Licht does some yelling and multiplies his count by ten, but that also makes him evil and changes his personality. Then, he has one question for you. Are you my enemy? I have a question too. What even is this show?
So, Sonohara wants to die and challenges Licht to a stars stake. Ironically, Hina knows what that is even though she has no ideas what a count is, or a ballot, or how any of this works… The fight begins, but Licht with his tiny count can’t get close to Sonohara. I guess it’s time to yell and power up then. While that happens, Nana finally reveals some more information about Licht. It’s not like any of this would have been useful at any time prior to now.
Evil Licht manages to knock Sonohara down and her personality changes. She’s now scared of everything. Miraculously, Jail is somehow alive and dives in front of the girl that shot him and all the villagers to save her from evil Licht. She then jumps on top of him to save him. Finally, Licht decides that everyone is his enemy and tries to kill Jail and Sonohara. Only Jail has been hiding his count all this time…
He puts on another glove with a massive count and creates some sort of iron monster to fight evil Licht who has revealed that he wants to kill everyone so that his friends don’t have to. Also, we get a flashback of Sonohara and Licht in high school. More Isekai clues. It ends with Licht back to normal and Jail somehow not dead despite being shot through the chest last episode by someone that never misses…
All right. First things first. This series is stupid and I hate it. The storytelling is atrocious and makes no sense. We now have characters just increasing their counts to whatever they feel like or add extra counts whenever they want. We also have Sonohara who just killed loads of villagers, but that wasn’t her, so we can all hug and celebrate that Licht is back to normal. I feel like there is a good story buried beneath all this garbage, but I’m not interested in this one at all. I’d sooner extract the idea I think it’s going for and making something else up myself.
Here’s how I see it. Licht and his friends, the legendary aces, were Isekaied from Earth to this world, where they won a brutal and bloody war, but they weren’t necessarily on the side of good, but they didn’t know that, because they were manipulated by an evil monocle-wearing German. Now, they have no way to get home and are basically immortal unless they lose a star stake fight. The counts were an interesting idea, but they mean nothing now that anyone can change them whenever they feel like it.
Other posts in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – The Legendary Ace
- Episode 2 – I Hate You!
- Episode 3 – Uniforms are Uniforms
- Episode 4 – Ballot Holder
- Episode 5 – Don’t Apologize, Apologize
- Episode 6 – Hunch
- Episode 7 – It was Delicious
- Episode 8 – Demon of the Abyss
- Episode 9 – Plunderer
- Episode 10 – Serious
- Episode 11 – Up My Sleeve
- Episode 12 – Entrance Ceremony
- Episode 13 – Full Stomach
- Episode 14 – 7 Minutes 12 Seconds
- Episode 15 – An Army That Does Not Kill
- Episode 16 – The War of Waste Disposal
- Episode 17 – Ace of Flashing Strikes
- Episode 18 – Birth of Alcia
- Episode 19 – Cheating
- Waifu of the Week