After last week’s cliffhanger, It was the smell of a Malty set-up in this week’s episode. With Melty joining the group, I feel we’re moving ever so closer to some answers as to why the Shield Hero is treated as an outcast and the others are worshipped. The evilness that is Malty proved to us once again that she will do anything to tarnish the Shield’s name and erase her sister Melty. Another heart-stopping episode!!
Japanese Original Title: 盾の悪魔
Malty (or the church) is out to kill Melty as Naofumi is painted as a criminal once again. Naofumi invites Melty to journey with them so he can keep her safe and the group tries their best to dodge the kingdom’s guards. They are caught by the other Heroes and Malty, only for more lies to be spread.
Malty Lies: At this point I just want to know what Malty’s intentions are, going out of her way to make it next to impossible for Naofumi. Laughably, the others nearly believed her lies that Naofumi used a brainwashing shield to brainwash Melty and everyone else. It was an infuriating moment. The heroes are so easily influenced by others’ words instead of looking at the bigger picture. How Naofumi has acted up until now should have been all the proof they need that it would tick over in the other heroes small brains. What could Naofumi hope to gain from this?
Believe This Crap: Naofumi was not going to take these lies lying down. He butted in on Malty’s parade and stated a strong argument and his innocence, yrying to get the others heroes to think over logically. I was laughing the whole time during this part; the look on her face.
Strong Will: Melty truly is a strong character in this series. She pleaded to the heroes and soldiers to not believe Naofumi had kidnapped her. The girl is not afraid to speak her mind. She melts my heart every time she does something like this.
Back At Ya Malts: RAPHTALIA was the highlight in this episode, striking Malty in the back with her magical sword stopping her attack. AHH the bitch had it coming to her, ripper of a moment.
Round 3: It wasn’t like the last two rounds Filo Vs Motoyasu. Aiming for his crotch but still sending him flying is all the guy deserves, dumb blonde. SHACKLE MY FILO!!
Second Opening Theme: We got a new rocking out opening theme, ‘Faith” by MADKID. This Japanese band did the first opening theme ‘Rise’. It’s another catchy tune from this vocally diverse group.
Themes And Trivia
King Melromarc: It was interesting to learn in this episode that the kingdom of Melromarc is a Matrilineal Monarchy, meaning the women in the royal family are the dominant. Their sole linage descending from a female line as the King married into family, who knows of what descendant he could be? But the king acts like the big shot here.
Malty: It’s been a long time since a female villain infuriated me much as Malty does. I must commend the series for crafting such a hateful character. Malty’s presence half the time in the series is to be purely hated. How can you not, since all these actions are coming from a power hungry, manipulative woman? This is a character you’d love to give a good slap and I’d happily do it, haha.
The Church Of The Three Heroes: I feel they have been a common conspirator against the Shield hero throughout the series as this church only worships the bow, sword, and spear heroes and sees the Shield hero as a devil. As to why the church does it, it still remains a mystery at the moment.
I don’t think I have ever loved a series’ every single episode so far. This is new for me; Shield Hero is going to be an ultimate favorite at this rate. It’s not too late to say now but BEST ISEKAI EVER IN A LONG TIME!!. But, haha, the only thing I wanted to add in this comment section was that Malty got some just dessert in this episode. Evil woman, we cannot wait to see you pay because I know I’m not the only one who wishes it.
Malty Is The Type Of Girl Who Needs That Bitch Slap
I was on the edge of my seat again during this week’s episode as the evil Malty at the end plans to smoke out the group. Fair to say I hate Malty even more than I did at the stage. The next looks like another exciting episode as the group makes their way to meet Melty and Malty’s mother, the queen – this should be interesting.
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See you next for more Shield Hero!!
Next Time: Everlasting Memory (盾の悪魔)
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Spring 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast