The biggest disappointment of this entire season continues with The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 5. There is not much to say about this show at the point, so let’s get right to the review!
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 5 Overview
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 or Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 2 is an action, adventure, drama, fantasy, and most importantly, isekai anime that serves as the sequel to its highly acclaimed and fan favourite Season 1 that aired in 2019. The series is based upon a light novel written by Yusagi Aneko and illustrated by Minami Seira. You can read our review of the previous episode of the show right here.
The show’s second season is being adapted into anime by Studio Kinema Citrus, the same studio behind the show’s first season, and other highly acclaimed anime such as Made in Abyss and Barakamon. This season is directed by Masato Jinbo, an industry veteran who also directed shows such as Chaos Child and Restaurant to Another World. This episode of the show is also referred to as Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 2 Episode 5.
– Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 2 Episode 5 Review does not contain spoilers –
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 5 Review- Is There A Point To This?
It is time to talk about the plot of this season. Don’t worry, spoilers from the latest episode will not be present. The purpose of this is to look at this entire season so far from the top to figure out where exactly the show went wrong. We start off with a slower episode that tells us that not only has Naofumi not done much of note since the first season ended. Instead, he is focusing on training by himself and raising a village full of random nobodies as his pet project. Not the most auspicious start, but we can look past that since more exciting stuff is right around the corner. Or at least that’s what you would think.
We are then introduced to the threat this time around, which is a tortoise never before hinted at, barely mobile, horribly animated, and somehow even less relevant than the villagers. However, in typical anime fashion, it is somehow also the conqueror of worlds and the toughest threat the heroes have yet faced. Typical isekai plotline, something that used to be far below the show’s usual standards, but I guess this is where we are at this moment.
After the introduction of a character who is supposedly important and acts as such despite being the most boring and uninteresting thing in the show by a country mile, Ost, we get to the fights between our main characters, the tortoise, and the combined army of this world, who are only there to show is the consequences of war. Necessary, of course, since no show or movie has ever done that before. This was perhaps the most boring battle in the show yet and didn’t exactly make up for the shaky start to the series.
In this episode, we are at the second wave of that turtle somehow being alive, and the injection of the different world heroes didn’t do anything to this story except make it more convoluted. Not only that, but this episode featured perhaps the most predictable and unearned thing that the show has featured so far. Watching this episode just felt like a waste of time, as almost nothing was gained from this. The action was generic, the storytelling attempts pathetic, and the less said about character development, the better.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 inexplicably put the most of its focus on two new and bad characters despite having a decent and established cast already built up and ready to go. Hajime, Filo, and Raphtalia have been cast aside as all of the attention has been driven towards Ost and Rishia. Ost is the least subtle thing about the show, and everything about her seems unnatural and tacked on. Rishia has been talked about just as much as she deserves in this review. This wasn’t a good episode, and this isn’t a good season.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 Episode 5 was bad. The show can’t get anything right at the moment and is dead set on ruining its solid reputation.
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