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Extra Olympia Kyklos Episode #04 Anime Review

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“It Always Starts With Zeus”

What They Say:
Demetrios was a young man in Ancient Greece who was a potter’s apprentice, but also a rather timid otaku. Despite pursuing the arts, he was blessed with natural athletic talent. One day, he gets dragged into a village conflict. Demetrios contemplates how helpless he is, but then is struck by lightning! When he comes to, he is no longer in Greece, but a strange land where he can’t understand the language and people look rather different. Yes, he somehow ended up 1964 Tokyo! Of course, Demetrios has no idea what Japan even is. What will become of him?!

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
After playing around with the Olympics a bit the last time around with a naked egg run, Olympia Kyklos allowed Demetrius to get close to Appolonia and that opens up plenty of possibilities. With the mayor engaging with him about the events in Olympia, we get a hilarious flashback from him over what he saw in live-action form. But the reality is that he needs Demetrius to take part in the next event because the village needs money (or really, the mayor does) and he’s setting Demetrius to come up with a hundred games to run there since they’ll really be able to make a lot of money off it. Not surprisingly, Demetrius is going to struggle with this but has managed to figure it out with a series of really bad nose sports of all things.

In Summary:
Luckily, a trip to the future is in his path and he’s able to start learning about other sports and events that were played in the past – though the belief is derived by his own terrible ideas. It’s a comical way of bringing his just past/present into the future in a really good way. The show definitely knows how to put Demetrius in a bad position and for him to make it worse and then to rub his nose in it, making for a good time. Hopefully, we’ll see him pick up some good ideas while in the 1960s in the next episode and the summer events back in the 400 BC era end up surprising and engaging people.

Grade: B

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

Review Equipment:
Sony KDL70R550A 70″ LED 1080P HDTV, Apple TV via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.


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