Who’d have ever thought that The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 5 would ever turn out to be as smart and cerebral as it is? At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this series is certainly this season’s biggest surprise. Let’s get right into the review!
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 5 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 5.
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The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 5 Review- Plot and Characters
In the last anime season, some of us had the misfortune of watching the painfully mediocre “How a Realist Hero Rebuit the Kingdom”. While the show had an intriguing concept (which you can read all about here, btw), it all turned out for nought in the end as the studio and the creator failed to realise the concept’s potential in front of them. In fact, in a few aspects, The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 5 does what Realist Hero wanted to do, but better.
You see, writing smart characters doesn’t just mean showing the characters performing actual miracles with ease using the “power of their mind”. To write smart characters, you have to create smart universes where people other than the protagonist also have the capability to be smart. Otherwise, the protagonist feels like a God among peasants, and that’s not much fun to watch. While Realist Hero struggled to make a believable smart protagonist, The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 5 excels in it.
Every decision that Lugh makes feels believable and well thought out. His steps make sense, and he uses the same logic to figure stuff out that you and I would. That’s why he feels a lot smarter than most other “smart” protagonists. The World’s Finest Assassin does believability and being realistic better than most other anime, and I believe that to be a major part of its success. The show lives and breathes logic and is all the better for it.
In this outing, The World’s Finest Assassin sees Lugh grow up even more and learn how to manage his kingdom, with him being an aristocrat and all. He also faces his father in a fantastic battle scene that did a lot to build credibility for the cerebral nature of the show. The battle was very well written and executed, and both combatants looked equally as fierce and powerful. Lugh was always going to win, given his past life experience and current abilities, but it was still good to witness.
The show is also executing another trope that media about assassins tend to use a lot- disguises. If you’ve played even a little Hitman, you probably know what I’m talking about here. The way all of that was set up was also very believable and smart. The only concern I have right now is that the show is not moving at quite the pace I would have imagined it to go in. While years pass between each episode, Lugh is still nowhere near close to meeting the Hero. Recently, Fena Pirate Princess burned the viewers because of its pacing, so I’m a little extra concerned here.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 5 Review- Art and Music
The show remains somewhat average in both of these fields. While it is safe to say that it’s not winning any awards on its animation and music anytime soon, the show isn’t bad in any of them. It does a fair job of bringing the light novel to life while not making any waves or drawing much attention. It is what it is, and the story is good enough to make up for it. The opening is still great, though!
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 5 was a fine continuation of the show that offered a great fight scene and plot development with a side of politics.
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