How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 26

Rating: 4 The series has long vaguely intimated that something more – some bigger picture – was afoot in this story than has been revealed to this point. Too many things happened a little too conveniently, even if normal meta logic is applied; Kazuya noticed this himself, and those are the subject of the questionsContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 26”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 25

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) Duchess Excel Walter always came across as the sharpest and most potentially devious of Elfrieden’s Dukes, and she was the only one to fully scout out Kazuya when he first arrived. After seeing this episode, though, we may have been underestimating her. Saying that she was the single most important personContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 25”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 19

Rating: 3 I had wondered where the series would go next after wrapping things up so neatly last episode, and the answer was not what I expected: introduce a “mad scientist” character who looks like a little girl walking around in an adult-sized lab coat. (You never actually see her hands because they’re always farContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 19”

How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episode 9

Rating: 4 (of 5) Machiavelli’s The Prince was featured a little too prominently at the beginning of the first episode for it – and the intrigues associated with it – to not come into direct play at some point in the story. With the first eight episodes consisting almost entirely of world-building and foundation-laying (inContinue reading “How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episode 9”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom ep 6

Rating: 3 (of 5) This time around, the episode begins with some lecturing on the political situation of the continent, as having at least some understanding of that is necessary for understanding the conversation that Kazuya and crew were starting to overhear at the end of last episode. The short version is that Elfreiden has,Continue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom ep 6”

How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom ep 4

Note: Click here to skip to the “Other Series I Am Following” part Rating (first half of ep 4): 4 (of 5) Rating (second half of ep 4): 2 (of 5) Ugh, again, apologies for this being much later than it should be; my weekend was unexpectedly busy, and then the arrival of a high-priorityContinue reading “How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom ep 4”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episodes 1-3

Note: This will be one of my regular weekly reviews, and it should be on a regular “no later than next-day” schedule starting this coming weekend. Rating (ep 1): 4 (of 5) Rating (ep2): 4.5 Rating (ep 3): 3 Though Social Studies in Secondary Education was my college major, Economics was the one subject inContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episodes 1-3”

So I’m a Spider, So What? ep 24 (series finale)

Rating: 3.5 First, apologies for the delay on posting this. I have talked about this final episode extensively in other forums, so it slipped my mind that I had not done a proper write-up here. After episode 23, I was a bit worried about how the final episode would manage to cover everything that wasContinue reading “So I’m a Spider, So What? ep 24 (series finale)”

86 Special (episode 12)

Crunchyroll is listing the special episode of 86 as episode 12, but whatever you call it, the episode – titled “Coquelicots Blooming Across the Battlefield” – is just a standard recap episode. It is narrated by Lena and shown entirely from her viewpoint, with the only new shot being the one above, which is shownContinue reading “86 Special (episode 12)”

Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) Saturday June 19th, 2021 was a big day in the U.S. for fans of the Saga of Tanya the Evil franchise. News broke that a second season of the series had been greenlit, with principal cast and staff from the first series returning. As icing on the cake, a completely-unexpected “interstitialContinue reading “Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta”