Menou found the other Lost One and convinces her to run away. As soon as she has her guard down, however, Menou stabs her in the neck. That’s when she discovers Akari’s True Concept and it’s worse than she imagined!
The Executioner and Her Way of Life (Episode 2) – The Lost One
It was easy for Menou to convince Akari that she was in danger and that she was looking to help her. Of course, as soon as Akari was relaxed, she killed her. Well, she tried. Akari had told Menou that her special power was a healing power, which wasn’t true, but also not entirely a lie. Her True Concept was Time which she automatically reversed, returning her body to the moment before she had been stabbed.
Menou realised that she was in over her head and told Momo that there was a change of plans. She was going to take Akari with her and speak with the Archbishop for guidance on how to proceed. Akari slept while Menou reported on her failed mission. The Archbishop told her to bring Akari to Garm, the home of the priestesses.
Akari agreed to go and was actually quite excited. She wanted to go on an adventure. Who knows? They may even fall in love! Menou revealed that it would take them half a day by train to get there and once there, they would send her back to Japan. There was a little bit of a commotion at the station, but that involved Princess Ashuna, the daughter of the soon-to-be-executed King for summoning Lost Ones. It could be an eventful trip after all.
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It’s a bit of a slow burn, but intriguing nonetheless. I’m enjoying the world and am already seeing signs of things that will derail Menou’s mission. I mentioned earlier that Akari was easy to convince, but that was because Menou reminded her of her dream where she came to another world and met someone special. When they jumped off the ledge and Menou carried her down, you could see the look in Akari’s eyes. She’s already convinced.
Of course, it looked like it was going to be all one way, but then Akari started to annoy Menou a little bit. That was the classic beginnings of a romance if ever I’ve seen one – enemies to lovers. I mean Menou literally killed her when they first met. Then, Akari being kind of annoying was her starting on the wrong foot and the classic misconceptions trope. Finally, we had Menou see Akari fulfilling a role in a dream she had, where she went to Japan. They are on a train right now, but it might as well be a ship!
As much as I am enjoying this situation and the clearly jealous Momo, it was the final moment of the episode that caught my attention. When I looked at the title image, one girl stood out to me. She was bizarrely dressed, looked quite cocky, and had a massive sword. So, imagine my delight when she walked into the episode and took over like a boss! I can see why those two soldiers were so keen to accompany her…
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – The Executioner
- Episode 2 – The Lost One
- Episode 3 – Taboo in [Red]
- Episode 4 – The Ancient Capital Garm
- Episode 5 – Goodbye
- Episode 6 – [Regression: Memories, Soul, Spirit]
- Episode 7 – Port City of Libelle
- Episode 8 – Monstrine
- Episode 9 – At The Evening Ball
- Episode 10 – The Daughter of a Lost One
- Episode 11 – Pandæmonium
- Episode 12 – The Duo’s Journey
- Season One
- Volume 1 – A Chance Meeting, and…
- Volume 2 – Played for Fools