The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 Review: The Magical Girl Will Not Lose!

Somehow, we’ve already reached the halfway point of this 20 episode series. The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 doesn’t make us feel like it has been that long, and that’s both a good and a bad thing. Let’s see how the episode did in this review! This episode is also known in original Japanese as Jahy-Sama Wa Kujikenai Episode 10.

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 Overview

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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 Our Last Crusade and Masamune-Kun’s Revenge.

If you think this anime’s concept sounds interesting, and you’d like to read my reviews of it, check out my review of Jahy-Sama Will Not Be Defeated Episode 9. I even keep stuff spoiler-free, so you can click on that link without any fear of getting spoiled!

– The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 Review does not contain spoilers –

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 Review- Plot and Characters

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For most anime fans, there exist only two ways of watching an anime. The tried, true, and traditional manner of binging an anime whenever you can in one sitting is what most people do. You have to wait for the anime to finish airing, but most people are fine with that. There is also another way, one not quite as popular as binging but a well-known and viable method in its own right- watching an anime episodically as it airs.

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Similarly, anime shows are made to work within one of those two methods of consumption. Some shows only work if you’re binging the entire series, as waiting for too long might cause you to forget important plot details, and the show might be too good always to have to wait a week before getting another taste of them. I believe various classic anime such as Steins;Gate, and Death Note fall into this category. It also helps that they aired a long time ago and are thus already available to watch in full.

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However, some anime shows are made to be watched episodically as they air. Not because that is the only option to consume them as they haven’t ended yet, but because their pacing and content demand that you analyse them, at least a little. The previous season’s Sonny Boy is an excellent example of such a series, alongside popular anime like One Piece. The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 belongs in this conversation as well, but not for the reasons you might think.

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I love the show, but I’m not sure how far I’d make it if I were to binge it instead of watching every episode as it airs. The episodes are sometimes just too similar in tone and content that they might turn someone away if they were to watch too many of them. Jahy also hasn’t made any progress since Episode 2(!), when she found the huge mana crystal through her selfless sacrifice. From that time until The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10, she has only managed to lose everything she ever had.

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Some new characters might have been introduced, such as the magical girl, Saurva, and Kokoro, but they never interact with each other. The show is just Jahy messing around with them in some form or another, which is grating once you realise that she isn’t getting anywhere with those interactions. She might be learning to interact with people (at a glacial pace), but she can never procure anything of substance out of it.

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That complaint doesn’t make much sense when talking about a slice of life show like The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10, but hear me out. When you watch a slice of life anime, you expect your favourite characters to grow and prosper or accomplish their goals at the very least. Jahy has grown somewhat, but she is no closer to accomplishing her goals than in Episode 1. This kind of story doesn’t a binge-worthy show make.

Rant over, The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 was a fine episode of the show. It tried to inject some personality onto the magical girl this time and succeeded as I expect more than a few people have more sympathy to her cause now. Kokoro was there, and hers and Jahy’s segment was very cute. Jahy also cried a lot without doing anything about it, but what else is new?

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 Review- Art and Music

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 uses a lot of clever tricks to disguise the fact that its budget doesn’t permit very high-quality animation, which is fine by me. Not every show has to be a Jujutsu Kaisen or a Demon Slayer, and the style that the show currently sues works perfectly fine with the humour and dialogue of the show. It’s not the best-animated show being made right now, and it doesn’t need to be.

The dialogue is still fantastic, however. I am amazed that someone can get this many voices out of their throats whenever Jahy speaks in the show. Her voice actress has done a marvellous job in portraying her. It’s the halfway point, and the show might be switching its opening and ending themes now. I’ll be sad to see the opening go, as it was one of my favourites of the last season. On with the new, I suppose.

Verdict

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 was a perfectly fine episode in its own right, but it was emblematic of the problems the series is currently facing as a whole. We need progress and development, and I hope we get that soon.

If you liked this review of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10, you will also enjoy our review of the next episode in the series, available right here!

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The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 10 was a perfectly fine episode in its own right, but it was emblematic of the problems the series is currently facing as a whole. We need progress and development, and I hope we get that soon.

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