The Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar is a truly humiliating work. Its so comically inept and earnest in the name of its intended ambitions and atrocities that it becomes endearingly pathetic for a while. I was wholly prepared to come write about how this show was the ultimate waste of time in terms of creating it watching it and especially reviewing it. It still is in many ways especially when it becomes downright insufferable later on but this deformed gem belongs in the same realm as classics such as Big Order and The Room. I mean just look at this thing this clueless fugly piece of shit This show is the penultimate production shitshow To begin with the easiest of targets the CGI is as prevalent as it is laughable. The stills are more frequent than bits of animation resulting in some garbage action and hentailike sequences. The animated fight sequences arent much better so its nigh impossible to appreciate the action on any level.. As if all that wasnt enough the people at studio EMT created this terrible Ufotableesque artstyle similar to the infamous Chaos Dragon and they struggled heavily to keep their character models consistently drawn. Shame cuz some of the women are so hot that they deserve much better at least until you realize what utter objects they all are. Thats when it becomes debatable. The female characters in this show are borderline humiliating especially the twin additions to the harem. While theyre at the very least varied in terms of what kind of objects they are and even much of an object theyre characterized as unlike in Smartphone theyre still barely effective at best and downright worthless at worst. The best things I can say about them is that they dont blatantly fall into any archetype and that some of their designs namely Siegrunes are cool and have fun clothing. The later ones are so disastrously infuriating and worthless that after the pinkhaired girl showed up they should have stopped this process altogether and spent more time fleshing out we had. Their leader Yuuto is downright hysterical he is a total piece of shit. Outside of the bitches he collects patronizes and still refuses to bone and this one girlfriend he has at home along with the few generals and whatnot who are useful he treats everyone under his ranks with as much contempt as the most reprehensible regime leader villains in anime history. This man will force you to become his slave child or his barely any less subservient little sister and threaten to massacre your clan if you dont comply. His mistresses are all either his children or little sisters which is obviously for the most unashamedly fetishistic sexual gratitude or both him and the intended audience. Were supposed to treat him like a normal harem protagonist cuz he still has most of their hallmarks or a decent human being just because he regrets having been worse? Fuck outta here Thats like saying were supposed to pretend any of the remaining sidecharacters arent the most onenote and worthless things ever. Even he knows how awful he is and some of it isnt even his fault. The fact that with all this they still try to set up moments and entire plotlines with intrigue attempt to have character arcs with peak emotional moments and take this shows story seriously with emotional music and closeups of women crying in joy or despair to boot is as rich as it is tragic. It attempts all of that in the name of selling this kind of disastrously nonsensical badly paced convoluted excess and illdefined material as something worth getting invested in. They even have several decent fantasy music for the title cards and scenes related to the ongoing war that are often only heard once. When Overlord is just sitting there cackling in the corner with its superior OP/ED music in the same season this bullfuckery airs things need to start being reevaluated. In spite of all this this show actually tries to indirectly explain the origins of this main character becoming an Isekai protagonist with a single moment of visual storytelling in the opening before eventually elaborating on it. Mad props for the idea even if the end result was convoluted. For that alone this thing aint as bad as Smartphone let alone worthy of being called the worst Isekai ever made. Obviously the quest of enduring this embarrassment is not for everyone. Most of its problems are so selfevident that not only are several of them displayed by the title and cover art but people not keen on wasting their time would be doing exactly that by watching this thing. This blend of ambition degeneracy laziness and ineptitude is a beast meant for only the most skilled hatewatchers to slay. Even I barely survived half of what happened past the fifth episode and I was having a blast early on and towards the end. For the brave few who choose to embark and the animation buffs willing to give this a shot grab a party. and/or alter your state of consciousness first. If you genuinely enjoy something like this let nothing stop you other than some mindshatteringly awful filler episodes. All others can pretend this show doesnt exist youre missing nothing of value by doing so.
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