Plunderer (Episode 8) – Demon of the Abyss

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Jail, Lynn, and Pele arrive at a town that has been completely destroyed and the only survivor is a soldier that is ranting about a demon that killed everyone. They might not know what’s going on, but Jail bets that Licht will!

Demon of the Abyss

The town is in ruins, burst corpses as far as the eye can see. Jail refuses to believe the rantings of the surviving soldier. There’s no way it could have been a demon, but then the lake was gone, replaced by a giant smoky abyss. They head back to the original town in search of medical care for the injured soldier and find Nana, Hina, and Licht.

Jail is furious and demands some answers from Licht, who refuses to help him out at all. Cue the dramatic music for the least dramatic moments in the show. Rather than have another pointless fight, Jail and Licht sit down and have an equally pointless drinking contest. Meanwhile, Hina and Nana get drunk and reminisce about the good times they had with Licht… you know, when he wasn’t trying to grope them or force open their legs to see their panties…

A strange tremor rattles the town and everyone sobers up pretty quickly. Another abyss like hole has appeared and a strange sound is coming from it. The injured soldier manages to run to warn them that it’s just like the last time and that a demon is coming. Jail orders his men to prepare to fight, but Licht tells them all to run. Then, a helicopter rises up through the smoke with it’s weapons pointed at Licht and Jail.

Episode Thoughts

So, the first couple of minutes were kind of interesting and then the final couple of minutes too, but the rest of this episode was a steaming pile. The bizarre dramatic music they keep trying to force into scenes that are not dramatic is ridiculous. Licht is the most belligerent idiot to ever be a protagonist. He obviously knows much more than he lets on, but acts like an ass all the time for apparently no reason. Hina and Lynn falling for him is possibly the least believable thing in the series and that’s saying a lot. I feel like we could have got to this point in episode two and still had the same amount of character development. I literally can’t wait for this series to be over. Only sixteen episodes to go!!!

Ecchi Highlights

Semi-interesting Beginning!

Another Painfully Dull Middle!

Semi-interesting Ending!

Other posts in the series

One comment

  1. Again…all of the serious & unfunny comedic
    scenes kept happening purely for the sake of happening rather than for natural plot progression.

    Licht’s behaviour in this episode acts like a rude teenager instead of being 300+ years old. I get that he’s written under the Chivalrous Pervert trope, but the way he’s presented his personality is badly-written that it’s impossible for me to like him. I could’ve sworn that Licht has “plundered” 86er Shinei Nouzen’s age because why did he keep avoiding answering Jail’s questions?

    I thought Licht was confirmed to be the Hero who saves people no matter what; yet, if he had answered Jail’s questions honestly, he wouldn’t be able to do heroic stuff in the next episode. Now seeing his answers delayed until the final five minutes, I’m convinced Licht is a manipulative plotter who needs to look cool in fighting something dangerous that’ll prove he’s a Hero. What a coward I say.

    And yes, I’ve had a hard time maintaining my suspension of disbelief when that helicopter showed up. I admit it’s an unpredictable plot twist, but the way it shows up without any subtle/indirect hints leading to it makes the reveal feel lukewarm to me.

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