The Moé Report – The Rising of the Shield Hero Ep 15

Author: Faris
Editor: KnightAvenger
Studio: Kinema Citrus
Watch at: Crunchyroll

As I predicted last episode, based on the name, this episode was focused completely on Raphtalia, and it was an excellent episode. Very emotional. In fact, I think it might have been the most emotional episode so far. By emotional, I, of course, mean sad. Other episodes have been infuriating and although there was an element of that in this episode, it was mostly just sad rather than infuriating and I like that. It’s a nice change of pace from all the episodes that are either relaxing and lighthearted or aggravating whenever Myne and Spear Hero are there.

As expected, the episode is mostly about Raphtalia’s past where we get even more details and finally have the full story of her life before she met Naofumi. Most of it was sad, but it was the ending of one other character’s story. From Raphtalia’s past, that was the point at which all the emotional build-up culminated, and it was a very strong scene indeed.

We get to meet some other characters from her past as well and most of them get saved, so it’s not all bad, but it definitely made me feel for Raphtalia as a character. No wonder she’s so many people’s waifu.

The next episode’s title suggests it will be focused around Filo, and I doubt the story will be as emotional. In fact, I expect it to be quite cheery and lighthearted to contrast the current episode. Despite that, or maybe because of it, I look forward to the next episode and I’ll see you in my next review!

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