Kibou Company prepares to enter the mechanical dungeon and hunt for the rare earth. If everything goes to plan they’ll be able to pay off the inheritance tax and claim the equipment left by Minato’s father.
The further the ventured into the dungeon, the more and more mechanical it became. Minato warned the others to watch for anything suspicious but then stepped on a trap which released a giant boulder. They just managed to escape by jumping over a huge trap in the ground, but then the walls started to close in on them. Finally, they fell through another hole in the ground and ended up in the room with the rare earth. Before they could do anything, they were attacked by Maju that kept coming. Minato decided that they needed to target the boss.
What did you think?
I’ll admit that I had a bit of a chuckle at the whole corporate slave thing, especially as that something that I am determined to avoid in the real world. As usual, however, everything was a little easy and the Kibou Company quickly acquired the rear earth and paid off the inheritance tax. Minato found a message from his father explaining that the big gate was broken and that he’d gone it. He wants them to join him once the company is doing better. So, we have a hint at something bigger going on and Minato even made a comment in the dungeon that made me think he knows more than he’s letting on. This series has gotten better over time.
What have you learnt?
I think the corporate slave joke was enough to get me on board with this episode and the series as a whole. It’s interesting to see the impact something so simple can have on the audience. That’s why I try to find ways that might give the reader a chance to empathize with the characters or relate to something in the story. I don’t think you can overestimate the importance of making some sort of connection. This series is far from perfect, but grounding it with office jargon has elevated it. Just think what a great series could do with small touches like that.
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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