After dropping a bombshell at the end of episode 1, The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 2 aspires to build upon that foundation and blossom into a truly unique show this season. It’s a hard task since the show is an Isekai, but I’m rooting for it nonetheless. Let’s see how the episode did in this review!
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 2 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.
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The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 2 Review- The Plot
Whether you like the plot of The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat Episode 2 depends on if you like your stories to be predictable yet make sense. If you like to get your expectations subverted, even if the twist doesn’t make a lot of sense, this episode wasn’t for you. This episode didn’t take many risks in getting the viewer through all the major plot points it wanted to, and since the developments made perfect sense, I’m fine with them.
I’ve always wanted to watch an anime where the protagonist is supposedly the bad guy who has to train to beat a hero. I’ve watched Megamind before you ask. The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 2 scratches that particular itch while being at least competent, if not good, in most departments. I also particularly enjoyed the scene where the assassin got to choose his powers before being reincarnated. I liked the thought process in choosing every power, as well as letting a power remain unknown.
Overall, the plot in Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha Episode 2 makes a lot of sense. There are some contrivances to get the assassin where he needed to, but it can be forgiven since it was done with the help of a literal goddess. The world where he is reborn is very generic, with the power system and magic being as by the numbers as they get. I hope this is the one show that keeps on making sense throughout its runtime.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 2 Review- The Characters
The assassin was portrayed very smartly, with every word out of his mouth being either a smart question or a declaration of purpose. His interactions with the goddess and his monologues were solid scenes that injected a lot of jubilation into an otherwise boring episode. It’s a shame that we aren’t going to see him in this form anytime soon.
His new form is known as Lugh, and he was conveniently born into a family of assassins while using all of his previous knowledge to win the hearts of everyone he meets. His parents are plain, however, I doubt the intentions of his father in the world. I’m basing this entire presumption on his eyes, as they didn’t look very kind to me. We’ll see if this prediction comes true, and you are free to call me out on it if it doesn’t.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 2 Review- Art and Music
I’m not generally out of words this early into a review series, but I don’t have anything to say about these factors. They were good enough not to break the immersion that the show worked hard to create, but they weren’t good enough to be noticeable while playing in the background. The pink Stonehenge where the goddess and assassin met was seriously very cute, and I liked that setting for an afterlife.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 2 played it safe with a very middle of the road and inoffensive episode to keep the ball rolling. I have a feeling things will get better soon, so I’ll stick around for a while.
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