I watched a hero die and a goddess cry. The final episode feeling like a morbid farewell that paid respects to the journey that had been traveled.
Hey guys what’s up, it’s Aavi, here to do another brief review of an anime that I just completed. The title of the anime is “Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru” which roughly translates to “the hero is overpowered but overly cautious“. So, let me share with you my feelings on this anime.
There were other anime like Dororo, Digimon Tri series or season 1 of Nanatsu no taizai that I completed over the last 12 months that I could spoken about and probably will in the future. However, for now let’s stick with Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru.
The visual and audio style used for the anime:
Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru had good visuals. The general appearance of the anime was well done. The design of the environments, infrastructure, people, animals and everything else in general came across as visually rich and colourful. The visual style of this anime seemed to be much alike that in anime such as Fairytail and Akame Ga Kil. The visuals during the battle and comedy scenes were well done. During the battle scenes, the right amount of visual effects were used to communicate the intensity of battles that were fought.
The audio itself was quite good. The background sounds and music were well chosen to match their respective scenes such as those of conflict, comedy, seriousness or sorrow.
You may think that the visuals and audio of an anime are not important, but they are to me. I don’t mind the momentary glitches here and there, but if the audio and visuals are poorly designed, this does discourage me from watching the anime.
Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru did not employ overly glamorous and sparkling visual effects like those you would in an anime like Ouran highschool host club. Neither did they underplay the visuals similar to anime like One Piece and Kenichi. Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru went for an animation style that was bold, colourful with defining characteristics and it worked !
The feel and plot of the anime
Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru begun as a simple enough to understand anime. It’s the classic tale of good vs evil, the hero vs the demon lord and a prophecy about a world being overtaken or destroyed. This is pretty standard stuff in the context of Japanese anime/manga.
However, the simplicity of the Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru was a bit surprising. Currently, it seems that an increase in anime is focusing on a greater number of elements to add to the depth and complexity of of the anime plot.
For example, if we take a look at the Digimon Tri series. The Digimon Tri series feels thick with emotion from the beginning with so much of drama, it might as well be classified as a slice of life anime. There’s so many anime plot elements such as; anti-heroes, friends vs friends, the reality of growing up, peaceful co-existence between different people etc. At least one of these elements feels like it is thrust in your face from start to finish of the Digimon Tri series.
The Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru is very different though. It does have a lot of it’s own anime elements such as such some feather weight harems going on and the mc growing in strength, but this is pretty much straight forward stuff. It’s not that Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru itself is not deep or does not have anime elements that convey depth. It just feels linear and less saturated compared to Tokyo Ghoul and the Digimon Tri series. And the fact that it’s straight forward, is why I love it so.
Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru does not feel convoluted like Shingeko no Kyojin where we are constantly blasted with new pieces all the time. At the same time it does not feel like an empty anime with no thought similar to Digimon 2.
Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru is slightly similar to the cartoons, The Regular Show and Adventure Time. These 2 cartoons both started of as light hearted with no real plot or links between each episode. However, after a few seasons/volumes had passed, the show started develop a real plot that fans would follow in episode after episode. As the final seasons for Regular Show and Adventure Time approached, the series felt like it had so much to offer in terms of plot and depth as compared to the earlier seasons/volumes.
While it is true that Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru had a plot from episode 1, it didn’t feel that intense. The first few episodes are filled with humour, exaggerated fails, light hearted battles and light heartedness with little sense of any danger. However, the last few episodes felt more serious and ominous, with battles feeling more intense and dangerous as well as a story that felt more serious and kept us emotionally invested. It drew us viewers in, as we went from watching the hero “One punch” his way through everything, to him doing a “reaper seal” sacrifice. We saw the characters portrayed as comedy reliefs to actually having deeper sides to them.
In a way, the light hearted comedy filled beginning that transitioned to a serious dark ending felt like Kabi Al Vida.
I think that both the plots and elements of the anime were well done, including the anime ending. I won’t spoil anything, so you’ll have to watch to find out!
Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru is the type of anime where I would have to scrutinize the protagonist/hero. I grew up watching Naruto and Bleach so I can’t help it.
And the Hero (Seiya Ryuuguuin) does live up to my standards. So does the female lead (Ristarte), whose name I realize as writing this should have given me a hint. The side characters (Mash and Elulu) also played their parts well. Their interactions with other people from the anime feels justified and not out of character.
The Hero (Seiya Ryuuguuin) is awesome both in his abilities and personality. The anime title pretty much sums him up and the anime itself confirms it for us. While he may be a very awkward individual in terms of a human, he does conform to the traditional sense of what a hero should be. He is pure and always striving to do what is right and protects his friends and loved ones. I never had any doubts throughout the 12 episodes that he would not do the right thing.
Initially I was against describing his personality, but I shall anyways. Seiya appears to be extremely rash and logical, detached at first glance, rarely showing any emotion that would betray his calm demeanor. However he is grotesquely blunt to the point of having no filter. This causes his social interactions with people around him, both friend and foe alike, to result in mild to moderate irritation and annoyance that is hilarious.
Seiya fulfills the role of the “comedic straight man”. This goes well with Ristarte as her air headedness and over excited outbursts pair well with Seiya for comedic effect. Due to Ristarte’s childish nature, Seiya is given plenty of opportunities to exercise his personality to the fullest extent.
The Hero (Seiya Ryuuguuin) is straightforward, without the “anti-villain personality” or the “pervert” main character elements that are prominent in today’s anime protagonists.
But yeah as a Hero, he gets a 10/10 for me. (I’m too lazy to describe the rest of the people).
It’s a 9/10 for me. Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru felt really refreshing. It was simple yet well done. It didn’t employ the usual complexities that most anime today do. It made us laugh when needed to, it made us feel when needed to and it made us relate when it needed to. I think a lot of anime need to employ this kind of tactic, start of doing it simple and then focus on doing it well. Anyways, ciau from me.
Jai Sri Krishna