Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2 | Episode ten and eleven: Lackluster

For an anime that was re-upped for an additional season, Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2, especially episodes ten and eleven fall flat on its face.

This late into the series, do I expect anything to change? The right answer would be “no”. But you cannot help but feel as though it should have changed a little sooner. Maybe it’s because I fell out of favour with Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2 but the “wow” factor that was there for me in the first season is nowhere to be found in the second season.

It is because of this, I guess you can say, lost identity. That makes Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2 feel like an anime that is free falling.

Together with his talented aides, the “Realist Hero” Kazuya Souma continues his quest of reinvigorating the Elfrieden Kingdom through administrative reform. Having successfully conquered Van—the capital city of the Principality of Amidonia—Kazuya now faces the envoy from Gran Chaos Empire, who wishes to impose punishment for breaching the ban on war established by the Mankind Declaration Treaty. Despite the dire situation, Kazuya sees a path to avoid unnecessary conflict whilst gaining new allies. With his plan being seemingly perfect, the only barrier to success is gaining approval from the envoy.

In hindsight, I probably should have taken the synopsis into account before jumping into the anime. A highly political anime such as Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2, never sounds pleasing to the ear unless it’s done in a fashion that makes all the chatter worthwhile.

It also doesn’t help that episodes ten and eleven felt pretty out of place. I’ll be honest here. Like they didn’t really feel connected, it almost felt episodic. As this anime is about kingdom building and alliances, having a series of episodes that felt haphazardly stitched together wasn’t something I particularly enjoyed.

Overall, I’d say episodes ten and eleven were the weakest of the bunch. I don’t think Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2‘s end is going to be a good one and that’s a real shame.



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