Bell is back from the Pleasure District and has a lot of explaining to do. Luckily for him, Liliruca, Welf, and Mikoto have his back. Unluckily, Ishtar has put a massive target on his back!
What did you watch?
Last week, we were treated to a fun ride as Bell found himself out of his comfort zone. In episode 7 of Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II, Bell is going to have to make up for his transgressions, put the Familia ahead of his own desires, and watch out! As normal, there will be spoilers and they are coming at you faster than an amazon with a massive sword…
While Bell swept the streets in order to make things right with Hestia, Liliruca, Mikoto, and Welf joined him, determined to make up for their part in it. This is when Mikoto tells Bell why she was there in the first place. It turns out she was looking for an old friend, a Renard. Hang on, didn’t Bell just meet a Renard? Would you believe it, they were the very same Renard. Phew! That’s lucky. However, Liliruca and Welf both advise against doing anything that could cause another Familia War.
Bell does a little bit of research on Ishtar and her Familia. None of it is particularly welcoming news. Then, Hermes manages to catch up with Bell and Mikoto and informs them that they may be able to buy her friend’s freedom, but when Mikoto says that her friend is a Renard, Hermes tone changes and he reveals what he delivered to Ishtar the other night. It turns out Hermes is rubbish at keeping secrets other than the identity of Bell’s grandfather…
What did you think?
I liked this episode, but it wasn’t the best one this season. It may have even been the weakest one. In truth, I think this episode focused on a lot of setup for the next episode. There is a number of troubling things that I plan on getting into shortly. It was nice to see the group get back into the dungeon and start hacking up the monsters, although it certainly didn’t have the intensity of some of the dungeon visits in the first season.
What was your favourite moment?
I thought it was hilarious the way that Hestia chastized Bell for staying out all night in the Pleasure District. It got funnier each time he tried to explain himself too. First, there was the vial of aphrodisiac that Hermes has given him, then he couldn’t explain that away without breaking his promise to Hermes. I’m not sure why but the whole scene just made me laugh and as such, it really stood out in my memory.
What was your least favourite moment?
All right, let’s get some things off my chest then. So, the first thing I feel I need to talk about is Ishtar’s plan to kidnap Bell which I am going to give the codename Love Bell, because it became apparent that once Ishtar has Bell, she’s going to screw him and then pass him around the amazons so that they can all have a go… Whaaaaat! That is one dark idea right there.
Secondly, when Hermes was explaining how they might be able to buy Haruhime back. He made the proviso that it would work if she was just a common prostitute. Mikoto then gleefully described her. Sounds great, but Hermes’ face dropped when she said Haruhime was a Renard. This then prompted Hermes to tell them about the Killing Stone, but neither of them seemed to take notice or seemed that bothered that Hermes felt the need to break his silence to tell them that. Serious, guys! How clueless are Bell and Mikoto?
Who was your favourite character?
Aisha, the amazon that captured Bell in the last episode and started this whole thing (although, Ishtar would have wanted him anyhow based on Hermes confession). She obviously has some sort of a connection with Haruhime and also shows a little depth in her displays of doubt over Ishtar’s plans. It’s a terrible plan and why no one is worried about more Familia Wars given that Bell and Friends just destroyed Apollo’s Familia. Anyhow, I feel like Aisha is going a little rogue and isn’t going to do exactly what Ishtar wants her to do.
Who was your least favourite character?
As much as Ishtar is great to look at, she makes some crazy decisions. In her bid to start a war with Freya, she has decided to kidnap and tarnish Bell. It’s not the greatest or most efficient plan imaginable and I can’t believe that no one else is going to have a problem with that happening anyhow. This, of course, makes me think that maybe Hermes is up to something and has willfully set things in motion.
Would you like some more?
After last week’s sarcastic request for a strong girl with a sword (I know, there are lots of them in this series), little did I know that my dreams would be fulfilled. We knew that Aisha was strong given that once she had hold of Bell he couldn’t get away and now, they’ve given her a massive sword. It’s so big it barely fits on the screen and next to Bell’s little dagger… well, it’s best not to talk about that. Anyhow, of course, I’m going to be back for more Aisha, more Bell, more Ishtar, more Hermes, and hopefully, less Phryne… she scares the crap out of me!
Other reviews in the series
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
- II Episode 0 – Past & Future
- II Episode 1 – Party | Banquet of the Gods
- II Episode 2 – Apollo | Sun God
- II Episode 3 – Conversion | Gathering
- II Episode 4 – War Game | War Game
- II Episode 5 – Home | The Hearthfire Mansion
- II Episode 6 – Ishtar Familia | City of Lust
- II Episode 7 – Renard | Fox Person
- II Episode 8 – Ephemeral Dreams | Killing Stone
- II Episode 9 – Berbera | War Prostitutes
- II Episode 10 – Argonaut | Longing to Be a Hero