Progress and setup is the name of the game in The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 4, as the pieces and players of the board are being set up for the final confrontation. What twists and turns does the story take this time around? Let’s find out in this review!
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 4 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 4 Review- Plot and Characters
If you had told me at the start of the year that the creator of Redo of Healer would also be responsible for writing and having a hand in developing one of, if not the best isekai anime of the year, I would have laughed at your face and never respected your opinion on anything related to anime ever again. As the year comes to an end, it feels like we’ve all misjudged Rui Tsukiyo a bit here, as he has proven himself to be an extremely competent writer with The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 4.
The plot of this episode was sharp and well crafted, as all the decisions taken by the characters made sense with their characters and were supported by what we already knew about them. We knew that Lugh was a smarmy and crafty individual who wasn’t afraid to manipulate every single person he came across to fulfil his destiny of killing the Hero. We also knew that the Goddess had something else brewing in the background apart from what the show focused on.
The schemes and conspiracies lead to a young lady named Tarte entering the show and falling into the larger scope of the story. Her introduction was heartwrenching and made me root for her getting captivated by Lugh, even after knowing that his intentions were never straightforward. I liked her character the instant she came on the screen, and that feeling only increased by the time the show took a time-leap.
The Goddess having more than one egg in her basket also makes sense, as she’d be quite dumb to trust just one person with a job as enormous as this is. It is also revealed in passing that she was the one who sent Tarte to Lugh and thus is monitoring the entire situation as it happens. It was nice to see an emotional moment in the show, even if there was obvious manipulation going on from the start.
The thing that I like the most about The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 4 is that it is very realistic. Try as Realist Hero might, it can’t touch the quality and simplicity of Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha Episode 4‘s story. The main character isn’t a dumb pervert with motivations of a sexual nature and nothing else. All nudity is fairly tasteful and understandable in the situations that it happens. The protagonist is a genius that feels natural and not forced, and the plans make sense based on the fantastic power system. The show is plain awesome right now.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 4 Review- Art and Music
I am very surprised by how well The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 4 is animated, as Silver Link doesn’t have a particularly good track record of animating action scenes. They seem to have stepped up their game, as this episode was very smooth in the way it handled movement and fighting. I now have no inhibitions in the studio’s future handling of the show’s animation, even if it is more intensive than usual.
The music is mostly forgettable as of right now, with one exception. The opening theme is very upbeat, jazzy, and highly catchy, to boot. It is one of the more unique openings this season, and I’d call it actively criminal if someone were to skip it. I don’t get skipping openings anyway, especially if they are this good.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 4 has defied the low expectations set upon it as usual and turned out to be a fantastic episode. I didn’t know it was possible for me to like an Isekai this much, but here we are.
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