On this episode, Itami gets rewarded for slaying the dragon and reassigned to a new job. Later, Itami's group visits a mage academy city while the JSDF starts an official peace talk with the Empire.
It seems the producers really want to speed up to the latest story arc since they still make noticeable alterations and cut offs. I still find that as a big downside (or way less enjoyable) but at least I'm getting my satisfaction for certain scenes getting animated as I already mentioned multiple times before.
For this episode specifically, the alterations and cut offs felt very rushed. There were actually some scenes that could have been quite enjoyable and funny if they didn't alter/cut them. However it was nice to see Itami and group start their new adventure at the mage city anyway. Other than that, I'll be looking forward for more I guess and hope the producers will quit being alter/cut happy on certain cool scenes. Overall, cool introduction for the next adventure and disappointing alterations.
Conclusion: Cool introduction for the next adventure and disappointing alterations.