Hi, YUKI here again!
I enjoy watching the new episode of “Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash” every time. This week, the third episode went live, illustrating the party members’ daily lives. It seems that everyone is slowly adjusting to the new environment. That meal scene looks super yummy!
Synopsis of the third episode
Ranta and other boys attempted to peep at naked girls during the bathing time. Yume and Shihoru are in fury. However, instead of offering a sincere apology, Ranta explodes with nonsense excuses, making the situation even worse. Next morning, the emotional distance continues to fuel a negative mood among the party members. Ironically, no one gets to eat unless every member works together to defeat more goblins. The team members head to their usual hunting spot, but there is no sight of goblins in the field, leaving the team go several days without earnings.
Animation Director：Akira Takada
Although this is an anime show, it is not like those typical anime shows one would imagine. I mean, this episode continues to focus on microscopic details of the human relationships.
The boys feel sorry about the bath thing. The girls feel victimized and invaded. Both parties are affected by the incident, but, in order to live, they must cooperate.
Yume and Shihoru show different reactions to the event, showing the difference in two character personalities.
I especially want to put spotlight on Yume here. She’s usually cheerful. I started noticing that she is that type of person who pays very close attention to other people’s feelings. In one scene, she tries to talk sense into Shihoru. Maybe because they haven’t spent much time together, she goes extra miles in order to choose just the right words, but she’s not as successful as she hoped to be. This round intricately illustrates Yume’s sensitive personality.
This is the everyday life of Glimgar
The party member didn’t have any time to catch breath so far, simply because they’ve been focused solely on survival. Slowly but steady, they started to learn strategies and skills to defeat goblins, or to expand their search area. They now have some small allowance to buy daily sundries.
Maybe because of that, or, thanks to that, Haruhiko begins to be interested in the opposite sex. I think this is what they say about a boy’s unique characteristics at puberty. The new world through Haruhiko’s adolescent lens is realistic and I think it is fantastic.
Step by step, with apprehension
The team couldn’t defeat the opponent in the first episode. The team made a first victory in the second episode. In this third episode, they build a strategy and achieve an easy win.
When I put together their progress in a paragraph like that, it sounds like everything is going well. But, well, I don’t know how to describe this; I’m feeling unease. Where is this coming from? Do you feel it too?
This is a very interesting anime show, the graphics are gorgeous, and the story is dense, depicting unusual lifestyles of teenagers thrown into another world, while illustrating adolescent emotions in fine details. On the other hand, ominous uncertainty runs throughout the story. Is this because death is always side by side with life? I don’t know.
With that argument aside, I’m curious as to what will happen in the subsequent story, as this episode was over before I knew it.