In the Land of Leadale Episode 11 – Settling Down

In the Land of Leadale Episode 11 – Settling Down

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Last episode, Cayna killed a zombie or two but to make up for the violence, she adopted a little girl that survived the apocalypse. See, I didn’t even need to make that weird. It just was.


First Impressions

Luka in her dress
(Ah, yes, a new kid)


We start with Cayna’s new daughter wearing something that isn’t rags or covered in zombie guts, which is cute, but the more pressing matter is what her new siblings will think. They’re only several hundred years her elder. I’m sure they’ll get along.


So little Luca meets Mai Mai first, who takes to the big sister thing pretty well, as does Skargo. He’s not quite as creepy as I expected, so I guess he only has eyes for his mother, though that’s weird as well.


But the biggest revelation is that Lonti isn’t into dragons at all, but instead into cats! She has a thing for Cayna’s cat butler boy, so Shirou doesn’t only need to learn manners but also become part feline. He has his work cut out for him.


Cayna is really going through with the living a quiet life thing, so she bums some supplies off of Kartatz, to make some houses. Makes sense.

Cayna and Dog Wife
(I, too, like free things)


Cayna decides to do some shopping before she heads out, specifically a carriage. Thankfully, dog guy I refuse to name still has a shop and lets her have it for free. Well, his wife does. It’s a whole big thing that seems very unimportant one episode before the end.


In an equally awkward segment, Cayna decides that Luka needs to do housework, but being bedridden has no idea what that entails, so she summons a cat maid this time, Roxine, to help teach Luka to be a proper lady or something.


Well, they go to the village. Luka meets Lytt and thinks she’s pretty lit, and all well that ends well. By that, I mean the mermaid Mimily is now doing laundry for the town, presumably with the water she’s bathing in. Odd, but hey, apparently, it gets it clean. Don’t doubt mermaid bathwater. Ok, that’s it. I don’t know how they’re ending it next time.


My Thoughts

Mermaid doing laundry
(The cleanest bathwater)


Well, things happened. That’s something I can say with confidence. I will tell you, though, that Leadale is all over the place. I like to stay positive about these things. I’m not hard to please, and it’s not like Leadale is terrible, but it’s a mess. 


It has the potential to be decent, but it has no direction whatsoever, and every time it starts to gain some, it veers off somewhere else. Whoa, we’re starting to meet other players? Some information about this world? Nah, adopt a little girl and live in a village with a mermaid.


I’m not saying I don’t like these things. I just think this has a very obvious lack of direction. It feels like it has no idea where it’s going. It honestly feels like things are being made up on the spot.

Cat family and Luka
(What a happy, totally normal family we have here)


It’s fun. It is. It doesn’t have to be crazy, and it was never meant to be. It’s just very underwhelming. Even Cayna herself is all over the place, to be honest. Her characterization is super weird. 


I knew Leadale would be just ok, and that’s what it is. I’m just really curious how they’re going to end it. I really don’t know, but we’ll see. I do not have much to say about what I just watched.


Thank you very much for reading


On to the end!

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