||Original Air Date
||Shadows of Idea
Idea no Kage
|September 9, 2016
As Luca walks back to Albion after the Skull Knight took her to the outskirts, the Egg of the Perfect World swallows the dying Demon Child out of sympathy before resuming his climb up the Tower of Conviction. At the same time, enlisting Jerome and Nina's help, Isidro uses a makeshift pulley system to free Casca as she was about to be burned alive. Mozgus nearly catches them after forming a barrier to keep the corpse mounds at bay when Guts leaps off the tower and impales the inquisitor. But Mozgus' bible shielded him from the attack while he fully transforms. As Isidro's group eliminate the last of Mozgus' disciples, the inquisitor's flame barrier dies out as he attempts to give Guts a chance to recant. But Guts instead uses his miniature bombs to blow apart the unprotected chink in Mozgus' armored body to land the death blow. After a brief reunion with Casca, the corpses manage to flood into Albion as Guts gives his group torches so they can outlast the few remaining hours of night.
||Those Who Cling, Those Who Struggle
|September 16, 2016
Guts and his group fend off the flood of corpses with their fire while Luca saves Nina down below the tower. Meanwhile, the Egg of the Perfect World collects the energy of Albion's souls and sacrifices himself to incarnate Griffith
in a corporeal form. The Tower of Conviction collapses, killing everyone inside as the sun rises. Guts and the others collect themselves, but are quickly surrounded by Silat and his Kushans. The Kushans are immediately repelled by Zodd
who bursts through the rubble and marches to a nearby hill. At that moment, everybody ceases fighting to witness Griffith arising from the ground as Zodd kneels before him. Guts goes to immediately attack, but is stopped by Casca. As the Kushan army proceeds with its invasion, Zodd and Griffith escape into the skies while Guts, Puck and Casca ride to Godot's on horseback. Isidro departs on his own while Luca mourns the death of the Egg. While Nina reunites with Joachim, Farnese leaves her faith behind; deciding to follow Guts as Serpico travels with her.
||The Rent World
|April 7, 2017
Guts and Puck take Casca back to Godot's home to find Godot has died. Griffith appears, wanting to know how meeting Guts would feel, and is pleased that he feels nothing and can continue to pursue his dream. Guts attempts to kill him but is stopped by Zodd who he duels fiercely until Zodd's sword shatters against the Dragon Slayer. Zodd destroys Godot's iron mine and home. Griffith ponders whether the feelings he has are caused by the Demon Child who became part of his vessel and saves Casca from being crushed by falling rocks. He then offers Rickert a place in the new Band of the Falcon
before leaving with Zodd. Guts reveals to Rickert how Griffith took his eye and left arm, sacrificed their comrades and raped Casca but refuses Rickert's offer to help get revenge. Knowing he cannot lock Casca away to keep her safe, and not wishing to leave her behind, Guts decides to take her to Puck's home instead. Elsewhere in the kingdom Kushan
soldiers destroy a castle, kill the citizens and capture the women until Griffith arrives and is hailed by the people as the Falcon of Light.
Fuyu no Tabiji
|April 7, 2017
A young witch, Schierke
, watches Griffith from a distance. While tracking Guts, Serpico remembers how Farnese took him in as her servant, though she abused him terribly. Serpico learned he was the illegitimate son of Farnese's father
and was therefore her half-brother, eventually becoming her bodyguard. Upon learning she was engaged to a member of the royal family Farnese tried and failed to seduce Serpico and set fire to her family mansion before joining the Holy Iron Chain Knights, eventually forcing Serpico to burn his mother as a witch. With their brands being so close together more powerful demons are attracted to Guts and Casca who tempt Guts to kill Casca to get closer to Griffith. Guts' rage overwhelms him and he hurts Casca, destroying her trust in him and she runs away. She is caught and almost raped by bandits, causing her to remember being raped by Griffith and she slaughters the bandits before attacking Guts. Guts is again overwhelmed by rage and almost rapes Casca before regaining control of himself. They are later found by Isidro, Farnese and Serpico who ask permission to accompany Guts on his mission.
||Banner of the Flying Sword
Hiken no Ohata
|April 14, 2017
A Kushan occupied city is liberated by Griffith and his new Band of the Falcon
: Composed of Nosferatu Zodd, Sir Locus the Moonlight Knight
; the exiled Bakiraka assassin Rakshas
, Grunbeld the Giant
and Irvine the Archer
. Joined by the clairvoyant girl Sonia
, the band later dealt with a Kushan legion that overwhelmed Midlanders under the command of Mule Wolflame
. Though Mule was upset to learn Kushan prisoners are given a choice to join Griffith's army, and that some of the army's members are demonic cannibals, Mule was mesmerized by seeing Griffith holding final rites for the fallen whose spirits depart while bidding farewell to their families. Mule is overcome with emotion from being in Griffith's presence, immediately pledging his loyalty to him. Meanwhile, after Farnese cuts her hair to prove her resolve, Guts allows her, Serpico, and Isidro to travel with him as he no longer trusts himself to protect Casca on his own. Guts does warn them that traveling with him means they would not be able to sleep at night, the group later fending off attacking specters after nightfall.
||Forest of Demonic Beasts
Kemono Oni no Mori
|April 21, 2017
Farnese becomes depressed after Casca disappears and she gets lost in the forest trying to find her. A shepherd warns Guts' group about an imminent battle between Griffith's army and the Kushans and also about trolls
infesting a nearby area. Serpico admits to Guts he desires to kill him in a fair duel, but as long as Farnese desires to stay with Guts he will treat him as an ally. Isidro practices dueling with Guts. A group of trolls attack but are driven away by the witch, Schierke
, whom Isidro manages to insult, and her elf companion, Ivalera
, before disappearing. Casca continues to be afraid of Guts and becomes attached to Farnese. They come across an old man
whose village is being attacked by trolls, but as the local lord has taken his army to support Griffith the villagers are hoping to find help from a witch rumored to live nearby. Almost immediately they stumble upon Schierke's house as Casca and Guts brands allow them to pass through her protective barrier. Guts mistakenly believes Schierke's earth golems are ghouls and destroys several of them before Schierke reveals herself as an apprentice to the elderly witch Flora
who has been waiting for Guts and Casca to arrive.
||The Astral World
|April 28, 2017
Revealing an old friend of hers mentioned Guts and Casca would come to her abode, Flora learns of the plight befalling Enoch Village
. But due to her failing health, Flora offers Morgan the aid of her apprentice Schierke to deal with the trolls. Flora asks Guts to aid Schierke, offering him a spell that would temporarily cloak him and Casca from being attacked by specters. During the dinner that followed, Flora explains their plane of existence exists alongside the Astral World
, whose many layers contain various supernatural beings, and Realm of Ideas which all creation is derived from. Guts later shows Flora the Beherit
and is told that it's a gateway to link the physical world with the layer where the God Hand
dwell, learning its senior members were once human like Griffith and they answer to a higher power within the deepest layer of the Astral Plane
. Schierke, overhearing Guts' talk with Flora, assumes Griffith is the fifth angel prophesied by the Holy See while told that he was the once who branded Guts. The next day, Guts' group receive magical weapons. Serpico receives a cloak
imbued with Sylphs, Isidro a dagger
imbued with Salamanders, and Farnese a silver shortsword
along with silver chainmail
tunics for herself and Casca as added protection from evil creatures. Guts turns down accepting a battle axe before he and others leave for Enoch Village, Flora meeting up with her friend: The Skull Knight, who requests a favor regarding Guts.
||Struggle Against the Demon Horde
Magun no Shitō
|May 5, 2017
Guts group arrive at Enoch Village but are turned away by the priest who claims that Schierke is merely a child in a costume, but allows them to stay when Guts claims Casca is a religious pilgrim. Isidro trains by himself and talks with Morgan about his past and Isidro's dreams for the future. Schierke is accosted by children who throw rocks at her for being a witch. Schierke expresses distaste of the local church which was deliberately built on the site of a spirit temple, along with many other temples replaced by churches in an attempt by the Holy See to expand their authority. This included chasing the witch Flora from the village, banishing her to the forest. Guts points out she can always choose not to help the village if she wants to. The trolls attack and Schierke summons everyone to the church for safety. Guts, Farnese, Serpico and Isidro fight the trolls while Schierke shows concern about the mysterious source of Guts strength and of the dark shadows that cling to the Dragon Slayer. Schierke begins to cast a spell from the church roof, angering the priest who tries to stop her, only to end up trapped on the roof along with Schierke, Farnese and Casca. While fighting a troll Isidro overbalances trying to swing his sword one-handed and Morgan is injured saving him from the trolls. Schierke finishes casting her spell, summoning four Guardian Angels
whose protective light crumbles the trolls to ashes and heals Morgan's injuries.
||The Arcana of Invocation
Inori no Ōgi
|May 12, 2017
With most of the trolls dead the village comes under attack from a giant Ogre
. Guts fights the ogre but is attacked by a Kelpie
from the nearby river. Serpico fights alongside Guts, pitting his wind magic against the Kelpie's water magic. Schierke sends her mind into the spirit realm and senses the spirit temple the church was built upon, originally a temple of Undines, powerful water spirits. Schierke allows herself to be possessed by the river spirit the Lady of the Depths, who channels magic through Schierke to flood the river, washing the trolls, kelpie and ogre back into the underworld. However the magic is too powerful and Schierke is unable to pull her mind back from the spirit realm or break the spell flooding the village. Ivalera has Farnese use Schierke's staff to help bring her back. Just as Schierke returns Casca and Farnese fall into the water and are swept away. As the villagers celebrate Schierke tracks Casca and Farnese with magic and senses that they have been captured by more trolls. Despite the villagers gratitude Schierke feels responsible for the destruction caused by her inexperience as a witch. She receives permission from the priest to build a shrine in the village to appease the angry water spirits. Isidro receives a smaller sword as thanks from Morgan that is easier for him to fight with. Serpico's injuries force him to remain in the village while Guts, Schierke and Isidro immediately leave to rescue Casca and Farnese.
||The Corruption of Qliphoth
Kurifoto no Odaku
|May 19, 2017
Schierke realizes they have stumbled into a dangerous part of the Astral Realm known as Qliphoth
. She telepathically communicates with Farnese and Casca in the trolls cave where the trolls are raping human women, forcing them to become pregnant and then devouring them after they give birth to troll offspring. Farnese protects Casca until Guts and the others arrive. Guts fights the trolls alone while the others help the women escape. Slan
, a member of the God Hand, appears and overpowers Guts. Schierke begins a spell to seal the cave hoping that Guts escapes before she finishes. Slan torments Guts sexually and asks if he would be willing to become an Apostle like Griffith did. At that moment the Skull Knight appears to stop Slan, who reveals that Griffith is the reason the realms are merging. While she is distracted Guts shoots her with the cannon in his arm. Isidro proves himself in battle, using his salamander dagger and short sword to kill a giant troll. Slan heals herself but the Skull Knight urges Guts to use the Dragon Slayer, made stronger by all the evil souls it has destroyed. He impales Slan who kisses him then disappears, promising they will meet again. Schierke finishes her spell and is possessed by an earth spirit, the Lord of Rotting Roots, who collapses the cave with Guts still inside. The Skull Knight uses his Sword of Beherits
, forged from the beherits of apostles he has killed, to cut a way out of the cave. Qliphoth vanishes back into the Astral Realm and the women are taken back to Enoch Village. As Guts watches his friends he admits that he is glad he has comrades again.