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Go for Broke: Yuushibu

Posted on the 29 April 2014 by Kaminomi @OrganizationASG

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Yuushibu, also known as I couldn’t become a hero so I reluctantly decided to get a job, is set in a world where heroes are working hard to defeat the demon lord and where it is a legit career choice. That world even has schools to train youngsters to become heroes. However, one day, the demon lord is actually defeated and many heroes and heroes to be are left without any job prospect. They still have to work though.

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The stories of heroes without an enemy to defeat is actually pretty new. You cannot deny that this is something that is rarely done, we are most used to seeing heroes fighting evil than to see them selling stuff because they need money to survive.

That is the thing that drew me in the most at the very beginning.

It starts off simply enough: We follow Raul Chaser, he is working as a sales clerk at the magic shop Leon. He sells machines that work with magic. No electricity when demons are involved! Raul Chaser does not really like his job however, so, when he finds himself being in charge of training Phino, the young girl recently hired by the manager, he is not the happiest of man. Things get worse when he discovers she is the daughter of the defeated demon lord. However, he still has some pride as a sales clerk and actually teaches her things, and gradually they hit it off.

I was actually interested to see how their relationship developed from the very start to the end of this series. At least it developed properly. Both of our main characters were developed properly throughout the story. At the end, they are not the same people they were at the beginning anymore and that is something I really like. That made me like all the characters actually. I could not even tell you who my favorite is because I have absolutely no idea. Not a single one was left out.

My favorite might be the manager because under her naive personality you can find some pretty badass magician and that was awesome. She is proof that cleaning supplies are dangerous in good hands and you should all remember that. It was a bit unusual for me but, except for Sphere, who played themselves anyway, I didn’t really know any of the seiyuu. The only one I instantly recognized was Azusa Tadokoro who plays Aoi Kiriya in Aikatsu and I know that no one watches Aikatsu so you can’t even compare. (You’re missing out but that isn’t exactly the point today. When it’ll be finished, I’ll write about it.)

The whole anime was mostly supported by her and Raul voiced by Keisuke Koumoto, another completely unknown person. And, he was awesome. Well, maybe awesome is a bit too strong a word but it sure wasn’t awful. Quite the contrary actually. Everyone was spot on in their roles, a bit over the top but not too much. It fit the anime.

The thing that surprised me the most about this anime is that I could actually find some kind of plot. I honestly did not expect that. I mean, did you see the promo picture? I was sure this would become Raul’s harem but it was not. I was not even disturbed by the fanservice, I suspected beforehand after all, or by the fact that the main cast is mostly girls. That is a pretty big achievement.

In short, I think you should not overlook Yuushibu. Yuushibu is fun and interesting and has well written characters. I think you should watch this how. I know that I wish I could see more of it.


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