Shingeki no Bahamut VIRGIN SOUL delivers its season finale and it is quite an intense episode as the humans emerge victorious in the big battle.
The weird black and green sphere is a weapon of mass destruction called Dromos. The humans had stolen some forbidden techology from the gods during their plundering adventures, and Charioce thought it would be interesting to have a big weapon like this. The weapon is so deadly that it has Gabriel freaked out to the point that she orders her angel army to fall back even though they’re moments away from taking over the human castle.
What intrigues us about the sphere is what Gabriel says about it later on in the episode: she explains that it is a relic from a time before men, demons and gods roamed Mistarcia. Does this mean that there were beings before the ones we see here existed, who created this weapon? If so, then who were they and what happened to them? Is the world of Shingeki no Bahamut some post-apocalyptic world like Scrapped Princess where higher levels of technology were reached but then everyone was wiped out and they started all over again?
Another question is: how did humanity make this weapon? What Gabriel says makes it seem like there is some non-human being helping out the humans with this. Either that, or that humans have advanced in technology way faster than the gods had expected. Gabriel is more shocked at how humanity gathered everything needed for the weapon than anything else, which reinforces the former theory.
Nina and Jeanne are off to the dragon village to meet an old lady who supposedly knows how to go to heaven. We can expect some more information on this world and its history.
Dromos blows away the angel spacecraft and completely overpowers El. Without El’s power, the angel army perishes, which makes Gabriel fear for her own existence; Charioce might end up completely annihilating the gods if things go on this way. Dromos is as capable as Bahamut to flip the world around. Things were already bad as is between the three beings, and now everything is going in humanity’s favor.
Favaro and Nina got blown away while the weapon was working; Favaro’s location is unknown and Nina flew straight into Charioce’s face, quite literally. She has Charioce hug her and turn her into a dragon, after which she secures a safe exit for Jeanne.
After defeating the giant robot which was most likely specifically built for this red dragon, she goes to Charioce who turns her back into a human by touching her. Nina turning dragon and back really is related to her being in love with Charioce. She can also become a dragon again, but she’ll need Charioce for that, unless she falls in love with someone else.
This episode had a lot of beautifully animated, exciting war action. Watch the best of it below:
The animation here had a great deal of polish to it and this is the thirteenth episode. The show has been consistent with its animation till this point, which means that we can expect some more animated goodness in the next cour. But with this level of animation here, it means that MAPPA’s upcoming Shokoku no Altair and Kakegurui may not be on their priority list. And you can guess what fate they’re going to have if that is the case.
Shingeki no Bahamut VIRGIN SOUL ended the season with a big fight which almost annihilated the angels. Jeanne wants to go to El which means that she’ll have to go to heaven, for which they’re going to the dragon village for information gathering on how to get there. We’re going to get some information on many things soon enough.
Things are sure to get interesting as we learn more about the world. Things have changed quite a lot now since humanity has such a dangerous weapon; the demons were already suppressed and now the gods are also in a pinch. This was quite the ending to the first cour and we look forward to what they have in store for us for the second cour.
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