So here we are once again guys n’ gals; another installment of our Anime REvisited pick known as Chivalry of a Failed Knight! Things get pretty interesting in this episode so let’s get right into it! By the way, a lot of PG-13/R-rated language and mildly abusive violence will be seen and heard throughout this episode, so viewer discretion is advised.
Ikki and Stella have won yet another match against their selected opponents, as a girl with navy colored hair watches from the stands. While walking through the campus along with Shizuku and Alice, they all suddenly notice the same girl from the stands following them; who is now identified as Ayase. (Though she comes off as shy and aloof right now, you’ll find out what she’s truly like later on.) Throughout the episode we see Ayase getting acquainted with Ikki and the rest of the cast; from training with them to even eating with them.
Though she’s a bit of a mystery, Ikki still helps her to get stronger for her father who is in the hospital due to an injury during one of his battles. Here’s where things get interesting; you know that one dude in every action/fighting anime who’s a total d**k to everyone, but has fighting/battle skills that can rival any S-Class fighter out there? (And 9 times outta 10, he becomes the frienemy/rival of the main protagonist.) Well that’s Korato.
He and his gang storm the restaurant and pretty much disrespect Ikki right in front of Stella; bashing him on the head with a beer bottle and hawking a loogie on his face. Unless you’ve got Saiyan powers or happen to be a certain red-headed Ronin samurai, you’re kinda stuck with the fact you’re outnumbered 5-to-1. This was pretty much Ikki’s case. After toying with him while growing bored in the process, Korato and his gang left the restaurant while Stella was fuming at the fact that her man didn’t deck the bastard’s ass; cuz’ she would have! However, Ikki knew that if he fought, he would’ve been expelled – but he also knew that he would get back at Korato and his gang soon enough.
After all of that Ikki was talking to Alice about everything that happened, but then he got a text from Ayase telling him to meet him on the roof top later that night, and Alice knew something was up. Ikki stated that he was going even though in his eyes Alice was against it, and surely Ayase was waiting for Ikki…but there was definitely something up about her.
That’s it for this review, but there’s more to come on this saga on our next post! Until then friends, continue to love one another in this crazy time we’re living in. Black lives are under attack, and it’s up to us to hold those accountable, and fight against racial and social injustice against African-Americans (like myself). It’s 2020, and we can see clearly now!