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.
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.
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.
That was a bombshell and a half delivered at the end of the episode. However, prior to that, we get Seiya imparting some important wisdom on the two new additions to his party and some more training. It's pretty funny though not exceptional.
Hey look, the hero actually acted kind of heroically though given he had a planned contingency it kind of makes sense. Still, it was kind of fun watching him take out another heavenly king this week.
Ristarte continues to bemoan her cautious hero and Seiya continues to be obsessed with preparation and mistrustful of literally everyone and yet somehow this manages to work. It is more or less the same set-up and punch line over and over again with slightly different settings however so far I'm finding Shinchou Yuusha entertaining enough and largely that is down to the way the characters bounce off of one another.
While individually both the hero and the goddess aren't exactly great, when played against one another, Cautious Hero manages to actually be kind of funny and honestly I'm enjoying this different approaching to 'heroing' so far. While not great by any means, this one is probably a keeper for the season.
At last Arifureta the anime comes to an end with the addition of one more harem member and a ride toward whatever adventure these characters have next. And apparently we're going to see that in anime form despite the many issues this season has had. There's no justice from the gods of sequels.
Rush, rush, rush. Finishing the guild mission, acquiring Tio, and straight into saving Myu before we jump to the heroes' party getting their butts kicked in the dungeon. Good to know Arifureta isn't going to change its tune this late in the season. One episode to go and then this mess is over. Read more...
Oh look, another isekai. Right after finishing the wrestling one I move onto this. And we get another gimmick; in this case the hero might be fairly strong starting out but he's also almost pathologically cautious. Will the useless goddess convince him to be a hero or is this world doomed?