With Rudeus’ (Yumi Uchiyama) discovery that Fitz is definitely a lady, Princess Ariel (Reina Ueda) decides that it’s now or by no means if Fitz needs to disclose that she is basically his childhood buddy Sylphettie (Ai Kayano). To be able to facilitate this reveal, Ariel hatches a plan to present the pair a second alone to recreate an incident from their previous to make sure that Rudeus remembers who Sylphettie is in Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 11 “To You.”
When reviewing an episodic type of leisure like a TV collection, every entry needs to be judged by itself deserves and as a part of the bigger narrative. Because of this, there may be installments in collection the place the 2 views of a given episode can result in vastly totally different emotions. And that’s actually the case with Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 11.
Taken purely by itself deserves, the episode tells a principally candy, typically awkward story of a younger lady going by way of an excessively elaborate scheme to get the thing of her affection alone to admit her emotions for him. By getting Rudeus out into the woods alone and utilizing magic to conjure up a rain storm, driving the pair into a close-by cave, Fitz hoped to recreate the second from season one when her buddy found she was a lady the primary time, permitting her the chance to bear her soul to him.
Whereas this plan is unnecessarily difficult and a bit manipulative, it really works fantastic for the type of uneasy shyness the story is clearly searching for to craft round Fitz. That she chooses to recreate a second that was not nice for her the primary time it occurred reveals how a lot we understand occasions can change over time. Whereas this rose-colored view of previous occasions could maintain up, given his more moderen actions, Fitz’s unabashed affection for her childhood buddy feels way more confounding.
That is the purpose the place Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 11‘s place within the bigger narrative is available in. Whereas Fitz isn’t conscious of lots of the less-than-stellar issues Rudeus has gotten as much as over the course of his adventures, she was witness to his kidnapping, confinement, and mistreatment of two of their fellow college students earlier within the season. Keep in mind, that the duo did nothing worse than break an object that belonged to them on the time. Regardless of seeing the aftermath of this second firsthand, Fitz appears to have utterly forgotten how badly Rudeus handled these women.
If there was ever a purple flag a couple of dude’s mood or lack of respect for others, I really feel like this may be the one. This disagreeable facet to Rudeus makes any sweetness this episode crafts bitter immediately, because the viewer can solely marvel how lengthy until Fitz does one thing that will get her tied to a chair for a day to consider what she did.
Whereas the impression of the episode’s moments is tainted by Rudeus’ current actions, the animation does a superb job of imparting Fitz’s feelings all through the episode, regardless of how regarding they could be. How the collection captures her concern warring along with her unsure hope is all the time palpable to the viewer. Anybody who has needed to wrestle with the blended terror and need to inform somebody how they really feel about them will immediately relate to Fitz’s way of thinking thanks largely to the skillful visible presentation.
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 11 fails to ship what it units out to, not on account of its personal shortcomings, however slightly the failings of earlier episodes that inform its scenario. That everybody who interacts with Rudeus appears to be keen to shut their eyes to something he does that’s dangerous just because he’s “a pleasant man” continues to be the present’s most damning component.
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 11 is streaming now on Crunchyroll.
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 11
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 11 fails to ship what it units out to, not on account of its personal shortcomings, however slightly the failings of earlier episodes that inform its scenario.