With the recap episode done and over with, we can move onto some new content – episode 6!
All you need to know is that Hajime and Yue have cleared the labyrinth and are now heading to the surface in order to find other labyrinths in hopes of unlocking the secret to sending Hajime home, ideally with Yue in tow.
Hajime and Yue arrive at the surface to an annoying bunnygirl named Shea. Shea has the ability to see future events, which is how she knew where Hajime and Yue would appear. She is seeking their help to save her people, because they are weak. Hajime ends up agreeing to help her in return for her guidance to the next labyrinth – a giant tree surrounded by fog that is said to cause people to lose all sense of direction.
Hajime and Yue then proceed to exterminate monsters in order to help the bunny people, escorting them somewhere safe. But after they arrive, the rabbits ask Hajime to teach them to fight. And so, they are taught to fight. Shea also practices fighting against Yue, and manages to scratch her.
Very quickly the rabbits are all very strong – it seems they possess latent strength similar to monsters. They guide Hajime to the giant tree, where he learns that four symbols, the power of regeneration, and beacon formed of bonds will open the way. Figuring this means they need to find other labyrinths first, the duo head out, leaving the rabbits behind. But, as they are leaving, Yue asks Hajime to bring Shea with them, because she lost a bet when Shea managed to scratch her earlier.
And so Shea joins the party.
This episode really lives up to it’s name of “Worthless Rabbit”! Not only is Shea an absolute annoyance, but her people are all useless. Or, they were. They quickly changed into stereotypical delinquents, accents and all, which was pretty funny.
I think that this was a pretty good episode. But I will admit, it was a bit anti-climactic for Hajime’s return to the surface to be spend in a forest with rabbit people. After all, I’m more than excited to see him run into his old classmates who think he is dead. Is he still out for revenge at this point? Or has he forgotten about that with his new goal of returning home?
Personally, I’d like to see Hajime get his revenge. We’ve had enough of the nice guy isekai protagonists, I’d like to see something morally questionable and selfish for once.
I’ll also admit that I would have been OK with Hajime and Yue going into another labyrinth, despite just exiting one. The mysteries that the other labyrinths may possess is interesting to me, and I’m curious what new powers they may find in new labyrinths.
This episode was fun, and introduced a new character to Hajime’s party. A little anti-climactic, but I’m sure we’ll get some more tension soon enough.
From the looks of things, we’re either going to see Hajime proceed towards another labyrinth, or to civilization – possibly the kingdom where his classmates are. It all depends on whether they know where another labyrinth is even located, which I’m not sure of. If they don’t know where to go, they’ll probably head to the nearest kingdom to try and figure it out.
We’ll just have to wait and see.
Until next time,
Thanks for reading!
Other Arifureta Posts
- Episode 1 – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
- Episode 2 – Redemption Time
- Episode 3 – She’s 300 Years Old, So It’s Okay Guys
- Episode 4 – Big Gun
- Episode 5 – Dungeon Complete?
- Episode 5.5 – Recap + Bunnygirl
- Episode 6 – Worthless Rabbit
- Episode 7 – Bunny Hammertime!
- Episode 8 – Partial Reunion
- Episode 9 – Mountain Trails
- Episode 10 – Totally Epic Battle
- Episode 11 – Talking Fish
- Episode 12 – Remember Us?
- Episode 13 – Real Emotion
- Season One Review