So, this was a surprisingly serious episode. Also, no complaints on a cliffhanger for once. So, what is this madness? Anyway, let’s just get right into it.
Lyria is still down for the count after last episode. The group is also super serious too, seriously, it is like the tone of the series changed just between episodes.
But, that does not stop Lyria from having more visions like last time where she sees everyone she cares for, more specifically Gran and Katalina, die right before her.
Meanwhile the group follows Rosetta-sama down the path on an island that is apparently forgotten by the earth. Clearly not everyone forgot about it though.
Anyway, it turns out that tree in the center is Yggdrasil, which is a famous world tree in Norse mythology. If you were expecting the form to be a tree with a beard or anything with a beard, welp, you get a cute Primal Beast instead.
She is also super familiar and close with Rosetta-sama.
So, the plan is to have Gran go into Lyria’s consciousness. This is all thanks to the help of Yggdrasil. Also, Io fixed Lyria’s gift from Gran. So, that will have importance.
Gran goes into Lyria’s consciousness, and well, Lyria is pretty depressed. She still believes she only brings misfortune to those she has been near. Well, no matter what Gran says, it does not get to her that it is not like that at all.
Ultimately, she says to Gran she w
ill give the remainder of her life so that he can live without being tied to her. By the time he is expelled from her consciousness, she will be gone. Only when Gran drops his gift it snaps Lyria out of it.
Seeing it again, she realizes that everyone cares for her. They want to continue with her and that she has never brought misfortune.
So, they wake up, Lyria caught an Yggdrasil, and problem is seemingly solved. Well, until the Empire shows up.
Of course, they are after Lyria. The guy even drops the bomb that Lyria is an artifact of the Astrals, which no one reacts to in any way nor is it brought up the rest of the episode. It is like asking what happened to the Dark Knight after that arc a few episodes ago.
Anyway, they beat them, and end the episode saying they will now go and fight the Leviathan.
Also, apparently Rosetta-sama went on a journey with Gran’s dad.
Apparently, episode 12 is the last episode, sort of. Episode 13 is apparently an extra one. It is safe to say it stinks a lot of questions will never be answered, such as the Dark Knight, and if they will react in any way that Lyria is an artifact of the Astrals. I mean, they are trying to find the Astrals, yet here they are, with someone with a direct connection to them. But, what do you expect, this anime is based on a mobile game, it was unlikely from the start that this would not happen.
Ok, that frustration is out. Back to how I started this, wow this started off serious. This show has never been this serious. Even when it is, the tension is not that much. This one really set up the tension from the beginning. I will admit after Lyria was saved, that tension felt like it was gone. Still, this show pulled it off well.
Certainly, some questions were answered this episode, but it only asked more questions. It is clear there will be no answers to them unless you play the game or if there is a second season. That did not stop the fact this episode was a great follow-up to the previous one. It was probably one of the best so far too.
Overall Enjoyment: 95/100
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