Last week’s episode was a well needed recovery episode with a pleasant surprise at the end. Episode six kept the ball rolling in an awesome direction and the focused stayed on the newest party member! *SPOILERS CONTAINED*
If you’re not completely caught up on The Rising of the Shield Hero, please shield your eyes.
Now that last week’s episode gave everyone a chance to recover, it seems Shield Hero is easing us back into the action with a hopeful and an almost entirely Filo focused episode!
We found out more about Filo! She’s a filolial queen with an advanced transformation ability and that’s how she can transform into human form. Unfortunately, Naofumi doesn’t have the necessary income to support her habit of destroying her clothes everytime Filo transforms so the party started trading.
Naofumi’s notorious reputation might be turning a more positive corner as he is now being called ‘Our Savior of the Heavenly Fowl’ in some parts of the kingdom. The merchant that he happened to learn gemstone creation and the trade industry later on initially quoted the people’s sentiments saying, ‘Our Savior crosses the land to treat the sick with his special medicine.’
Alongside all of this, the battle for Naofumi’s attention has begun for Filo and Raphtalia! Naofumi put the issue to rest by putting Raphtalia in the daughter zone and noting that he was Filo’s owner. This didn’t seem to stop either of them from vying for Naofumi’s attention.
Raphtalia showed off a new skill and Filo has new transform proof clothes!
Woo! That was a lot for one episode but positive vibes across the board. Now that there is a rivalry happening between Filo and Raphtalia, which side are you on? Twitter seems to have already started taking sides:
When Best Girl isn’t getting the attention from Naofumi ???????????? Rising of the #shieldhero episode 6.— Urzu 37 - ❤️I Ship Naofumi x Raphtalia❤️ (@SlvrIceDrgn1981) February 13, 2019
— ❄️ アイデン ❄️ (@aidenkurosaki) February 13, 2019
The rivalry between Raphtalia and Filo is real. Naofumi's "I don't care" expressions just sell the bright mood this episode conveyed. Even though Naofumi sees Raphtalia as his daughter, I'm still team Naofumi x Raphtalia 100%!!— Kanato (@realJayniro) February 13, 2019
— Stacey☕ (@nanami_bun) February 13, 2019
I just can't believe Naofumi just daughter-zoned Raphtalia. You can't just do the best girl like that man. pic.twitter.com/0f9sr0uANh— Kanato (@realJayniro) February 13, 2019
— Austin-Sensei (@LordOfOppai) February 13, 2019
— Your Anime Otaku (@YAO4LAIFU) February 13, 2019
— SOREN ALT!!!!! SOREN ALT! (@noah_noway) February 13, 2019
We should protecc Filo from Rising of the shield Hero, she is Just the best! pic.twitter.com/nsnau2ZSJ4— Blue Papi (@BluePapi1) February 13, 2019
the Angel has been completed! dude. Naofumi definitely deserve the best man of the year. hes been helping a guy who want to bring medicine to his mother. i really respect that. and i really like how Naofumi have been making profits and handling the business! #shieldhero pic.twitter.com/rNETFzlQ5X— 裕理(Yuuri)@FGO・アビホラ・KH3 (@SKH_AshikagaKou) February 13, 2019
Filo!!! pic.twitter.com/ny1YNx9Wf9— Chandler Ingram (@Chandler_Ingram) February 13, 2019
The Rising of the Shield Hero ep 6!! HAHAHAHA FILO QT— IRVIN (@drigzteeezy) February 13, 2019
— Colt, still knows Yuri has his pen. (@Colt_steal) February 13, 2019
Regardless of which side you're on, everyone seems to have fun with this week's episode!
The rivalry is fierce ???????? pic.twitter.com/CPs89Fedb1— Chandler Ingram (@Chandler_Ingram) February 13, 2019
Episode 6 of Rising Of The Shield Hero was a nice break from Myne. I loved how Raphtalia and Filo want Naofumi's attention and it's cute. They're starring to act like a family even tho raphtalia disagrees lol ????— Ramon Castro The Digimon Emperor (@DigimonFan4Life) February 13, 2019
Watched episode 6 of #ShieldHero. Good episode. I love how Filo has already more than proven her worth to the team. Happy to see her and Raphtalia knowing how to use magic a bit. Really looking forward to seeing more.— CascadeHope (@CascadeHope) February 13, 2019
YES!! This show just knows how to do their thing!!! This episode felt even more light hearted than last week, and had a little less darker moments too. The title "The Rising of the Shield Hero" isn't for nothing!!! Now if you will excuse me. I'm going to bed... pic.twitter.com/O47FKOexiK— Vinny Sarconi (@vincesar17) February 13, 2019
shield hero proves once again how good an anime it is— kazumo (@akaKazumo) February 13, 2019
I watched "The Rising of the Shield Hero" episode 6 this morning. I'm glad things are finally going well for Naofumi.— Big World Anime (@BigWorldAnime) February 13, 2019
— tyler (@tylerspell89) February 13, 2019
That was a lot for one episode but it felt like a positive change of pace. How do you feel about episode six? What was your favorite moment? Which side are you on? Tweet a reply to The Rising of the Shield Hero page!
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