Endro~! Episode 1: ENDROOOO!

Deep inside my heart I have a feeling covering this anime weekly will be a mistake. Not because the show will suck. I have 100% confidence it’ll be awesome if this premiere is any indication. Fortunately I came prepared so this time I’ll be ready in case things go sour again.

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Yusha the yusha.

We kicked things off at the final boss chamber as our four heroines faced off against The Demon Lord. The enemy was stronger than they anticipated, forcing our adorable quartet to use a risky final attack to seal away the demon. It was successful. The world was saved…

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Roll credits. Well that was shorter than I thought.

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Seira waking up Yusha.

Nope. We’re still going. Could it all have been a dream by Yusha? Anyway Seira went around waking everyone up.

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Seira super embarrassed.

On their way to school Yusha noticed Seira’s ears were a deep red. Wonder what happened?

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Fai eating Seira.

Ah. That explains it.

When Yusha asked Mei if Seira went to wake her up too there was no need.

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Mei. Cartado nerd.

That’s because Mei spent all night studying Cartado and its many secrets.

Having finally reached Adventurer School the class was surprised by their teacher announcing his retirement. Fortunately his replacement was nearby.

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Mao. The adorable new teacher. This explains why the brain of someone I know nearly exploded. I personally like her because she reminds me of Satanichia.

So the cute new teacher introduced herself but reacted oddly when she saw Yusha and her gang. She began her classes by explaining to viewers the story being set on Naral Island. It was both magical and dangerous. The Royal Family of Lapanesta didn’t have enough power to handle all problems on the island so a school to train whoever was capable to protect the island into Adventurers. She had everyone form groups and take a surprise trial.

Most of the groups easily passed the trial. Then it was our lovable quartet’s turn.

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From left to right: Yusha, Fai, Mei and Seira.

  • Yusha is Classless.
  • Fai’s a Warrior.
  • Mei’s a Mage. Yes…just a mage.
  • Seira’s a Priest.
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Mao sent back in time.

Mao had an inner monologue about herself. She’s the Demon Lord from the beginning, meaning the battle from the prologue did happen…Except the final attack didn’t seal the demon away but transported her back in time and stripped her of all her power. Mao’s  plan was to prevent Yusha and the gang from becoming the legendary quartet who stopped her.

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Party in prison.

See, Mao’s trial was for all groups to find a key item inside a dungeon and make it back out. The other groups succeeded but when it was our heroines’ turn she intentionally sabotaged the trial. All seemed lost but Yusha’s “Hero Intuition” kicked in and they ended up in a sacred chamber.

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Yusha pulled out the Hero Sword.

There they found the Hero Sword from the prologue. Yusha, being a “baka genki” pulled it out. Some cool stuff happened and after a case of collateral damage the four passed the trial, much to Mao’s dismay.

I didn’t explain it well but the show is a Fantasy JRPG Comedy with a mix of fun-fun silly willy cuteness, some meta humor and a few cool battles here and there. Basically if Yuru Yuri were turned into a JRPG. Great stuff and my current #1 show of the Winter season.

Now to go find those headache pills. Doesn’t help that I had a sore throat this week.

PS:

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I do hope she’s a recurring character.

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44 Responses to Endro~! Episode 1: ENDROOOO!

  1. Not expecting too much but Fai eating Seira it was nice i want more of it but.. hm.. not sure it will happen.

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  2. Reapy_s0ul says:

    very strong first episode, incredible power is sealed here.

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  3. cirno9fan says:

    I love love loooooooooooooved it~ ❤
    I really like how there’s a reason behind all this, and it wasn’t “just a dream”, and the hero party screwing up causing this, and the overlord making things worse for herself when trying to fix things XD

    Just everything about it was ❤

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  4. ObssesedNuker says:

    Hm… the question is if this is a COMPLETELY stable timeloop or if Mao winds up accidentally throwing some actual butterflies around (although given the tone of the show, I imagine they’d be both comedic and helpful to the heroines).

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  5. Makoto Itoshi says:

    Love it, good premise. But really can’t decide if this or wataten is my favorite, I need to see how the ships develop here.

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  6. Wanderer says:

    Interesting.

    Time to ship everyone with everyone.

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  7. Jack Cactus says:

    Hoooo boy, Winter 2019 will require some heavy duty insulin as my safety procedure. Both ENDRO~! and Wataten! are here to raise my blood sugar to the maximum so this, this is going to a be wild ride.

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  8. neko says:

    Best anime this season!!!!

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  9. Little Viktoria says:

    I laughed so much watching this. Such a perfect winter antidepressant ^^

    The girls are cute and I love the flat chests. Everyone in class thinks Mao is adorable. They should group-hug her back to goodness.

    I hope there will be yuri. Somehow, despite the nightly glomping, I feel like Seira is more attracted to Yusha, and the misty-eyed mage girl on the other hand to the brawler.

    I have to admit though that the old teacher stole the show for me. He reminds me of the principal from Hidamari Sketch, and they’re both invincible old sages in all their silliness. It sounds like the same voice actor too… Hihi ^^

    Someone needs to hug and kiss that fairy right now.

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  10. tbiscut74 says:

    This is a really adorable series! The character designs are super cute! Which is not surprising.

    I think my favorite characters right now are Seira and Mao-chan for obvious reasons.

    And I too wish to see more of that dark skinned beauty. Did ya see deem abs? Yum.

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  11. LuzeriP says:

    So cute and so funny. A dream complete with a roll credits scene? Fancy. A demon is trying to fix the future looks like an interesting plot. And she’s cute too. What could possibly go wrong? At the moment my favorite girl is Mei. She says silly things with a straight face. She’s my new Arima. Can’t wait for the next one.

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  12. Platon says:

    Nice one, so far the best, the start of the season wasn´t as good as I hoped, but we can´t have blessing of fall 2018 all the time :).

    Lord deamon traveled back in time and she helped the main hero to get the sword I wonder if she is in some kind of a loop she can´t remember.

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  13. prisma says:

    A mí me decepcionó mucho el episodio, la “batalla final” se vio demasiado fácil y ninguna parecía realmente cansada o siquiera herida (obvio no va a verse nada fuerte por ser el tipo de anime que es pero algunos rasguños se habrían agradecido), aparte que los diseños , si bien esto es un anime de chicas kawaii, no tienen la mínima lógica, la sacerdotisa pasa y la maga un poco, pero la prota se supone que es la heroína y su armadura es mínima :/ parece una piyama, casi todo es pura tela, y la chica con manos de gato también tiene el mismo problema, se supone que es una guerrera, pero su vestimenta no está nada preparada para ello en lo más mínimo.

    El cap en sí intenta ser gracioso, pero no lo consigue del todo.

    En sí me gusta eso de que la villana final regrese para intentar eliminar a las protas me pareció un buen giro, espero no lo desperdicien y hagan una mejor comedia y situaciones más entretenidas. Le daré hasta el epi 3 y por ahora mi fav es la maga

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  14. Rory says:

    I was looking forward to this show a lot, and it managed to surpass my expectations. Cute characters, great humour and JRPG references; a combination of things that I like in my anime. A strong contender to be my favourite show of this season, and that is only after one episode.

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  15. A very nice start to a show! And a very interesting plot twist, with showing the “end” at the beginning, and then the “villain” trying to stop it from happening…this looks like it’ll be loads of fun!

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  16. yurifanatic says:

    Wow I really love this first episode. The characters are all so cute, the comedy is great, and I love the animation! And that ED song, I swear I’ve heard another song similar to that before (American and probably 70’s or 80’s). Does anybody know what it is?

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  17. Mauron says:

    Seira seems to like having her ears nibbled even more than I do… even if she won’t openly admit it.

    Mei needs to handle as much explanation as possible. A “curse from the Demon Lord” is the best reason they formed the party.

    Legendary Swords: Good for slaying monsters and destroying dungeons.

    I hope the girls remember to bring an umbrella tomorrow, since Mei has helpfully shown them the future.

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  19. Nick says:

    Fun loli fantasy adventure show, good stuff.

    I gotta say I was thrown for a loop when it started to end so quick, that was very unexpected indeed.

    Fai eating Seira was a cute scene. I loved how much Seira was blushing when they were talking about it afterwards. So cute.

    I do like Fai. She’s a warrior. She hits stuff. She’s a good girl.

    Also yes, I hope that one girl does make a return at some point. She caught my attention too. She’s at least a side character who is voiced, so maybe she’ll be back to say a few more things in future eps.

    Off to a good start for this show. It’s a fun one!

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  20. Giack31 says:

    In a season with The promised Neverland and Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka (I didn’t have much interest in this one but after watching episode 1 I think they are doing some pretty interesting stuff) this brings much needed cuteness.
    The plot is pretty cool. So far my favorite character is Mei. She seems nerdy but also a bit “weird”.
    So far there isn’t much in the yuri department but I can feel there might be something between the demon girl and the princess looking girl in the ED.

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  21. chikorita157 says:

    The false ending is definitely not surprising, but It’s funny how the demon lord turned into a little demon girl without powers. Still, a lot of nice moments in the first episode and it seems that Yulia still got her sword either way. As they say, the harder path is always more rewarding, if you can survive.

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  22. Liddo-kun says:

    Surprisingly good. It has the cuteness bait factor, but the fight scene was decent too. Seira somehow reminds me of Kagami from Lucky Star.

    Mao let them finish the chant to seal him before deciding to shoot them with his staff… Yuuuushaaaaa!!!! xD

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  23. yurimylove says:

    this reminds me of Zettai Bōei Leviathan, another JRPG anime that while not very strong on yuri, nevertheless I found really cute and enjoyable.

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