Isekai Cheat Magician (Episode 9) – Taichi of the Rebellion

Last episode Taichi and Rin were dragged into helping the kingdom stave off a rebellion led by the king’s brother that was looming. They were both hesitant to partake in a war that would end in people dying, but neither had the backbone to refuse.

Which brings us to the beginning of the rebellion.

Synopsis

One of the rebellion leaders is itching to begin the battle, and gets permission from the king’s brother. He moves out troops to get ready for a morning assault. That night, the kingdom plans their response. Naturally, Rin and Taishi are uneasy about the whole thing, but they’ve been roped into it so they can’t back out now, right?

An assassin tries to take them out that night, but fails.

The attack happens the next day. A large group of mages assemble outside the castle. Taichi uses wind magic to create a giant fissure in front of them, blocking their movement. But they weren’t planning on moving anyways. They begin launching long range attacks on the king’s army. After a while though they switch targets to Taichi and Rin. Taichi’s spirit puts up a barrier to protect them.

Rin then unleashes a spell of her own. She causes it to rain, and then uses lightning to paralyze all of the enemy mages. And that’s it for the first attack.

Episode Thoughts

Well, it’s great that they managed to come up with a bloodless solution to the attack. I still don’t see why Taichi and Rin are helping in the first place though. It bothered me when Lemiya noticed their unease and told them “You’d better get used to this”, because she’s the one who ended up accepting on their behalf to even intervene in the rebellion. As far as I’m concerned, Taichi and Rin should have heard the king’s requests, and then left.

The battle itself was fairly short-lived. Nothing too crazy or fancy. We saw some soldiers get blasted about by fireballs, but that was about it. I’m not expecting any epic battles from this anime, but even then I’d say it was a very tame battle. I almost wonder what the point was / is, when Rin can just end it all with a single spell.

Is the rebellion still ongoing? Was that it? Is there another enemy army somewhere or something? I don’t really know.

In Conclusion…

I’m basically just following along with this anime for the sake of seeing it through at this point. I’m not a fan of Taichi at all, and Rin feels too shackled by Taichi to shine as a character on her own. It just feels like they are going with the flow, and not actually accomplishing anything interesting.

I don’t particularly care what happens to the kingdom, I would rather see Taichi and Rin make progress towards something tangible, but the anime just hasn’t introduced anything for them to work towards.

Which leaves us with some random battles like this one.

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.


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3 thoughts on “Isekai Cheat Magician (Episode 9) – Taichi of the Rebellion

  1. Kudos to this show. I don’t know how they made an assassination attempt and the first siege into complete snooze fest! That takes some skill.

    I also think Lamiya is just mad that everyone fancies Rin, especially after she went to the effort of putting that outfit together.

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    1. Yeah I was surprised at how bland it was, considering what happened. I have my doubts that we’ll get anything exciting going forward, unless the anime manages to produce an enemy that can legitimately fight against Taichi.

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