Oh god, Tear so moe~ wwwwwwwwwwwwww
Anyways, it seems MBS did a special back-to-back screening of TotA so episode 2 is already aired. The story continues with Tear realizing the carriage is headed the wrong way, so Luke and her stop at a small village while they look for a different way to head home. They get involved in a spot of local trouble involving Shota Master and some cuddly little things called Cheagles. The sidequest ends with a miniboss defeated and Luke’s party gaining a new member in the form of the Cheagles Miu. Their troubles aren’t over as Luke and Tear are suddenly ambushed by soldiers led by fangirl-inducing Jade Curtiss.
More characters get introduced . Generally, this is mainly a “sidequest”-ish episode, while the main quest of getting back home is still in progress. It seems the rest of Luke’s future party is introduced here already, from bishie Jade, team mascot Miu, and the loli-shota combo of the Fon Master Ion and Anise.
Tear gets a significant moe boost in this episode with her oh-so-cute reactions when ever she sees something cute, like the whole tribe of Cheagles. I’m surprised that they didn’t animate her having a nosebleed wwww. Kinda reminds me of Sakaki from Azumanga. I can now imagine a MAD; UNLIMITED KAWAII WORKS, solely a compilation of all the times Tear goes “Kawaii!” in the anime, XD.
Luke gets to be a bit more annoying this time, such as the typical “I’m-a-rich-bastard-why-should-I-pay” antics that got him in to a spot of trouble, as well as his incessant complaining at times in the episode. Still, he balanced it up by doing things so he isn’t terribly annoying, though I hope he grows out of his brat phase soon enough. It was pretty funny when he asked Tear for paper and pen to write his “diary”, though he has quite a valid reason to do so.
Eh, so now to wait 2 more weeks(?) for the next episode, ROFL. Meanwhile, enjoy some Tear.