Former officer Hank, now a beast hunter, must hunt down his former comrades who are now out of control. This week the main story focuses on Nancy, daughter of one of Hank’s former friends whom he kills. Hank is about to gain a new comrade to his party unknowingly, as Nancy’s world is turned upside down. This episode did a great job making me falling into a false sense of peace because there is nothing calming about this action series!
Japanese Original Title: 竜の娘
Life is complete for Nancy. She is spending her days with her father and the orphanage children. William, (one of Hank’s former comrades) is requested to join the war, but William only does this for his family and Nancy. Having been told that William possesses a ‘special gift’ that will help aid in the war, he returns no longer human but as an Incarnate. The once peaceful days for Nancy are turned on its head and she loses the people closest to her. That sets Nancy on the path of revenge, hunting down Hank. Doesn’t take long for Nancy to find Hank but a twist of events causes Nancy to rethink her intentions of killing him.
Falsehood: Anime has this special gift of making you fall prey to a sense of falsehood and this episode was a great example of that. Nancy spends her peaceful days with her father and the orphanage children and it’s hard to make you not go awe when you know that things are going to end badly. I felt bad for Nancy. It is always the innocent ones that end up corrupted.
Opening Theme: Loved the opening song and the clips that went with it, but the song stood out a lot to me. ‘Sacrifice’ By Japanese cover singer Mafumafu is an interesting song. It contains all these unique sounds that sound distorted a lot, particularly during the chorus parts. Miff has been doing vocal covers since 2010 and started doing work in the Vocaloid space, specializing in mixing sound effects.
Comrade: Hank’s pained face as he is about to pull the trigger on another comrade who lost themselves to their beast side was… I don’t know. Just seeing Hank’s hesitant to wanting to kill his comrade made that flashback of how Danny just wanted his family and everyone in town to be happy even worse. I can’t believe that everyone who was turned into Incarnates are bad people, expect for Cain. I love the series taking some minor focus time on Hank’s comrades.
I’m Coming With You: Nancy, despite what happened to her and despite witnessing Hank kill another comrade in front of her, declares she’ll join Hank to find some answers as to why her father was killed. Right now she can’t decide what is the right thing to do so I like this setup. Instead of Nancy being adamant on killing Hank, she wants to join him to find answers, and that doesn’t let her character go to waste.
This was a good episode. The focus on the past that lead to Nancy wanting revenge was handled well. What was handled best during this episode was the way it lead me into a sense of falsehood. I knew a few minutes in Nancy’s peace would soon turn to darkness. I hate episodes like this because they know how to grip you.
All of Hank’s former comrades who became these beasts do not seem to be all bad people, but individuals who chose for selfless reasons to protect their country. Following the coverage during the episode on William and Danny, the pair not sticking around for long, I was surprised the minor focus they had made such an impact. I’m feeling more for these characters than Fairy Gone’s entire gigantic cast. This series knows what it’s doing right now to suck me in, and it is doing it splendidly. This is such a nice change of pace for me. I like watching a fun, structured series that knows where it’s going. How can you not be happy with this?
Nothing A Good Cup Of Tea Won’t Fix!
Hank is growing on me fast. I feel sorry for the dude having to go around and kill his former comrades. I’m curious to see where things are going. One thing we know is that the plot is going to lead to Cain at some point.
Let us know what you thought of Episode 2? don’t forget to check out our other Summer 2019 review coverage!!!! Bookmark our previews tag to be the first to see the screenshots and read a summary of the next episode! to be the first to see the screenshots and read a summary of the next episode!
Next Episode: The Minotaur’s Fortress (ミノタウロスの要塞)
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Summer 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast