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Naofumi gains another cute addition to his party, Filo! This week’s episode felt looser than the previous ones that were full of tension. This one was fun. Our shield hero is beginning to see that there are people who support him and slowly Naofumi is letting his walls down.
Japanese Original Title: フィーロ
Naofumi goes to visit the slave trader by Raphtalia’s request to have her slave crest done again. The slaver trader tempts Naofumi to buy a Filolial egg, which has a high chance to hatch a common bird seen throughout the kingdom. The egg hatches, Naofumi names the bird Filo, which imprints on him in no time. While visiting Lute village which Naofumi saved from the wave, Malty and Motoyasu appear declaring Lute under their rule and hand out heavy taxes. A strange hooded group suddenly appears, delivering a message for Princess Malty, who is abruptly disturbed by this message. Malty challenges Naofumi to a race for the rein over Lute village.
Background Help: If it wasn’t obvious enough, we get to see Malty’s mother, Queen Melromarc, at the beginning of the episode. It seems like she supports the shield hero, doesn’t it? Her servants even intervene in Princess Malty’s plan to make Hero Motoyasu’s lord of Lute village. Wow, if the queen is really supporting the shield hero, oh my god things are only going to be more interesting from now. I’M EXCITED!!
Your Crotch Alright Mate? I was trying to come up for air the moment Filo knocks that good-for-nothing Motoyasu in the crotch. Then Naofumi and Filo are laughing together; ahh that was such a great moment. Nice to see Naofumi smiling more in this episode and jerk Motoyasu shutting up for once.
Another Cutie Companion: If there ever comes out a Filo or Raphtalia plush toy, you can TAKE MY MONEY THEN!!. Naofumi is a lucky dog getting such cutie companions. The moment Filo’s egg hatches, it was instant love. Then she turns into a girl and is even CUTER. This is not allowed.
Ren and Itsuki Defend Again!?!: Just when more unfairness was waiting for Naofumi, the king decided not to give the shield hero his reward money. Ren and Itsuki come to his defense again!. I was surprised for the second time. The pair don’t believe in the unfair judgements that are being dished out again Naofumi. I’m liking you guys a bit more now!!
A Revelation: All the help and kindness given to Naofumi brought him to a moment of pause. Upon receiving a Grimoire (spell book) and saying ‘Thank you’, Naofumi’s expression was a surprised one because I think that’s the first time he’s said that to anyone since arriving in this parallel world. There are people who appreciate his efforts.
Traveling Merchant: While on the road Naofumi now can run his own business thanks to a kind Lute villager giving Naofumi a pass which allows him to check in to any place without paying any toll.
Gacha: This series loves mentioning various common otaku references such as Gachas (gashapon), toys inside a capsule sphere you’ll find throughout Japan in vending machines and a system of lottery found in most smartphone games.
Another enjoyable episode from this series which I’m falling in love with as each week goes by. When this series comes out with a home release, I want it in my collection. Things felt toned down this week while still being thoroughly entertaining and at the same time fun. My favorite part I have to say was seeing a more relaxed Naofumi for the first time. Poor dude has had no breather since arriving in this world and seeing him smile made me smile. Especially Filo hitting it where it hurts a guy most, Motoyasu’s just coming dessert. Naofumi and Filo have a chucked just had me balling my lungs out.
I don’t really need to establish the cuteness that is Filo. Question is who is cuter now, Filo or Raphtalia? Maybe in a few episodes I’ll be able to answer this question! Though this question is not the most important right now, because really: What are Melty’s mother’s intentions as the queen for secretly helping the shield hero or intervening at all? I’m dying to know because this only makes the plot thicken. So much is transpiring right now and this series just knows how to leave me awed every episode.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero is slaying it right now and I only feel things will just become even more interesting as we progress along. I wonder what other cuties will join Raphtalia and Naofumi.
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