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.
If you missed it, earlier today the best of the season came out so if you would rather celebrate the successes of the season than wallow in, or jeer at, the misfires I recommend you check it out. In the meantime, a reminder that worst anime of the season is still an anime good enough … Continue reading Get Your Tomatoes Ready Because Here We Have the Worst Anime of the Summer 2018 Season
It seems an appropriate time for me to turn my attention to how audiences receive final episodes given the Summer anime season is rapidly drawing to a close. As much as we think about first episodes and how important it is to grab the audience and draw them in, for me, once I've decided to … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: The Importance of the Final Impression
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've really come to hate the word bullying. It isn't just that acts described as bullying are morally repugnant, it is more that the term gets thrown around to cover everything from excluding someone, minor pranks, staring at them, talking behind their back, openly harassing them, directly sabotaging their person, profession or possessions, to full … Continue reading A Comparison of the Portrayal of Bullying in Anime
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