Ah. Well, this was a rollercoaster of an episode. How Evil is the 11th episode of Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion?
Well, we’re finally there. The final battle is upon us and boy is it brutal. From the start, the audience is made aware of just how dire the situation is. When I saw all the Mongols emerging from the forest, I automatically thought well they dead. That was before the battle even really started. I don’t usually feel that way before a battle starts. It doesn’t help that I went back and watched the post-credits scene from the last episode either.
Anyway, it doesn’t look good at all for our heroes on the island. Kuchii and Teruhi are doing fine but everyone else is getting hurt. Teruhi actually managed to kill someone up close with a knife and she even ignored the fact that she was covered in the man’s blood. I’m glad to see she’s grown out of the whole afraid of blood thing. Those are the happier moments, this time around. Most of the episode felt like this.
Now, to be fair, if you’ve watched the show, you knew this was coming. We even had a conversation in the comments section about this. But that didn’t make this any easier to watch, especially since they killed off two of my favorites first. And one of them went out before killing anyone herself in this battle. It made it even worse that she had feelings for the magistrate. He must’ve had some feelings for her too because he went into a rage upon her death.
The dude even managed to hold his ground for a little bit too. I guess at least he took out more Mongols than he’s worth? What am I even saying? He got killed by a bunch of grunts because he lost his head. I can’t even say it was a noble death, I was hoping he’d at least fight one of the commanders but that didn’t happen.
After the magistrate’s death, things only continue to get worse for the Islanders and their outcast allies. With them being outnumbered, it’s expected, but that was an awful lot of death. There is some good news. The scout kid managed to get his hands on a Mongol bomb somehow and the pirate guy is back. The weasel is absent though. I wonder if they had a violent falling out. It would explain why we didn’t see him this time.
Even with the pirate’s return, things didn’t get much better. Sure he and Kuchii killed a bunch of Mongols together, but the Mongols just kept coming. The Islanders are being forced into the mountain range, which is the one place they didn’t want to go, to begin with. I don’t see many of them coming out of this alive now. If the reinforcements don’t show up, I’m pretty sure some bad things are going to happen to Teruhi. She got stranded in the middle of the Mongols after Kuchii got blown off a cliff. And the pirate is fighting a Mongol leader so he might die soon too. I’m certain Kuchii will die next episode, regardless if he makes it back in time to save Teruhi or not.
Overall I’d say this episode was about as Evil as a Killer Robot Army (8). I know some crap is about to go down, but I’m invested enough to see it through. Who knows, maybe they’ll live. I just want to see how it ends. Oh, if you havn’t seen our answers for the Q&A yet, you should check it out. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion Simulcast on Crunchyroll, Tuesdays 1:30pm EDT
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