Eiyuu-Ou, Bu o Kiwameru Tame Tensei-Su: Soshite, Sekai Saikyou no Minarai Kishi

Title:Eiyuu-Ou, Bu o Kiwameru Tame Tensei-Su: Soshite, Sekai Saikyou no Minarai Kishi
Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
英雄王、武を極めるため転生す ~そして、世界最強の見習い騎士♀~
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Notables: Animation - STUDIO COMET
Good King Inglis, founder of the Kingdom of Silvare, is on his deathbed. The Goddess Alistia appears to him and offers to grant him any wish within her power as a reward for all the good deeds he has done. Inglis wonders just how far he could have taken his skills as a warrior if he had not needed to spend so much of his time on the administration of his Kingdom. He asks to be reincarnated in a situation in which he can do just this, and Alistia grants his wish. One slight difference: this time he'll be a girl.

12 episodes
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:4611#628]
(Seven episode watched):

There's nothing radically original about the premise here (I'm reminded of this show), but whatever was done was done fairly right and I enjoyed episode one. I noticed that the character designs have a distinctive sly, almost evil look to them. Inglis (she has conveniently been given the same name in her new life; but her nickname is 'Chris') retains her adult mind even as an infant daughter of Luke and Serena Eucus. She also still has considerable magical abilities, and observes that magic is largely a forgotten art nowadays. Even as an infant she is able to wield off a 'magicite beast'. One thing which was mentioned and might be important is that she doesn't feel the presence of Alistia anymore; maybe that's just so he can't ask her WTF she switched his gender. It looks like she will form a team of sword wielding girls, including her black-haired cousin Rafinha. I have found that in these anime in which someone switches identities it is easy to forget the original one, especially if the character seldom recalls experiences from it. I hope we'll get some reminders now and then of Chris' original identity. In general, this was kind of predictable but enjoyable nevertheless.

When I started watching episode three, however, a problem arose: I had lost all track of what was going on. Who, again, is this Leon guy that Chris is fighting? I had completely forgotten. I had to check if this was really episode three or if maybe I had skipped ahead to episode four by accident (I hadn't). There were several isekai series running concurrently and this was not the most memorable one. There was plenty of fighting, however; Chris is somehow capable of kicking a tremendous Magicite Beast so hard that it lands a mile or so away. I guess this is supposed to be exciting, but for me when the laws of physics are completely discarded it becomes difficult to suspend disbelief and take the story seriously. When there are no limits on the fighting power and skill a person can attain (as in a video game), reality becomes stretched out of shape and almost unrecognizable. Might makes right but fortunately the mightiest character is always a good one. Maybe I will stop watching but save the remaining episodes just in case I am in the mood for a show of this sort at some point in the future. I did watch episode five, in which Chris meets the purple-haired girl who will become part of her team of four. She has a bare bones background--she's ostracised by most because of something her brother did--but otherwise seems pretty generic. Are Magicite Beasts the main enemy of this show, or will a greater one appear? I wondered, because they don't seem to be all that tough. In episode six the final team member comes along. In episode seven I was still having trouble keeping track of the plot of this show because it is so generic and unmemorable. Do I really care how things work out for these four girls? And why, I wonder, was Inglis' gender switched from his last life? She seems to have no interest in romance or even find her own body to be in any way intriguing. My interest withered away and I decided to dispense with this show.

Last updated Thursday, April 20 2023. Created Monday, January 16 2023.

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