This ended up being a weird combination of episodes to watch with episode 10 being kind of a stand-alone filler story and then episode 11 being part one of what is clearly the climax of season one. Still, both were enjoyable and I'm looking forward to the final episode of the season.
As the demon king, or MAO the pro-wrestler, draws nearer the town where Genzo is living, Princess Buttocks (okay, I've also forgotten her real name) is desperate to recruit Genzo to actually fight the demon king. The usual absurdities continue in Kemono Michi as episodes 9 + 10 bring MAO and Animal Mask face to face.
The flies have met their match in episode 8 though the girl has learned absolutely nothing and is still pretty much set on throwing her own life away (honourably of course). However, just when Seiya has things under control a new threat emerges for episode 9. I was not expecting this series to be this interesting but I'm glad I stuck with it.
Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life continues to take a slightly different path from the novels but the end result works well enough. These two episodes are definitely a step up from the beach episode we got at episode 7.
Is it really the hero's job to charge in sword waving even if the cost is the soldiers who follow after? Seiya certainly disagrees with that model of heroism and honestly it is hard to fault his logic in not just leaping into he fray. He might not have made a new friend this week but his logic was pretty solid.
Lutz continues to shine in Ascendance of a Bookworm and he finally got Main to feel vaguely like someone you could be a little sympathetic for. Also, their career as merchants seems to be well on track so all things considered there's little to complain about in the latest episodes of Ascendance of a Bookworm.
Pointless beach episode - probably enough said.
Genzo trains a lizardman (girl) and then they set up their own pro-wrestling tournament for Genzo to earn some money toward his pet shop. The standard gags from this anime appear and it all works well enough without providing much that is really note-worthy.
Three cheers for Lutz who is probably getting my vote for best supporting character ever. Oh yeah and Main's quest for paper continues.
Shinchou Yuusha continues to surprise me with how Seiya continues to evolve as a character. I'm sure Ristarte wasn't the only one who was kind of stunned by his declaration at the conclusion of this episode. This comedy isekai didn't just get my attention, it has managed to make me very interested in where it intends to go over the course of the last 6 episodes.