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Chained Soldier Episode 9 Review

Chained Soldier Episode 9 Review

Wholesome Rewards

Over the past two episodes of Chained Soldier, Yuuki received some wholesome rewards. In Episode 9, he picked up Kyouka like a princess and got a kiss from her. That’s pretty cute if you ask me. And, in Episode 8, he got a kiss on the cheek from the adorable Nei-senpai.

These rewards are quite different from some of the other rewards we’ve seen Yuuki receive. You know, things like bathing with Kyouka and Himari or having Kyouka sit on his face. So, here’s my question to you. Do you prefer these wholesome rewards over the dirty ones?

I’m not sure which I prefer. I like the wholesome rewards. But, at the same time, the dirty rewards are a major part of the series. Like, I don’t think the series would be very popular without them. I know I certainly wouldn’t be as interested in it.

Yuuki kissing Kyouka while carrying her from the anime series Chained Soldier Episode 9
Yuuki kissing Kyouka while carrying her

But, something I was thinking about while watching Episode 9 is that there needs to be a balance. The wholesome content is what makes me get invested in the characters. I’ve liked Shushu from the start because she has a crush on Yuuki. And I liked Himari and Tenka a lot more once we saw their cuter sides.

However, if there’s no ecchi content, Chained Soldier isn’t all that exciting. I could watch plenty of other anime if I want good action and romance. The ecchi content is what makes this series more unique.

Now, there was some ecchi content in this episode. We got to see Coco licking Yuuki all over. But, that wasn’t quite the same as some of the previous ecchi content in the series. First of all, it wasn’t uncensored. And second of all, it didn’t tie into Yuuki’s fantasies, which is important.

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Humanoid Shuuki Are People Too

We got to see a pretty different side of the humanoid Shuuki in Episode 9. The fact that they’re sentient and have personalities is nothing new. Even Yuuki’s sister still being herself despite her current appearance isn’t new. But, we hadn’t yet gotten to see them acting like humans.

Things like Aoba and Coco wrestling and laughing together are what’s new. Or, the other, unnamed humanoid Shuuki going about their daily lives in the village. When we see things like that, it illustrates that the humanoid Shuuki are still people.

And, Aoba points out something very important. The Shuuki that Yuuki and the MDF usually fight are 100% monsters. However, the humanoid Shuuki were all humans at one point. They know what it means to be human. And, they probably still have human family members who are missing them.

Naon Yuno (and Coco Zenibako) from the anime series Chained Soldier Episode 9
Naon Yuno (and Coco Zenibako)

Considering all of this, it’s no wonder that Yuuki believes there’s a path to peace. The Commander in Chief of the MDF wants to set up a meeting between both sides. So, if the humanoid Shuuki are still human to an extent, they should be able to find common ground.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem possible right now. Aoba, Naon, and Coco reject meeting with the MDF and declare that they’re going to continue to fight. I’ll get into why I think this is their stance in the next section. But, I want to point out that I still believe that there will be peace in the end.

Yuuki’s the bridge between the two sides. The girls of the MDF like him, so he has a decent amount of sway there. All the humanoid Shuuki like Aoba, so she similarly has sway in her domain. And since they’re siblings, they should be able to work things out.

Peace Was Never an Option

Okay, so why isn’t peace an option (currently)? We don’t know for sure just yet. But, we can infer some things from what little the humanoid Shuuki said. In particular, what Aoba said. And, the first thing is that they view the MDF as their enemy.

There was nothing said about humanity being the enemy of the humanoid Shuuki. At least, not from these three. Some of the other humanoid Shuuki might not agree with that. But, it’s specifically the MDF that Aoba, Naon, and Coco have an issue with.

So, what did the MDF do to them? As far as we know, nothing. After all, the MDF only recently learned of the existence of humanoid Shuuki. At least, as far as we know. It’s possible that the higher-ups already knew. And, it’s possible that they did something to the humanoid Shuuki in the past.

Naon, Aoba, and Coco from the anime series Chained Soldier Episode 9
Naon, Aoba, and Coco

What could they have done? Did they commit humanoid Shuuki genocide? Again, it’s possible. But, something else Aoba says seems to imply something different. She says that the reason the humanoid Shuuki look the way they do is due to the Mato Peaches.

However, we also learn that Aoba never ate a Mato Peach — at least not when Yuuki knew her as a human. So, did she decide to start eating them once she arrived in Mato? Did she have to in order to survive after the Mato incident that took her away?

Or, was the MDF responsible for her disappearance and current situation? Did they kidnap and experiment on her? I’m going to predict that’s the case. I’m predicting that the humanoid Shuuki were created against their will by the MDF. And, I predict that only those at the very top know about this. It’s a conspiracy.

Final Thoughts

What do you think about Chained Soldier Episode 9? Do you prefer the wholesome or ecchi rewards Yuuki gets? How do you think one becomes a humanoid Shuuki? And, why do you think they view the MDF as their enemies despite a proposed peace agreement?

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Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9 Review

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9 Review

Gushing over Pop Idols!

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9 was a good Loco Musica-focused episode. She seems like a fun character and I’m glad we got to see more of her (in more ways than one) this week.

Now, in my Episode 8 review, I made a pretty soft prediction. I said that Loco Musica would split off from Lord Squad — which she did. But, I said I wasn’t sure if she’d join up with Enormita. I should have made a more rigid prediction about that because, thinking back on it, of course she was going to join.

With that said, I couldn’t have predicted that Leberblume would also join Enormita. But, in my defense, even Leberblume herself didn’t know she was going to. Loco Musica decided that for her. And, the fact that Loco Musica made that decision is, at least a little, interesting.

Loco Musica performing for her "fans" from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9
Loco Musica performing for her “fans”

Prior to this episode, I didn’t get the feeling that Loco Musica and Leberblume liked each other. However, we now know that’s not the case. They’re friends, at least to some extent. And, Leberblume only acts cold toward Loco Musica because she’s a tsundere.

Loco Musica has no fans. But, she thought she at least had a few because people attended her concerts. Well, it turns out that Leberblume was using her ability to force those people to attend. Why? Probably because she wanted to support Loco Musica. She didn’t want her friend to give up on her dream of becoming a pop idol.

Obviously, finding out that she doesn’t have any fans hurt Loco Musica. But, it looks like she forgave Leberblume for tricking her like this. After all, Leberblume only did it for Loco Musica’s sake. She wasn’t trying to hurt Loco Musica — she wanted to protect her.

Leberblume’s Magic Ability

We still don’t know what Lord Enorme’s ability is. But, after seeing Leberblume’s ability, we know the abilities of the three Lord Squad underlings. Loco Musica is able to fight with the power of music. Sister Gigant can become giant. And Leberblume is Shikamaru Nara from Naruto.

Back in my review of Episode 7, I said Leberblume’s outfit looked like that of an assassin. It looks like I was right. Her ability lets her control anyone whose shadow she comes into contact with. Where her ability goes beyond Shikamaru’s is that she can also become a shadow.

The first way we saw her using her ability in the episode was to control Loco Musica’s “fans.” At first, I thought she was only preventing them from leaving. But, it looks like she was actually forcing them to cheer for Loco Musica, as well.

Leberblume and Loco Musica from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9
Leberblume and Loco Musica

In the fight against Enormita, Leberblume shows what else she can do. She controls and uses Leoparde to attack Magia Baiser. And, she does this by entering Leoparde’s shadow via the shadow of one of Magia Baiser’s scissors. The more shadows there are, the stronger Leberblume is because she has more to work with.

Also, in line with her assassin/kunoichi outfit, Leberblume uses shuriken as weapons. This is a good backup attack in case her opponents begin avoiding shadows. And, I guess she can also use the shadows cast by the shurikens she throws. That’s probably pretty useful.

Despite all of this, though, she was still caught in Nero Alice’s dollhouse. And unlike Sister Gigant, she can’t break free with brute force. Once she’s in the dollhouse, there’s nothing she can do. So, Magia Baiser uses the trapped Leberblume as a hostage to also defeat Loco Musica at the same time.

Loco Musica Is Replacing Magia Magenta

It’s been a little bit since I talked about the kinks of the girls in this series. But, it’s time to bring that discussion back. And, the reason is that Loco Musica appears to be replacing Magia Magenta. At least, a little bit.

You might not remember, but Magenta’s original thing was exhibitionism. Baiser stripped her in the middle of the playground. And, at the time, it looked like that was going to be a recurring gag. However, then we got the episode with Nero Alice and Magenta.

I could make an argument for that still falling under exhibitionism. Magenta was still being exposed (to Nero Alice) while Nero Alice was babying her. But, the overarching story of Episode 6 made it seem like age play was the real kink going on. So, that could be more of Magenta’s thing.

Loco Musica performing nude from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9
Loco Musica performing nude

Now, with Loco Musica, it seems very clear that exhibitionism is going to be a recurring gag for her. She wants to be an idol, but she’s terrible at singing. However, when Baiser forces her to strip on stage, she can suddenly sing better. And, she really enjoyed how Leoparde and Nero Alice were watching her.

Did being stripped make Loco Musica a great singer? No. She was definitely way better. But, she still wasn’t amazing. Also, being better at singing doesn’t matter too much when the lyrics are still horrible. She needs to be a better singer and a better songwriter.

I wonder how this is going to affect her going forward. If she’s better at singing when naked, is she going to strip on her own in the future? Or, are the Tres Magia and members of the Lord Squad going to strip her? It has to happen somehow, right?

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9? Were you expecting both Loco Musica and Leberblume to defect to Enormita? What do you think about Leberblume’s ability? And, did this episode change your opinion of Loco Musica? It definitely made me like her more.

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One Piece Episode 1093 Review

One Piece Episode 1093 Review

Blackbeard’s Crew

One Piece Episode 1093 proved me wrong in quite a few ways. I said some things about Blackbeard and Law in my review of Episode 1092. And, those statements didn’t age well at all. I was wrong about the reason Blackbeard was attacking and the strength of Law’s crew.

It turns out that Blackbeard isn’t after Law’s devil fruit or the immortality it can provide. Also, it turns out that the Heart Pirates are actually pretty strong. Jeanbart was able to stop Van Augur’s sniper shot with his body. And apparently, Shachi and Penguin are basically fishmen.

But, even considering this, the Heart Pirates should still be outmatched. Law’s still the only member of the crew with a devil fruit. Meanwhile, all of the Ten Titanic Captains of the Blackbeard Pirates have devil fruits. So, let’s go over who Blackbeard’s crewmates are and what fruit they have.

Genderbent Trafalgar D. Water Law from the anime series One Piece Episode 1093
Genderbent Trafalgar D. Water Law

We know Blackbeard himself has two fruits. He has the Dark-Dark Fruit and the Tremor-Tremor Fruit. Along with him at this battle against the Heart Pirates are Jesus Burgess, Van Augur, and Doc Q.

Jesus Burgess has the Strong-Strong Fruit, which gives him super strength. Van Augur has the Warp-Warp Fruit which allows him to teleport himself and those he touches. And Doc Q has the Sick-Sick Fruit, which spreads disease. Apparently, the diseases Doc Q can spread can be anything. He spread a gender-bending disease among the Heart Pirates.

The seven other Blackbeard Pirates captains who aren’t at this battle are:

  • Shiryu with the Clear-Clear Fruit
  • Avalo Pizarro with the Isle-Isle Fruit
  • Laffitte with an unnamed devil fruit
  • Catarina Devon with the Dog-Dog Fruit Model: Nine-Tailed Fox
  • Sanjuan Wolf with the Huge-Huge Fruit
  • Vasco Shot with the Glug-Glug Fruit
  • Kuzan with the Chilly-Chilly Fruit

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Battle for the Poneglyphs

Alright, so I said that Blackbeard isn’t after Law for his devil fruit. That’s very surprising. Blackbeard should know that Law’s fruit can be used to grant immortality. After Dr. Vegapunk, Blackbeard probably knows the most about devil fruits. He studied them to determine the strongest ones.

It’s understandable that Blackbeard wouldn’t be familiar with Law’s awakened abilities. That’s fine. But, it seems to be pretty well-known that the Op-Op Fruit can perform the immortality surgery. A lot of people have known that throughout the series. It’s hard to imagine that Blackbeard doesn’t.

And, it’s hard to imagine that Blackbeard wouldn’t want to be immortal. Sure, there are plenty of people who wouldn’t want to be immortal. Seeing everyone you care about die long before you doesn’t seem like much fun. But, I don’t get the feeling that Blackbeard is concerned about that. He just wants power.

Blackbeard vs. Law from the anime series One Piece Episode 1093
Blackbeard vs. Law

Anyway, what Blackbeard is actually after is the Road Poneglyphs. He knows that there was one in Wano. And since Law came from Wano, he’s assuming Law has a copy of that Poneglyph. Like most other strong pirates, Blackbeard is after the One Piece.

In fact, I think there have only been two top-tier pirates who weren’t interested in the One Piece. Whitebeard didn’t care about finding it. Even when Roger offered to tell him about it, he had no interest. Shanks is the other one, but that might have changed recently.

From what I remember, after the events of Wano, Shanks said that it was time to start looking for the One Piece. However, I still don’t get the feeling that he wants it to crown himself King of the Pirates like everyone else. My guess is that he wants to gatekeep the One Piece in a sense.

Teach Is as Crafty as Ever

Why couldn’t Big Mom or Kaido ever acquire the One Piece? Their crews were massive and also some of the most powerful in the entire world. You’d think that if anyone could find the legendary treasure, it would be one of them.

But, there’s one major thing that was standing in each of their ways: Each other. Big Mom had one of the Road Poneglyphs and Kaido had another. Unless one of them defeated the other, neither could get their hands on all four Road Poneglyphs. And, that’s assuming they could find the other two.

We know the third Road Poneglyph was on Zou. But, nobody knows where the fourth is. At least, as far as we’re aware. It’s entirely possible that someone like Im or Dr. Vegapunk knows where it is. So, we may learn of its location in this arc.

Kuzan freezing Cacao Island from the anime series One Piece Episode 1093
Kuzan freezing Cacao Island

Anyway, Blackbeard had the same problem as Big Mom and Kaido. He didn’t want to have to fight Big Mom to get her Poneglyph. And he didn’t want to have to fight Kaido to get his. Blackbeard is strong, sure. But, he’s also crafty and will generally try to find the most efficient way to achieve his goal.

So, what did Blackbeard do? He sat back and let Luffy, Law, and Kid take out both Big Mom and Kaido. And then, he waited at an island where he figured one of those three would head toward next. That happened to be Law.

Blackbeard assumed those three wouldn’t continue traveling together. So, he didn’t have to worry about fighting them all at once. If he only had to fight one of them, he was convinced he could win. Even against Gear 5 Luffy, at this point, Blackbeard probably still has the advantage.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of One Piece Episode 1093? Were you expecting the Heart Pirate crew to be as strong as they are? Do you think Law is going to lose his devil fruit during his fight against Blackbeard? And, where do you predict the final Road Poneglyph is located?

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One Piece Episode 1092 Review

One Piece Episode 1092 Review

New Island, New Outfits

Right at the start of One Piece Episode 1092, we get some exposition about the Vegapunks. As expected, there are six of them. But, what I didn’t expect is that they aren’t the same as Judge Vinsmoke’s children.

The Vegapunks (officially called Satellites) are different aspects of the Dr. Vegapunk. Because he’s so busy, he split his personality up into different bodies. Shaka is the good one, Lilith is the evil one, Edison is the thinker, Pythagoras is the wise one, Atlas is the violent one, and York is the greedy one.

For now, it’s still unclear if the original Dr. Vegapunk still exists. In the OP, we only see him as a hologram. So, it’s possible that his original body no longer exists. It might just be the six Vegapunks now. Or, he could exist without those personalities within him.

Luffy wearing his new outfit for the Egghead Island arc from the anime series One Piece Episode 1092
Luffy wearing his new outfit for the Egghead Island arc

Enough about the Vegapunks, though. The more important thing we got from this episode is some new outfits. Luffy, Chopper, Jinbe, and Bonney all got their Egghead Island outfits. I know Bonney isn’t a member of the Straw Hats, but I’m glad she got a new outfit too.

Seeing Bonney in her Egghead outfit was a nice teaser for when we eventually get Nami and Robin in theirs. I know we’ve already seen their Egghead outfits in the OP and mid-roll. However, I can’t wait for the official reveal. I hope we don’t have to wait too much longer.

Anyway, there are two kinds of outfits to choose from. There’s the SSG (Special Science Group) futuristic outfit. And there’s a tropical outfit with a Hawaiian shirt. Jinbe goes with the tropical outfit while Luffy, Chopper, and Bonney go with SSG outfits. They all come with SSG boots, though.

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Bonney’s Lamentation

I thought Bonney said that Kuma was her father in Episode 1091. But, I guess all she told Luffy, Chopper, and Jinbe was that Dr. Vegapunk turned her father into a cyborg. She didn’t tell them she was talking about Kuma until Episode 1092.

Well, now they know. And, that could make things a bit more complicated. If Bonney won’t let the Straw Hats fight the Pacifistas, things could get tricky. But, maybe they’ll be able to convince her that the Pacifistas aren’t Kuma. They’re based on Kuma, but there’s still only one original that’s Kuma.

Do we know if the Pacifista currently with the Revolutionary Army is the original Kuma? I think it is. But, I don’t remember if we know that for sure. If it is, do you think Bonney knows where he is? Or, does she not know which one is the real Kuma?

Bonney reacting to seeing a Pacifista from the anime series One Piece Episode 1092
Bonney reacting to seeing a Pacifista

I suppose we’ll find that all out in this arc. And, hopefully, we’ll get more information about how Kuma and Bonney are related. He definitely raised her based on the flashback we saw in this episode. But, I’m still not convinced that they’re related by blood.

Also, speaking of Kuma, we saw a new Seraphim based on him with CP0. That should make things even more interesting with Bonney. The Seraphim version of Kuma is pretty different than the original Kuma. So, how’s she going to view that one? Is she still going to think of it like Kuma?

Oh, and I almost forgot, didn’t Kuma volunteer to be the model for the Pacifistas? I seem to remember that being the case. Was that World Government propaganda or was it true? And how do you think that will change how Bonney views the Pacifistas?

Blackbeard Vs. Heart Pirates

Toward the end of the episode, we caught up with the Heart Pirates and saw them run into the Blackbeard Pirates. If you were paying attention to the OP, you’ll have known this was going to happen at some point.

In the OP, we see Luffy fight Lucci, Law fight Blackbeard, Kid fight Shanks, and Garp fight Aokiji. Also, Zoro fights what appears to be one of the Seraphim. Considering this is Zoro we’re talking about, I assume that’s the Seraphim based on Mihawk.

So, we have those fights to look forward to in this arc. And the first seems like it’s going to be Law vs. Blackbeard. And, if I’m being honest, I don’t see how Law’s going to win this. Yes, Law’s strong. But, is he Blackbeard strong? Also, his crew is a bunch of weaklings compared to Blackbeard’s crew.

Blackbeard attacking the Heart Pirates from the anime series One Piece Episode 1092
Blackbeard attacking the Heart Pirates

From my understanding, none of Law’s crewmates have devil fruit powers or even the ability to use Haki. They’re just normal pirates. Law is the reason why they’re a strong crew. The rest of them are there more for comedy than anything else. So, they’re not going to be helpful in this fight.

Does that mean this is going to be the end of Law? I wouldn’t actually mind that. I don’t feel like Oda would kill off Law here. But, there’s also not much reason to keep him alive, either. His story ended with the defeat of Kaido.

My prediction is that Law won’t die here, though. Sure, it would reinforce Blackbeard as a major threat. But, that’s not necessary. Instead, I think Blackbeard is going to capture Law and try to get him to perform the immortality surgery on him. Remember, that’s a special thing Law’s devil fruit can do.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of One Piece Episode 1092? Of the four new outfits for Egghead Island we’ve seen so far, which is your favorite? How do you think Bonney will react to the Kuma Seraphim? And, do you think Law will survive his encounter with Blackbeard?

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Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 24 Review

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 24 Review

Perfect Replicas

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 24 was a good episode even if it didn’t get as far as I hoped it would. I wanted to see the fight against Frieren’s replica. But, at least it looks like we might get to see that in the next episode.

Anyway, in this episode, we learned a few more things about the replicas within the dungeon. Allegedly, these replicas have the same mana capacity as the mages they’re copies of. So, I guess that means you don’t have to worry about your replica stalling you out of mana.

But, for someone like Übel, even if her replica had unlimited mana, it wouldn’t make much of a difference. Übel is a very aggressive mage — as we saw. She’s not the kind to sit back and use up all her mana over time. She goes on the offensive.

Land arriving to save Übel from her replica from the anime series Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Episode 24
Land arriving to save Übel from her replica

The reason she had to go on the offensive against her own replica was because it acts just like her. It doesn’t only have her fighting techniques, spells, and mana. When it attacked Übel and Land, it immediately went for Land’s golem flask so he couldn’t use it to flee.

That’s exactly the kind of thing Übel would do in a fight. She’d try to wound her opponent and prevent them from escaping. We even saw her attempt this in the previous test of the exam. Remember how she went for Wirbel’s eyes instead of going for the kill?

What I liked most about this fight, though, was how Übel used Land. She determined that the Land who was with her was a fake. And, she (correctly) assumed that the real Land would come to her rescue if she risked her life to save the fake.

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Final Boss Frieren

Frieren, Fern, and Sense eventually catch up to Denken’s group deep within the dungeon. Despite entering later than Frieren’s group, Denken’s group didn’t spend time exploring. So, they made it to the depths of the dungeon much faster. But, I’m sure they didn’t have as much fun.

Considering the personalities of both Frieren and Denken, I was surprised they didn’t team up earlier. Like, I thought Frieren would have agreed to work with Denken. Even if she didn’t need the help of him and his group, it seemed like something she’d do.

But, it’s also possible that the reason she didn’t party up with them is because she wanted to explore. Most of the mages taking part in the test wouldn’t have wanted to waste time doing that. Fern is used to Frieren being like this, so she’s really the only one Frieren could go with.

Methode testing her restraint magic on Frieren from the anime series Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Episode 24
Methode testing her restraint magic on Frieren

What about Kanne and Lawine? Wouldn’t they have been fine with going with Frieren and exploring the dungeon? Sure, I doubt they would have had a problem with that. However, I think they didn’t ask to go with Frieren for a specific reason.

The only reason Kanne and Lawine passed the first test was because of Frieren. So, I can see them not wanting to rely on Frieren again here. If they’re going to become First-Class mages, they want it to be because of their own abilities.

But, in order to complete the dungeon, the mages are going to have to work together at some point. So far, we’ve only seen the mages defeat Übel and Laufen replicas. They still have far stronger replicas to defeat — like Frieren and Sense. And, the Fern and Denken replicas are going to be serious obstacles for many of them.

Coming Up With A Plan

How do you defeat a replica of Frieren? Even with Frieren herself, Fern, Denken, Richter, Laufen, and Methode, they need to come up with a plan. And, this isn’t what I was expecting. I thought Frieren would show up and defeat herself in one shot or something.

So, the first two suggestions are to use restraint or hypnosis magic. If they can stop the Frieren replica even for a moment, Frieren can defeat it. However, that doesn’t seem like it’s going to work since Frieren resists both of those. Methode even tested her restraint and hypnosis magic on Frieren to make sure.

All hope isn’t lost, though. Edel specializes in hypnosis magic. She’s not with this group right now. So, that’s a problem. And, she’s not a combatant. So, there’s that too. But, if she can make it this far into the dungeon, her hypnosis spell might be strong enough.

Edel imagining magic from the anime series Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Episode 24
Edel imagining magic

Unfortunately for this group, Edel’s not going to reach them. She, Blei, and Dünste ran into the replica of Sense. And, when Edel tried to use her hypnosis spell, she discovered that it doesn’t work on replicas. They don’t have a mind to hypnotize.

If that’s not going to work, then what’s left? Theoretically, they should be able to win somewhat easily. Frieren can fight the replica to a draw. So, while she’s doing that, the other can attack the replica, too. It shouldn’t be able to defend against all of those attacks.

But, it turns out that there might be an even easier solution: Fern. Fern believes that she can defeat the Frieren replica. And, I believe her. She’s been with Frieren for years. I’m sure she’s recognized weaknesses that Frieren doesn’t even realize she has. So, all she has to do is exploit those.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 24? Did you think Übel was going to be able to defeat her replica on her own? How many of the replicas do you think will be defeated by the end of the test? And, how are you expecting Fern to defeat the Frieren replica?

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