Medieval Smoothies With Daida – Ousama Ranking Ep 5 & 6 Review

While Bojji trains in the underworld, Daida decides to venture beneath the castle and make a smoothie… This is a review for Ousama Ranking Episode 5 & 6.

Check out our previous episode review here.

Wow, life sure is coming at Domas fast, huh? 

Episode Five 

Pretty sure Hokuro cut off the hand Domas pushed Bojji with, too.  

Domas pushes an innocent boy to his death and loses a hand shortly after. The same thing happened to his distant cousin Jaime Lannister in King's Landing. It is known.
Domas pushes an innocent boy to his death and loses a hand shortly after. The same thing happened to his distant cousin Jaime Lannister in King’s Landing. It is known.

Damn. I hope Hokuro isn’t dead, but he most likely is. At least he gave his all during a fight Hokuro knew he had no chance of winning. I can really respect that – requiescat in pace if he has indeed passed on. 

I’m kind of glad we got the reveal that Bojji is a giant as well, but has been cursed.  

This leads more evidence to the theory that King Bosse made some sort of demonic pact a la Dororo style that affected his firstborn. Maybe Bojji would get his power back once he became king and completed that convoluted ritual Daida is currently undertaking. 

Also – why did the king of the underworld allude to Kage having an altered form? Wasn’t he shown as a shadow during his childhood/backstory flashback? Does Kage have some sort of untapped form we have yet to see? 

I’m trying to find words for the shitshow that Daida is in. 

Could Bojji's paper crown landing on a corpse, and Bojji then taking it back and placing the crown on his head be foreshadowing Daida's death? Ranking of Kings Ep 5.
Could Bojji’s paper crown landing on a corpse, and Bojji then taking it back and placing the crown on his head be foreshadowing Daida’s death? Ranking of Kings Ep 5

I’m not sure if those goons will jump him, but it seems like the whole ritual for power thing is not a one-off thing with Bosse like I initially thought. Seems to be an institution – centuries-old practices and clandestine affairs that were conducted underneath the castle. 

I guess Apeas earned the rank of spearman to the king after completing these trials – namely slaying the griffin. Which coincidentally, is on the sigil of the king’s coat of arms.  

I wonder why Queen Hiling is always staring at the sigil now…does she know something more than is being let on? 

Just thinking – we saw the creepy magic mirror girl (or entity?) presiding over Apeas’ trial by combat, and then when he was making his way into the inner sanctum the camera panned over a girl frozen in ice.  

Is this the magic mirror entity?  

Who is this woman frozen in the ice crystal? Is the woman in the magic mirror known as Miranjo? Ranking of Kings Episode 5
Who is this woman frozen in the ice crystal? Is the woman in the magic mirror known as Miranjo? Ranking of Kings Episode 5

Like Bosse, their body was frozen after death for preservation?  

But for some reason, her spirit entered the mirror?  

Since mirrors are said to be portals, it’s believable…just don’t know how plausible.  

I’m about to wrap this one up and move on to the next one, but tell me your thoughts. 

Mainly, what do you think about King Bosse’s rebirth into a phoenix?  

Aside from the creature’s symbolism, do you think the magic mirror was giving Daida an ‘elixir of life’ or ‘immortality’ to link the spirits’ essence to the bloodline for another generation? 

After all, the mirror said the elixir would only work on one from Bosse’s bloodline. 

Tell me your thoughts, and let’s keep this show rolling. 

Episode Six 

Alright, so the lady in the magic mirror has been revealed to be ‘Miranjo’, and apparently – Apeas owes a great debt to her. And by debt, I mean he seems terrified of her and at the same time may respect Miranjo in a crazy way. 

Poor Daida.  

Daida has been looking really stressed as of late. Where did all of that 'warrior energy' he had during his spar with Bojji go? Ousama Ranking Ep 6
Daida has been looking really stressed as of late. Where did all of that ‘warrior energy’ he had during his spar with Bojji go? Ousama Ranking Ep 6

The king gets on my nerves, but it was pretty obvious where this was leading the moment Daida tried to leave and was almost jumped by the guards. Apeas just exacerbated the situation even further. 

So…I wonder who they intend to bring back with the phoenix’s Jewel of Resurrection? 

It can’t be King Bosse, right?  

I want to say maybe Miranjo is going to use the elixir to suppress Daida’s will and overtake his body, or something like that but…I really have no clue. I’m enjoying how much theorizing and speculation each episode leaves us with. 

Just to quickly touch base with Bojji’s storyline, Kage is the ultimate hypeman.  

It’s refreshing to see someone so genuinely loyal to Bojji in his corner. 

Kage misremembering which king he needed to see in the underworld was hilarious, as well. I wonder if Despa can actually help Bojji through knowledge? Like maybe, there is a way to remove the curse? 

But, tell me your thoughts. 

Was this the source of Daida's resentment toward Bojji? Meanwhile, Bojji perceives Queen Hiling to be mistreating him after his younger brother's birth. Ranking of Kings Ep 6
Was this the source of Daida’s resentment toward Bojji? Meanwhile, Bojji perceives Queen Hiling to be mistreating him after his younger brother’s birth. Ranking of Kings Ep 6

Why do you think Desha couldn’t help Bojji? 

Did Daida make a mistake? 

What do you think Miranjo’s ultimate goal is?  

Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, we’d love to hear from you! Also be sure to follow us for more weekly Ousama Ranking reviews and discussions!  

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