DanMachi keeps improving and, as soon as this season began, we got straight into action. This episode was fire and now I’m even more hyped for the upcoming events. The Battles, persecutions, prophecies, and humorous dialogues won my heart. Do you wanna learn more about the recent happenings? If so, keep reading!
Is there someone out there who believed that Apollo would take Hestia’s denial in the War Game lying down? Noone? That’s what I thought! Well, after the… intense Banquet incident, Apollo claims the object of his desire by force. Thus, he sends his whole Familia in town to recruit Bell and destroy the city. But, Bell has become a badass argonaut and escapes with Hestia. I would like to mention that Hestia was wearing flip-flops. Seriously, who wears flip-flops and expects to get away by running? For a Goddess, she’s not too brilliant… Anyway, our two main heroes though weren’t alone in this battle, since many of their friends, like Lili, Miachi, Mikoto, Welf, and Naaza (the sniper girl) helped in the progress.
But sadly, all their hard work was in vein, since Hestia, devastated by Bell’s rejection, decides to go to Apollo’s palace and accept the invitation for the War Game. That’s when we witnessed an utterly comical scene, where people randomly got out of the fountains and the bushes in order to cheer up. Now, the big battle awaits and Ais is here to help Bell once again with his training…
The Glove: I adore Hestia when she loses her temper! The scene where she throws a glove straight on Apollo’s punchable face, is definitely the episode’s highlight.
Love Confession: The moral of this episode is the following: even a Goddess can be friendzoned.
Hyakinthos: I find it extremely hard to comment on Hyakinthos’s words. He’s the only one that he might be even more paranoid and terrifying than Apollo. His obsession with his God reaches to a whole new level of madness and I can’t wait to learn more about their past. I’m sure that there’s an interesting story behind all this.
Themes & Trivia
Justice isn’t fair: While the Apollo Familia is attacking Hestia and Bell, Eina attempts to stop them by seeking help from the law. Sadly, she’s informed that she can’t do much, since Apollo Familia has enough money to pay every possible fine and this is making the attackers immune from the laws. Back to reality, this is a major everyday problem. Millionaires worldwide are immune to almost every form of justice, as long as they have the money to buy good lawyers, to finance the judges and the governments, and to pay for their penalties instead of going to jail… It’s a cruel and unfair world out there.
Hyakinthos: Hyakinthos, according to Greek mythology, was an extremely beautiful young man and Apollo’s lover. Though Apollo seemed to honestly love him, he killed him by accident during a sports game. I sense some strong spoiler vibes in this story…
Cassandra: According to Greek mythology, Cassandra was a beautiful woman and Apollo fell in love with her. In order to win her heart, he gave her the ability of foretelling the future. But, after Cassandra rejected his love, he cursed her so no one would believe her (true) prophesies…
I utterly enjoyed this episode, because it was so full of action. The story seems to unfold in a pretty straightforward way and I’m sure that, as the series continues, it’ll be almost impossible to move our eyes away from the screen, even for a split second. I adore the fact that Apollo, the main villain, seems so dark and pervert, because I’m sure we’ll see many smart conspiracies and plot twists coming out of this maniac. He surely wants to pick up Bell in a dungeon (hue hue hue). I think that his biggest opponent against that will be Hyakinthos instead of the Hestia Familia. I am disappointed though that we didn’t have the chance to overhear Lili’s conversation on the roof but, hopefully, we’ll learn more about this in the upcoming episodes. Overall, it seems to be a great season and I think it will even surpass the first one. Still, the only thing I find a bit odd, is the opening song. It’s not memorable and, in my humble opinion, it doesn’t suit DanMachi.
‘We will follow you everywhere…’
In conclusion, this was an amazing episode and it left me champing for the continuation. Duels, betrayals, and romances seem to be on the way! Did you enjoyed this episode as much as I did? Are you curious about Cassandra’s prophecy? Can’t wait to read your comments here on MANGA.TOKYO!
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