Oh yes! Finally, this episode steered us in the direction of the series’ next phase. We’re introduced to Malty’s younger sister Melty who takes no crap from her own sister. Melty had me melting in awe over her whole character this week’s episode. Plus, it’s Round 2 of Motoyasu Vs Filo.
Japanese Original Title: メルティ
Naofumi and the others come across a girl surrounded by Filolials to discover she was separated from her bodyguards. The girl is in fact the second princess of Melromarc. Naofumi agrees to let Melty travel with them to the capital to reunite with her people. Upon finally getting the holy water to cure Raphtalia’s curse, they expectedly run into Motoyasu. He mistakes Naofumi’s new companion Filo as another slave like Raphtalia. Malty then appears, declaring authority for the pair to duel. Melty makes an appearance to stop her cunning sister in her tracks and ask Naofumi to aid her, to which he is reluctant.
Cutie Bond: Filo and Melty together just are the cutest. Already they’re going to have a friendship that will be something warming to see throughout the series now.
Princess Melty: I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about Melty’s character if she was just the weak runt of the royals, who had no backbone or gumption. Aha, you are wrong if you made this assumption; the girl stood up to Malty no problem. Melty can be an adorable girl when you see her with Filo but acted beyond her years when opposing her sister. When push comes to shove, Melty is no pushover and greatly indulged my desire for Malty to get what was coming to her. Plus Melty’s chosen color for her character design: I highly approve, it reminds you of bluebells.
Filo Vs Motoyasu Round 2: The first time Filo kicked blondie boy was a favorite moment of mine but I think Round 2 was better than the first what with Filo transforming into front of him, his face of astonishment. and Filo’s angry expression. He sent him flying along with a wounded pride and crotch. It was hysterical scene and I couldn’t stop laughing. It was Filo’s face that did it, and then the ‘I hate you’. Hands down the best scene from this episode; Filo you are a trooper.
Rally Of Pleas: There was just no way Naofumi could oppose all the cuties in front of him, urging him to help Melty. When you are outnumbered like that, make the right call and give in, haha.
Get Lost: Melty must have felt the sting from Naofumi’s flat out rejection to hear her out. But you have to remember Naofumi’s trust towards anyone is numb. Especially Melty being Malty’s sister. She’s going to have to prove herself to gain Naofumi’s trust.
English Dub: This episode I decided to check out the English dub for the first time and I loved it sooo much. Erica Mendez voiced our favorite Racoon girl with all the cuteness and reminded us how precious this character has become to many. Billy Kametz is a new face to me as Naofumi. He voices kick-ass Naofumi better than I had imagined. Billy has this calm demeanor in his voice that reflected well on Naofumi’s personality. Filo voiced by Brianna Knickerbocker. She has done Chisaki from Nagi No Asukara, one my favorite characters. Brianna brought the cute factor tenfold for Filo’s character, our blonde angel. The dub is solid folks. You won’t be disappointed. in fact I love it just as much as the Japanese voice acting.
We had cuteness, humor, and interesting developments in this week’s episode. Again, like all the episodes so far, I loved it. Best parts were Melty against her sister Malty and Motoyasu having his second round of kick the crotch by Filo. Both moments were absolutely hysterical and it’s hard to forget Filo’s angry, cute face towards Motoyasu. I love moments like this; they are just gold. I loved how this episode set up for what I feel is the next phase for this series. It’s obvious enough that Melty will be opposing her sister Malty a lot and makes me curious of their family history. What drove the pair to act so hostile toward each other? Shield Hero, you keep delivering every week and I’m in awe every time.
Blonde Angel Master Of Deceitful Cuteness
We were treated to another Filo’s Karate kick of cuteness! I’d love to see a Round 3. I am excited for next week’s of what Melty wants Naofumi’s help for!!
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Next Time: In The Midst Of Turmoil (混迷の中で)
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Winter 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast