the end of Episode 11 to make her attack Kotone.

I’ll come back to that in just a moment. But first, let me go over the first supporting character(s) to show up. Toto and her pet pegasus Shiro are from Episode 4. But in Episode 11, they give Kotone a lift so that she can rescue Fa.

Kotone showing Lily a house from the anime series RPG Real Estate
Kotone showing Lily a house

Now, back to Fa attacking Kotone while controlled. The wound Fa inflicted was mortal; Kotone died. And, I was quite impressed that the series did this. Killing off the protagonist at the end of a slice of life anime is bold. But, I had a feeling that Kotone wasn’t going to stay dead.

It turns out, I was right. After Kotone died, I remembered that Episode 3 introduced Lily, a necromancer. And sure enough, Lily found Kotone’s soul, put it into a doll, and then was able to later put it back into Kotone’s body.

And, finally, in Episode 9 we learned that gods exist in this world. But, before we learned that, Kotone wished to the gods that she could live in a nice house with her friends. Guess what happened in the end? Kotone’s wish came true — though, the explicit callback wasn’t needed.

Conclusion

In the end, I gave RPG Real Estate a 6/10. That might not sound very good. But, a 6/10 for me means that I enjoyed it. If you like slice of life anime or anime set in fantasy worlds, you might like it too.

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The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12

Kyo, the Most Developed Villain

I’ve been saying that Kyo Ethnina was a boring, poorly-written villain from the start. The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12 put the final nail in his character’s coffin. This was his last chance to redeem himself and be a decent character, at best.

Until now, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t confirmed that Kyo was an otherworlder. Up to this point, every otherworlder has appeared as one of the Cardinal Heroes. Kyo, meanwhile, was one of the Vassal Weapon Heroes. So, I was under the impression that he was a native of this world.

Anyway, with the small amount of backstory we got, there was a chance for characterization. Almost anything would have been an improvement. All we knew about Kyo up to this point was that he’s a bad guy.

Raphtalia fighting a homunculus using the Mirror Vassal Weapon from the anime series The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12
Raphtalia fighting a homunculus using the Mirror Vassal Weapon

There are two huge issues I have with Kyo’s backstory. The first is that it doubled down on his entire character being that he’s evil. He was a loser in his old world, and this new world is his chance to get his revenge on everyone (who isn’t in this world). That doesn’t make him a compelling villain.

The second issue might not be as major. But, did you notice that Naofumi looks the same in his past world and this world? Well, Kyo doesn’t. He was an obese NEET and now he’s some bishounen scientist. You can’t keep the other characters’ appearances the same and only change his.

I get it; his incel appearance and personality in the past are there to explain why he wants revenge on the world. But, what if he had a real motivation instead? He could have been this world’s parallel of Naofumi. That would have been more interesting.

No Dragon Naofumi for Us

Was the last time Naofumi used his Wrath Shield at the very start of the season? I can’t think of another time he used it after that. He might have when they first went up against Kyo, though. But, regardless, he used it again in Episode 12.

Well, “used” is a strong word. He activated it, to be more precise. He never actually used any of its power. And at this point, I’m wondering if he’ll ever use it to its full extent. It’s his most powerful shield. But, it also causes him to lose control, so he doesn’t use it.

There’s also a fire dragon that resides within the Wrath Shield. I don’t remember how Naofumi got the shield, so I don’t know if the dragon was already explained. But, it could turn out to be to Naofumi what Kurama was to Naruto.

Naofumi using the Wrath Shield from the anime series The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12
Naofumi using the Wrath Shield

At first, Naruto wasn’t supposed to use Kurama’s power sealed within him. He couldn’t control it and it would lead him to hurt those he wanted to protect. The Wrath Shield is the same for Naofumi at the moment. But, eventually, Naruto befriended Kurama and was able to control his power.

If you think about it, a dragon isn’t all that different from a tortoise (which is Naofumi’s spirit animal). They’re both reptiles. And the fire a dragon breathes is the same as the lasers the Spirit Tortoise could shoot from its mouth. It all makes sense now.

While I’m disappointed that we didn’t get to see Naofumi use the Wrath Shield, we did get to see something good. We got to see Naofumi finally put Rishia in her place. I’ve been saying how useless and disrespectful Rishia is for weeks. I’m glad Naofumi feels the same way.

Time to Go Home

After killing Kyo with the power of friendship, it’s time for Naofumi’s party to return home. Will they ever see their friends from the other world again? My money is on yes. At the very least, Kizuna has to visit Naofumi’s world at some point.

Until it came up in this episode, I never considered how they would return home. But, I guess they were under the impression that they had to use the Waves to do so. That’s what L’Arc’s party did, so it makes sense.

The Waves aren’t the only way to travel between worlds, though. Earlier this season, Kyo was able to create a portal between the worlds too. From what I remember, he did this by using the Spirit Tortoise’s power. So, Naofumi could have done the same after defeating Kyo and regaining that power.

Raphtalia, Naofumi, and Filo teaming up to defeat Kyo from the anime series The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12
Raphtalia, Naofumi, and Filo teaming up to defeat Kyo

But, in the end, Naofumi’s party returned home via summoning. And by that, I mean that their world summoned them back to it after they defeated Kyo. They had a quest to regain the power of the Spirit Tortoise that Kyo stole. And so once it was back in their possession, their quest in the other world was over.

This seems like further proof that all the various worlds are part of the same system or game. There’s been a lot of proof of this throughout this season. For example, the Waves affect both worlds in the same way.

We also know that both worlds have Cardinal Heroes. And both the Cardinal and Vassal weapons can travel between and work the same way across worlds. When Raphtalia returns to her own world, I don’t think she’ll stop being the Katana Hero. It doesn’t matter that her Vassal Weapon is from another world.

Conclusion

What do you think of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 12? Do you think Kyo’s backstory added anything of value? Will Naofumi ever use the full power of his Wrath Shield? And how long will it take for Kizuna to visit Naofumi’s world? Let me know in the comments.

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