The Faraway Paladin ep 4

Rating: 4.5 In most class-based RPGs (whether tabletop or VG), the process of choosing a class is not organic. In the early days, which stats one got the best die rolls in determined class; in more recent years, party needs (if the character is developed as part of a party) and character concepts have tendedContinue reading “The Faraway Paladin ep 4”

The Faraway Paladin episodes 1-3

NOTE: I have not read the source novels for this series, so these reviews will be based on anime content only. In most isekai reincarnation stories, childhood is rarely given more than a full episode (if that), as the goal is to get the character into adventure mode (or to whatever their destined occupation isContinue reading “The Faraway Paladin episodes 1-3”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 13

Rating: 3.5 Given what transpires in this understated season finale, its title – “To Fight and Conquer in All Your Battles is Not Supreme Excellence” – is a rather amusing but still apt choice. It is part of a quote from Sun Tzu which continues with “supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance withoutContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 13”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 12

Rating: 3 (of 5) With this episode, the series wraps up the Amidonian subplot (at least for now) by having King Gaius die gloriously in battle – so much so that even Kazuya has to acknowledge it. However, while the battles in the first half form the episode’s action content, the more interesting parts –Continue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 12”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 11

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) The first few episodes of this series may have taken a much slower, more carefully developmental pace, but that’s all different now. Elfrieden is facing not only a civil war but also an attempted land-grab by a neighbor, and both issues need to be dealt with decisively for the kingdom toContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom episode 11”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episode 8

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) One of the single biggest engineering achievements of the Roman Empire was also key to its long-term control over widely-spread territories: its system of ultimately more than 250,000 miles of roads, including more than 50,000 miles of paved roads. While Kaede is correct in this episode about how valuable roads likeContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episode 8”

How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom ep 7

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) Last episode ended with what appeared to be a shocking revelation to Kazuya from Glaive Magna, or at least something that he called “heavy.” And yet this episode entirely passed without any follow-up on that – or, indeed, any indication at all that such an issue is lingering. Granted, the elderContinue reading “How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom ep 7”

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 episode 5

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) I will give the continuation of the foodie broadcast some credit: it did find something interesting to finish its cooking segment on. The notion of using a specially-killed slime gelin as the base for making what is essentially udon noodles is a clever twist, one that I might expect more fromContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episode 5”