If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of The Rising of the Shield Hero, please shield your eyes from these spoilers!
This week’s episode kicks off with the POPE going absolutely MAD with power, as he seeks to eliminate all of the Cardinal Heroes for having hurt the people inhabiting the world with their reckless actions rather than help them out like they’re supposed to. Yeah, sure, Motoyasu, Ren and Itsuki (but ESPECIALLY Motoyasu!) have caused more harm than good, but Naofumi’s the one who’s been cleaning up after their messes, so what’s up with that?!
The kicker here is that the Pope is shown having a weapon that can take the form of ALL of the heroes’ Cardinal Weapons! OP much? But it’s not only the form of the weapons that it replicates, but also the weapon’s skills are replicated as well. That’s… pretty much this world’s ultimate weapon, right? And the POPE has it? Welp.
The time for talk has passed and the Pope readies his next attack while declaring this a holy crusade. There has to be a way to stop this! Motoyasu clumsily fires off one of his attacks without even thinking that the large amount of mana accumulated could brush it off like it was a pesky fly. And so…!
The time for working together is… NOW?! Wow, it took a long time, but here we are! But Motoyasu still employs the same tactics with the same results. The church’s believers start to fall one by one, but there’s still too many of them providing the Pope the mana to successfully use that beast of a weapon. Are the Cardinal Heroes and their crew done for?
Everyone’s all gloom and doom when… Ren and Itsuki show up! YAY, they’re not dead! Y’all gotta remember that in anime (or any show/movie), for the most part, if there’s no body shown, that characters proclaimed dead are most certainly alive! Now with more firepower, there’s more of a chance to deplete the Pope’s and the believer’s mana for the barrier and for the all-powerful weapon.
In the face of chaos, the Cardinal Heroes reconcile and settle their difference, but not before getting a HUUUUGE scolding from Naofumi for their thoughtless actions that caused trouble not only for himself, but for people the whole world over! Naofumi had to play janitor for the other heroes as they went on doing their “heroic deeds” that really just harmed everyone around them. Surely they can see how this would piss him off, right?
While this discussion was useful to bring some sort of peace, it was much too long of a conversation, because now the Pope has regenerated the mana he’d lost! What sort of attack could he be planning next? How about a HUGE freakish looking cathedral to trap them in, with what looks like a large ball of energy to blast them all to nothing? THIS IS FINE!!!
No Items, Fox Only, Final Destination
What’s gonna happen on the next episode of The Rising of the Shield Hero? Will the Queen make it in time to save Naofumi and his crew along with the other Cardinal Heroes? Will the Pope’s mana supply ever deplete? Comment below and leave your predictions as we wait for next week’s episode!
But now, it’s time to check out your reactions to this episode! Let’s see what y’all had to say.
— Iverned it (@sgchase88) May 15, 2019
— Dark Lord Of Nekos (@DNekos) May 15, 2019
As painful as the road they’ve taken has been, the 4 Cardinal Heroes are finally as they should be (more or less): Together ✊
— Chandler Ingram (@Chandler_Ingram) May 15, 2019
Leave it to Naofumi to ruin an epic moment. This moment was simply hilarious pic.twitter.com/scdgeUZmHF
— Megalomaniac (@megalomaniac_v) May 15, 2019
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