Episode 3 of Seirei Gensouki seems to have wrapped up Rio's time at school. I still kind of wish the side characters had a bit more personality about them but this was a pleasant enough third episode with the promise of the story expanding in the next episode. Be sure to read the full review.
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom seemed to take a page out of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime's book this week with a lot of sitting around and doing character introductions. Still, there's some potential in the newly recruited talents so it will be interesting to see what episode 4 does. Be sure to read the full review.
Umibe no Étranger is a movie with too many titles. I found it on Funimation with the title The Stranger by the Shore but it took a fair amount of searching to find out the movie was Umibe no Étranger on MAL. Anyway, this 59 minute shounen ai movie is nice enough but be sure to read the full review.
While Seirei Gensouki still seems very much in set-up stage it has done enough to intrigue me. That said, it wasn't the introduction of sad b-grade antagonists that won me over and this episode has two of them. Be sure to read the full review.
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom at least didn't give us crop rotations but we did get an explanation of cash crops before our new king plunges us into one of the most ridiculous recruitment speeches I ever heard. Be sure to read the full review.
The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent uses the standard isekai format to tell a pretty low-key romance set in a fantasy kingdom. Those wanting a deep dive into world-building will be disappointed but those just after a calm viewing experience may find a bit of joy in this one.
While this list was original pretty simple more and more romantic anime come out every year that compete for my attention. Here is my updated top 5 romantic anime for 2021. I'd love to know what are currently your favourite anime romances.
The isekai anime titles are coming thick and fast this summer and here we have How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom. Honestly, they don't even need to tell you this was based on a light novel as just reading that title would tell you that.
While this first episode was a little bit confused and felt rushed, Seirei Gensouki has the potential to be reasonably interesting. The question is, will it or is this first episode merely a sign of confusion to come.
Post Sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. You know, I thought I was being a little sarcastic last week when I said the episode felt a bit like a Lord of the Rings like epilogue. However, episode 13 of Fruits Basket more or less consolidates the feeling of an ending that really needed to just be cut short.