Shingeki no Bahamut: GENESIS Episode 8

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The king is put into the spotlight quite a bit here, and to my surprise it worked.  He grants territory to Jeanne D’Arc but her resigning shows she doesn’t falter in her own duties as a knight and possible savior of the world against Bahamut.  What made this episode shine was the political aspect of it all:  the king is led by the Angels as by request to have him and his knights to protect the God’s Key [Amira] and her companions.  It might have been a bit too convenient for the story but here is a series that takes itself to the next level and appoints Amira’s protectors Favaro and Kaisar as knights.

Favaro and Kaisar.  They are still becoming more and more like each other and Favaro’s reaction to earning the title was hilarious to see!  This was also a good time for the show to slow-down a bit by establishing a new villain–  Beelzebub.  Azazel being burned by him was frightening and was a slight foreshadow into the demons subtle invasion into the castle and what they want to achieve here.  A sinister vision to the King about Jeanne adds more drama into the political side of how things are run at the castle but I hope that the writers can make this work with only 4 episodes left!

Liked how Amira’s father turns out to be just a bodyguard for an angel from years ago and explains why she acts like a child.  Great development from the side cast of characters here and it episodes like these that refrain from overusing the lead characters that make stronger connections between them by using minor characters like Jeanne and the King to enhance to story’s progression further!

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 8/10

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