Fran’s backstory, the unflinchingly-assessed evils of slavery and her quest to grow and evolve past that station, has been the most serious component of Reincarnated as a Sword‘s plot since its beginning. So much else of the series has been filled with perfectly-pleasant daily life, mildly mind-numbing menu navigation, and occasionally high-stakes adventure battles, but that base was still boiling away in the background: There is some heavily evil shit lining the roots of this world, and now and then, it’s going to poke out for Fran and Teacher to confront. One such instance appeared at the end of last week’s episode, in Gyuran, a Blue Cat sicced on Fran by Allsand.
Reincarnated as a Sword‘s attitude towards slavery and racism against Black Cats has always been its best feature from its origin point. So things get a little murky with the introduction of Blue Cats via Gyuran….