Not gonna lie: Youpi gets more adorable every time I see him. His grumpiness as he tries to convince Neferpitou to tell the King that she can’t just switch off her En rather than making Youpi the messenger is too cute. To be fair, if I were smacked on the face like that I would definitely want to do all I could to avoid another swat. Also, I’m pretty sure the fact that I find Youpi adorable right now means he is going to have some super gross power waiting in the wings. (GET IT LOL) That is not an invitation to spoil, by the way!
This is an OK episode. Burns off the rest of the time before the beginning of the mission, though I would have liked a bit more happening since most of last week was all about raising the types of concerns that are raised again this week. Not that I don’t think they wouldn’t keep chatting about this stuff, but it’s not as interesting as it was last week. But oh well. The next episode looks like 100 percent, Grade A SHIT GOING DOWN. (I say “next episode” rather than “next week,” because I think Hunter x Hunter is off next week? ;-;) Did I spy some old friends in the preview scene? This will be very interesting, indeed …
At least, though, there are some new wrinkles introduced in this episode. The wolf dude decided to get some shit done and take Leol’s place as “Chimera Ant who plots for his own gain and thinks he can wield serious power without anyone noticing.” “I’m gonna be the King behind the scenes!!” Haha, sure buddy. Sure. I doubt he’s a weakling, or anything like that, but anyone that arrogant is probably going to get a rude awakening eventually. Still, he’s uncovered enough random stuff that he could conceivably pose some sort of threat, but it feels like it’s kind of late for him since the plan is already going down. I suppose the bad thing for the Hunters would be that it’s one more Chimera Ant paying extra attention to what’s going on inside the palace.
It really all depends on what wolfie ends up doing when the Hunters hit up the place. He was looking for Palm, but then he got distracted trying to figure out where Knov went. And now it seems as if he’s going to wait until the ceremony to do anything? (Unless, of course, he’s simply looking to feed our gross politician friend a heaping helping of bullshit to keep him out of the way.) He could be anywhere, really. I don’t think he’ll be a major threat, but anything that slows the Hunters down and keeps them from splitting up the Royal Guard would be disastrous. He’s probably too strong to kill instantly like Knov did with that one Ant he decapitated.
Ah whatever, he’s a wolf with a mullet, how dangerous could he possibly be. Once he gets his ass kicked he can go back to his old job of being the model for shitty ’80s metal CDs.
Nothing much to say here except “WHOA TOO LEWD.” I like the touch of putting a bunch of hair on her chest. She’s a modern woman, she can do what she wants.
I suppose the final wrinkle in this episode is that the King is getting ever more grumpy. His existential malaise is deepening. Truth be told, I always thought being a King would kind of suck. Like, yeah, you have all this power and control and stuff, but then there’s all that gross responsibility. Ick ick no get away! And if you’re crazy and such, then things would get boring pretty quickly like they are for the King. He’s conquered a land really quick and his subjects are all brainless zombies. Where’s the fun in that? Where’s the challenge? That’s part of why Komugi is actually getting to him — she’s pushing the King and challenging him in a way that will never come from this plan to make a bunch of superpowered Ants and conquer the world. He’ll have the world and … then what? Who will get in his way? What will he actually do with the world after that?
It’s definitely easier to be a King when you’re a figurehead and everyone knows it and you also don’t care. That would be a pretty cushy job.
Look at this old man team, holy shit!!