Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 6

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 6

More Information on Welf’s Sword

DanMachi IV Part 2 Episode 6 gave us some additional information about Welf’s sword. In my review of Episode 5, I had to make some assumptions because we didn’t know much about it. Some of those assumptions now appear to be wrong.

But, let’s start off with what still seems to be true. First, there’s the fact that Welf’s sword is an indestructible magic sword. He’s used it a lot and Bors even commented on its durability. Second, Welf was divinely inspired to make this sword. He couldn’t have made it otherwise.

So, how do we know that second assumption is true? Aisha says that there has never been another sword like the one Welf crafted. If there were others, it wouldn’t be that special. And since Welf mentioned divine inspiration when forging the sword, that seems to be the key.

Welf using his magic sword from the anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 6
Welf using his magic sword

Now, there were 2 big assumptions I made that turned out to be wrong. The first one has to do with what Aisha said in Episode 6: That there are no other swords like this one. I assumed other indestructible magic swords existed, but were rare and expensive. Apparently, that’s not the case.

This is a bit strange considering Welf views himself as having a long way to go as a blacksmith. I wouldn’t say he has that far to go if he’s already forging one-of-a-kind blades. In a lot of ways, that would make him the #2 blacksmith after Hephaestus.

The other thing it looks like I got wrong was how the magic sword worked. Initially, Welf said he didn’t have enough magic to use the sword alone and asked Cassandra for help. But, in this episode, we see him use it multiple times in succession on his own.

Tsubaki’s Rescue Party

Something I liked about Episode 6 is that we’re now following 3 parties in the dungeon. There’s Bell and Ryuu on Floor 36, the rest of Bell’s party on Floor 27, and Tsubaki’s party also on Floor 27.

It looks like it won’t be long before Tsubaki’s party catches up with the rest of Bell’s party. And when this happens, they may relieve some of the injured. Haruhime and Mikoto, for example, aren’t able to fight. So, it could be that Tsubaki’s party replaces them and whoever takes them to safety. Or, Tsubaki’s party could take them to safety.

What Tsubaki’s party does when they catch up to the other adventurers doesn’t matter for now. What I want to go over now are the members of her party. The party includes Tsubaki Collbrande, Anya Flomer, Chloe Lolo, and Runoa Faust.

Chloe, Tsubaki, Anya, and Runoa from the anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 6
Chloe, Tsubaki, Anya, and Runoa

Tsubaki isn’t only the leader of this particular party. She’s also the leader of the Hephaestus Familia. That makes her Welf’s former superior. We can assume (and see) that she’s pretty strong. She also knows her way around the dungeon. So like Welf, she’s more than just a blacksmith.

Next, we have Chloe and Anya, the cat-girls. Chloe is the one who wears a hood and Anya is the one with the spear. As with Tsubaki, we can see that they’re both skilled at fighting. But, I don’t believe they have adventurer backgrounds. That doesn’t mean they have no experience in the dungeon, though.

Finally, there’s Runoa, who I’m most interested in. I like the character designs of all four of these girls. But, Runoa is the cutest. Also, she specifically states that she has no experience in the dungeon. And yet, we see that she’s very strong and fights with her fists.

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Ryuu Lion’s Sacrifice

In recent reviews, I’ve been discussing the opening scenes of the Astraea Familia. And something that I somehow blanked on in last week’s review is that this is the Astraea Familia. Astraea is the goddess of justice — that’s why they were having their justice debate.

However, even with that in mind, I’m still not entirely sure what it had to do with the events of that episode. Rather, it had more to do with the events of this episode. In particular, it set up the opening scene of this episode featuring Ryuu and Kaguya.

This week, Kaguya was saying that Ryuu’s sense of justice is too idealized. Ryuu believes there can be justice for everyone. Meanwhile, Kaguya believes that justice can only come at the expense of others. As Ryuu puts it, Kaguya believes in sacrificing the few for the good of the many.

Ryuu Lion from the anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 6
Ryuu Lion

Their discussion ends with Kaguya telling Ryuu that a time will come when everyone has to make a choice. I’m going to assume that Kaguya’s time came during the fight against the Juggernaut. I’m kind of expecting it to be revealed that Kaguya sacrificed herself to save Ryuu.

So, does this opening scene have to do with the rest of the episode? Yes, as you’re probably aware. Ryuu says the conversation in this flashback is relevant to her current situation. She believes that her time to make a choice is coming up. And her choice is that she’s going to sacrifice herself to ensure Bell survives.

Back in my review of Episode 2, I said I wasn’t sure if Ryuu would die in this arc. Now, I’m confident she’ll survive. Why? Because Bell’s going to prove that she was right to believe there could be justice for everyone.

Conclusion

What do you think of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 Episode 6? Do you still think we’ll see more indestructible magic swords in the series? Who’s your favorite member of Tsubaki’s party? And do you expect Ryuu to survive the arc? Let me know in the comments.

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