What is Voltron Legendary Defender?
Voltron Legendary Defender season 6 is a reimaging and reboot of the 80s Beast King GoLion. TV series is produce by DreamWorks and Studio Mir (known for Legend of Korra and The Boondocks). The main point of Legendary Defender is about a group of paladins fighting against Galra Empire. Remember watching Voltron TV show in the 90s on Toonami I really enjoy it. Main characters are back such as Prince Lotor, Lance, Princess Allura, Hunk, Pidge and Zarkon. Along with fresh faces like Coran, Romelle, King Alfore and more. Voltron Legendary Defender is one of the best reboots out there. Forming Voltron is back, fighting robo-beasts with their sword and slapstick humor. The past Voltron anime adaptations were subpar with exception for 80s show. Don’t forget those colored lions that have emotional attachment.
Let’s talk about Voltron Legendary Defender season 6 episode 3 monsters mana. Monsters & Mana is a Role-Playing-like board game that Coran loves. Our heroes Lance, Pidge, Shiro, Allura and Lance dress as different characters. Lance (ninja), Pidge (dwarf), Hunk (cleric), Allura (Archer), Shiro (Paladin go figure) and Coran (inn keeper). Episode starts off Pidge and Hunk fight off an ogre. After some mishap, both heroes defeated it and gain a crystal. Pidge and Hunk as the innkeeper about it and Shiro tell them his tragic back story. Lance and Allura join in and continuing their quest. The group find themselves in Tomb of Horrors. Using their abilities to overcome obstacles and Lore Master Coran appears. Lore Master Coran is defeated and cut back to them playing a board game called Monsters & Mana.
What is my thoughts Monsters & Mana?
Monsters & Mana is a filter episode that takes a break from main plot. Shiro backstory reminds me FLCL manga panel style. The episode pokes fun of Dungeons and Dragons, The Legend of Zelda and MMORPG motifs. Light humor was apart of this episode about large rats and Lance’s carefree attitude. Shiro loosen up in the episode, talking away from his seriousness. Coran reminds comic relief of the group. Hunk and Pidge were straight men in this episode. I am not a huge find of role-playing but it could have been a special. Understandable that viewers need to take a break from the story arc. Give this episode a watch and watch on Voltron Legendary Defender on Netflix.