I absolutely love Isma’s “new” eyes. (Her eyes were like that when Schierke saw her for the first time back in episode 312 so ‘new’ probably isn’t the right word.) And it’s great to see the merrows finally arriving! Honestly, I was expecting something more… martial. But now that I think about it, I like the way Miura has presented the merrows more than if they were armed and armored sea-warriors. It’s more traditional plus it leaves me feeling curious and excited to see what they do next, something that a group of armed warriors with a relatively straightforward intent probably wouldn’t be able to accomplish. I can’t wait to see the them in action.