Shingeki no Bahamut VIRGIN SOUL has a rather low-key episode for us this week in the wake of the previous action-filled display.
Kaiser doesn’t know what to do with the situation at hand; he wants to do the right thing but he’s bound by his duties as a knight and can’t act in any way that would go against the king. He may have been able to do that before when he was a bounty hunter, like Rita says, but he’s confused right now because he wants to stop the king from using excessive force but doesn’t want to earn his wrath at the same time.
After Rita punches him and tries to tell him what made him a good guy before becoming a knight, he goes to express his honest opinion to Charioce: using excessive force and treating the demons as slaves will only beget more hatred and will give rise to more Rag Demons. But Charioce is determined to put down any and every opposition to the peace he has obtained through force. He doesn’t want humans to bow down to gods or demons and wants his race to stand on top of everything. Kaiser believes that there is a way for all beings to live peacefully, but Charioce doesn’t want that. In the end, Charioce tells Kaiser to do whatever he wants, except come in his way. And given who Kaiser is, there is every chance that he will stand in his King’s way, most likely if someone talks him into it.
Nina is out on a shopping spree with Mugaro and only ends up making the kid’s gender even more ambiguous than before. Azazel refers to the kid as a male, but Nina dresses Mugaro as a girl. We’re not sure anymore whether the kid has a Y chromosome or not.
Their journey wasn’t for naught however as on the way back, Nina sees a man kicking his already beat up demon slave. It’s stupid to expect a beat up, weakened slave to be able to work but this man seems to do regardless. Nina tells the guy to stop torturing the slave, but he doesn’t agree with her and starts to threaten her. Mugaro jumps in and uses his (or her) red left eye to break the chains binding the demons and frees them.
Nina tells this story to Bacchus and the duck, both of whom have been tasked by Sofiel to find the Holy Child. The two have found their target and now all they have to do is tell the angels and they’re going back to heaven. But will they really tell the angels? Nina most certainly wouldn’t want them to do that. If they do end up telling the heavenly beings, then Nina might jump in to protect the kid.
And unlike the angels, Charioce plans on using the Rag Demon to lead him to the Holy Kid. Though at the moment the two are separated, but Azazel wouldn’t reveal his location anyway. Though there is a chance that Mugaro shows up when Azazel is in grave danger.
Azazel plans on using the Red Dragon to kill Charioce on the fifth anniversary of the fall of the demon capital. He probably plans on doing something lewd to her since that’s the only way to turn her into a dragon. And he will most likely be using the upcoming festival to launch his attack.
Mugaro and Nina are key to defeating the humans given how they’re both unaffected by the green light technology. The demons want to use the dragon and the angels want to use Mugaro. But Nina doesn’t want to fight using her dragon powers, so how will Azazel use her? And Mugaro most probably wouldn’t want to work with the angels in place of Azazel, so it might be tough to make this kid work, unless they have some mind controlling power or Jeanne D’Arc on their side.
This was a rather uneventful episode with few interesting events. Though we can’t really expect MAPPA to throw action-packed episodes each week. This didn’t feel much like the calm before a storm even though the time for Azazel’s attack draws nearer; this is a bit of a problem, though not huge either.
A festival is coming up and we can expect the mysterious bishounen from last week to reappear with Nina, which should make for something interesting.
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