Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki wastes no time and I like that. Episodes three and four were important episodes because they introduced us to the supporting cast and gave us a glimpse of how they’ll be utilized; they also introduced the real antagonist of the story.
Episode four also gave us the salt meme but in anime form. Which is something I love because that’s a connection I can make to the real world. Anyway, episodes three and four were good episodes. However, I do not think they were as good as the first two. On the basis that episodes one and two felt a lot more severe because they went over all the country’s problems. Whereas episodes three and four were merely an introduction to the supporting cast.
It’ll be interesting to see how these new characters influence the story. One thing I love straight away is that they’re all different (as expected). We drastically different personalities and skillsets, which were promptly put on display in both episodes. Although I didn’t really get the food contest thing that happened in episode four. In the grand scheme of things, I guess it makes sense. As Souma is from ‘another world,’ he also offers a different view on food, which ultimately will benefit the people of Elfrieden because chances are they haven’t eaten the food that he (Souma) does. Which helps lessen the impacts of the food shortage.
I cannot get over how real this realist in Souma is. It’s comedy. There were times throughout both episodes where he would say something that made sense to me, but to all the characters in the anime, it’s like some next level, never before seen and heard stuff before. To me, that’s very entertaining. An example of this was when Souma asked Aisha Udgard if her people were practicing forest thinning and explained it to her. While the concept made total sense to me, and I understood it all, it was gibberish to her. However, since Souma offered to each her people (the Dark elves) how to do it, Aisha dropped to her knees and declared unwavering loyalty to him. Like damn, I didn’t think that such knowledge warranted such an unnecessary response. But hey, if it works, it works. That is to be expected since Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki is part of the harem genre.