After an extremely unnecessary episode, it seems like The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 11 is back with a vengeance to silence its doubters and prove that it has still got what it takes to blow everyone away. Let’s see if it was able to do that in this review!
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 11 Overview
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, or Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru is an action fantasy anime based on a light novel written by Rui Tsukiyo. The anime is being directed by Tamura Masafumi, who is known for previously directing anime such as Ange Vierge and Two Car.
The anime is being animated by Studios Palette and Silver Link. Studio Palette is a new studio with barely any prior anime on their belts. In contrast, Silver Link has been in the game for more than a decade and has produced anime such as Kokoro Connect and The Great Jahy Won’t Be Defeated. You can go back and read our review of the previous episode right here. This episode is also known as Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha Episode 11.
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The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 11 Review- Plot and Characters
The beginning of the latest World’s Finest Assassin episode was unintentionally hilarious. If you were here last week, you know that last week’s episode was a largely inconsequential one, where the only notable thing that happened was in the final 90 seconds. Can you guess what the first thing that happened in the latest episode was? The same exact scene that predicated the previous episode. The show itself has now made watching Episode 10 a redundant experience and gave us a way to avoid it in our rewatches. How kind of them!
Enough about the last episode, let’s talk about how this one fared as the final episode before the actual finale of the show. To start, it was great! For the first time in what seems like months, the show remembered that it had “Assassin” in its name and had to have some action in it from time to time. While the basis of the action was still love, Lugh, and the show by extension, seems far more comfortable in its action and espionage roots than the romantic ones.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 11 began with a rather lengthy information dump, which aimed to make sense of the bonkers twist from the end of the last episode and tried to frame it in a different narrative, one that invalidated most of the shock value of last episode’s ending. That’s another reason why that episode was rubbish, but let’s move on. The conversation between Lugh and his father led to some disturbing discoveries, not the least of it was finding out the origin story of Lugh’s mom.
Everything then led towards Lugh, alongside Tarte, making his way to Dia’s hideout. The moment between the two was fantastic, and built from the very beginning of their relationship. Lugh has based the entirety of his new life on not being a tool and serving his own needs instead of somebody else’s. That is a great motivation only strengthened by it contrasting perfectly with Tarte’s motivation of being needed by someone for once in a life. The dynamic between these two is adorable and enhances every scene they are together.
Lugh finally gets to unleash his stored and perfected assassination technique on an entire army of people, and him ruining people’s days and straight-up murdering some others is a delight to witness. As commented on in previous reviews, The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 11 showcases the fantastic power system of the show, and it should be used way more than it is. Seeing spells made and magic used is far more exciting than roaming around a kingdom with your girlfriend’s hand in yours.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 11 Review- Art and Music
This is where the compliments for The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 11 stop, as the animation was godawful this time around. The characters and their actions were fine and in their standard quality, but any time the army was on screen, the animation quality dipped to below tolerable levels. CG animation, when used competently, is fine. This wasn’t it, though. It was a prime example of bad CG in anime, and it seems like horses are a bad omen for the show. Whenever they come on screen, the animation gets bad.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 11 was a necessary and delightful return to the show’s action roots, even though it required one to jump through many logical loops and bad animation to do that. Can the show finish this season off with a high-quality finale? Find out next week!
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