Adlet and Fremy Vs. Three Braves
I keep on mentioning this in every episode review but screw it, I love the fact that Adlet Mayer, the self-proclaimed “Strongest Man In The World” just keeps on proving to everyone that he is not someone to be taken lightly. Not only did he have to go up against Hans the master assassin and Chamo the swamp fiend summoning brat in previous episodes, but now he had to face Mora Chester the Saint of the Mountains, Nashetania the Saint of Swords and Goldof, a sixteen year old who can apparently not be killed by bullets. Sure Adlet had help from Hans against Chamo and Fremy against all three of these Braves, but just the sheer fact that he survived everything that’s been thrown at him so far is amazing.
This just goes to show that Adlet Mayer’s strength doesn’t lie in his skills, strength or powers given to him by some deity. No, Adlet’s strength comes from his unwavering resolve and determination. Even when he’s been beaten, broken and bleeding, Adlet kept on fighting and kept on moving. Not once did he say, “I give up”, and when he did in the last episode, he did so in a way where he sacrificed himself to make sure that no one would go after Fremy should he die. I swear, Rokka no Yuusha is definitely now amongst my top 5 shows of this year and if something wants to beat it, Death Parade, Food Wars and Ore Monogatarii, they need to be real freaking good.
Oh and before we move onto Adlet’s answer to the riddle of the Fake Brave—I do want to talk about crazy Nashetania. Crazy Nashetania was pretty cool, and probably one of the tougher enemies Adlet had to fight due to the speed of her magical flying swords. But besides the fight itself, I’m curious as to how quickly she just snapped like that—from “I want to protect Adlet” to “I want to kill Adlet” I mean. I get that she felt betrayed by him, but (and I’m gonna assume that we’re still working on the same grounded logic here) I just think that there’s something more to that moment of crazy that she just had.
Adlet Mayer: Aztec Batman
Okay, I’m not going to lie; I’m no detective. If I was in Adlet’s shoes I wouldn’t have figured out any of that and I would have been dead (actually I would have died from just a normal fiend, but I digress). Adlet’s deduction of the Fake Brave’s plot had me raising my eyebrow, but looking back, everything Adlet said made sense in the context of the story. From the temperature rising and falling and to the Sun Saint’s disappearance, everything was laid out right from the start and I guess it’s my fault for not thinking about any of that (but like I said, I’m not detective).
Adlet really is Aztec Batman. Not only did he go up against the whole Justice League, but he also acted as genius detective whilst trying to survive everyone. In the end he relied on luck to save his skin, but that was one of those gambles characters like him have to make in order to live through the most terrible of encounters. Now I’m not sure if Adlet’s really figured out who the seventh and Fake brave is—but seeing as Chamo decided to side with Hans in finding the others, I have a feeling that if Adlet points his finger at Mora, both Hans and Chamo will probably side with him (at least Hans, not sure about Chamo).
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait and see who the real Fake Brave is next episode because this week’s episode did end in a cliffhanger.
I love this show. I swear to God, I’m so glad I didn’t drop this. I thought that it looked generic and had a generic plot, but damn, I do love being proven wrong sometimes.
- Adlet and Fremy Vs. Three Braves
- Crazy Nashetania
- Adlet’s Deduction