“Rū wa jibun no kachi o jibun de kimeta yōdesu!” (ルーは自分の価値を自分で決めたようです！)
In another ridiculously good episodes we have some ups, some downs and some really cool scenes once again making High School Prodigies one of my favourite shows this year.
It wasn’t even a tale of two halves. This episode had a few very good stories running through it that ended with actually a very dramatic and sad ending that now spurs this from some kind of Slice of Life show about how these kids handle being in a new world and bring their own skills to it to actually integrating them deeper into the society then they might have wanted to be.
Seeing Masato beat Netuscheland but then try and totally overhaul the entire economy of the area by not putting him out of business was a good way to start the episode especially explaining in a very short and sweet moment who Roo really is and what she really wants. I didn’t think it would end as fast as it did but it actually was the perfect end to a wonderful episode. They then moved on to showing how the group are trying to improve the village in different ways including building a public bath before giving a dramatic moment where the Mayor nearly dies and we see the troubles the villagers have to live with before the actual trouble came along.
In actual fact it slowly escalated the drama all episode long showing how the Prodigies could work to overcome anything from a trade war to bear attacks before giving them something that might be much harder to fight.
A battle with the Government.
When I first sat down to watch this show I had no idea how good it would be. All the characters are slowly getting a chance to show off their character and abilities and whilst some still come across as being ridiculously one dimensional, the Doctor especially even if she got to save the Mayor in this episode, you feel like the series cares enough about these characters that you just aren’t seeing their full character yet but you have faith that at some point you really will which is nice.
I never thought the continent would give us so much either.
When we were thrown into the village that we were thrown into I honestly thought that this was it. I didn’t think there would be a government that had taken over and destroyed all religion or that they would be in a place that was so unkind and toxic that they’d burn a entire village down because poor people shouldn’t be allowed to touch gold. It was totally unexpected but in such a good way.
This episode ended with Elm Village burnt to the ground but Tsukasa maybe being spurred on to take up politics in this new world half because he has to and half because they seemingly have taken Lyrule.
If you haven’t seen the series yet, why are you reading episode 3s review anyway? But if you haven’t go check it out because it just keeps getting better.