Hello all! It’s been a while! Japan has entered the rainy season, and you just want to stay at home and do nothing except watch anime or maybe read a book. gosh…
But anyway, we have very few episodes of Sword Oratoria left until the end of the season! So, I think I’ll end up giving some general reviews even before the season reaches its end. The problem is that instead of getting any answers, so far the anime has given us even more questions. At least, we have a certain idea about what an Aria is. Took them a while, darn it. Though talking about Aria, Aiz once mentioned that she is not one, while her mother was. The book Lefiya was reading said that Aria are a race, so was the man in Aiz’ memories her father? Is she a half? And finally what in the world happened to her parents?
I guess no matter how many times I ask these questions to myself, I won’t be getting any answers. So I’m going to hope to get some closure on some of the questions I have by the end of the season. Also, who is the villain who is pulling everyone’s strings from the dark. I was almost sure it might be Freya, but since she got mentioned in this episode, it felt like they were trying to not let us get any leads.
Japanese Original Episode Title: 少年と英雄
The episode is the beginning of a large expedition to the 59th floor! A place where the Loki Familia has never lay foot before. Loki and the others members of the Familia are busy getting ready for the expedition. Loki has to check everybody’s statuses, the three team leaders have to make plans, and some of the members want to keep training. Lefiya especially seems to stand out as somebody who is working really hard. She got help both from Aiz and Filvis, and is quite strong now. But you can kind of notice that she is very jealous of Bell, even though she doesn’t really know him. The fact that Bell is training together with Aiz has become some sort of motivation for her. It feels like she is basically trying harder so that she won’t lose to Bell. Oh that silly girl…
I must say I am a bit disappointed that most part of the episode was something that we had already seen in the first season. It’s like they are deliberately wasting precious screen time. But, on the other hand, I am glad that the part they decided to show was the one where Bell manages to beat up the Minotaur all on his own without anybody’s help and when he gets his amazing ability, Argonaut. Basically Bell, a boy who is looking up to the heroes, turns into a hero himself. Unfortunately, I got to see a very important spoiler about Bell (not telling you!), and then everything started making sense. Even the Argonaut. But that’s not something I’m planning to talk about here!
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Themes & Trivia
I want to discuss two characters:
The King Ottarl: We did get to see him I think once in the first season, when he was trying to sort of train (?) the Minotaurs and then have them attack people in the dungeon. I honestly don’t remember what he was saying back then, but he doesn’t really seem all that calm and sane to me. The guy, being the only person in all of the Orario to have reached level 7 belongs to Freya Familia. This makes Freya a bit suspicious, but she always was honest. I think there might be some other female mastermind who is pulling all the strings.
Finn Deimne: Well, Finn is one of the strongest adventurers in whole the Orario, he is famous, and he is part of Loki Familia, one of the most prestigious Familia. According to what we learned in this episode, him, along with Gareth and Riveria were the first members of the Loki Familia. Key factor here is that this was long ago, and they were young. Now wait a second, I always thought that Finn is probably in his 20s or something like that, but guess what? He’s freaking 42 years old!!!! But he still has an appearance of a child… What in the world…
The Boy who Wished to be a Hero
Well, the review reaches its end here, so did the episode. As I have mentioned above it was a bit of a disappointment to see something we had already seen before and losing the precious screen time. But then again, this was probably the best scene from the first season. Bell, a boy who looked up to the hero called Argonaut and longed to be like him, ended up turning into the Argonaut himself. Of course, the legend of the actual Argonaut is different from the story presented to us in Danmachi. To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of Bell until I saw this scene. Bell is amazing, and I can totally get why everyone is so in love with him. ♥