Last episode, Taichi had passed out after making a deal with a spirit named Aerial and defeating a red ice elemental. The enemies, a crazy lady and Cassim, got away after the nearly episode-long battle.
What’s in store for our main characters now?
Taichi wakes up in Lemiya’s house. He finds out that he had completely depleted his magic power in the last battle, which caused him to pass out for an entire week. Lemiya then balks at the mention of Aerial, and says that Taichi is not just powerful as we had thought, but is a summoner that can channel the power of spirits!
Taichi then goes back to town, and runs into a girl with green hair. It turns out she is actually the assassin that they had captured from a few episodes back, and she’s in the middle of infiltrating a manor looking for information for the guild. Naturally, Taichi tags along. Inside they find documents that lead them to a dungeon that apparently contains an army of goblins that have been powered up with magic like that ice elemental was last episode.
Meanwhile, Rin and Myura are out for a night on the town when cultists or something like this attack. Myura is kidnapped by the crazy witch from last episode, and then Rin rescues her. They are approached by a man who tells them that an army of monsters is going to attack the town.
Last episode was great, but I’ll be honest that this episode fell back into mediocrity. Nothing really exciting happened, even the fights weren’t that interesting to me. They crammed a lot into the episode, but it still all felt so nonchalant and unimportant.
The assassin magically changing into a different character and becoming a super friendly person seemingly overnight felt off, Taichi just randomly deciding to go with her on her little mission felt off, and even when they uncovered a plot it didn’t seem like that big of a deal. It’s not like Taichi won’t be able to handle whatever they throw at him, so there’s really no tension here.
Myura getting kidnapped for 5 minutes also felt pointless, and still lacked tension because Rin is pretty overpowered herself. Even the ending threat of an army of monsters coming to the town, which I suspect is connected to the plot that Taichi is uncovering with former-assassin girl, doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.
Nothing feels like a big deal when the main characters are overpowered. Which is why it’s so important to make sure that if a character is overpowered, that they are interesting or have alternate motives other than just “being a good guy”. Taichi is about as boring as a box of rocks, unfortunately.
Hopefully we get more action packed episodes of mindless battles like last episode, because I fear the characters themselves and the plot will never manage to create any sort of tension or excitement.
Until next time,
Thanks for reading!
Other Isekai Cheat Magician Posts
- Episode 1 – Two Ordinary People Summoned To Another World!?
- Episode 2 – Magic Boot Camp
- Episode 3 – Expensive Fruit
- Episode 4 – Desperate Power
- Episode 5 – City in Danger
- Episode 6 – Stop! They’re Already Dead!
- Episode 7 – Taichi Becomes A Summoner
- Episode 8 – Looming Rebellion
- Episode 9 – Taichi of the Rebellion
- Episode 10 – Duel
- Episode 11 – Lunatic of the Rebellion
- Episode 12 – Unclimactic End
- Season One Review