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Frieren battles against Denken in order to get their stolen Stille back, while the two of her party members are struggling against Richter. As they battle, Denken tells Frieren about the Great Mage Serie, who has created the barrier surrounding them. When Frieren found about it in the past, she has already deciphered the barrier, breaking it, allowing some rain to pass. And because of the rain, Kanne and Lawine had gained a battle advantage.
Richter is a magician who controls earth and ground. He can be strong, but can be a wimp when he finally faced his weakness. Kanne and Lawine are at disadvantage when there is no water nearby, and they were weakened by him. So far, Lawine and Kanne can never back down on any opponents, who are years ahead, in terms of magical strength, than them, and Frieren is well trusting them that much.
On the other hand, Denken is powerful, too, despite of his older age. All he wants are wealth and power, and he wanted to go back to his hometown in the Northern Plains — the reason why he wanted to become a First-Class Mage. He has really underestimated Frieren that much because of his own power. And so, Frieren is just being cool here, and she has done everything in order to resolve about the stolen Stille.
Nothing too much to observe for the other characters, like Laufen, who also tried to become a wimp.
The Episode has really made me enjoy the battle scenes, where these powerful mages fight on the spot. Something that made me open my eyes a lot when surprised about the twist.
Also, the appearances of the Great Mage Serie, as well as the ending appearance of Stark, had somehow made me excited here to see what’s gonna happen next.
So far, the first horn of the demon (First-Class Mage Exam arc part one) has been snapped off. Let’s see what’s going to happen next on their second part of the story arc, which is the second part of the test. Of course, former teammates will become enemies from now on. Will Fern be finally facing her teammates… as teased from the next Episode title?
Overall, this Episode is just good and just right. You can look at the review rating summary and breakdown section to see what are my comments for this Episode.
Review Rating Summary and Breakdown
Story: (4/5) – Surprisingly, the plot is too good to watch, and some of it were executed correctly. Especially when the remaining plot holes for this Episode were finally resolved.
Animation: (4/5) – Not good in observing, but the animation of the attack beams and barriers are looking great.
Insights: (4/5) – Into the extent that an enemy may be weaker than you, you shoudn’t still underestimate him or her. It is because they might be having some abilities that you might not have, and can have advantage at you, irregardless if your strength is 10 years ahead than them.