Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor Episode 8 Review

Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor Episode 8 Review

Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8 might be fairly predictable, but it’s not boring. While watching the episode I feel like I’m seeing one anime cliche after another. The protagonist with a secret, a dark organization that appears unstoppable, an obvious plot twist in the works, it’s all there. I’m just glad that Seven Knights does it well enough to make it interesting.

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What do you think of what went on in the story for episode 8?

As I mentioned above, the story that was continued in Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8 was not very original. It’s been hinted for a while that Nemo is not quite normal. In episode 7 we were led to believe that he was a synthetic human created by Physis. That was confirmed here in episode 8.

Nemo’s origin was not the only part that was expected. The Physis hero successor’s self-destruction was predictable as well. Nemo did a good job of recognizing that his adversaries didn’t care about their comrades. He was able to use this to his advantage and get them to hurt each other. Not too bad for someone who was recently living in a test tube.

Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8 - Amis Germain's ability

Of course, after this fight came the boss battle. That’s what the fight with Amis Germain reminded me of. Amis Germain has a stack of abilities that can only mean a long, tough battle. I look at him and I think “That’s an RPG boss, no question about it.” Faria and Shirley are definitely in for a difficult fight.

As you’d expect, this fight is building up to Nemo’s arrival on the battlefield. He could potentially be bringing with him a new ally in Reda. Reda was the only one of the Physis successors that showed any intuition about the situation. She actually listened to Nemo and was able to hear her hero’s voice. Because of that, Reda is now free from Amis’s control.

What did you like about Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8?

While Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8 is predictable, it is also good at executing the story that it’s telling. Nemo is an easy character to support. He may not have the ideal origin but his good heart is undeniable. At least I think he has a good heart. There was one line in there that seems to foreshadow trouble.

Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8 - Nemo's mysterious line

Seven Knights does a descent job of not letting the story advance at too quick a pace. At the same time, the story doesn’t progress at a snail’s pace. Little things like Nemo’s line of “Because I’m not like you. I’m a terrible liar,” are portrayed in such a way that I can’t help but be suspicious. Nemo has been a strong positive force in the anime so far, is that about to change?

Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8 is just the latest in this anime that has raised questions like that. I can’t help but think now that Nemo knows he’s the “Son of Destruction” that Amis Germain is talking about. We know for a fact that Amis has identified Nemo as such. Will Nemo be good or bad? Not knowing that is what keeps me wanting to see more.

What did episode 8 get wrong?

While Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8 does do a pretty good job of telling a standard story, it still means that it lacks impactful moments. When Amis killed the one synthetic successor that pleaded for his help, all I could say was “That was obvious.”

Reda’s conversion was also telegraphed from the moment we first saw her staring intently at Nemo. She had more going on between her ears than the other two Physis successors. It’s no wonder that she had the ability to think through what Nemo was saying and set herself free.

Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8 - Faria and Shirley

Unfortunately that means that nothing about the story shocked me. That even includes the moment when Miss Sophitia shows up to help Gareth in the old library. I’m still not convinced that she’s on the good side, by the way. It looks like she’s trying to sow some discord among the Seven Knights.

One last thing here that’s been bothering me. Why are teenage kids being sent out to the battlefield to fight monsters? I get that the Seven Knights have abilities that far exceed everyone else but the other students of Granseed don’t have that luxury. We’re shown a scene in episode 8 where one of them gets pummeled into the ground by a Physis monster. What kind of messed up society would allow kids like this on the battlefield?

Is Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8 worth watching?

Yes. I think that Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 8 is worth watching. I guess you can say that I think this anime is not a bad use of your time if you’re looking for something else to watch. It won’t win any awards for advancing it’s genre, but it’s a solid contributor to the anime world. Episode 8 follows that perfectly.

Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 9 preview

Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 9 preview

The preview for Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor episode 9 shows us that the final battle with Amis Germain is going to start. It might actually come to a conclusion as well. With an episode title like “End Times” you can’t help but think that way. The preview contains scenes of mostly action. There’s nothing that gives away how the story is going to end up. It does look like Nemo is going to use his arm cannon, so that’s a plus. Will he end up good or bad? That’s what I want to know.

Now go watch some anime!

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