With the Demon Lord’s army easily stomping all over Fanis’ troops, it’s down to Diablo and the others to change the tides of war. But, what can Diablo really do about it? They do look kind of tough!
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω (Episode 18) – Demon Lord Army
Fanis was losing badly, but she still had a trump card. Knowing how arrogant Varakness was she was able to hit him with a lightning attack that burnt a hole through his chest. However, as her troops celebrated, one of Varakness’ wives healed him. Then, the other two attacked, destroying the fleet and burying it beneath the sand, and attacking Fanis.
Luckily, Diablo was able to teleport his entire part to the heart of the battle and lead a fightback. Diablo destroyed most of the Fallen with a lightning attack of his own. Then, he killed Varakness’ wives and then Varakness. There wasn’t much of a fight at all, but all’s well that ends well!
Fanis treated them to a fancy dinner to celebrate their victory, although Horn felt like she hadn’t earned it and slipped away. Diablo went after her and saved her from some thugs that wanted to extort money from her.
What did you think?
I mentioned the lack of actual action in the action scenes in the last episode, but that was nothing compared to this one. All the action was panning across a still image or making it shake. This really was a far cry from the incredible production values of the first season.
On top of that, it was boring. This is the worst possible outcome for an overpowered character. Everything was too easy and required little to no thought at all. The strangest moment for me though was when Diablo saw Varakness’ harem and was appalled enough to kill them all without any hesitation.
What have you learnt?
I’m quite scared to continue the series at this point. After the way the second season of The Promised Neverland tarnished my view of that series, this season is so bad that I want to walk away just to save my memories of season one. I just can’t get over how bad it’s become.
I literally can’t think of a single redeeming moment in this episode. This season feels like it was tacked on to the end of the last one and by that I mean, the author’s original idea was the first season. It, or rather the light novel, did well and they kept writing, hoping to hit that same level of story. Now, it might be much better in the light novels and this is an anime specific problem. Either way, this season has not been good and with only four episodes left, I’m glad it’s a short season.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – The Demon Lord Act
- Episode 2 – The Strongest Newcomer
- Episode 3 – Fallen Assault
- Episode 4 – Point-Blank War Dance
- Episode 5 – Imperial Knight
- Episode 6 – Slave Market
- Episode 7 – Change of Heart
- Episode 8 – Hero’s Charge
- Episode 9 – Holy Knight Tale
- Episode 10 – Demon Lord’s Resurrection
- Episode 11 – The Young Girl Awakens
- Episode 12 – Battle for Legitimacy
- Season Two