Here we are, to the second-to-last outing of the show, in the form of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 19. It is finally time to conclude this business with the gold figure and determine what’s going on with the Demon Lord. Let’s get right to the review! In original Japanese, this episode is also known as Jahy-Sama Wa Kujikenai Episode 19.
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 19 Overview
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 18. I even keep stuff spoiler-free, so you can click on that link without any fear of getting spoiled!
– Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai Episode 19 Review does not contain spoilers –
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 19 Review- The End Of The Conflict
Well, that went exactly how anyone expected it to. Midway through the series, any viewer could have predicted, word for word, where this show was going to end and what direction it was going to take. Don’t misinterpret this as saying that predictability is a bad thing. It certainly isn’t. I would pick predictability over Game of Thrones-esque “subverting expectations” through random plot points that make no sense. Predictability is good when it pertains to logical sense and setup.
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 19 was a perfectly fine ending to the pivotal conflict of the show. It wasn’t close to anything special, but it wasn’t ever going to be. In the end, it all boiled down to some minor misunderstandings, as they often do in anime such as this. I still have a few complaints which would require us to delve into some spoilers, so I’ll tread carefully while I address them.
This episode saw it fit to give us Jahy and Druj’s backstories at a moment that should be time-critical, which works fine with the comedic narrative of the show. However, the aftermath of the episode doesn’t involve Druj at all and the moment felt out of place in the grand scheme of things. It did give us some great Jahy and Druj moments, which are the low-key highlights of the show, but the show could have used it better.
There was a fight scene in the middle of Jahy Sama Episode 19, and it could have used a lot more polish. The episode reused a lot of frames and used a lot of static shots where action shots were needed. No one was expecting a Deku vs Todoroki or Naruto vs Pain here, but what we got was very infantile and plain. It was also over way too quickly, which was a blessing in disguise since we didn’t have to watch Silver Link struggle again, but it robbed the moment of the gravitas it deserved.
Overall, the major moments of the show and the interactions between Jahy and everyone associated with her were good to see. The show isn’t subtle about it, but seeing Jahy grow so much in the time we have watched her was still great, and this put a nice and generic cherry on top. While I wouldn’t tell anyone to go out of their way to watch it, those who did stumble into watching it shouldn’t feel too bad for enjoying it. It is good, wholesome fun, and that’s what the world needs sometimes.
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 19 was a perfectly adequate end to most of the major plot points and set the show well for its finale. See you all next time for the show’s final episode!
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