The previous episode was all about people suggesting to Ryoma that he should open a second shop in some other town. It is a GREAT idea, however, Ryoma wants more time to think about it. People who hated Ryoma were also plotting against him and his business. Will he be able to open a second shop in these circumstances? I guess we’ll find out in this episode.
The episode started with the Head of the Local Tamer Guild visiting Ryoma and appreciating his effort. When Ryoma went back to his shop, a strange guy was creating a fuss and wanted to degrade Ryoma’s business by fabricating a conspiracy. Ryoma proved to everyone that all of this was pre-planned and captured that guy.
As Ryoma was going back to his home, he met Mr. Asagui on his way. As they conversing, Ryoma asked him about Katanas as he wanted to buy one. Asagi told him that buying a Katana from the Capital would be way too expensive. Ryoma thought that he could make one because his father taught him how to.
After getting back home, Ryoma collected the raw material to forge a Katana, however, his technique was not that smooth and it didn’t turn out well. However, he remembered that he had taken a Spear from a bandit. He can use it to fight bandits and protect his shop. Ryoma’s father was a swordsmith and had taught him to use weapons.
Following this, Ryoma had a meeting with Callum. She told him that someone is trying to tarnish the name of Mr. Taylor and his guild using false rumors. Ryoma suggested that in order to solve this problem, they should start their own rumors regarding taming of Blue Limour birds.
Ryoma had hired some slime researchers as potential managers for his second shop. They were studying slimes in his shop. Before this, they were working for a Lab that researched Slimes. However, the higher-ups wanted quick results and treated their workers badly. They felt grateful to Ryoma for giving them the opportunity to work under him.
The three of them were making a HUGE mistake at their previous job. They were feeding slimes food that other monsters ate. Ryoma told them that the TRICK behind the evolution of slimes is their diet. They were quite SHOCKED!! They asked Ryoma some other questions as well, however, he didn’t want to discourage them so he kept quiet.
As Ryoma was going home, he realized that some bandits were following him. Their main purpose was to capture him. Well! For Ryoma, they were pretty weak and he captured them real quick and called the police using his tamed Blue Limour.
Following this incident, the guild masters held a meeting. In this meeting, it was decided that Ryoma should focus on protecting his shop and they’ll take care of the mastermind behind all this. In order to prevent bandits from attacking him, he used a TRICK!!
He started charging the bandits for healing them after he purposely injures them in the name of SELF-DEFENSE! This trick proved really helpful. He also hired a bodyguard named Dolce for his shop and taught the workers some self-defense.
According to Ryoma, this incident had brought his employees closer and they were working even harder than before. At this point, Ryoma was certain that he can open a second shop in some other town as well.
Ryoma went straight to the old hag who had helped him before. Much to his surprise, the old hag had already made preparations for his second shop. He was OVER THE MOON!
The episode ended with Ryoma receiving a letter from Eliaria. She told him about her life and everything.
This episode was pretty decent in my opinion. I’m really HAPPY to see that Ryoma can finally open his second shop. He’ll meet a lot of new people as well. I’m looking forward to it.