After almost completing his heart-to-heart conversation with the Demon Queen Echidna, Leo is greeted with letters from two of the Demon Generals who have run away. Everyone is shocked, and rightly so! What will our ex-hero do in this situation? Let’s find out more in this review!
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 5 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.
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I’m Quitting Heroing Review – Learn By Experience
Things looked as if they were progressing smoothly in the previous episode. Trust had started to form between Echidna and Leo (or Black Knight Onyx, as she knows him). We got to see a whole new side of Echidna- she is a heavy drinker! Cautiously progressing with his various tactics to escape from the work dinner without revealing his true identity, Leo was finally able to ask Echidna a question that had been bugging him for a long time. At last, we are presented with Echidna’s true motive for the war against the human race.
With the startling discovery of the letters left by the Demon Generals Mernes and Edwald, Leo’s confession of his true identity to the Queen is put on hold. Rather, in I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 5, he sets out to find Mernes. Mernes is of the same age as Leo and has decided to go on a journey to learn the skills of communication. When Leo finds Mernes, he requests Leo to help him as Leo seems to be an expert orator. How will Leo tackle this problem?
Yuusha Yamemasu Episode 5 dives deep into another common workplace problem- the lack of communication skills. One cannot just rely on their skill set alone. Interacting and networking are very important to survive in the organisation. But often, talking to people is hard. Interviewing people is scary. So how can they get over their fear and confidence in their ability to hold up a conversation? Leo tries his best to achieve this through a plan.
We got to see Mernes’ personality in depth in I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 5, alongside his reasoning and a bit of his history. As usual, Yuusha Yamemasu is going full-throttle on the workplace elements, mixing them into the main storyline to convey the central story of the show. We got to observe Leo from a different perspective in this episode. Instead of just being the usual ideal adult he was while dealing with the first two Generals, Leo seemed to be more of a mentor-type this episode. It was a good move on the writer’s part to bring him out of the stereotypical OP character archetype.
This episode of I’m Quitting Heroing flaunted a great dynamic between the characters of Leo and Mernes. Leo has learned from his previous experiences and is manoeuvring his task well, and Mernes stands equally with him, learning and arguing as reasonably as he can. The animations were decent. But not all was well. Conversing was a major part of this episode and was a bit of a drag after a point. The advice given by Leo to Mernes seems to be incomplete. Still, overall, it was a pretty decent episode, just nothing to “knock your socks off”.
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 5 was an episode raising another workplace issue- lack of communication skills. Despite poor writing in the form of long conversations between Mernes and Leo, their dynamic was portrayed well. With day one over of Mernes’ deadline, it will be interesting to see how Leo will progress with his plans!
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