Hello again, and welcome to another anime review of our Anime REvisited pick; Chivalry of a Failed Knight! This time it’s all come down to this; Ikki, Stella, and Ayase confront the Sword Eater known as Kuroato, who defeated Ayase’s father and took their dojo. In the eighth episode of the series, it all goes down right here in this review!
Ikki, Stella, and Ayase travel to her father’s dojo, which has now become the official headquarters of Kuroato and his gang. Ayase tells the story of what happened two years ago, when Kuroato defeated her father; the last samurai (not the one you’re thinking of), to a kendo match. Though he talked a lot of vulgar smack Kuroato had the skills to back it up thanks to his high reaction speed, which is why he was able to defeat Ayase’s father. Right off the bat Ikki and Kuroato went at it in ‘his’ dojo as the two of them locked eyes and formed their weapons while Stella and Ayase watched. Ikki and Kuroato crossed blades pretty much the whole episode as Kurogane used his Perfect Vision skill to try and dodge Kuroato’s incoming attacks.
This episode is pretty much Ikki and the Sword Eater crossing blades with one another while having a bit of fun at the same time. During the fight Kuroato realized that a lot of Ikki’s attacks mimicked Ayase’s father’s techniques. Eventually Ikki decided to take the battle to the next level as he pulled out his best technique known as Blade Steal; where he not only steals the opponent’s technique, but also a part of their will and spirit as well. After one final clash Kuroato fell to Ikki as both of their devices disappeared.
Realizing that Ikki will be quite a foe during the Seven Star Sword Art festival, Kuroato decided that they’ll finish their battle there, and that he has given the dojo back to Ayase and her father. Watching the battle made Ayase realize that she has a lot of work to do if she plans on becoming a great swordswoman, and that she has to study the ‘Warrior’s Way’ a little bit more. At the end of the episode Shizuki and Alice show up stating that they were a little peeved that they weren’t involved in the episode, which caused Stella and Shizuku to have yet another riff between them.
Well, that’s it for this review! As always guys, continue to stay safe and stay united! 🙂