The World’s Finest Assassin is a title that will easily grab one’s attention as they scroll down a list of what to watch next, it just has a kind of pulling effect for some reason. And once the title pulls your eyes, the imagination starts getting active and expectations begin to develop – you just have to find out. To that end, here’s everything there is to know about this series.
One of the first things that potential viewers ought to know about The World’s Finest Assassin is that it falls into the Isekai sub-genre of anime, therefore, one should expect to see themes usually associated with this genre – which might not be to everyone’s tastes.
That said, The World’s Finest Assassin is adapted directly from a light novel that was penned by Rui Tsukiyo, the very same writer behind the popular Redo of Healer – which may have something to do with this title’s fanfare. The anime series is brought to our screens under the directorship of Tamura Masafumi, who is a notable name in Japan’s animation scene and boasts titles like Two Car and Ange Vierge on his belt.
The anime series is a collaborative effort by Silver Link and Studio Palette, the former a veteran with more than 10 years in the anime industry – as for the latter, the production process behind The World Finest Assassin anime series is part of the learning process.
So, what’s it about?
Well, the title is quite self explanatory. The story revolves around our protagonist, Lugh. However, being that this series falls into the particular genre that it does, what we have is the usual suspect of an overpowered lead character.
The story plays out in a fantasy world of magic casting nobles who are also in the habit of hiring assassins to kill for them and
kicks off with our protagonist – not necessarily a good guy, but simply the lead character – finds himself being disposed of after fulfilling his duties. However, Lugh wins the favor of a goddess who reincarnates him as a member of a noble family.
“After spending my final day thinking through my options, I decided to stick with what I’d chosen the previous day.
I’d use Rapid Recovery and Limitless Growth to improve my fundamental abilities. Martial Arts would sharpen my movements. Spell Weaver and Total Affinity would greatly increase the tools at my disposal, and my D-Rank skill would be my ace in the hole.” The protagonist thinking about what he’ll need to start his new life.
Naturally, this would not be much of a story if there wasn’t some kind of a twist. To that end, our protagonist is tasked with killing a hero in the future, so the whole story revolves around Lugh’s preparations to kill a target 18 years after his resurrection.
As mentioned before, this is an isekai and because of that, viewers won’t find very much in the way of character development. I mean, our protagonist starts his new life already knowing what to do, what skill sets he has at his disposal and a wealth of experience as an assassin in his past life.
That’s the one of the biggest challenges that come with overpowered lead characters; the only way to add depth to a story is either to limit the character, or incorporate similarly overpowered adversaries. The World’s Finest Assassin opted to go with the latter option, however, our equally matched opponent remains a distant concept until the actual encounter with our protagonist – and It doesn’t look like we’re anywhere near that point.
All in all, this is a series that has the potential to be a good viewing, however, there are those points that let it down. If one feels like those are forgivable, then The World’s Finest Assassin could be a good choice for them.