Ex-hero Leo is in the middle of his lesson with Mernes in I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 6, trying to help him become a better communicator. After one day of training for this goal, Leo is helping with Mernes’ interview process. But Mernes surprises him with a question about his true motive. Why did Leo quit heroing and join the Demon Army? Let’s find out more in this review!
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 6 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 6 Review does not contain any spoilers –
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 6 Review – The Long Journey From The Past
Things seem to be escalating quickly. After Leo had met up with runaway Mernes in the previous episode, he realised the latter was suffering from a lack of communication skills. Mernes next task involved interviewing new members for the Demon army. This is an important job, and he needs to be able to communicate well and interview the applicants. Mernes could not handle the pressure, and since this task could not be done by his juniors, he ran away.
After Leo had helped Mernes to learn communication by disguising themselves as helpers in the canteen, they grew closer together. From being dressed up as a maid to disciplining werewolves, Mernes has started to come out of his shell and bond with Leo. We start I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 6, pondering on a very important question posed by Mernes- why did Leo join the demon army? He has demonstrated his wits and strength. If revenge against humanity was his actual motive, he could have easily accomplished himself without any help. What is Leo hiding?
We had previously seen a scene in I’m Quitting Heroing that looked like the modern world. Tall skyscrapers populated the city. The roads were paved, with cars bustling all around. People could be seen holding cell phones. Compared to the magic-centric Capital we are witnessing throughout the series Yuusha Yamemasu, this seemed like a stark contrast. Are these just dreams? Or is Leo been reincarnated all the way into the modern world? Is Leo’s reasoning for quitting heroing linked to this?
Aside from the speculations, Yuusha Yamemasu Episode 6 is one of the best episodes the series had by far. Not only was Mernes’ character portrayed well, but we also get a much deeper insight into Leo and his decisions. Mernes’ backstory and his eventual entry into the demon army seemed like a very real decision. Rather than the work advice the previous episodes have focused upon, Leo talks about himself. We get a bigger picture of what made Leo a hero in the first place.
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 6 is just one conversation filled with exposition, and yet without any special scenes or characters, it played out extremely well. We received great information and backstory. With Leo fitting into the demon army more and more as the days go by, we cannot wait to see what is in the store for the next episode!
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 6 was a backstory we needed to hear. Storytelling flowed together quite smoothly in this episode. Leo’s tale might be simple or even cliché, but the reason around his ‘Quitting Heroing’ is compelling enough to hold the episode well together.
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