Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 6 Review – Quick Summary
In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 6, “Immortal in Ethereal Utopia,” Rieze sent a message to a select group of the adventurers asking them to meet. Why? Because she had received a clandestine communication from Krusty, who was trapped on a Chinese server. Rieze said that message was for the select group in general, and Shiroe in particular. What message could be so important? Why didn’t Krusty deliver the message himself? And why does Rieze and Takayama insist on delivering the message with hand puppets?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 6
Akatsuki felt rightly proud of the work she’d put into Leonardo. Capture from the Funimation stream.
I’m beginning to think that Akatsuki has been blessed with some of the show’s most memorable lines. Of the last three episodes, she’s accounted for 2 of my favorite quotes. Including this episode, her score is 3 of the last 4. That’s a heck of an average!
Remember a few episodes ago when Shiroe noticed Akatsuki had been making what looked like a frog stuffed animal? Turns out it wasn’t a stuffed animal. It was a hand puppet representing the assassin Leonardo. Made perfect sense — who better to make an assassin puppet than Akatsuki, an assassin herself?
Rieze and Takayama finally got to the part of the story where they used the Leonardo hand puppet. Unable to contain herself, Akatsuki pointed and said (07:44), “There it is, my lord! That green thing is the fruit of my femininity power!”
Akatsuki can get away with saying something like that because who would dare say anything about it? She’s kinda lethal.
Best in Show Moment for Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 6
Krusty tried to make the best of it, but he felt the loss of his former self. Capture from the Funimation stream.
Setup: Krusty in Paradise
This is a setup episode. A fun setup episode, just to be clear. The idea of presenting it as a puppet show, complete with a bathroom break intermission to end the episode, kept it enjoyable and fresh.
As a setup episode, I thought it would be appropriate to pick a moment that established the importance of this arc. The more I can emotionally invest myself in a character or situation, the greater the potential pay off. This episode gave me a chance to do that.
The puppets made it clear that Krusty had lost some of his memories. Did you see Lenessia’s panic? The possibility that Krusty had forgotten her terrified her. Amid the good humor of the puppet show frame story, Lenessia’s feelings were a strong counter point. Yeah, the puppet show was going to be fun. But what it conveyed might not be.
It had to be hard on Lenessia to watch this puppet show. Capture from the Funimation stream.
Though Krusty had lost some of his memories, he had not lost all of them. The way the episode portrayed him trying to remember both Takayama and Lenessia was powerful. When he tried to bring them to mind, static covered their images. He just couldn’t bring them into focus. That bothered him.
Delivery: Krusty Does Not Like Paradise
On the positive side, one of the Marten Folk, a Heavenly Official named Hua Diao, thought Krusty was an Immortal, so she took care of him. She was like a child, and he was able to influence her decisions by offering her sweets. He had just finished eating lunch with her when Youren, an enchantress, visited. I tried to find a link to her name and found what looks like a major spoiler, so be cautious if you decide to look her up.
Though it’s not a shock given how this episode went.
Anyway, Youren offered to brew a healing elixir for Krusty. He politely declined, saying he didn’t enjoy bitter tastes. But he was just refusing in a polite way because he knew he couldn’t trust Youren, and that’s what triggered his partial memories of Takayama and Lenessia. He also realized that, in complete contrast to the two women he couldn’t even remember, Youren struck him as being very dull.
Youren offered to brew a healing elixir for Krusty. He didn’t trust her at all, but the worst part? He just found her boring. Capture from the Funimation stream.
“I don’t find it fun to tease this woman,” he thought (07:03).
I remember Krusty from the first season. If there’s one thing that defined him, it’s this: He loved battle. And if there’s a second, it’s that he loved teasing Lenessia. Maybe as much as she came to love him teasing her. Seeing him trapped away from the people he loved, literally the people who brought joy into his life, I knew that I wanted to see him reunited with them. That’s what is at stake in this arc. The way this episode dramatized this moment made it my favorite.
Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 6: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Log Horizon: Entaku Houkai – Episode 6 discussion
- The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica: Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode #06
This Site (Crow’s World of Anime!)
- Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 1: Rayneshia’s Marriage
- Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 2: The Duke of Akiba
- Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 3: The Round Table Fractures
- Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 4: Akiba General Election
- Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 5: Blessings
- Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 6: Immortal in Ethereal Utopia