Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 6

Rating: 4 In the original novels, the downtime between the Moss Huge part of this arc and Ryu part of the arc is an epilogue that amounts to only five pages. That doesn’t allow anywhere near enough content to make a full episode, so that the revelation about what Ryu is seemingly up to canContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 6”

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 2

Rating: B+ The first episode was well-spent preparing for Hestia Familia’s first on-the-books Guild-assigned expedition, so with episode 2 the whole gang actually gets down to business. The result is a well-balanced episode which showcases much of what has made DanMachi so entertaining so far. Although the quintet of Bell, Lily, Welf, Mikoto, and HaruhimeContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV episode 2”

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”