He was the greatest assassin in the world, but he was about to retire. Double-crossed by the organisation that he had lived his life for, he died, but it was not the end of his career. Another assignment awaited him.
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat (Episode 1) – Quantum of Trust
All heads turned as a beautiful young girl was escorted into the room. Her bright red dress made her stunning blonde hair shimmer. The air buzzed with excitement. A single tear gathered in the corner of the girl’s eye. The bidding began…
More girls were being prepared to be auctioned off to a room full of lusty nobles. What they didn’t realise though was that the next girl was a killer. Literally! She activated some sort of magic item and a key appeared unlocking her restraints. Then a magic gun appeared. She didn’t have to think twice before mowing down this band of degenerates.
Lugh surveyed the events from afar. Their intel had been correct and the girls they’d planted were doing their part. All that was left was for him to assassinate the ringleader. These crimes could not be tolerated. As he pulled the trigger, his memories flashed back to his last life and a similar circumstance.
He was the best of the best, an assassin that followed orders without fail and never returned before the assignment was completed. However, this was his last job for the organisation. He was getting old and it was time to retire. There was another job waiting for him, teaching assassins, but you rarely get to walk away from a job like this. He was double-crossed, killed in a staged hijacking. However, as his emotions finally got the better of him, a new offer revealed itself.
What did you think?
Firstly, let me say that I loved this episode. It was amazing. There were nods to James Bond with the OP and the way the scenes transitioned. I don’t think this episode could have been any better. It was perfect. The thing is, I almost didn’t watch it. This series was on my to-watch list, but I was going to wait until the end of the season and then catch up whenever I could. However, World’s End Harem was postponed at the last second and I wanted something to take its place. What a stroke of luck!
I can’t wait for the series to get into the fantasy world and show us how he got to the point at the beginning of the episode. That said, the real-world scenes from before he died were also amazing. Then, we got to meet the Goddess that summoned his soul and the reason behind it. I loved that he instantly knew what she wanted, but no one could have expected who she wanted to be killed. His target is the Hero!
What have you learnt?
This episode was a great example of how to handle flashbacks. It threw us into the deep-end with the trafficking auction and then again when the girls started using magic weapons. However, it was such an awesome moment that it’s hard not to get excited about it. Then, just as we’re getting sucked in and Lugh is about to take a shot, we see a different target getting hit and it’s his old life. We still don’t know what’s going on in his present life, but that doesn’t matter because we really want to now.
The flashback was amazing as it showed us his life before and how good he was. We also got to see what kind of a person he was and that is invaluable. When I compare this to a similar series like Arifureta, there is no contest. This is how you build up your character. He’s probably going to be just as edgy, but we feel like we know him a little better. It showed us enough of both worlds that I am desperate for the next episode. This series has a lot of potential. I can’t wait to see it live up to it.