Damn Seijo no Maryoku, do you ever hit the sweet spot. Adorable? Got that. Surprises? Have a few for your trouble. Smiles you clearly need more of since the first few dozen weren’t enough? Oh yes, we have you covered. This show is just a cornucopia of cuteness and I most definitely want more.
While the news this week naturally lay in Elizabeth being Prince Kyle’s betrothed, for me it wasn’t as surprising as probably intended. The little scene at the show’s start involving Liz’s friend and the new student was a dead giveaway for being Aira, and though not as easy to figure out the connection to Kyle, it’s a logical leap and helps explain away certain appearances. Regardless of setup it was a very nice touch simultaneously highlighting the societal differences between Sei/Aira and this world; many an isekai will ignore this aspect altogether or one reason or another, so having it pop up not only reinforces how impressive Sei is adapting to the circumstances (very much so), but also how odious Kyle was and is to her. Conflict may not be the central premise of this story, but the variety on display meshes well with the lighthearted themes at work.
Supporting this point as well is the second aspect at work in that budding Sei-Albert romance. Seijo no Maryoku could be considered a tease in how it’s taking its time in giving any tangible development here, but there’s always something to be said for slow and steady, especially with minimal drama. Typical romance for example would see Albert, Johan, and Yuri wind up fighting for dear Sei’s hand, however that has been deftly avoided (so far) thanks to the likes of personal quirks like scientific passion and Sei’s own interests skirting around the chasm. And if that wasn’t enough, dancing and promises of dates should be enough to seal the deal. While it remains to be seen what will happen once Albert really tries to make a move on Sei (of which there’s no guarantee it’ll be any time soon), so long as things stay on the right side of wholesome I won’t have any issues with whatever transpires.
And considering Sei looks nearly ready for her official Saintly debut, I dare say we have plenty on the wholesome front coming down the pipeline.