If you were worried about this show turning into a stereotypical harem, you needn’t worry anymore. The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 8 did away with that aspect of the show altogether in a manner most would find efficient and logical, just like the main character and all the rest of the show. Let’s get right into the review!
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 8
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 8.
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The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 8 Review- Plot and Characters
Let’s get the elephant of the room out of the way first. Lugh, or Illig, or whatever you call him, picked one girl he loved out of the three who “admired” him in this episode. Of course, I’m not going to spoil who it is for you here, but it should be fairly obvious if you consider the previous episode’s events. It was sudden, sweet, and logical, exactly what we have come to expect from the show so far. What he picked certainly wouldn’t have been my choice, but again, I’m not the best assassin in the world, so what do I know?
The strength of The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 8 lies squarely on the feet of the main character, Lugh. He is conniving, smart, a master manipulator and a charmer, all rolled into one beautiful combination of malice and resourcefulness. His actual capabilities as an assassin and a leader make it very easy to believe that he has earned every one of the usual respect and admiration that most protagonists earn for no discernable reason.
Maha, Tarte, and Dia all fall into different archetypes in their relationships with Hugh, with none of them being overly romantic other than the one which Lugh picks himself. They are exceptionally capable characters themselves with abilities that put them on par with Lugh in their lethality and usefulness. The writer can write his female characters really well, despite what watching Redo of Healer would make you believe.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 8 sees Lugh return to Tuatha De after completing his stint as a businessman at a different location. He has a touching moment with friends of Maha that he saved from that horrible place and person, and I love these details that humanise Lugh just a little bit more. He might just claim that this was all just part of his plan, but you know deep down that he saved them and put them to work because he cared.
The same applies to his relationship with the other three main characters, the girls. He might just say that they’re all assistants to him, and he is using them as a means to an end, but we know it isn’t as true as he thinks it is. He might even explain away his picking of the one girl, but at the end of the day, we all know where stories like these end up. I await that moment anxiously, and I’m assuming it’ll be glorious.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 8 Review- Art and Music
Sliver Link sure does use a lot of shortcuts to keep their anime under the budget, don’t they? Reusing the same shots, the awful CG horse carriage, and some wonky distant shots were very noticeable in The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 8. It looked fine still, didn’t make much of a difference in the long run, but it was still visibly shoddy in a few places. Oh well, budgetary deficits are as common in the realm of anime as Isekais, if not more.
The World’s Finest Assassin Episode 8 was great. While it wasn’t the best or the most entertaining episode of the show, it was certainly still fun to watch and grounded in reality to boot.
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