In many ways, episodes six and seven are polar opposites of one another. I certainly thought that episode six was better than episode seven on the account that we had a different character take center stage for once. Genia was the character introduced to us that episode and she was definitely a breath of fresh air.
Genia’s loose cannon personality, coupled with the fact that she’s somewhat of an airhead at times really made for a great watch. When every episode so far has primarily been one where everyone decides to have numerous conversations with one another. Encountering someone who broke that trend, even for one episode, was great. Genia is the character type that I enjoy watching the most simply because of how fun they are.
The same cannot be said for episode seven which immediately went back to what Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2 has been all about. Conversation and politics. Which is always a little disappointing, but it is what it is.
While episode seven was an episode where with many conversations, there was something that I found mildly interesting. What was that, you might ask? History tells us that countries ruled by tyrannical leaders will always meet their fate through a rising up of the people their govern. This was the case Julius as a civil uprising causes him to fee for his life. The people of the Principality of Amidonia tasted freedom under the Kingdom of Elfrieden and were free from oppression under Souma’s rule. Once they tasted freedom, there was no way that they would simply accept going back to being oppressed by Julius. It’ll be interesting to see how Souma navigates the world that is politics now that he has annexed the Principality at the request of the Amidonian people.
It’s kind of ironic in a way, because Julius Ceaser, who is considered to be The Roman Republic’s Dictator was overthrown and killed by an uprising in the Senate. Julius Amidonia, who shares the same name, he too was ousted through an uprising and was viewed by many of this subordinates and people as the Principality’s Dictator. I’m sure that this was intentional. I wish that they had shown this part in particular in the anime, I wanted to see the uprising. I think it would have made for a very interesting watch, for sure. But anyway, while this was one aspect of episode even that I liked.
The latter, being an aspect of the episode that I didn’t quite like was how the episode ended. I was only a matter of time until we saw Roroa Amidonia again. This time, she shows up at the end proclaiming that she’s there to marry Souma. I don’t get why, I’m sure they’ll explain why in the coming episodes. But I think this harem building stuff is pretty bland, there isn’t really a connection. The only relationship that makes sense so far is Souma and Liscia. Everyone else seems like they’re just there at the moment and to me, that isn’t something I like all too much.
Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2 up until this point has been all over the place. There are multiple avenues that you can walk down and the worst part about it all is that you’ve already walked down each avenue and you’re still lost. That’s the vibe I’m getting from the anime and it’s a little disappointing. But like I said at the beginning, it is what it is. Maybe this sets the stage for a banger end to the anime but given as this anime is as wishywashy as it gets, anything can happen.