Oh my goodness, this season has gotten off to such a good start! Maybe the slowness of last season was to pace things so that they could start off really well this season? More likely it's just better because it starts off with Ban. I think he's probably the most popular character, but that might just be because we like him so much. And we know of a lot of people who have him as their favorite character (obviously our favorite character is Meliodas, though). I mean, all the characters are great--Diane and King and Merlin and Escanor and Gilthunder and Howzer and everybody. But Ban is the highest on entertainment value, and his friendship with Meliodas is really the best.
And then! he finds Meliodas right off the bat, so then it's Ban and Meliodas, and what could be better than that? I'll tell you what: Ban and Meliodas and Wild. Oh my goodness, Wild is...wild. He's actually not that wild, really. I'm not even sure I think he's that funny, except that he's played by Mamoru Miyano and that fact all by itself makes him that much funnier, regardless of how well or poorly Miyano-kun plays the character. He just always plays these very serious, very cool characters. Even his comedic roles are known for being popular with the ladies. But Wild is so...not that. And from all the YouTube videos and interviews and things we've seen with Miyano-kun, we know that he probably loooooves getting to use a silly voice to play a large talking purple pig, and it simultaneously makes me very happy for him and highly amused to contrast Wild with every single one of his other characters (including, of course, Gilthunder).
I also have to mention how great Ban and Meliodas's reunion was. Ban was talking to himself about finding his friend and I was like, "He just needs to call out to him and he'll show up," and then Ban did say, "So where are you?" and this dragon thing shows up, and then they do what Ban and Meliodas always do when they see each other after a long time--they fight each other until they're tired of it. And then they fall asleep and Ban wakes up, and he's all, "Hey, dragon dude, where'd you go?" and he looks down and smiles and says, "There you are," and sure enough, it was Meliodas. Awwwwwwww♥
And then we finally get to find out what Zeldris's deal is, and then Merlin's being super awesome as usual (I especially love that she's wearing more than a pair of panties in this season). And everything about it is just like, "I have to find out what's going on and what happens next!!" We're still waiting to hear all about Meliodas's first encounter with Elizabeth... I'm pretty confused about this whole "by choosing to love a woman from the clan we were at war with, I betrayed my clan and started a war" business. I guess a holy war is different from a regular old war or something. Anyway, that's something to look forward to.
In the meantime, we just learned what the deal is with Estarossa, and wow, is that some messed up messed-up-ness. But we really like how they foreshadowed it (we were watching season three last week, and Athena was like, "I bet Estarossa killed Mael kind of like Darth Vader killed Anakin Skywalker"), how the whole time, it was like, "He's Meliodas's brother!" and even as an audience member, I was like, "Really? That's weird, but okay..." They created this sense that something was off about it, and then you find out later, yeah, it was way off.
...But we still haven't seen what's going to happen as a result of it being fixed, because that was the end of episode four.
On the bright(?) side, our work schedule is super light right now, so we can spend all day watching more tomorrow if we want. But doing that is how we completely forgot everything that happened in season two. ...On the other hand, there's a good chance we're going to watch the whole thing again (in French). Decisions, decisions...
Today I'm thankful for getting to watch new episodes of Seven Deadly Sins, finding all the Pokemons on Durice, also getting to watch the last episode of Fruits Basket, getting to translate another great chapter of Edens Zero, and catching a coelacanth in Animal Crossing.