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 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 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”

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”