Sasuga, Ainz-sama! We were all expecting Gazef to die, but that was way too easy. Finally, Ainz managed to become the ruler or E-Rantel and claimed his title as a true Overlord.
Japanese Original Episode Title: PVP
Gazef challenges Ainz into a duel, even though he knows that he has no chance of winning, and Ainz accepts. Before the battle begins, Ainz appraises the magic sword of Gazef and realizes that despite its low levels of Mana, it can actually hurt and kill him. The fight begins and Ainz instantly uses a time stopping spell to prevent Gazef’s movement and casts a spell on him that turns out to be fatal. Out of respect for Gazef, he calls off the Dark Young and warns Brain and Climb that he will show mercy only to those who obey him, so if the Kingdom refuses to surrender, the Dark Young will be unleashed in E-Rantel to kill everyone. The Emperor is then informed and horrified by Ainz’s power, the King and the Nobles of E-Rantel decide to give in to Ainz’s demands. Brain and Climb believe that Gazef tries to fight Ainz in order to show them his true powers and create a better line of defenses for the future. As Ainz arrives in the Capital with Albedo leading a huge army of undead warriors, a child attempts to throw a rock at Ainz but the sign of disrespect makes Albedo ready to execute him, until he is saved by Momon. Momon, who is played by Pandora’s Actor, is enlisted by Ainz to act as a city representative and law enforcer, which is part of Demiurge’s plan in order to keep them from rebelling against Ainz. The guardians of Nazarick are all gathered in the throne chamber in front of Ainz as he declares the founding day of the Sorcerous Kingdom.
Ainz is ridiculously strong: This battle was probably the most anti-climactic one we have seen so far. Ainz can even mess around with time, which makes him even stronger than we initially thought. I highly doubt that in the game time spells worked the same way and had the ability to stop the entire game, so this must be something new for Ainz as well. In any case the battle ended in just four steps: Time spell – Delay Magic – True Death – Goodbye Stronoff.
Gazef Stronoff is a true warrior: His resolve and pride as a warrior was amazing to watch. He tried to defend his subordinates, save the King, test his skills, not be seen as a traitor and even show Brain and Climb Ainz’s true powers, so they can prepare themselves for the future. He was truly an admirable and pride man.
Pandora’s Actor and Albedo: Albedo coming in the city with her white clothes and wings looking like an angel and then with no second thoughts she tries to kill a child. That’s Albedo for you right there. It was pretty obvious that Momon was played by Pandora’s Actor, with all his theatrical moves and way of speech, but what gave him away was his quote to Albedo: ‘No one will marry a woman like you.’
Themes & Trivia
Gazef Stronoff sword: The New World was quite different from the original game of YGGDRASIL, so even though his sword might look like it wouldn’t hurt Ainz, it was enchanted in a way that allowed it to bypass all damage reduction and resistance. It had a reputation for being able to cut through metal as if it were paper, but in reality it didn’t just ignore damage reduction provided via the material itself, but even damage reduction acquired through magical or supernatural means, such as spells or Ainz’ passives. This was an enchantment that Ainz had never seen before, and one that he desired to have for himself.
Their animation budget must have been incredibly low for the final episode. I mean where is your face Ainz-sama? WHERE IS IT? But despite that and the horrible CGI everywhere, the final episode had some pretty solid visuals and animation, like Albedo’s movements when she draws her weapon along with every single scene of Momon. But to be honest that is the least they could do. The ending in every anime out there is paramount and usually it’s what people remember the most, so of course they should put some good animation in the final shots.
The grand ruler of life and death.
This season was very interesting, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, except those awful CGI sequences. I am hoping for a fourth season just because I am really intrigued to see what Ainz will do from now on, but I guess it’s too early for us to know. See you soon Papa Bones!
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