Shingeki no Bahamut – Genesis episode 3: Halloween a bit early

Shingeki no Bahamut - Genesis not too beautiful

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Ever slowly we get to understand what is going on in the overarching story of Shingeki no Bahamut. For the first two episodes we were left essentially in the dark as to what the hell was going on, now we have at least a beginning of an explanation. It was already hinted at that Shingeki no Bahamut was a story of war between angels and demons, we also knew that both sides were quite interested in our little Amira, but now we know how she stole a powerful artifact that was creating a balance between the two factions. We still have no idea who Amira is exactly, but we know she has the power of a god, she has wings of a demon and she didn’t seem as clueless and stupid in her flashback than she does now. She either lost a lot of her memories after she stole the god key, or she has very limited knowledge about the world and only understand how to create chaos in the universe, not how to behave with humans.

Shingeki no Bahamut - Genesis obtaining the god key

While we now actually know why there are people going after the girl and while we have an idea of what level of power she has, which side she is on and where she comes from is still a complete mystery. It seems that there are Holy Knights, Angels, Demons and even Fallen Angels going after her. When seeing how everyone and their mother is after her cute little face, it really makes me wonder who is actually on her side in all this. She obviously hasn’t stolen such an important artifact for herself with no reason at all, right?…right? I guess I shouldn’t try to dig too deep into this story yet, there is still so little information and I’m sure more will be explained in the future.

Shingeki no Bahamut - Genesis fallen angel

Into the core story for this episode, we shifted our focus from Favaro and Amira and went more towards Kaisar. I thought the guy would remain this ever repeating enemy of Favaro in this show, I felt he was going to be the Team Rocket kind of annoyance of the anime. It seems I was likely wrong, because as time goes by he seems to have just as much importance in this story as the main duo. While he does have a rather eccentric personality too, Kaisar is much easier to relate to than Leone, it makes for a very different approach to this universe and the more view point we have into the story, the more interesting it will get.

Shingeki no Bahamut - Genesis scolding father

I was surprised to see that Mr.Ex-Knight found himself a companion in his journey. When we were introduced to Rita I figured she was the main villain for the episode, but not that she would become a recurring character following the main group in their adventure. She is one very enigmatic girl, she claims to be much older than Kaisar, she is a necromancer, although she lost her book of necromancy, and she is dead. If her character looks kind of interesting at first, I must say I am most curious to know how the hell she is still alive, how she didn’t turn into a zombie and what she will be used for in this narrative in the future.

All in all, it does make for an interesting combination to have one group composed of a bounty hunter and a demon and the other being an ex-knight and a dead little girl. While I am always scared when characters get added that things will turn into a huge group of meaningless and shallow characters, Shingeki no Bahamut – Genesis is such a great anime so far that I cannot even have doubts about any of their design decision. I will just have faith in the director and cruise along with the story, so far it worked great and I’m not expecting to be disappointed.

ZeroGhj signing off

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