Type: Don’t make sentences your title
Synopsis: The year is…you know what? I don’t know what the year is. I guess it’s whatever year after the Demon Lord was defeated. This left the RPG like “Heroes” out of a job. Now derelict, one would be Hero got a reluctantly got job in retail. Where he’s surrounded by pretty anime girls. Who all have a crush on him. And wind up naked for one reason or another….I don’t know if I should feel sorry for him, or hate his guts.
Pros: This anime touches upon two important and surprising topics. First, it deals with is working in a small shop and having to compete with big mega stores. Anyone who has ever had a job, retail or otherwise, can sympathize with Raul and Phino. Having to learn the job rules, having to be nice to customers, having to deal with special events. Second, it sorta deals with the status of veterans. In the show, Raul was a trained “hero” who lost him purpose when the war against he Demon Kind ended. With nowhere left to go, he got a not-so-glamorous job. Raul, and other heroes depicted, feel out of place in peace time, with no real direction. Again, the title of the show has the word “reluctantly.” A part of him wishes he was still fighting. It may not have been an intentional thing, but I feel it does touch upon veteran life after war, especially since so many of today’s vet’s are young men and women. I also liked the setting of the show. A modernized RPG-like world was interesting, with monster becoming pests, and magical items turning into regular appliances. I also found Phino’s demon humor very funny.
Cons: This is a boob show. Let’s get that right out in the open. Phino has her boobs out on a regular basis. A third of the cast is very bouncy. Don’t let the opening fool you. The animation quality dips after the first episode. While the subplot of the show juggles the Store aspects and Raul’s Hero status, the main plot revolves around Phino’s hijinks as a rookie salesmen with big boobs. I doesn’t always pull it off. I also felt that this show was slooooooow. It’s based on a light novel, which usually produce not-so-quick stories. The show could have used less characters. Nova in particular seemed superfluous. The ending was also off. It didn’t feel earned, as the events were never alluded to. And the Amada Store arc is never quiet resolved, is it? I wasn’t a fan of Raul being criticized for “not following his dream” of being a hero. Mostly because THE WAR WAS OVER. He didn’t have a choice. It’s like hating someone for not following his dream of being a VHS salesmen. I suppose he could have just become a cop. Which begs the question, why didn’t he become a cop? He’s described as having high marks in Hero School. He’s skills are still good. Why not? I’m sure there are pretty anime girls at the precinct too.
Watch it?: I worked retail for 2 day. I would have stayed if there had been anime girls. (3/5)
Tremble at the low prices!!
Best Episode: Ep.11 “I Couldn’t Become a Hero, but now I’m Going to Rescue the Demon Lord’s Daughter” (hey, the budget!)