The further we get into this Renril Arc, the more it feels like the extended period of planning and table-setting that we got back in the Jananda Arc, except the sense of direction and momentum we have with the upcoming Nokker war helps To Your Eternity to avoid the listlessness that plagued that earlier storyline. On the surface, this is another episode where it would be easy to complain that nothing much “happens” so far as major plot developments go. There’s enough interesting stuff going on character-wise, though, that it makes up for the still somewhat nebulous final destination we’re heading towards.
For one, I have to admit, I’m warming up to Prince Bon. It helps that his post-“execution” personality has largely outgrown his most obnoxious characteristics, allowing the man to fully own the strong and surprisingly pragmatic leader he was always capable of being….