The horniest anime of this season is back, and we are right alongside it to see how World’s End Harem Episode 2 proceeded to tell its tale. How degenerative was this outing? Let’s find out in this review!
World’s End Harem Episode 2 Overview
World’s End Harem or Shuumatsu No Harem in original Japanese is an Ecchi, Sci-fi, and Harem anime developed by Studio Gokumi of Tsuredure Children fame, alongside AXsiZ, which is known for shows like Seiren. The anime is based on a manga of the same name written by Kotaro Shono and LINK.
The series is directed by Nobuta Yuu, who has previously been involved with the productions of Bokura No and High School Fleet. The show was originally going to premiere in the Fall 2021 season of anime but was postponed to Winter 2022 due to some behind-the-scenes issues. You can go back and read our review of the first episode of the show, which you can find right here.
– Shuumatsu No Harem Episode 2 Review does not contain spoilers –
World’s End Harem Episode 2 Review- 2 Fast, 2 Degenerate
For decades, anime producers have been trying to figure out how far they can take the medium, and it has blessed us with several classics that pushed the boundaries of what anime is and what it is supposed to be. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a few brave mavericks have also been experimenting with how adult-oriented they can make a show before it legally has to be referred to as hentai. Folks, we are pretty damn close to that mark, thanks to shows like World’s End Harem.
The show follows the most hentai plot of all time but insists on being an anime. That leaves us with the worst of both worlds, as the show isn’t as interesting as an anime or as fulfilling as a hentai show if you get my drift. We are stuck in a limbo somewhere between those two worlds, a place where very few things live and foster. Is Redo of Healer a good neighbour to have in your new ground that you broke?
The latest outing by this show was fine, although I failed to figure out its purpose in the universe. While the plot it began with doesn’t have anything particularly wrong, it doesn’t feel significant enough to justify putting the raunchy material in that the show loves. The word “mishmash” comes to mind when thinking of this show as an anime. It isn’t like there aren’t hentai shows with plotlines, and the show would have worked way better in that medium than this one.
Our protagonist nearly gets sexually assaulted in this one and vows to rid the world of the plague that has surrounded it. One would think announcing your existence to a world where billions want to ravage you is an incredibly stupid move, and now would be right. He could have worked on the cure in secret, and things would have been much safer, as he also attracted the attention of some powerful people by doing this.
Many have derided the MC because of him disavowing copulation after being kept in a world that is the fantasy of many, but I don’t consider that to be a problem. Reito didn’t ask for any of this, and he has every right to decide what to do about his life. He is still stupid, but not because he doesn’t want to have sex with a billion women. Reito is stupid for thinking that he can save the world by himself, but he is the main character of an anime. That’s what they’re all like.
The show’s animation is more competent than I expected it to be, which surprised me. The opening and ending themes are decent, although the ending theme feels more like an opening than the opening theme. The character designs are good, but I hate that there is a young character (We shall not use the terms here) in the mix now. I’m fine with the show getting all raunchy with its adult characters, but kids (or characters that look like them) are where I draw the line. This is why everyone makes fun of anime fans, and I shall see no part of it.
World’s End Harem Episode 2 was a fine episode that didn’t do anything wrong but still failed to justify the show’s existence in the world.
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