I found myself cursing Renly out last episode for being a coward. But now that we’ve been given backstory…I’m honestly surprised he still continued to fight. I would’ve quit after that. I’ve heard stories of people accidentally harming their loved ones, sometimes fatally, and I wouldn’t be able to carry a weapon after doing something like that. I wouldn’t even want to look at one. So big props to him for not letting that stop him, and even bigger props for overcoming his regrets.
He’s not even fully functioning and he’s inspiring people. That’s amazing.
At the same time, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m running out of patience. I think we’re supposed to get 23 episodes split into two cours. So assuming we get 12 or 13….we’re already halfway for this cour and…Kirito is still out. We still don’t know what happened to him. And Asuna still hasn’t shown up. And all we are focusing on are these characters that haven’t been fully developed…why? Hopefully our patience will pay off, but in the meantime I might have to lay off this one for a while and binge the remaining episodes.