Soon after an earthquake shook the town, Mineko smells the presence of lots of shinies. More than she ever collected. With no time to waste, the Kibou Company head off and find a new mysterious dungeon.
This weird dungeon appeared out of nowhere with twisting towers and a dark and sinister vibe to it. Thanks to Mineko’s nose for shinies, the Kibou Company were the first on the scene and ready to head inside. However, as they discussed the situation, Rivar and Valmi of Cyedge arrived. Unfortunately, they weren’t the only ones. Subaru from Imperial had arrived and already entered the dungeon. Now, it’s a race to the prize and they don’t want to lose again.
Inside the dungeon, they encounter numerous maju that they had already defeated, but each one they met was a shadow of its former self. Something seemed off and it wasn’t just the strange contamination spreading through the dungeon. For a while, Minato and Yutoria were separated from the others but found Rivar and Valmi. However, Valmi pushed Minato about his past and revealed that he had been fired from Imperial for workplace violence! Before he could explain, the others caught up with them and then a terrifying new maju appeared and knocked Minato unconscious.
What did you think?
It’s surprising, but I think I’m really starting to enjoy this office/adventurer mash-up. The logistics of it all make sense. Why wouldn’t you run any business like another? I’m also glad that we’ve finally got a little more information about Minato’s past although there’s obviously more to it than just workplace violence. Hopefully, we’ll find out more about that in the final episode as I doubt we’ll get a conclusion with what happened to Minato’s father. I’d be surprised if this series gets a second season as it is, but if it did, I’d probably watch it. It’s definitely grown on me.
What have you learnt?
I think I said it with the last episode, but there isn’t a ton to be learnt from a series like this. On the whole, it’s fairly easy-going and something that you can switch off and enjoy. That said, this seems to be a growing genre and it’s something that is definitely needed. Not every story needs to be dramatic. Creating a story that makes people happy is just as noteworthy as something that surprises. There’s room for both and it’s something I would like to try at some point. I tend to write much darker stories so writing something that is fun and a bit goofy would be an interesting experiment.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Induction as President
- Episode 2 – Inheritance
- Episode 3 – Order Contest
- Episode 4 – Treasure Hunt
- Episode 5 – New Employee
- Episode 6 – Business Goals
- Episode 7 – Interim Report
- Episode 8 – New Species Discovered
- Episode 9 – Knight in Shining Armor
- Episode 10 – Corporate Warrior
- Episode 11 – Business Opportunity
- Episode 12 – Management Fad
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