Gaelion Goes Rogue, Best Episodes of the Week!

Key points for Best Episodes of the Week – Fall 2023 Week 9

  • Gaelion’s Berserk Moment in Shield Hero: The episode delivered an intense and unexpected turn with Gaelion going berserk, setting the stage for an epic battle.
  • Goblin Slayer Season 2 Episode 8: A well-rounded episode featuring brutal action, character development, and memorable moments, especially focusing on the Priestess.
  • MF Ghost Episode 9’s Thrilling Race Conclusion: The race in MF Ghost concluded with a bang, featuring exciting turns, strategic maneuvers, and a nod to Initial D, leaving viewers eager for the next developments.
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 18: Despite concerns about animation quality, the episode showcased a physical and visceral clash between Itadori and Mahito, maintaining the series’ engaging momentum.
  • Unexpected Twists in I’m in Love with the Villainess Episode 8: The episode took an unexpected turn with shocking revelations, although some viewers wished for more foreshadowing, building anticipation for the upcoming developments.

Shield Hero and Goblin Slayer probably had the best episodes of their respective seasons this week. Gaelion going berserk was such a treat in Shield Hero and then Goblin Slayer’s episode was just a complete package. I am sure these episodes will lead to some even cooler episodes next week. But that in no way takes away from how good these anime were this week.

Jujutsu Kaisen despite all the internal fallout managed to have a pretty good and enjoyable episode. I didn’t want to include it but it was actually a really good episode so I have to include it. The ongoing race in MF Ghost concluded with this episode and man, this episode was such a treat. And I have a surprise entry on this week’s list as well~

So let’s talk about everything from Gaelion going crazy to Itadori vs. Mahito in the favorite, these are my favorite episodes of the week. It is the 9th week of the Fall 2023 season!!

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 18

Honestly, after last week’s fallout, I was totally expecting this episode to suck. But to my surprise, it was actually a pretty darn good episode. I am not sure what is Mappa’s situation right now behind the scenes but I sure do hope that Mappa gets what’s coming to them. Enough about Mappa though, let’s talk about the episode itself. Yes, the drop in quality could be felt, no doubt about it.

But, I am surprised that we even got an episode at all this week, let alone a fun episode like this. Itadori vs. Mahito wasn’t as insane as the previous fights but it was physical. We all know that Yuuji does not like Mahito and because of that and the nature of Mahito’s techniques, this fight was visceral. Pretty sure we will see more of it next week.

MF Ghost Episode 9

The race I had been enjoying for the last 2-3 episodes has finally come to a close and man, this episode was still such a banger. That short little appearance from Keisuke and Kenta, the insane turns, and Kanata going into his super manipulation mode, this episode was just full of amazing stuff. This episode has everything. From the subtle yet notalgic callbacks to Initial D to some awesome racing. Amazing episode.

I don’t know where the anime will go in the remaining 3 episodes, but I do look forward to it. Having more competitors in a single race has really been setting MFG apart from Initial D, in a good way. You may not care for a character, but it is fun to see what different strategies people are willing to use to win the damn thing. And how having a more powerful machine doesn’t guarantee you the win. I hope we get another race before this season finishes airing.

Goblin Slayer Season 2 Episode 8

This was such a well-rounded episode. It had everything from the signature Goblin Slayer-style brutal action, to some character development and some amazing Character moments as well. Also, the BGM for this episode was really good as well. There wasn’t a single dull moment in this episode. Also, I love this season has had this continued focus on the Priestess and her development. This episode only further solidified that.

She had so many good character moments throughout the episode. She even regretted using one of her own spells after seeing what it did to the Goblin Shaman. Thankfully, Goblin Slayer rushed to her side to calm her down. And of course, there was also the ending of this episode. Another thing I really liked is how the High-Elf Archer and the Priestess have sort of become besties over time. Heck, the party in general has grown a lot closer to each other. Such a good episode man, I loved it.

I’m in Love with the Villainess Episode 8

Things have taken a really unexpected turn in this show, haven’t they? Man, I wish they foreshadowed this rift between the commoners and nobility and little more and built it up to where this arc is the breaking point. Regardless of that though, this arc is off to a very good start. And I don’t want to spoil anything here, there is a pretty big twist that I honestly didn’t see coming. Aside from the lack of a proper build-up, this twist was executed really well.

Very curious to see where things will go from here in next week’s episode. This episode though was just one shocking revelation after another and I loved every moment of it. Hopefully, next week’s episode will be just as good as this.

Shield Hero Season 3 episode 8

This episode was just amazing. Nothing much else to say, it was about building up to this one big fight and the fight kept getting crazier and crazier as the episode progressed. And the fight is not over yet, it will continue in next week’s episode too. At first, it was just to make Gaelion spit out the crystal and things will be back to good again. But then Filo’s experience points started to drain and going to Gaelion. And then he took her inside her body to completely drain her experience points and skills.

As if that wasn’t enough, he also took over Naofumi’s Wrath Shield. I don’t know how this fight will end next week but damn it, this episode was amazing. It was a spectacle. Also, it is nice to a continuity in the series. This episode finally gave us the reason why the original Gaelion became a zombie dragon when Naofumi encountered it, all the way back in Season 1.

That is all for now!

Those were my favorite episodes from the week. Let me know yours in the comments below. I am missing a couple of good episodes from the week here but I didn’t have any more room to talk about those. Rest assured I will be sure to mention them here and there. With that said though, I will take my leave here. See ya!!

Also, Oshi no Season 2 announced more details! Check them out here!!

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