Episode 4 of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! 2 (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2) starts off with your normal bickering between Kazuma and Aqua because of the aforementioned drinking problems. I’m still patiently waiting for the episode when they all get Aqua into a rehab program. However, this is all interrupted by this girl coming out of nowhere, asking for help. It turned out to be Darkness, whom from now on and for the entire duration of this review, I will refer to as Lalatina.
Japanese Title: この貴族の令嬢に良縁を!
I have to admit that even I didn’t recognize her at first. I mean, who would have thought that she was actually hiding that rack under her armor? It’s not as if they look small with it, but now they were just really out there. At times I believe Kazuma is just getting desensitized to seeing partially naked women. Or that’s what I thought until she started to rip off her clothes in front of the prince dude and Kazuma almost faints. But who can blame him, really.
We see Kazuma taking this arranged marriage mess as an opportunity to get rid of Lalatina, but he really should know by now that these girls are never leaving him. Might as well just accept his fate. However, if this happened, we probably wouldn’t have much plot material left for this episode, would we?
So off they go to Lalatina’s palace, after conveniently sending Megumin away. They pose as their servants to supposedly try to help Lalatina get rid of the prince dude. He was too much of a decent guy for this bunch, but it being the main reason why Lalatina didn’t want him, was just hilarious, and so was the part where she proceeds to describe her ideal man to basically be a complete asshole, abusive- scumbag, not very far from Kazuma’s personality.
Either way, there we have him, trying to actively sabotage Lalatina so he can get rid of her by having her marry the prince dude. She tries to give him the worst impression possible while Kazuma acts to avoid it. Since this team is good at having things come out the way they’re not expecting, Prince dude falls for Lalatina’s honesty and is determined to make her his wife, until he notices the obvious bond between her and Kazuma.
The fight was… interesting, and one of the best parts of the episode, with Kazuma having the upper hand from the beginning, taking advantage of Lalatina’s weakness by using his obvious skills in what Aqua points out to be the “art of sexual harassment”. And when Kazuma starts to threaten her, promising her the worst punishment, girl doesn’t stand a chance. The part where he says he will have her begging for mercy was probably what did the trick.
In the end, the one who ended up being punished was him after Lalatina announces the upcoming birth of her child with Kazuma, who doesn’t fail to remind us is still virgin. And although we all expected Kazuma be killed for this, what we get is a very thrilled father, who cannot wait to receive his first grandchild. Poor dude was so desperate to get her daughter a man and finally some grandkids, he didn’t care about the hows and whos. It was beautiful.
It’s hilarious that although Kazuma’s main intention was to get rid of Lalatina, he actually ended up being entrusted with her wellbeing by her own father.
I think overall, comedy wise, this is one of the funniest episodes for this season so far, for me. Let’s see what other mess this team gets into. Now, on to the next episode! Let’s watch it here together in MANGA.TOKYO!
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