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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha ep6: in war, blood is the only real currency

February 9, 2013 1 comment

Episode 5

I usually am careful what I ask for. A motto I like to live by is: be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. And that is because when people ask for something, when people demand things, they rarely take into account what it takes to get it. It’s a lesson popularly told in stories dealing with genies, or other apparitions that like to grant wishes. Often it’s not just about producing things out of thin air. It’s about commandeering resources from one group or place, and giving them to someone, or someplace else. I find this applies not just to me as I watch, but it applies to the characters in this story as well. The people of the Winter Kingdom want victory, peace and independence. But I’m not sure more of the populace even fathoms what even a fraction of that costs. And Demon King/Crimson Scholar wants something even beyond that. And though I’m sure she’s done her calculations, I’m not sure she’s fully prepared for what comes with its cost. Read more…

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