Jobless Reincarnation Volume 8: Magical School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!

Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continue! Last time we left off, Rudy had set off on a quest to find his mother but was sidetracked by a long stay in a winter town. There he met the bullish Sara and her friends, but a relationship vanished when things didn’t…rise to the occasion. Now Rudy has to plan his next adventure, but what will that be? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into the eighth volume and find out!

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The Eminence in Shadow’s Cid Kagenou: The Inner Child in us All.

I knew that the minute this show came out I would want to talk about this character. What I didn’t expect was that, as the story went on, that I would be deeply intrigued and impressive by HOW this character came to be, how he acts, and just what he represents. Sometimes that’s the coolest thing, and getting surprised when something so stupid has a lot of heart. That’s where we find ourselves today and after the cut, let’s take a dive into the main lead of The Eminence in Shadow: Cid Kagenou!

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Kage-jitsu!: The Delta Quadrant.

While The Eminence in Shadow has wrapped up (for now). There is still plenty of stuff I want to talk about. This is the first in two posts I have on the series this week, and one I never really thought I would do. Still I haven’t really enjoyed a show as much since this one, and I feel like I do have a bit more to say. With all that said, let’s get into the mini series: Kage-jitsu! after the cut!

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Quick Thoughts on: The Eminence in Shadow Episodes 13-20: The Sonata of Mundane Mann

The Eminence in Shadow was a show that I have praised to high heaven and back. Those first 12 episodes were just fantastic, a great premise that it commits to, cute girls and so much good humor. It was my personal favorite of the year and something I suggest anyone watch. It was also a show that had a few more episodes in the tank. I wanted to take some time to go over my thoughts on this “second half.”

My thoughts on the first half of the series is right here!

  1. The third story arc of the series does feel like it drags on for one or two episodes longer than it should. There were just a few times when I thought things were being extended more than they should. I did like Cid’s conversations with Aurora and Delta going absolutely batshit insane. Epsilon’s boob gag was also bloody fantastic.
  1. The fourth story arc however is an excellent return to form. Cid wanting to be the ‘weakling that is actually super powerful” was hilarious and I loved seeing how Annerose kept trying to mimic his moves. The show is truly at its best when it is about people reacting to Cid’s antics.
  1. Beatrix was a cute addition, and I enjoyed how she reminded me of Saber from Fate/Stay NIght. Her final throwdown with Shadow was bloody fantastic, and she has a great design. Hope she sticks around.
  1. Rose had a solid story arc, and her falling in love with Cid just because he wanted to act out some stupid fantasy was comical as all hell. Her decision to kill her father and that entire story was not bad, and I was glad that it didn’t dominate the entire plot like in the Aurora-arc.
  1. You know this show is having so much fun with its naming scheme. Perv Asshat is so fucking great, and Imatry Nottolose makes me snicker. This series is so confident in what is trying to be that it can have this sort of humor and make it work. Mundane Mann just might be the most powerful swordsman in anime history.
  1. Iris’s breakdown and the pressure she has put on herself is a cool story beat that I hope we get to see more of. I do have a theory that Cid’s actions are creating enemies unintentionally and I wonder where the story will go from there.
  1. The animation is pretty decent throughout and I was glad that that saved the money for the scenes that matter. There is a general sense of consistancy and no hint of corners being cut. That’s always good from a mid-tier anime like this.

Overall, The Eminence in Shadow is going to go down as one of my favorite anime I’ve watched since I started this blog. Absolutely a series I want to own on Blu-ray, and one I am dead set on collecting through the light novel. Everything I praise in my full blog post remains true, this is a gem of gems guys. Make sure to check out.

My Dress Up Darling’s Gojo Wakana and Marin Kitagawa: An Authentic Attraction, a Mutual Respect

Every year on Valentine’s Day I like to sit down and discuss an anime relationship that is interesting to me. Whether it was their chemistry, their passion or just what was presented in the text, a good anime couple is always worth thinking about. This year I knew that I would be talking about these two, and I’m eager to get into it. So after the cut, let’s take a dive into the relationship between My Dress Up Darling’s Gojo Wakana and Marin Kitagawa.

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