Cheater ver. 2: Just what the hell is Vetto? We thought that the huge damage Noelle inflicted on him was a stepping stone to defeat him once and for all, but instead, she awakened a monster! I’m grateful that Yami and the High Priest’s reactions explained that regenerating his arm like a lizard is supposedly impossible. Though even if they didn’t, I’d still consider it OP! I also noticed that his ears suddenly turned pointy, like the ones in his vision. He seemed a bit like a different person, too, although maybe it’s just because he was fuming mad.
Themes & Trivia
Sea god: There are many myths and lore all around the world, that’s why there are also many different known sea gods depending on what culture you’re looking at. The popular ones are Poseidon for the Greeks, and his Roman counterpart, Neptune. They’re both usually depicted holding a trident, like the one being worshipped by the people of the Underwater Temple.
Petit Clover: Tongue Twister – Even though the main story was terrifying, the Petit Clover segment at the end was quite cute! The first one that Noelle asked is a tongue twister, ‘隣の客はよく柿食う客だ (tonari no kyaku wa yoku kaki kuu kyaku da),’ which means ‘The customer next to me eats a lot of persimmons.’
Petit Clover: Noodles – The trivia that Vetto mentioned about the difference between udon, somen, and hiyamugi noodles is actually pretty interesting! If the noodles are made by machine, the differences in their diameter are very clear (there’s a chart in this page when you scroll down a bit). However, when they’re handmade, there’s almost no difference between somen and hiyamugi noodles; imagine trying to get mm sizes accurate by hand!
Thankfully, this episode was more well-made than the last, and just so! I think it successfully conveyed the twist and turns, making it feel very intense, especially the eerie feeling during Vetto’s vision! While it sucks that he still hasn’t been defeated yet despite the number of challengers who gave their all to face him, it really just proves how strong he is! And once Asta and the others defeat him for sure, it’ll seem more amazing, don’t you think? Now it’s only a matter of how and when…
It’s not yet over!
Ooh, the next one looks exciting, especially since we just saw Asta doing what he does best: never giving up! Seems like Vanessa and Finral will join their two kouhai as well! It’s just really worrying how the battle will go this time, especially since Vetto has gone berserk.
Feel free to scream about your reactions to this episode in the comments section! Make sure to drop by our other Summer 2018 reviews and give them a read, too!
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