War, huh, What is it good for? Making a show good, that much is for sure. How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 9 does a lot of good. Let’s check it all out!
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 9 Overview
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom is being adapted to anime by the studio J.C.Staff, also known for bringing popular anime like Food Wars and One Punch Man Season 2 to our screens. The anime is being directed by Takashi Watanabe, who has previously been involved with the productions of Death Note and Slayers. The series is adapted from a famous light novel written by Dozuemaru.
If you would like to catch up to our reviews of Realist Hero, check out our review of How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 8 here!
– How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 9 review does not contain spoilers –
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 9- The Review
What a tremendous surprise this episode was. I still can’t believe I could like an episode of How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom this much. This show has cemented its position in my mind as the most inconsistent show this season. One week, you get an episode like Episode 5, which was a chore to sit through and experience. Other weeks, you get an episode like How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 9, which would constantly have you on the edge of your seat.
If you think about it, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 9 was made of everything great about Realist Hero. It started with a beautiful moment between Juna and Kazuya, which was a pleasure to witness. It then proceeded to show us the three Dukes of Elfrieden, a debut that has been anticipated since Episode 3 of the show.
We got to know about their personalities, which were great and befitting of their statures. We also met the main antagonists, the Kind and Prince of a rival kingdom, Amidonia. There is an intense political rivalry brewing between the two countries, and politics is something How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 9 does very well. The Amidonian King’s younger daughter also looks like an interesting character, with a huge part to play in the upcoming episodes.
Much of this episode sees Kazuya execute a plan that has been brewing in the background for quite a while and come to terms with an important factor of ruling a kingdom. You can’t please everybody. You are always going to have enemies, but you will always have friends as well. Appreciate what you have, and don’t be afraid to give up what can’t be yours.
There was barely any fanservice this episode, and the tiny bit there was had a lot of nuance and class to it that I appreciated. Kazuya had great character moments with Juna, Liscia, and Hakuya. Liscia shined in her role in How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 9, despite being a small part of the episode. We have talked a lot about the direction of this show, but this episode was a very promising start.
The music in this episode was also fantastic, with some great background scores befitting the immense importance of some of the scenes playing in front of us. It wasn’t anything hugely special or binge-worthy, but it was still great to listen to at the moment. More like this, please and thank you.
The only reason this episode isn’t going to receive a perfect rating from me is the animation. It was a huge letdown throughout multiple moments and nearly destroyed a pivotal scene at the end. Kazuya looked like a Seven Deadly Sins character for some frames, and that is the worst thing you can say about anything animated. Some transitions reminded me of the PowerPoint presentation at the end of The Promised Neverland Season 2. It wasn’t nice, folks.
I know that How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom is hugely inconsistent, but I still wish that every episode is as good as this one. I genuinely loved this episode and can’t wait to see how the events play out here.
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 9 was fantastic, and it was everything good about Realist Hero rolled in one neat package. Oh, how I wish every episode of this anime were this good.
If you liked this review of How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Episode 9, you will also enjoy our review of the next episode in the series, available right here!