So I haven’t been watching a whole lot of anime lately, for about a year, give or take, I’ve just been too lazy. However, having read 254 chapters of the story, Tate no Yuusha, and being a fan of the web novel series, I was of course excited as shit when I heard about an anime adaptation.
This is not a review, though if you want my opinion on the show, all you need to know is that I would rate it a 10/10 and say it’s probably within my top 5 anime and will be the best series of 2019. I don’t typically like to rate shows unless it’s a deep love (Oreimo, Nisekoi, this) or deep hatred (Konosuba).
What this post is about, is a short view of what I think the anime will show and won’t show. Of course that means this post contains spoilers, so do not proceed if you are not a fan of them. Let’s just get into it.
So it seems to be two manga chapters (probably light novel chapters as well) per episode, though I could be entirely wrong on this since it’s based solely on the first two episodes, but that is the basis of my predictions.
As such, with 25 episodes, the anime will depict 50 chapters of the manga, which is where we are currently with the scanlators on mangadex. I haven’t read the light novel, so I don’t know how many chapters it is in there, but I believe someone on youtube has noticed a similar pattern with the LN.
That brings us to the intro of the Spirit Turtle arc. This pains me because that means I will not get to see one of my favourite arcs realized unless we get a season two. Originally, I believed the series would end at the first defeat of the three heroes church and the queen joining the show, perhaps the king and princess being renamed, but that has completely changed if the two chapter per episode pattern continues.
Episode three will have Raphtalia grow up and be hit on by Motoyasu at the Dragon Hourglass. It will also have the first wave Naofumi will fight in.
Episode four will have a celebration of victory of the wave, where Naofumi and Motoyasu will have a duel.
Episode five is where best girl Firo comes in.
Episode six, the main character will fight an undead dragon, obtaining the wrath shield.
And episode seven, Firo will defeat the dragon. This is also the episode Melty, the true princess, comes in.
If the show comes as I planned out in this post, then we can expect it to finished after the Cal Mira Island arc, and as stated, the beginning of the Spirit Turtle arc. If it starts to eventually turn into single chapter episodes, this idea will be turned completely upside down and it will likely end far sooner. Either way I don’t see why they would show the queen in the opening unless we actually see her in the story.
Anyway, that’s what I’ve got based on the pattern I’ve seen in the first two episodes and it could change from episode 3 onward. What are your predictions, if you have read the manga or light novel? Knowledge of the WN probably won’t get us far considering the show’s based on the the LN and they’re a bit different.
Some links and holy shit are there a lot:
Volume one of light novel
Volume two of light novel
Watch on Crunchyroll
SJWs Triggered Over Rising Of the Shield Hero Showing Damage Of Fake Rape Accusations
English translation of Web Novel
Original Web Novel
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