The Moé Report – The Rising of the Shield Hero Ep 17

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

Episode 17 gives us a change of pace after a couple of episodes heavy on action. It’s mostly a complete change of pace, serving as a break before the next main story arc, which seems like it will be one of reconciliation between the heroes. But before I get ahead of myself and start talking about the next episode, I should probably talk a little bit more about this one.

It’s entirely spent with the Filolials and the Filolial Queen, learning about what she meant when she said she’d kill all the heroes if she has to as well as giving the heroes, but mainly Filo, a test. Since the future episodes exist and the show didn’t end after this episode, the conclusion of the test is somewhat obvious, but the fight and everything was well done and still exciting, despite the obviousness.

Filo gets an upgrade and Naofumi’s gang gets spared. They all have fun, get ready to go back to the outside world, face the other heroes and try to convince them to work together with Naofumi. Aside from that, we also get to see another post-ending scene where the heroes go to a certain location exploring something, while having a hunch of something wrong going on. Based on that and the name of the next episode, we might be getting close to seeing why the Church, Myne, and the King hate Naofumi.

I am excited to see the next episode, as we’re slowly approaching the ending of the show and will most certainly start getting more and more info about what is going on. I just hope it ends up being done well, as there is a potential to mess up at the late stage in the story and make it seem bad. But, hopefully, that won’t be the case. Either way, I look forward to seeing episode 18. See you in the next review!

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