Ah, I’m going into this episode blind since I’ve not really been reading my light novels lately. With the second and third volumes in my possession, hopefully I’ll catch up or get ahead by next week, but for now, I’ll just be discussing this episode based on what I watched rather than comparing it to the source material.
In this episode, the lord of Crimonia has a request specifically for Yuna to take on. She’s reluctant to do so at first, but after begrudgingly tending to it, she makes a cute new friend. Following that, things are looking dire for Fina’s mother. Yuna is determined to do something for her, though.
The first part of this episode serves to introduce us to a new character, though we did catch a glimpse of her at the end of the previous episode. That only happens because Yuna begrudgingly accepts a request from the guild.
So now we are officially introduced to Noa, who happens to be a nobleman’s daughter – hence the reason Yuna couldn’t really turn down the request. I’d say that it was worth it for her in the end.
Also, she brings out the Goblin King’s sword, which she hasn’t used. She does actually make use of it in the light novel, and I don’t know whether she does give it up or not yet.
Throughout this episode, Yuna has some pretty amusing ideas of how nobles are. Fortunately, Noa’s father isn’t all that bad. Not that Yuna would have any trouble putting him in place if he was. Regardless, it is things like this and the whole guild system that bring to mind Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!. I know people have been comparing this show to Bofuri, but Mile’s adventures were the first to spring to my mind when I saw the first episode.
The second part of this episode focuses on Fina’s Mum, who is on death’s door. Of course Fina grows desperate and goes to Yuna for help. I imagine you can probably guess how that all ends up playing out.
Besides that, Yuna also meets Fina’s younger sister for the first time.
This episode makes it pretty clear: Yuna has a penchant for attracting younger girls. She does actually acknowledge that herself a little during the episode, though she believes that she is the sisterly type. That seems a pretty apt way to put it to me.
So, yeah, overall, decent episode. Whilst I may be somewhat blind now, I do know that some events have been moved around – Yuna’s snake slaying adventure takes place after she helps out Fina’s Mum, for example.
Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up with the light novels before the next episode, so I can go back to offering a little more insight into what has been adapted.