Ex-hero Leo, or the new alias Black Knight Onyx, is back in the Demon Palace after successfully helping Lily with the mission. But he is summoned by the Demon Queen Echidna. Is his secret identity finally out of the bag? How will Onyx face the Queen alone? Let’s find out more in this review!
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 4 Overview
I’m Quitting Heroing, or Yuusha Yamemasu in Japanese, is an action, adventure, comedy, and fantasy focusing on a post-war world between humans and demons. It is based on the light novel “I’m Quitting Heroing” (Kadokawa Books) written by Quantum and the original character design done by Hana Amano.
The anime adaptation is developed by Studio EMT Squared, an outfit that has produced many other anime such as The High School Life of a Fudanshi, Rainy Cocoa, and The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar. The show is being produced with Yuu Nobuta (Saihate no Paladin, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear) serving as chief director, Hisashi Ishii (Ame-iro Cocoa: Side G) as the director, and Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombieland Saga, Murenase! Seton Gakuen) overseeing the series composition.
– Yuusha Yamemasu Episode 4 Review does not contain any spoilers –
I’m Quitting Heroing Review – The Dreaded Work Lunch
Meeting our boss’ boss can be stressful. Not knowing the cause for getting such an invitation, one prepares for every imaginable scenario. Imagine if you are deceiving this person. Plus your secret is very explicitly against their wishes. Would you be able to go through such a meeting without letting the cat out of the bag? I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 4 presents the ex-hero Leo trying to deal with this scenario!
By helping out Sorcerer General Shutina and supporting Lily in logistics in the previous episodes, Black Knight Onyx is growing popular amongst the residents of the Demon Castle. In Yuusha Yamemasu Episode 4, his effective ways of helping out have reached the ears of Queen Echidna, and she wants to meet him. Worried about the reason for such an abrupt meeting, Leo sleeps uneasily. He wakes up to a nightmare, thinking of this as a bad omen for the new day. Wearing his disguise, he marches into the meeting room with Echidna.
As it has become evident from the episodes of Yuusha Yamemasu to date, real-world corporate life problems are weaved into the anime story. Armed with various plans, ex-hero Leo is an over-achiever going into his lion’s den. After trying to use his various plans one after another in his meeting with Echidna, he is admired even more by her. But he is still not able to get out safely!
This episode of I’m Quitting Heroing shows various tricks one can use to escape their boss! It also portrays how everyone in the work hierarchy, from the bottom to the top, is just doing their work. This work is not all that defines them. It plays a big part of them, but their dreams, aspirations, and reasons are also important and make them relatable. Leo had no idea of what is the true motivation behind Queen Echidna’s attack, although he knew the demon army was not trying to harm humans. This episode built a base of trust between Leo and Echidna, and it is going to grow stronger with time.
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 4 had some crisp animation and dialogues. Especially the background art stood out. From Leo’s nightmare to Echidna’s dreams, both were lucidly delivered. The shift of tone from dark to cheerful yet stressful to real talk was executed smoothly. This episode did not progress much in terms of the story but introduced Echidna as one of the main characters. Her back story is quite simple yet is compelling. The opening theme song resonated with the flow of the show with an overarching nightmarish theme.
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 4 presented the reason behind Demon Queen’s attack on humanity. Although this episode was accompanied by quality animations and witty banter, it did not progress much with the storyline. With the reason for the attack clear, will Leo reveal his true identity? Stay tuned to find out in the next episode!
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