Hello everyone! I hope you are doing great! This episode of Sword Oratoria was not as eventful as the previous one. Except for the very beginning. This was quite the amazing fight.
For me, this is one of the most interesting episodes, because it is linked to the first season, and shows us how Aiz managed to get to Level 6 and defeat a Floor Boss, and not an ordinary one on her own (oops, that might have been a spoiler, but come on if you’ve seen the first season it’s really not :P)! Sword Oratoria is closing up to the part where the first season ended, though at this pace I don’t think we’ll get too see much more than what we saw in the first season, except that it’s from a different perspective and gives us a chance to get to know the universe better.
But I have said this way too many times throughout my reviews, so I’m just going to stop blabbering nonsense and start the review itself! Yoroshiku~
Japanese Original Episode Title: 討伐と逃亡
Let’s be honest, the anime starts with one of most glorious fight scenes in the history of game/fantasy/dungeon anime. Gives you so many reasons to fall in love with Aiz head over heels just all over again, doesn’t it? Looking back at the first season, she told Bell that she wants to become stronger after she got to defeat the floor boss all alone. You’d think how much stronger can anyone get after this… Thinking about it, I don’t remember seeing anybody who is higher than Level 6, though I’m pretty sure there are some adventurers who definitely are Level 7 or higher. Consider the tamer: she was a tough opponent for Aiz, and even Finn, one of the strongest members of Loki Familia. She’s definitely Level 7 or higher, if she even has something like a level to begin with.
The highlight of this episode was getting to see a totally different side of Riveria. She is usually a very calm, very composed, very mature and mother-like figure. Yet again, when Aiz turns to her and asks for help to apologize to Bell, whom they suddenly find passed out with Mind Out in the dungeon… who would expect Riveria to tell her to put his head on her knees and wait for him to wake up. Well, what followed the scene was just as adorable. Well done Riveria, well done.
Themes & Trivia
The rest of the episode was mostly people discussing the monsters that have been showing up lately, both underground and in the world outside of dungeon too. Then again, the topic of the tamer came up, as well as the fact that she had called Aiz an Aria. According to their remarks this is a personal information about Aiz. I have been doing a lot of thinking about what this Aria thing might or might not be, and I still am not sure, but my recent idea is that it might be a sort of class that is very special, rare, has a connection to a certain family, or something of the likes. Yet, no matter how much I think about it, there probably are either no Aria left in Orario, or they are hiding from the world. The last thing that came to my mind was the following: maybe Aria is something dangerous, a past from which Aiz is trying to run away. Oh well, we won’t know until we get told by the creators…
Seeing that the Gaiden is actually closing up with to the end of Season 1, I am kind of getting my hopes a bit up, maybe we will finally get to see some Hestia! I mean come on, she is amazing! But other than that, I am pretty curious to see how some things will evolve, and what will be the turn of events after all. The world of Orario might seem to be a pretty calm and beautiful place when you’re out of the dungeon, but the more we watch, we get to see that this is not quite the case. It’s filled with scam, and filth, and people trying to cheat each other to get just a little bit more money, power or influence. And in this world there’s our main protagonist, the whitehead boy, Bell, who is as innocent as one gets. I am looking forward to seeing his trainings with Aiz, but this time from her perspective!
An Amazing Battle!
Something tells me that the next episode is going to be quite the action-y one. I do hope for more fight scenes with Aiz as the main hero! With animation and art of our era, this kind of things are just simply gorgeous! Don’t you think so? Do let us here on MANGA.TOKYO know what your opinions are, on this matter, or anything else that was or was not discussed in the article (as long as it’s Sword Oratoria connected though)!
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