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High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World! Episode #06 Anime Review

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“It Seems Lyrule’s Growing Closer to Him!”
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“It Seems Lyrule’s Growing Closer to Him!”

What They Say:

Seven high school prodigies are involved in an airplane crash. When they woke up, they found themselves in a parallel world where magic and beastmen exist. Of course, they panicked at their sudden unexpected predicament … or not? Instead, they create a power plant in a world that doesn’t have electricity, they did a little extra work and managed to take economic control over a metropolis, they managed to repay their gratitude to some oppressed citizens by upending a corrupt government, and basically doing whatever they like?!

Content (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):

Tsukasa spends another long night looking over paperwork as the head angel of the Seven-Light Faith, all to help Dormundt slowly convert to a level society while everyone has an equal say in how their government is run. However, during a council meeting with former nobles it is clear they are not happy to see their power being taken away, and yet they also do not voice any rejection to the path the city is taking with their new allies. But as Mayor Von Haizerad hands in another set of documents to oversee, it is apparent to him this young messenger is fatigued and asks if he ever sleeps due to a rumor that states otherwise. While Tsukasa tries to laugh off his seemingly endless fortitude, he reassures the man rest will come but only after he finishes what needs to be done, and not before. And yet as the evening drags on, stacks of reports which are layered upon the desk are endless and tonight will not be a time for some much-needed relaxation.

The next morning Tsukasa, Ringo and Masato are overlooking a new coal-fueled power plant near the city, with the former prime minister impressed how quickly it was assembled and tells his inventor to begin her next project. The merchant is curious as to what it could be and is troubled once his friend relates it is production machinery to create guns for the army and an aerial defense system. The reasoning is of course logical: this leader wishes citizens to be able to be self-sufficient in protecting themselves and the other comes from bothersome news from Shinobu as she was scouting the northern lands with Elch – the power of its governor Oslo El Gustave; it is told during the last war this ruthless man used a tactical spell called Heaven’s Flames which has the power to obliterate an entire city in one strike, so they must be prepared. But as the two finish their conversation, Lyrule approaches to invite Tsukasa to lunch since she has not had a chance to properly thank him for her rescue, however, the young man politely refuses due to an upcoming meeting. Now dejected the elf begins to cry since she thinks Tsukasa is avoiding him, but the merchant hesitantly explains he has always put the needs of the people before his own, so much so as a child he orchestrated the arrest of his corrupt father which eventually lead to his death. His friend doesn’t hate Lyrule but he is so adamant in helping others that he forgets to forgive himself for the sacrifices which he makes for them … and the elf needs to help see that failing.

In Summary:

This episode lacks intensity when compared to prior shows, since the studio appears to have utilized only a single chapter from the manga and what is essentially a filler story of Roo learning her multiplication tables. While it is sincerely humorous to watch the little byuma girl struggle with numbers to the point of exhaustion and build sympathy from Lyrule suffering over being ignored by Tsukasa, there is nothing that directs the audience to what may occur next, aside from a tease after the credits. Although the interaction between characters is important, all of these events could have been reduced to half an episode, with the rest introducing us to what happens within the main story. As of now, any momentum that was created from previous conflicts has been lost and it will take something shocking to spark a new fire for the following conflict.

Grade: B

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

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