I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 8 dove back into history. It is the height of modernisation on earth. Humans have advanced greatly, and the research and development of new and powerful technologies are at their peak. But a sudden invasion breaks out on the surface from the depths of hell. What was our hero doing during all this havoc? Let’s find out more in this review!
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 8 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. Earth’s greatest hero has decided to “quit heroing” and surprisingly wants to join the demon army. 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 8 Review does not contain any spoilers –
I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 8 Review- Old Memories And Future Actions
After many rollercoasters of secrets and emotions, ex-hero Leo’s character is now clearer than ever in I’m Quitting Heroing. After the previous episode, our ex-hero has gone through and helped all the demon army generals. He has built an incredible rapport with them, and Queen Echidna seems to be calling for Black Knight Onyx once again. Leo seems to be more determined than ever to finally tell the Queen his secrets.
Yuusha Yamemasu Episode 8 started with demon general Shutina warning Leo about his impending meeting with the Queen. In this episode, we shift away from the office-themed plot we usually have and are presented with a past memory of Leo with the imp Eibrad. Their interaction gives us a thoughtful and emotionally engaging reconstruction of the ultimate human weapon’s past, which was not so blood-thirsty, and the demon invasion throughout the episode.
Surprisingly, this episode took a step back in the plot to explore a side character and his interactions with Leo. Eibrad’s introduction gave us a glimpse of our ex-hero in the past and how his thoughts must have been in the beginning when he was introduced to this world. How the years of survival changed his outlook and how he eventually ended up knocking on the doorsteps of the demon army. I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 8 was just all about the talk, but it made us feel emotional for our main character’s plight.
Granted, being an episode with so much conversation, the animation was not its strongest suit. Many frames were enlarged to avoid the detailed backgrounds, and most of them were slowly paced. Despite this, the writing in this episode has been the best the series has had so far. With information and emotions being delivered at their max, time flies fast in I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 8.
The Demon Queen continued to be an under-utilized character. She still does not get much screentime, despite being the main female lead of the story. The highlight of this episode of Yuusha Yamem has to be its new ending theme song, and it seems to finally change the screentime of the Queen, who is the only character along with Leo in the song. With crisp graphics and dark music, the song is presenting an ominous future for the story.
Despite the underwhelming animations in I’m Quitting Heroing Episode 8, it presented great writing of both the plot and characters, accompanied by a new great ending theme song!
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