I've got to do more of these. There are so many series that deserve a review...or a roasting, all things depending. In any event, here's a review of the dark lord at work anime, Yūsha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shūshoku o Ketsui Shimashita, or I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job. Helluva mouthful there. In what has seemingly become its own genre, we follow the trials and tribulations of the workers of the magical electronics store, Leon, in a post war economy, where everyone is more than they seem, and all are trying to do the best they can in a situation that could be far worse for them. Check out more in the review!
The Evil Overlord has been defeated, and peace is restored; huzzah! Cupcakes for everyone! Except your whole damn economy is geared towards that fight, and the Mao of Maoyuu was not the big bad to save your ass. Heroes and soldiers are now out of work, and the ones training to be such are, if they're lucky, relegated to flipping burgers. No one will buy the super expensive equipment anymore; what would be the point? So shitloads of epic gear winds up in landfills. Basically, life stinks, but it could have been worse for former aspiring Hero, Raul Chaser, who winds up at a Magic Shop called Leon. At least he has a job, and while it's not what he envisioned, the work is good, the people are good, and the pay is decent. Again not optimal, but manageable...at least until this strange person comes by asking for the manager. A manager who immediately employs this individual and put him in charge of training them. Problem is who this person winds up being and why the manager did what she did, which will cause him a universe full of problems and turn this man's worldview inside and out.