The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? (Episode 3) – A Loner? Are You Kidding Me?!

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After years training alone, Well finds that he’s struggling to fit in at the Adventurer’s School, however, it’s the other students who are wary of such a powerful mage! And now, he’s got to form a party!

What happened?

Well is desperate to make some friends, however, everyone is seeing him as a way to the top. It’s not uncommon for parties formed in Adventurer School to continue into the real world, so everyone has their eyes on the promising mage. Unfortunately, this makes for a number of misunderstandings where everyone is trying to impress him and he’s just trying to get noticed. Because of his reputation, most are too cautious to approach him. Then, on a hunting trip, he saves three fellow students from wolves and decides that he would like them to be in his party, although he is unable to tell them. When the class is invited to the Duke’s party, it gives Well the chance to make the party, although it was partly so that he didn’t have to go with the Duke alone.

The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me Episode 3 Erwin Louise and Iina surrouned by Wolves

What did you think?

So far, it’s been a pretty easy going kind of series, but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying it. There’s something calming about this series and I think Well has something to do with it. I’m appreciating how laid back and normal he is compared to some of the protagonists of Isekai shows of late. I’m also enjoying the fantasy world elements and also how quickly I think we’re going to breeze through the school segment and get to the monster hunting. It’s mostly been set up and introductions in the first three episodes, but that’s been fine. I don’t think it’s necessarily done anything to set itself apart, but at the same time, it’s not done anything wrong. I’m enjoying it and that’s all that matters.

The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me Episode 3 Well meets with Alfred's Master

What have you learnt?

The series opened with a scene that showed a slightly older Well and the rest of his party. I think that brief moment has done a lot to make this section flow quite smoothly. For the most part, we can see where this is going and it’s fun watching it all fall into place. Well inheriting Alfred’s estate was a nice touch and it, of course, sets him up to have a home base that no doubt the rest of the party will move into. Sometimes, there’s nothing wrong with being predictable. I’ve not quite put my finger on exactly what it is about this series that I’m enjoying, but when I do, I’m going to make some serious notes.

The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me Episode 3 Erwin Louise and Iina join Well's Party

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