The title of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8 might be a little unorthodox, but what else did you expect of Jahy-Sama? Formality is rejected and silliness encouraged in this weird world. So, how did this episode do? Let’s find out in this review! This episode is also known in original Japanese as Jahy-Sama Wa Kujikenai Episode 8.
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8 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 the aforementioned 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 7. 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 8 Review does not contain spoilers –
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8 Review- The Characters
Good news, everyone! Druj is back in The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8, and she once again proves the dynamic she and Jahy share is an absolute gem. It is very wholesome to see Jahy get the respect that she and Druj seem to think she deserves, and the corporate nature of Druj’s work also make Jahy look like Michael Scott in anime form. Come to think of it, Jahy and Druj have somewhat of a Michael-Dwight dynamic, which is magic.
The boss and landlord have officially adopted Jahy as their younger sister, and it is adorable. Jahy spent the entire bathhouse section teasing her landlord and getting pampered by her boss, a position I’m sure all of us would like to be in. Call it fanservice all you want, but there was nothing sexual about what happened between the three in the bathhouse. If anything, that was more comfortable and satisfying to experience a bathhouse more than anything.
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8 Review- The Plot
I talked about this in more detail in my Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2 Review, but Jahy-Sama is one of those slice-of-life anime where the plot threads aren’t linked together with anything other than the characters who experience them. Each episode or even each part of every episode could be taking place more than a year apart, and we wouldn’t notice. It’s a style that works well for Jahy-Sama, but it also means that the quality of any episode depends upon the three separate parts and their qualities.
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8 did not seem to be bothered by it all since it delivered upon an episode that, while not being connected to any previous ones, still told a fascinating tale on its own. The story of Jahy and Druj and how their dynamic has shifted ever since they came to the real world from the Demon Realm. It might look comedic from the top, but there’s quite an edge to this story.
In a way, it is the story of every person who underachieved in their life and saw the world and their best friends get ahead of them while they stayed behind. It is presented in a way that slightly masked the story’s tone before The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8, but things got serious by the end of this episode. It must sting whenever you look at your friend’s face and see your own failures reflected at you, and I don’t know how a show like Jahy-Sama can manage to sting so much while being comedic at the same time. That is truly the sign of a special story.
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8 Review- Art and Music
Continuing with the melancholy tone of the plot review, the music in The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8 was also fantastic and matched the sting of the episode well. Who knew that the fast and peppy opening song, when slowed down and played on a piano, can induce so much sadness? I sure didn’t! It is safe to say that Jahy-Sama Wa Kujikenai Episode 8 was surely not a one-trick pony.
The animation of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8, while not being at the absolute top tier like Dragon Maid, still deserves a lot of praise. It shows that the animators put a lot of effort into the show when no visible tricks are applied to make it look better. It’s all there, and everything looks very smooth and expressive. The snappy frames enhance the comedic elements, and the sad moments are enhanced by the deliberate stillness and weighty moments. There is no wasted motion in The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated.
I expected to be laughing my ass off after watching The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8, but I ended up thinking over my entire lifestyle and life choices. There was still a lot of comedy, which helped us appreciate the deep moments that much more.
If you liked this review of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated Episode 8, you will also enjoy our review of the next episode in the series available right here!