Shingeki no Bahamut – Genesis episode 5: Anyway the wind blows…towards tomorrow

Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis running away

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Things certainly aren’t slowing down in Shingeki no Bahamut, I still don’t understand the universe well enough to completely grasp the entire struggle between heaven and hell that is happening, but I understand just enough to realize how epic and awesome everything is. For the first time this episode I finally grasped who Bahamut was and why the show is called Shingeki no Bahamut in the first place. We did see that dragon in the very beginning of the first episode, we knew he was a badass and all that, but it was very difficult to link what happened in this quick opening with what the show was about so far with Favaro and Kaiser. Now I am able to say that this beast called the Bahamut is the strongest being in this world and it is now awakening again. The angels are now trying to contain him and are suggesting the whole world could be destroyed if it was to awaken. Bahamut doesn’t seem to be associated with heaven or hell,  I do wonder if there is any link between it and Amira though.

Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis Bahamut

There are simply so many things and important figures coming along all of a sudden, it is difficult to grasp the epicness of the situation. Jean d’Arc is present with the entire army of the Knight of Orléan, they are guided by the angels and have destroyed Azazel, right hand of Lucifer, flying monster-fortress in a quest to obtain Amira and the God key once again. Instead, a couple of morons, Favaro and Kaiser, have “saved” Amira and escaped. What kind of chaos this will create, I have no idea, but as Favaro said, they will follow the wind that leads to tomorrow.

Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis Barbossa

Speaking of that quote, I just got to poke a little fun to it, considering it essentially mean to follow the flow and the world will guide you. It is funny since the one who said that quote, Favaro’s father, actually got killed that way. I think having a plan is usually a better way to live life, but everyone’s got their own techniques right?

Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis threatening a god

Back to the epic story that unfolded this episode, it seems that I got my answer as to why the conflict between Favaro and his old man buddy ended so quickly. As it appear, while the guy was the one to make the contract with the devil, it is in fact Azazel who was the demon responsible for the death of both Leone’s and Kaiser’s father. It seems he will be the one great villain the story will turn around, he will be the one “final boss”. Because let’s face it, Shingeki no Bahamut might be one of the best show of the season, but it definitively doesn’t follow an original path in any way, it just does it very well.

Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis Knights of Orléan

The last thing I want to mention is the necklace that Jean d’Arc right hand man, Lavalley, has on his neck. Seeing as it is the same one that Amira owns, I would think there is some relationship between those two. Is it simply that Amira is working for him, is he Amira’s father, or just her future nemesis? It is difficult to tell so far, but I have a strong feeling this man will play an increasingly important role in the future. More and more characters are entering the fray and I still have no idea if this is anime is going to be 12 or 24 episode yet. With the pace it is going at, I feel it is most likely going to be shorter rather than longer, but you never know. Shingeki no Bahamut – Genesis has only surprised me thus far, so I am prepared for every eventuality with this one.

ZeroGhj signing off

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