Episode 35 d and The Adventures of the Fly, the martial arts tournament Romos, has a highly anticipated return. That’s right, Maam is back. It is also important to note that this is the first episode that differs from the manga.
In the previous episode, Leona suggested that they return to Papunica to prepare before taking the next step in their adventure. Using the hot air balloon, our heroes, led by the princess, return to the kingdom.
In the manga of The Adventures of the Fly, there is a chapter dedicated to Aván in the times in which he fought against Hadler and his hosts to protect Carl’s kingdom, before becoming the legendary hero. In the anime, they skip this chapter completely and go straight to the action.
Leona immediately ordered a meeting with all the important people of the kingdom. In the meantime, suggest to the rest of the team that they use the time to train. This also differs from the original footage fromThe Adventures of the Fly where we see our protagonists training.
While in the manga they focus on showing Dai and Popp improving their skills, in this version of the Adventures of the Fly, we get the first glimpse of Maam in her new facet. The anime prepares us so that we know that the reunion will soon take place.
Back in Papunica, Popp ponders whether Merle has feelings for him, but since the young wizard does not have that kind of interest in her, he dismisses that thought. Oh, Popp, even Matoriv noticed.
For his part, Dai finally learned to use Shock Raiden without resorting to his emblem. And not only that, he learned to control it. Barack interrupts to give him a gift from Leona: new clothing and armor made from special Papunica fabrics.
They also give him another knife, like the one he disintegrated. It turns out that there are three: that of the Sun l to Dai destroyed, that of the wind, and of the Mar. The last is lost, so the old man asks him not to use the power of the emblem not destroy it.
Dai wears his new outfit, capable of withstanding the dragon knight’s power. Once dressed, our protagonist manages to invoke the emblem of the dragon in his hand. It makes a display of its power and capabilities. And it shows that he can now use Dragonscale Aura. You are all a badass, Dai, even if you fell because you consumed all your power.
Hyunckel notes that it is not his only weak point. His other weakness is that he doesn’t have a weapon, and against enemies like Baran, his fists won’t cut it. Barack reports that there are many powerful weapons, such as the Champion’s Sword, that can be obtained if the Romos Martial Arts Tournament is won.
Dai and Popp go with Amy, who gave the information to Barack. The young woman explains that the objective of the tournament is to obtain fighters against the Dark Army and that it allows the use of any type of weapon and all fighting styles. The award also confirms them.
The tournament is held that same day, so Popp uses Telerregreso (Rura) to get to the tournament on time. As they race to the tournament, Amy explains to Hyunckel and Crocoin that Leona has everyone planned, though she can’t reveal much more.
Hyunckel assures that he has to go to the train. The fight against Baran showed him that he must obtain the power to defeat enemies of Baran’s level. Therefore, you have to learn and master the Aván Style Spear Technique. As they happen in the manga of The Adventures of the Fly, Hyunckel leaves, leaving the Codex Aván behind and entrusting Crocodin with the care of Dai and Popp.
Dai and Popp, already in Romos, find that they were late to register. Despite their insistence, they fail to enter the tournament. The magician wants to leave because they could not participate, but when he hears that there is a beautiful girl, he convinces himself to stay. Who will it be?
She is not only a pretty girl. It is Maam, corrected, augmented, and enhanced in its power and capabilities. Popp freaks out at the display of power. Something that the disciple of Aván manages to hear before easily defeating her rival.
Popp doubts that it is Maam after falling into Zaboera’s trap and, unlike the manga of The Adventures of the Fly, where he touches a breast, here he only stares into her eyes. Maam hits Popp in the face violently and thus convinces himself that it is her.
While on the ground, he receives another blow to the head. Thus we are introduced to a new character, the talking mouse Chiu, whom Dai calls fat rat.
Chiu is Maam’s training partner, who explains that he was training with Brokina the Holy Fist in martial arts. Chiu does not look impressed by Maam’s friends but interrupts his attacks on Popp because it is his turn to fight.
Maam tells that Chiu used to be an evil monster, but that Brokina saved him and is now immune to the power of the Evil Lord. He then questions the reason for his presence. Popp wants to find a way to tell him everything that happened, but Dai blurts it out to him without thinking.
Maam looks upset, disturbed. The reason is that when Dai asks him to win the sword for them, he refuses because he does not want Dai to kill his father, something that takes his friends by surprise.
The tournament continues its course. The King of Romos is happy for its success and a new character, Samsa, is introduced to us. His appearance immediately makes us suspect that he is a villain.
We will have to wait for the next episode of The Adventures of the Fly to find out. For now, I applaud the decision to skip the chapter dedicated to Aván in the manga and show Leona showing leadership, because later this feature of the princess of Papunica will become more important.