Somali and the Forest Spirit is back again and it manages to pull on my heartstrings each and every week. Just when I thought this episode would be more a filler episode the episode just finds a way to reel you in emotionally and one it’s got you, there’s no letting go. While nothing insane happened this episode we did get some building blocks for what’s to come down the line in Somali’s journey.
Golem is looking to earn some money so he can continue his journey with Somali to get her to her parents before his lifespan comes to a complete end. Golem finds work in a local restaurant in Anthole City, where Somali befriends the owner’s son Kikila. I’ve been mentioning over the course of these past few weeks that shit show will end on the most heartbreaking, soul-shattering note possible. And we got a glimpse of that in this episode.
As Golem mentioned in last week’s episode he is looking for humans, more specifically Somali’s humans aka her parents. While working in the restaurant he learns that some humans were reportedly seen in the desert past Anthole City. Crucial information that Golem needed to complete his self-imposed mission. Courtesy of Kikila, Somali learns about the possibility of her time with Golem coming to an end. Whether that’d be his death or them parting ways once he gets her to her parents.
As I mentioned in my episode 2 review, any information Somali learned about the possibility of her and Golem parting ways would be devastating to her. While she hasn’t learned the true reasoning behind this “journey”, she thinks Golem simply wants to leave her which hits her even harder. Anyone crying yet? I am!
Realizing Somali’s pain, Kikila suggests that they go hunting for this mystical flower that grants wishes and if Somali is able to bring one back to the city alive that wish would be granted. Thus giving her all the incentive she needed to go searching for this flower. Unfortunately, the episode ends on a cliffhanger and we are left to see what this mysterious Wolf-like creature wants with Somali, despite just saving her and Kikila from the squid-like mushroom.
Another solid episode in the books for Somali and the Forest Spirit. The series is as adorable as it is wholesome. The scenery of the world in this story exudes this safe aura that’s solemnly comforting. Layer that with the calming soundtrack and you’re in for a treat.