It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like the twist in Shield Hero, I see it coming from a lightyear away as I give you my thoughts and views on the anime and manga world. This week I’m going to go to bat for The Phantom Menace, and probably talk about some other stuff too. Let’s get into it after the cut.
So the curtain has just drawn on The Rising of the Shield Hero, so far the other “big isekai” of 2019. While some had dismissed the show because of the controversial first episode (that I believe is a great idea, but just sloppily executed), others have stuck around and seen the show through to the end. I gushed about this show in my look at the first half, and now I return to take a look at the second. Does it hold up? Or like its sister series That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime, does it lose momentum in the back half? Join me after the cut as I give you my thoughts.