Melty (Uchida Maaya) shocked by Naofumi's attitude.
Melty (Uchida Maaya)
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Naofumi finds himself involved with a young girl named Melty, thanks to Filo, and he is under the impression she may bring nothing but trouble.


Episode Information: Episode 9 “Melty”

Network
Crunchyroll
Director(s) Abo Takao
Writer(s) Koyanagi Keigo
Air Date 3/6/2019
Introduced This Episode
Melty Uchida Maaya
The Pope ?

Recap

Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend: Melty, Filo

While Filo has a big sister in Raphtalia and father figure in Naofumi, she doesn’t necessarily have friends. So when she meets Melty, a lost girl in noble clothes, who is quite nice, it is a bit of a blessing for her. Especially since she appreciates Filo beyond her combat or hauling skills. She makes it so being a filolial is something she can be a bit more comfortable in. Especially considering Filo likely recognizes being in her true form does worry Naofumi a bit sometimes.

Attacked On Sight: Motoyasu, Filo, Naofumi, Myne, Melty, Raphtalia, The Pope

Motoyasu attacking Naofumi.

With Raphtalia getting increasingly worse, Naofumi decides they have traveled enough and should head to the capital for holy water. Something the Pope willingly gives, for a gold piece that Naofumi has no qualms with. However, with a nun trying to give him low quality water it seems like the same BS but a different part of the government. But, unlike most in power, The Pope seems a bit more forgiving of the rumors that haunt Naofumi – though it could be he doesn’t believe them either. So he rebukes his fellow and Naofumi is given a proper dosage of holy water. Now, whether it works? Well, that isn’t said.

Perhaps because, no sooner than Naofumi leaves the cathedral he finds himself being chased by a young soldier and he splits from Raphtalia to get away. This leads to Motoyasu, being the fool he is, attacking Naofumi over thinking he enslaved Filo, who he saw in human form. Myne adds fuel to the fire by trying to make the duel official but it is quickly stopped by Melty who reveals she is a princess and threatens telling her and Myne’s mother about her actions and the use of the spear hero.

Watch The Throne: Melty, Naofumi

Despite being younger than Myne, Melty is next in line for the throne. What also isn’t made clear is why Melty and her mother don’t live in the capital, as well as why is it where she is from varies drastically from where Myne is. These questions all go unanswered, as well as whether this was all a test? Though, before Melty can answer some of these questions, she reveals she is a member of the Melromarc royal family and that’s all Naofumi needs to hear. For with his dealings thus far – he doesn’t trust anyone that shares blood with Myne and her father.

Review

Highlights

Melty & The Queen of Melromarc

Melty delivering a proper introduction.
Melty: Second Princess Melty Melromarc

Clearly, there is some family drama going on between Melty and her mother and Myne and her dad. It isn’t clear if there was a divorce or what, but clearly these kingdoms have taken different paths and Myne’s side is struggling. How else do you explain the taxes and need to establish Motoyasu as a great hero aligned with Myne? If she is the trouble kid Melty says she is, this might be her means of trying to recover her reputation. Maybe prep to challenge Melty for the throne since I wouldn’t put it past Myne and her dad to attempt to assassinate or do something dirty to push Myne forward.

But with Naofumi already burned a few times, she might have a hard time getting through to him. At least, until Filo perhaps pushes her position and maybe Raphtalia too.

On The Fence

So, Nothing Naofumi, or Motoyasu/Myne Has Done Outside The Capital Has Reached the Capital?

Considering all the good Naofumi is doing, to the point remote villages hear of him and Filo, are you seriously telling me the capital knows nothing of his journey? Much less, considering Myne and Motoyasu seem to leave destruction and taxes wherever they go, surely the people have to be on the verge of turning on them right? They can’t seriously still see the spear hero and not think something ominous is about to happen.


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Season/ EpisodeSynopsisDirector, Writer, and Introduced ActorsTopics & Focused Characters
Season 1, Episode 9 “Melty”Naofumi finds himself involved with a young girl named Melty, thanks to Filo, and he is under the impression she may bring nothing but trouble.
Director(s) Abo Takao
Writer(s) Koyanagi Keigo
Air Date 3/6/2019
Introduced This Episode
Melty Uchida Maaya
The Pope ?
  • Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend: Melty, Filo
  • Attacked On Sight: Motoyasu, Filo, Naofumi, Myne, Melty, Raphtalia, The Pope
  • Watch The Throne: Melty, Naofumi
Season 1, Episode 7 “The Savior of the Heavenly Fowl”Raphtalia has it bad for Naofumi, as does Filo, and both are beginning to make plans on how to make him theirs.
Director(s) Abo Takao
Writer(s) Koyanagi Keigo
Air Date 2/20/2019
  • The Legend Continues: Naofumi, Raphtalia, Filo, Motoyasu
  • You’re Going To Love Me!: Naofumi, Raphtalia, Filo
Season 1, Episode 8 “Curse Shield”Remember that dragon Ren supposedly killed? Well, Naofumi and his girls end up having to face it because Ren didn’t finish the job.
Director(s) Abo Takao
Writer(s) Koyanagi Keigo
Air Date 2/27/2019
  • The Zombie Dragon: Naofumi, Filo, Raphtalia
  • The Curse Shield: Naofumi, Raphtalia
  • A Smile: Naofumi, Filo, Raphtalia
Season 1, Episode 6 “A New Comrade”As Raphtalia gets jealous of Filo growing closer to Naofumi, we’re given an update on what the other heroes are doing.
Director(s) Abo Takao
Writer(s) Koyanagi Keigo
Air Date 2/13/2019
  • The Owner, Not Father/ Friend, Not Father: Filo, Raphtalia, Naofumi
  • One Hand Shakes the Other: Naofumi
  • Though He Can Be Gruff, He’s Really a Softee: Filo, Raphtalia, Naofumi
Season 1, Episode 5 “Filo”We’re informally introduced to another kingdom this episode, alongside seeing that Myne and her father truly are trash.
Director(s) Abo Takao
Writer(s) Koyanagi Keigo
Air Date 2/6/2019
Introduced This Episode
Filo Hidaka Rina
Dorei-shou Ogata Ken`ichi
  • A Hero Reborn: Naofumi, Myne, Itsuki, Ren, King Melromarc, Raphtalia
  • Filo: Filo, Dorei-shou, Naofumi, Raphtalia
  • As His Legend Grows, So Does His Party: Myne, Motoyasu, Filo, Naofumi, Raphtalia
Season 1, Episode 4 “Lullaby at Dawn”The Riding of the Shield Hero kicks things up a notch as Naofumi, once more, is coerced to play the villain thanks to Myne.
Director(s) Abo Takao
Writer(s) Koyanagi Keigo
Air Date 1/30/2019
Introduced This Episode
King Melromarc Nakano Yutaka
  • What Is It That I’ve Done To You?: Naofumi, Myne, Raphtalia, Motoyasu
  • A Duel: Naofumi, Myne, Raphtalia, Motoyasu
  • There Is Freedom In Love: King Melromarc, Naofumi, Myne, Raphtalia, Motoyasu, Ren, Itsuki
Season 1, Episode 3 “Wave of Catastrophe”Naofumi and Raphtalia experience their first demon wave, and Raphtalia begins to hear whispers of Naofumi’s past.
Director(s) Abo Takao
Writer(s) Koyanagi Keigo
Air Date 1/23/2019
  • Level Up Lolicon: Naofumi, Raphtalia
  • Hello To Old Frenemies & The First Wave: Raphtalia, Motoyasu, Naofumi
Season 1, Episode 2 “The Slave Girl”Naofumi gets his first follower and may begin to show the world the rumors about him are untrue.
Director(s) Abo Takao
Writer(s) Koyanagi Keigo
Air Date 1/16/2019
Introduced This Episode
Raphtalia Seto Asami
  • The Demi-Human Girl: Raphtalia, Naofumi

Season 1, Episode 1 “The Shield Hero”

The Rising of the Shield Hero lives up to what its trailer hyped and may provide oh so much more.

Creator Aneko Yusagi
Director(s) Abo Takao
Writer(s) Koyanagi Keigo
Air Date (Available Early With Premium Membership) 1/9/2019
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Drama
Good If You Like Anime Where Lead Character Is Sucked Into Foreign World

Strong Dramatic Element

Pending Doomsday Battles

Shows Which Have an RPG Vibe

Isn’t For You If You Prefer Less Talking, More Action
Introduced This Episode
Naofumi Ishikawa Kaito
Ren Matsuoka Yoshitsugu
Motoyasu Takahashi Makoto
Itsuki Yamaya Yoshitaka
Myne Bridcutt Sarah Emi

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