Iruma-kun season 2 episode 16, “The Name of This Feeling,” is here! So we pick up this week’s episode right where last week when monsters attacked. Kalego’s group was the main focus of last week, but this week sees Opera’s group step up to their battle. Iruma takes a bit of a back seat yet again, but honestly, it’s nice to see what the other characters can do. Good character development is crucial for any show, and it’s nicely executed in this week’s episode.
Previously, we dealt with some really mature themes, however, things lighten up significantly in the newest episode. The storytelling remains intense in the show, but the Girl’s battle shows another side of the competition. The comedy remains top tier and the animation for the fight scenes was superb so get ready for spoilers ahead!
Iruma-kun episode 16 basically has 2 primary focuses, as we see 2 of 3 monsters unleashed, in battle. Last week Kalego’s group put up their best efforts, but can’t finish off the beast. We see their conclusion, as well as Opera’s group including Ameri, Clara, Elizabetta, and Kerori handle their own monster.
For Kaelgo’s group this was the perfect way to conclude their fight in my opinion. Kalego wants the boys to use their heads, and come up with their own plan. Something they struggled with before, however, they get a second chance and put all their talents to use. Now, they use the same techniques since their arsenal for combat is limited. However this time they use them in a new way that maximizes their talents. The perfect chance for them to grow and Kaelgo looked like an absolute monster and it was sick.
So after that, we turn to the girls who handle it in a very different way. I mean this in no disrespectful way, but it’s clear that the girls are not as ready for combat as the boys. Combat isn’t really what most of their bloodline abilities are suited for. As well as the fact that the girl’s personalities, for the most part, are a horrendous matchup for this. Elizabetta has no interest, Kerori is too shy normally, Clara is honestly just insane.
If it wasn’t for Opera and Ameri, they would probably be dead already. Yet, they handle the roles they can manage in an interesting way of their own. Elizabetta uses her charms to get people to calm down, while Kerori turns into her dem-dol form to distract the audience and calm them down. Clara tries to produce weapons but she’s Clara so honestly, most of the time is trying to wrangle her in.
So that leaves Ameri to pick up the slack, and she is the star of this week’s episode. Opera shows off a little at first, but Ameri quickly comes to assist. From here Opera remains impressed and turns into an observer to see what Ameri is capable of. So, we finally get to see her bloodline ability, and it is absolutely stunning. Basically, she gets a power buff that makes her as strong as she believes she is. Essentially it’s the ultimate example of ‘Confidence is key.’
She becomes a marvel to see, and the aftermath with her imagination running wild was precious to watch. For anyone wondering where Iruma was for all of this does not need to worry. Only his monster remains, and his ability to motivate people to fight on his behalf is his own power. Look for next week’s episode to continue one of the best arcs of the season.
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All images are via the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun 2 Episode 16 stream on Crunchyroll.
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