Even by those dangerously low standards, I would find it incredibly hard to recommend The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser or Einherjar. The sheer number of things this anime does to shoot itself in the foot along the way is nearly mind-boggling and that is before you get to a final episode that just left me shaking my head and wondering why on earth I'd just given the show three months of my life in episodic reviews.
The Master of Ragnarok has been a fairly average to poor series throughout but it could have ended reasonably. Instead we get this, episode 12. An episode so inept it plunges what should have been an average watch into something that just cannot be recommended unless you really want to watch the hot spring episode.
After last week's effort things looked grim for the Wolf Clan and that continues for a fair chunk of this episode of The Master of Ragnarok. Still, in the grand tradition of protagonists, Yuto is going to somehow turn this around.
Someone possibly should have warned Yuuto it is dangerous to underestimate your opponents.
This week we spend most of our time in the modern world with Mitsuki (Yuuto's childhood friend/crush) as she tries to figure out where he actually is in history. Wondering why it is episode 9 before this happens, but why not? One of the reasons I ended up following along with this show (other than … Continue reading The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Episode 9: Seeking The Truth
I don't know if I'm impressed or annoyed that they managed to shove a school bullying subplot into a harem isekai story, but either way, this episode is mostly down time with a few minor plot points sprinkled through to ensure you can't just skip it.
It's taken seven episodes, but they finally tell us how Yuuto becoming the Patriarch of the Wolf Clan came about, and it wasn't exactly universally accepted. It might have been nice to have had more build up to this, but we get a reasonably decent episode out of it. Like everything else in this series, … Continue reading The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Episode 7: They Finally Explain
In the absence of a new adversary, Yuuto and the group engage in pointless hot spring action before randomly deciding to start compulsory education. The Master of Ragnarok seems to just be reeling from one event to the next without much direction.
The fight against the lightning guy (and I'm not even going to pretend I can spell his name) goes according to Yuuto's plan and while it is fun enough to watch, don't expect much in the way of surprises given Yuuto's strategy is fairly apparent. I'm not going into any specifics about what happens during … Continue reading The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Episode 5: To Catch A Tiger
With the majority of this episode being kind of chatty filler and backstory before the conflict kicks off, I had plenty of time to wonder why so many anime in historical settings focus on the introduction of crop rotation. Any ideas? This has happened a few times now (admittedly I don't watch a lot of … Continue reading The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Episode 4: Is Crop Rotation Really The Best They Can Do?