Ir doesn’t feel like it, but The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 12 is going to be the last episode of the show. We are nowhere near the end and at the endpoint at the exact same time. Let’s get right to the review!
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 12 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 12.
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The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 12 Review- Going Out With a Bang, Literally
As this show winds down and comes to an end, one can’t help but wonder how good this show could have been. It had almost everything going for it- A unique and intriguing concept, some fantastic characters and a fascinating power system that made use of the already prevalent ones in great ways. I mean to ask how good this show could have been if every episode was just as good as this one?
There’s no use lamenting what we lost when we can celebrate what we got instead. The latest outing by Finest Assassin is the best show has ever felt as it utilised all of the show’s good qualities and ignored all the bad ones. It had all the promise of the show’s first episode and all the power system goodness of the third. There was some actual combat for once between two parties that ended up just the way you would expect a Lugh battle would.
The biggest bone of contention that I’ve had throughout the entire runtime of the show is that the show doesn’t use its time properly and spends way too much time on corny love-harem-square thingies instead of focusing on what really matters. Those complaints got addressed here somewhat as Lugh’s love life was the thing that got him involved with a supposed hero in the first place.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 12 then featured what we thought was the Hero facing Lugh for the first time, and them both putting the fear of God into each others’ hearts was fantastic. Without spoiling anything about the show, the confrontation ends with a huge bang, and the show has left plenty of threads hanging for a potential sequel, including the now extremely common post-credits scene that establishes a whole new narrative altogether.
The wily nimble bad guy facing off against an all-powerful Hero as the public roots for the supposed villain is a dynamic that sounds great on paper and works even well on the screen. I’m surprised that more shows haven’t attempted to do this, apart from Injustice and Tom and Jerry. If only The World’s Finest Assassin hadn’t wasted 5 episodes in Lugh doing absolutely nothing and shown us some more of the good stuff. We know it’s there; you’ve already shown us that it exists! Why hide and restrict it now?
Overall, while The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 12 excelled in the storytelling department, the show’s animation looked just as bad as the last time around. The CGI horse-drawn carriages and the CGI soldiers look like somebody whipped them out in 5 minutes, and the show somehow assimilated them. This is amateur stuff, Silver Link. This does not behove a studio like you. I won’t mind watching The World’s Finest Assassin Season 2 if we get it. I quite enjoyed this series in parts.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 12 was the perfect finale for the series and helped it go out with a bang. The show picked up its tracks quite well in the last two episodes, which was great to see.
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