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Episode 8 of Ragna Crimson is concerned with consequences and pursuits and tries to land both while opening the door for future excitement.
Crimson and Ragna’s defeat of Ultimatia was one of the more exciting endings to a war. There’s no clear winner here—everyone walks away mad, scarred, or both. Ultimatia was distraught with suffering, Ragna lay unconscious and exhausted, Nebulim was angry that Ultimatia was injured, and Crimson was angry that his perfect plan was not executed perfectly. Everyone suffers here (it looks like the darkest red) and it’s a prime example of the change that occurs as a result of Ragna’s newfound power. This was a war that ended neither in one-sided nor heroic carnage.
This kind of hopeless conclusion is something that happens frequently in later series. I don’t want to reveal too much and spoil anything, but suffice it to say that this is an element of the series that I enjoyed. If the anime continues to directly adapt the manga (and there’s no sign that it won’t), then you’ll see more battles like this: battles where everything seems to be fine but when the dust settles then somehow the stakes are higher and the chase becomes more desperate.
We are also introduced to one of my favorite characters, Starlia Lese. Her powers, her style, her design, her companions—her entire setup is amazing. She also makes Crimson sweat because he can’t lie comfortably in her presence, and it’s good comedy. Her introduction marks one of the most significant character additions outside of our two main leads to date, and I’m excited to see how she comes to life on screen in the future. hybrid.
Grant is a co-host on the Blade Licking Thieves podcast and the Super Senpai Podcast.
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