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.
You know, hot-springs are a pretty common thing in anime. Even anime set in the past and not in Japan. So I’m not annoyed that the Master of Ragnarok sent Yuuto and all his female advisers and wannabe wives (and a slave because why not) to the hot spring. I’m more annoyed that they didn’t find anyway to make this a meaningful part of the plot (other than one of the girls washing Yuuto’s back with her boobs, because that’s a thing).
They leave the wolf clan for a vacation because Yuuto’s been working too hard. The girls basically do things girls only do in these kinds of fantasy settings until Yuuto’s nose explodes in a fountain of blood and then they all apologise before attacking him again.
Meanwhile, Yuuto’s left someone else in charge while he’s away and they’ve made a big deal about that. But nothing happens. There’s no threat from outside to be dealt with or anything unusual that occurs. The guy in charge doesn’t try to usurp power or do anything underhanded. In fact, we don’t see a thing that happens while Yuuto is away. So why even make a point of leaving someone else in charge? More importantly, why send Yuuto away? Did anything of note happen at the hot-springs in amongst the over-the-top fan-service? Nope. Not one single plot or character point. This entire section was just there for the sake of getting characters naked, which they do anyway in bath scenes without a hot-springs trip, and it brings nothing of note to anything.
We then return and we see another of Yuuto’s innovations from the future is earning the Wolf Clan money and somehow this ends up leading to Yuuto deciding to invent schools and compulsory education. Which is where the episode ends. Not sure why I should care how much Yuuto advances this particular society. Not sure why he isn’t looking for a way home. Not sure where the story is going because at this point and time we’re just kind of watching characters do stuff but not sure what their purpose is.
It’s all just a little empty.
- Episodes 1 + 2: Why Not?
- Episode 3: Everyone Wants to Be In The Wolf’s Fan Club
- Episode 4: Is Crop Rotation Really The Best They Can Do?
- Episode 5: To Catch A Tiger
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8 thoughts on “The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Episode 6: Who Needs Plot?”
Well…I’m pretty sure that this is a series I don’t think I will ever start following. Not even when someone gave me money for it 😂😂😂
It is a shame because there are some actually interesting points from this one as a concept, and yet rather than doing things with that concept we’re losing time to the usual elements that any other show could and has done. While there are certainly people who won’t mind this, I just can’t help but wonder why bother with the elaborate time travel set up and some of the more interesting elements at work here if this if hot spring fan service is what you want to deliver.
Yeah, it sounds like it’s a series that could have so much more going for it, but decides to focus on things that just totally turn into something totally mediocre 😢😢 Real shame if you ask me 😢