If you’re not completely caught up on The Rising of the Shield Hero, please shield your eyes.

Oof! Everything kicked off with Myne’s attempt to smoke out the Shield Hero party. Thankfully they were able to hide out in a mansion owned by Van Reichnott, a demi-human and new Shield Hero ally. Unfortunately the mansion was ransacked by a notorious lord and Melty separated from the party in order to help the rest of the party escape. However Shield Hero made a point that it was necessary to get Melty as he had made a promise to keep her safe and that she had shown that she does believe in him. He let Filo’s intense need to save her friend run wild. The party really looked like superheroes in this episode.

Throughout the episode, Raphtalia’s PTSD was very visible and with good reason – her story after her parents death was linked to a location nearby, incidentally the notorious lord’s castle. Despite her PTSD, she did make it clear that she wanted to confront her past. She even took a bit of whippings in her triumphant walk to truly face the sadistic man that caused her and so many other demi-humans an incredible amount of pain.

This episode had a lot of action and gave context for Raphtalia’s upcoming episode. Shield Hero himself provided a place to process all of it:

Discuss today’s episode below. Spoilers ahead.

— The Rising of the Shield Hero (@ShieldHeroEN) April 10, 2019

First things first, Van Reichnott:

New boi Appreciation. pic.twitter.com/sPLdQiq8pN

— tanjirou (@tanjiirou) April 10, 2019

“I dont know who your talking about, i only know of the shield hero” i hope we see a LOT more of him.

— Arceus227 (@arceus227) April 10, 2019

Bro, ma man Reichnott is da real MVP pic.twitter.com/qvLOpx7UXZ

— GL (@BlackStar2396) April 10, 2019

After long years he finally got a name ! pic.twitter.com/4WBoX1Ji3x

— Ginto ???? (@Ginto62) April 10, 2019



— Antonio Angelina (@tonyangel37) April 10, 2019

The new episode was great! ❤️ Raphtalia is definetly one of the best female Characters ever! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kBBiC0Y6ZX

— Asami-chan ???? (@pinky_flower88) April 10, 2019

Raftalia backstory time.

— Shadowsigma (@JunoSigma) April 10, 2019

I love Melty and I’m so happy that Naofumi is starting to trust people especially those who are royalty. Why didn’t Rephtalia just killed the man?? I’m sad 🙁 pic.twitter.com/nZyaO9FOdJ

— Rooda♠️ (@kule_ku) April 10, 2019

Sparing him but leaving him with the moral message she is trying to get across is the best way to go about it for that guy and for her. Great episode really glad to see Raph backstory

— Atlas (@AtlasCommando) April 10, 2019

I actually got the chills at how the ep ended. I’m so excited to see Raph face her past & to see it animated as well! Time to be Raphtalia’s #1 Defense Squad (*’ω’*)

— [MC] Meli (@okmxlissa) April 10, 2019

Angry Raphtalia appreciation tweet #shieldhero #盾の勇者の成り上がり pic.twitter.com/PPCY2LG2Ck

— Ginto ???? (@Ginto62) April 10, 2019

Dipping into the Raph backstory was intense this episode. You could see how much she’d been affected by all that horrid treatment.

Badass moment of her walking straight up to him fearful no more!!#shieldhero pic.twitter.com/NC82tdEoql

— Chandler Ingram (@Chandler_Ingram) April 10, 2019

Raphtalia it’s easy to kill your enemy, but it’s easier to forgive, look at what you have now. He can’t hurt you anymore.@ShieldHeroEN @Crunchyroll#RisingOfTheShieldHero #TheRisingOfTheShieldHero pic.twitter.com/nsF5CR6CsC

— ????️AnimeHub⚔ (@AnimeWithRJ) April 10, 2019

How dare you make Raphtalia cry. I know you’ll get what’s coming to you. @ShieldHeroEN @tsunderica pic.twitter.com/IkYzLd0mOJ

— Alecia Myers (@alecia_myers) April 10, 2019

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Ricky Soberano is a Features Editor, Script Writer, and Editorial Programming Coordinator for Crunchyroll. She’s the former Managing Editor of Brooklyn Magazine. You can follow her on Twitter @ramenslayricky.

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