Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu S2 – 01 –

Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu S2 – 01 – Random Interest

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OP: 「」 (Semisweet Afternoon) by (Aira Yuuki)

「商社」 (Shōsha)
“The Trading Company”

Greetings to all. I’m excited to talk about “Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu,” also referred to as “The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent,” today. I’ll shorten this and just call the show “Seijo” from now on.

I had a soft spot in my heart for Seijo in the spring of 2021. At the time of its release, the globe was just starting to recover from a pandemic. The appearance of the performance, which featured a touching story about a young woman who was called to another world to serve as their Sage, seemed almost serendipitous. I’m happy to say that the series’ core remains essentially unaltered. I had temporarily forgotten how much the characters converse about seemingly uninteresting subjects, yet Seijo turns the commonplace into something genuinely spectacular.

This new season begins with an exciting opening that draws us in right away, showing our heroine, Sei (Ishikawa, Yui), exploring a cave and squaring off against a powerful miasma dragon. Sei will probably survive, so there’s no need to worry, but the program does a great job of keeping us interested over the entire season. We’re not likely to see this scenario again until the end of the series, which is probably around New Year’s. Only time will tell if Sei really is in danger or if there will be a surprise twist.

Speaking of Seijo’s special qualities, I found myself saying, “Finally, a show where men appreciate a woman’s intellect!” about halfway through an episode. Seijo’s portrayal of the female protagonist, a testament to the original light novel’s being written by a female author, is what gives the series its progressive tone. The show has always piqued my interest for the very same reason. With Sei, played by the excellent Ishikawa Yui, as its central female character, it adopts a subtle approach to character development, avoiding clichés and never objectifying Sei. Instead, it spontaneously reveals her humility and sincere goodness, making her likeable to viewers.

Seijo relies on its dedication to worldbuilding and the slow but steady growth of a sweet romance with a charming young man who has attributes that might charm and amuse you. I have a lot of respect for the character of Hawke (Sakurai, Takahiro). He is an alluring and considerate character in the world of romance because of his unbothered manner in interpersonal connections and his natural ability to read Sei like a book. Will they become closer this season? The unpredictability gives the story a sense of excitement.

The supporting cast includes Sei, who discovers herself taking on more responsibility within the scientific community after this time getting a package that will help produce cosmetics. Seijo might be the program to put an end to the stereotype of a protagonist using information from the modern world to develop in a medieval-style environment, which has been extensively explored. Sei has admirable entrepreneurial ambitions, and one can’t help but wonder whether she’ll set out to build her own frappuccino empire in this almost medieval society.

Without getting into the humor, I was a huge Season 1 fan, and so far, Season 2 seems to be holding up to the same standards. Seijo might come off as a bit conventional in an era of risk-taking and avant-garde debuts. However, its steadfast dedication to maintaining its own identity might be its savior.

Considering watching Season 2? Take this as my recommendation. You might, however, already have decided on it. Like a favorite comfort meal, Seijo, as far as premieres go, offers the coziness of well-known tale, best consumed in moderation. Unfortunately, I have to watch other series like JJK and Sousou no Frieren because of my commitments, so this first impression will only be that. Due to its unusual pacing, weekly blogging about it could result in a distorted perspective. However, it is precisely this that enables me to tune out critical evaluation and lose myself in the series’ pure enjoyment. Seijo is that kind of program, and ironically, one of its best qualities is its careful pacing.

Lastly, I’m also looking forward to previewing “Paladin S2” and “UNDEAD UNLUCK.” Stay tuned for more on that front.

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