While the fight itself is finished, we’ve still got a whole ‘nother episode detailing the aftermaths of Stain’s defeat as well as moving smoothly along to the final arc of the adaptation with the examination period the kids will undergo. This made me remember how little Bakugo has shown up in this 2nd half of the show so we’ll be back with his fuming anger whether we like it or not. I’ll tell you right now that Bakugo isn’t going to chill out around Deku for a long while so don’t hold your breath.
I’ve mostly been indulging myself with the newest release of Under Night game through the JP PSN store and been having a blast with its multiplayer. One of the more useful events in FGO arrived in the US versions so I’m also farming the hell out of those but none of the stuff I really need can be farmed until later on. Really want to level Medusa up so she can at least be a bit more useful. Anyways, all that plus spending money of Magic cards have been eating away my time. I should also get to just downloading episodes of Saiyuki and Gyaru instead of streaming them, I feel so lazy about those two for some reason.
Anyways, we continue with the Dark Souls 3 spotlight with the theme of the Crystal Sages. Whereas I completely believed that Dark Souls 3 would be its separate thing, the appearance of the Crystal Sages immediately threw me off-course on the whole timeline deal because Seath and Crystal Magic’s origins were barely ever mentioned aside from an obvious reference from Tark and the not-so-subtle reference to the Old Paledrake’s Soul. Even so, Seathe’s research was rediscovered and apparently two sages spread its techniques across the land. Too bad spells won’t save them from their eventual beatdown.
What I believe to be the climax of this arc arrives. Iida’s vengeance driven confrontation with Stain ends and as the latter is about to end the young hero’s life, Deku and Todoroki swoop in as they try and delay Stain for as long as possible. I’ll give this another episode for the fight to end and for the examination arc to start. Kind of sad it’s ending so close to an arc that preludes another amazing one but hey, this is a popular enough series I guess and I’m expecting for it to win over people with this arc so here’s hoping.
Aside from being aghast at MTG rare card costs, I’m too busy on twitter reading up what’s going with the new Under Night release with the bunch of new content being shown off. More are just QoL improvements but I’m really excited to hear what the story might hold. I’ve had Enkidu and Wagner’s theme playing from the streams for quite a while and I’m liking what I hear. You can tell how distracted I was today seeing how delayed this was. But other than those, I actually started watching more series this season, namely two. From a reluctant recommendation by a friend, Hajimete no Gyaru and satisfying a nostalgia itch, the return of Saiyuki. I’ll talk more about those later but I probably won’t cover them.
Anyways, moving onto our theme of the week. One of the notably tougher tutorial bosses in the series compared to the likes of Asylum Demon and the Vanguard. Lord knows what counts as a tutorial boss in DS2 between the pathetic Dragon Rider and the Lost Giant. Iudex Gundyr also has some other implications in the story as he stands as the judge for the Champion of Ash as he failed to be one in ages past. Apparently in a different age, in where he was the champion the world was thrown into dark and a lot of really convoluted theory that Ludleth turned back time from that age to try and fix it. Champion Gundyr is apparently another version of Gundyr that was a hero but even I can’t have too much confidence in any theory to really talk about it.
An exposition HEAVY episode ends with some exciting stuff. As I was typing this with the episode playing the back, I was catching myself in surprise how much I was transcribing the details laid out in the episode. The episode really nailed how it moved from its every-day training into what I believe is the first turning point of the series with the Hero Killer arc.
Having nothing to do in FGO is pretty boring now that I’m just hoarding up quartz and farming materials since I’ve leveled everyone I’ve wanted up to a point where the only thing I have left is to farm. The Singularities are all done and it’ll be a while until we get the next batch of actual content so it’s going to be a long wait.
Anyways, this is really cutting it close so let’s get this done. This week’s theme is that of Dark Souls 3’s Firelink Shrine. Whereas the shrine was something singular in DS1, the art of linking fire has become something of a tradition now and this particular shrine serves as your hub once again. Now with even more NPCs to gather and help you out in your journey, this is quite the fitting hub for our last journey. Outside stands a Tree of Giants as well as a tower that hides the grisly fate of the Firekeepers that stay here, as an entire tower is filled with the corpses of the firekeepers.
And we return to our regularly scheduled programming where Deku learns how to finally control his power within one episode of his supposed training. To think people still ask why this series is as popular as it is, well, here’s one of the reasons. Though I guess waiting 27 episodes for main character to stop crying took enough patience anyways.
Now that Deku has his actual power, and from the looks of the opening, they’ll actually be going ahead with the whole examination period arc. That means we’ll end before the school trip arc but that leaves with the enormous possibility of a Season 3 which means we might actually All For One.