Shinchou Yuusha First Impressions (1): The spare isekai for the spare

The difficulty is too high

Three days, three isekai shows. Is that a bad pattern for me? Honestly, this first episode was a lot of fun for me, and it was the first show in the season that I knew nothing about before watching. I thought the comedy was hilarious, and I honestly think that Ristarte could carry the show alone if she wanted to.

Ristarte is tired

Taking a step back, this series follows Ristarte (a play on "restart"?), a goddess tasked with saving the many worlds of the multiverse by summoning heroes from other worlds. When given the S-ranked world of Gaeabrande, she summons the high-spec Seiya Ryuuguuin, but she neglects to see that he also comes with an excessive level of caution.

Ristarte searches through Japanese candidates

While its premise isn't that different from other isekai shows, I do like how this series pokes at the tropes of the genre. Why do we keep summoning people from Japan? Well, the stories are popular there, so the people adjust sooner. And of course, the stories come from a world-saving goddess factory that keeps throwing people into different worlds.

Ristarte is dead

I know I've said this before, but I really do like how much comedic range Ristarte has. She seems slightly more competent than Aqua, but she serves the same general purpose of being the butt of the joke. Whether she's being a spoiled goddess or lusting over Seiya's body, I think she's entertaining in all of her scenes.

Ristarte opens a portal

Uhh, that's a sling ring, right? I'm not the only one who's seeing this, am I?

Seiya wants extra armor

On the other hand, I'm not sure what to make of Seiya so far. I can definitely see his shtick getting old, but I think he has decently funny lines in this episode. This particular line about getting spares makes him sound like a trading card collector or something...

Chaos Machina introduces herself

Who else thinks that Chaos Machina is totally about to join the party? As a final note, I wanted to mention that I'm looking forward to seeing how the series approaches Gaeabrande as a "hard mode" isekai. I think the idea of having a "heavenly general" predict the hero's starting town is a great way to introduce the idea, so I look forward to seeing what else is in store.

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