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Drifters Episode 9: Storming the keep


Alright, we got dwarves. Battles episodes are fun as always. It was interesting to watch how magic was used in the fight and Nobunaga's pairing with Hannibal looks promising. Still not completely convinced on Toyohisa, but there's enough going on to keep me occupied.

Oh...I guess they finished the gunpowder.

I was getting the impression that the elves were horrified at the power of the black powder, but it looks like they're just scared of blowing themselves up. Maybe it's a bit of both.

Maybe you shouldn't have wasted so many explosives on the low-level mobs, Nobunaga.

This aspect of magic tends to annoy me. We get this grand declaration that Olminu is really good at using this one particular spell, but what does it mean? Can she create the charms she throws more easily? Can she control the charms the best when placing them in combat? Does have the most potent stone walls (with regards to thickness or height)? Telling me she's the best gives no real information.

Random question that I didn't think of last week. Can the Drifters all understand each other? Sure, Hannibal uses hand signals here, but didn't the Western gunmen from last week explain the gatling gun to Nobunaga just fine? Or maybe Abe no Seimei was translating. They made a big deal out of the fact that Scipio and the pilot couldn't understand each other, so I'm curious.

Hmm...I never thought of it this way. We do take a lot of things for granted in the modern world, so it's curious to think how someone from an earlier era would use the difference in perspective to take advantage of our tools.

This sequence of scenes makes me think that the real dwarves are going to be nothing like this...

Snack break!

Is anyone else getting really tired of everyone worshipping Toyohisa's skills?

I'm not sure I completely understand Toyohisa's reasoning here, but hey! More brutality!

Metallic dragon? You don't see those too often.

I mean...everything I've seen so far would indicate that the Black King just doesn't like humanity, which makes him pretty much the same as the other Ends.



  • Marcous

    Dec. 4, 2016, 3:22 a.m.

    i never really thought of the language barrier... i did notice it with scipio and the pilot but when the gunmen talked to nobunaga noone translated and they understood each other just fine. I dont know, maybe its a little plot hole maybe abe used one of these charms to let them speak japanese (which the story didn't really felt like telling us)

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    marthaurion

    Dec. 4, 2016, 6:23 a.m.

    i would have been fine if they always ignored the language barrier, but they use it when it's convenient to the scene and that bugs me

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    Marcous

    Dec. 4, 2016, 11:29 p.m.

    i guess they just tried really hard to get a funny scene in...

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    marthaurion

    Dec. 5, 2016, 6:22 a.m.

    that seems to be the case...

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