「ヴェルドラ日記」 (Buerudora Nikki)
Even with its ups and downs, I think Tenshura has had a fantastic run overall.
Seeing how the last two episodes of Tenshura did a weird side story thing plus we know that there’s a second season coming over the horizon, let me dive into this final impressions post with a two pronged attack. The first part being a quick comment on how I wished the show runners has paced things and the second being a quick overview of a show that I know we all loved.
P.S. Sorry for the late post guys. I’ve been busy with work and am stuck in the East Coast for PAX Easy this week. I appreciate all of your patience and understanding when it comes to my posts being late recently. You guys rock!
Okay so, I think if there was one small gripe we all might have, it would have to be how the latter part of the season was paced. Compared to the amazing first cour which may have bordered on moving a little too slow at times, the second cour started to lose its luster as it bumrushed through material. Be it the lack of necessary time to flesh out the plot or just too much content being ripped out in favor of moving the story along, I’m sure your feelings were vastly different with Shizu’s kids versus Orc Disaster.
That said, if I could make one tiny request, I think it would have made a lot more sense to slot in episodes 24 and 24.5 somewhere else to have things end on episode 23 where we see Rimuru heading back home. Not only would have it been a great point to kick off season two on, but who knows, maybe with another episode or two the story might have been able to really make this last arc hit a lot harder.
At the end of the day though, I still think Tenshura is a fantastic show that helps give a lot of credibility to the isekai genre. Rimuru, as overpowered as he is, is a fantastic protagonist who manages to stay grounded to earth even though he could easily become the strongest being in the universe. Together with a strong cast of supporting characters who all had their pasts somewhat explained, you have a myriad of personalities for Rimuru’s to bounce off on, making him not only feel more relatable but makes him come off as an overall great guy. Because if we’re being honest, Rimuru (and the Great Sage) is the glue that manages to keep this show held together.
I could go on about the isekai parts of the show, but I can feel a lack of sleep hitting me and I’d rather get this post out this week rather than next week. Let me close things out with a big thank you to everyone who have been keeping up with the posts. You guys make this worth doing and I hope you continue to keep coming back!
And with that, I’ll catch you guys next season where it looks like we have some pretty decent looking shows coming out. See you then!