The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1 Review: The Great Jahy Can’t Go Back!

This season keeps getting better and better, and we have a late starter to talk about today. The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1 starts airing on Crunchyroll today, and we are here to talk about it. Let’s see if it is any good! This episode is also known in Japan as Jahy-Sama wa Kujikenai Episode 1.

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1- Overview

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1 Title Card

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated is a comedy, supernatural, and slice-of-life anime developed by Silver Link Studios, previously known for anime such as Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World and Kokoro Connect. Mirai Minato is directing it, who has previously directed various other anime for Silver Link Studios, including the aforementioned Our Last Crusade and Masamune-Kun’s Revenge.

It is based on a manga written by Mangaka Wakame Konbu and the collaboration between this manga and Silver Link Studios, a studio known for their forays into the Supernatural and Slice of Life genre of anime, couldn’t be more perfect.

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1- The Characters

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1- Jahy-Sama Hot

Let’s talk about the titular Jahy-Sama first. I was thinking that this anime season was really missing something. I just couldn’t put the finger on what it was. Then it suddenly hit me. We’re missing a one-fanged cute anime girl with tons of fanservice!

I am not even messing with you. Just look at the previous seasons, and see what they had. We had “Usagi-chan Wants to Hang Out!” in the Summer 2020 season and “Don’t Toy With Me, Nagatoro-Chan” last season. Both of them featured a cute, fanged girl with tons of fanservice, Nagatoro less than Usagi-Chan. Jahy-Sama also belongs in the same conversation.

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1- The Boss

She pretends to be angry but can’t do anything to anyone. Her design is adorable, and there’s plenty of fanservice from her grown-up body. The other characters, including the as of yet unnamed landlady and boss, were refined and charming at times. Jahy-Sama’s character is nothing that we haven’t seen before, but it works all the same. She is fiery, hardworking, and just the perfect amount of dumb. Overall, an excellent little cast so far, but there is much more to come.

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1- The Plot

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1- Jahy-Sama Small

“The Demon King’s aide, Jahy, ruled her subjects with fear. But when a magical girl attacks and destroys a mystic gem containing massive power, the Demon Realm is destroyed.

Although she survives, Jahy has lost almost all of her powers and finds herself stranded in the human world with a childlike appearance. To gather more mystic gems so that she can permanently restore both her original form and the Demon Realm, Jahy will have to adjust to her new life and deal with everyday problems.” 

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1- Fun SKit

The plot of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1 is as elemental as they come, in a slice of life setting. There was some generic setup at the start, and then the real meat of the show began. Jahy is having trouble staying in the land of the mortals, which forms the thread that will hopefully tie the entire 2-cour season together.

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There were three short, related stories in The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1, all of which were great. I especially loved the one with Jahy and the landlord. The comedy is loud, which might not work for some people, but I found it hilarious. There were some inconsistencies with the plot here and there, including where people talk about something as if it is new even when they tell us it is going on for a while. It’s not too bad, though. Still a decent anime plot.

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1- The Art and Music

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1- Chase Scene

When I usually review animation and music, I pick one or the other to praise or lambast especially. For example, I praise the hell out of the art and animation in The Aquatope on White Sand while focusing on the music on My Hero Academia. For The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1, I would like to focus on the voice acting.

While the animation and music are fine, they aren’t remarkable, and there isn’t much to talk about. The voice acting, however, is phenomenal. Naomi Oozura and Ai Kayano do a terrific job as Jahy and Boss, and there’s Kana Hanazawa on the way. Life is good! I’ll have more to say about the opening and ending once I get to hear them more.

Verdict

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1 was fun! There wasn’t anything groundbreaking in the story or the execution, but I still liked watching it all the same. Jahy-Sama reminds me of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, which can only be a good thing.

If you enjoyed reading this review of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1, check out our review of the next episode in the series!

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SUMMARY

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 1 was great! There wasn't anything groundbreaking in the story or the execution, but I still liked watching it all the same.

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