This is Ranta, the Dark Knight who couldn’t get away from that horrible event with booze alone.
Of course, it’ll take a long time for him and the rest of the party to move on…
Also, while they have a new priest named Mary, it’ll take even longer to get along with their new party member since Mary is uncooperative at the moment.
Right now, the party is a mess without Manato around. After all, it was his leadership that pulled the likes of Haruhiro, Ranta, Moguzo, Yume, and Shihoru out of their slump.
Meanwhile, here’s Reiji and while he’s acting aloof, he gives some compensation…
…in the form of one gold coin. However, Haruhiro declined his offer as he might feel disrespectful towards Manato and his efforts.
On the other hand, at least Reiji is not a jerk compared to a certain character that Tomokazu Seki previously voiced. I’m talking about Gilgamesh from Fate/Stay Night and Tower of Druaga.
But with that said, the party is still in mourning including Yume.
Without Manato, their teamwork is in tatters and it might take longer for Haruhiro to put it back together.
Of course, Haruhiro will have a hard time adjusting his role as the party leader. Right now, he has no power to prove his leadership as well as convincing Mary to cooperate and get along with his friends.
Anyways, hope it gets better on the next episode…