「食器用洗剤キュキュキュのキュッ / 魔獣コナーイ / カプシン液」 (Shokkiyou Senzai Kyu Kyu Kyu no Kyu / Majuu Konaai” / Kapushin-eki”)
“Dishwashing Detergent Kyu Kyu Kyu’s Kyu / Demon Beast Conai / Capsaicin Solution”
Episode 02 of Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life continues the calm and cozy vibes of the first episode by getting us better acquainted with the villagers that come to interact with Reiji and his shop. In the process, we learn about the town’s mercenary group, the Red Cat Brigade, and their dependency on Super Potions.
There must be something addictive in the Super Potions because it’s also affected Annabelle, the leader of the Red Cat Brigade. Annabelle was a wonderful addition to the cast with the not-so-hidden shame she has for how much she pounds down Super Potions that are normally meant to be rationed.
The dynamic that she has with her men was hilarious as well because her two assistants have absolutely no filter whatsoever. Not only are they more than happy to spill the beans on their boss’ guilt in chugging down all of their rationed potions, but they are also smitten by Reiji and his talents. As someone who aims to be inconspicuous, Annabelle is at odds when her men just want to blab all of her secrets and call the apothecary a god for being reasonable. It’s kind of a cute tsundere trait from a tough-as-nails merc and helps add to the adorable atmosphere the show has going for it.
As far as the team goes, it’s also a nice episode to catch up on the roles Noela and Mina play for the pharmacy. While Mina is more dead-set on cooking for everyone, Reiji feels a little bad for having her be the group’s chef all the time. Similarly, Reiji is placed in a tough position as he tries his best to throw Noela a bone for putting up with the clientele he surrounds himself with. She just wants to have a quiet life of chugging potions, but with all the kids wanting to grab at her tail and Reiji making repellants designed to ward off beasts like herself, she has a raw deal to contend with. If you want a nice and pleasant show for the Summer, Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life is as cute and calm as it gets. It might not be a blood-pumping crowd-pleaser, but it’s a relaxing aperitif that keeps the stakes low and promises a great time for all involved.