We are getting a more serious green warrior for this team as this character reminds me a lot of Daigo from Dairanger. Both of these guys are serious when they battle it's just Souji is more out of control. Is he still a badass, HELL YEA! I love his sword play, it's a mixture of a real style along with some free styling. He can even toss his sword while it's behind his back with only two of his fingers! This episode really makes Souji look like a die hard fighter as he got a great amount of out of suit action. Now his character is alright though. He is just a boy who wants to surpass his father in the way of the sword, but lately he is too crazy with his blade. Luckily he finds a way to combine both styles into one and I loved it. His father was a role in this as he is the strict father type and there wasn't too much special going on with this. The only special part is how King relates his childhood to Souji's. My favorite so far is still Nobuhara since his character feels it as a lot more to it. Still I know I'm going to love when Souji fights.
Well going on with Daigo he did exactly what he did in the last episode and that's fine. He is showing why he is named King as he is person to follow. Daigo shows some good qualities and I loved seeing him comparing himself to Souji. He wants to be involved with his teammates and that's great. During a duel with Green, it was supposed to be a sword match, but Daigo pulls out his gun and technically wins the match. Now I hope there won't be dumb moments like that just because he lived in the wild. For a guy who calls himself King doesn't know much about duels. It does show a skill gap though since Daigo had to use his gun showing that Souji clearly has more sword potential and the whole episode shows that well. I can let it slide here since that shows something, but I hope there won't be more moments like that since it could become predictable then.
Overall this is my favorite episode so far since Souji is a fun character who acts more serious and is skilled with his sword. I loved how Daigo related himself to him and knowing that he will find his way soon. Also the villains seemed more organized and the Anger general is showing that he can be a good rival character for Souji. The only big flaw is Souji's story as it doesn't have a big impact that Nobuhara's had and didn't have anything that different to it. I did like the father character, but only for his skills and knowing that his actor played Goggle Black. The mecha fight was good, but it just doesn't leave a good impression as the annoying combination music just gets stuck in my head. I would give this episode an A- since those two flaws were the only thing keeping this episode from being perfect.
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