Typical fanservicy filler of a sorta-typical fanservicy sci-fan (science-fantasy) show. Except for one change:
The male lead (Akatsuki) is not on some sidelines pretending that he doesn't exist for the sake of the spineless male audience who wanna watch a show that's filled with nothing but cheesecake.
Not only that: He sometimes comes in to "help" the heroines. AND repels whatever comedic beatdown a male lead weaker than him would get.
BECAUSE. As per my usual arguments: Wapan's Animu Industry is a collective of unimaginative, spineless douche bags who'd rather cater to pedophiles and isolationists who still believe that Japan is the center of the world (and not
a participating part of it).
Their loss. Panty shots. Female flesh. And a guy herein who can handle it all without reacting horribly.
Ah, Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, the anime that keeps on giving, fanservice included. The only reason these episodes have to exist is to provide fanservice, plain and simple. That said, are they good? Well, let's hope on and find out, shall we?
There is no story! There are only random circumstances that place girls in uncomfortable situations just so that Akatsuki can take advantage of it and touch some breasts. Fanservice at its finest. At least the anime is self-aware enough to comment on the absurdity of these situations, but self-aware is no excuse for mediocrity. (5/10)
Akatsuki is still a first-class pervert and the girls
are his unfortunate victims. If there is a chance for fanservice, our Rogue Hero will take it, no questions asked. That said, I do find it refreshing that Akatsuki normally avoids the punishment a male protagonist endures for a perverted situation. (6/10)
Since the primary purpose of this anime is fanservice, the visuals must be of excellent quality and, suffice to say, they do not disappoint. (9/10)
Nobuhiko Okamoto clearly had fun voicing the perverted Akatsuki. He lacks the energy and cool attitude of Eric Vale, but he gets the job done. I don't have anything against Yoko Hikasa, but her attempts to voice Miu come off as forced and artificial, especially for the fanservice moments Miu is put through. I certainly prefer Felecia Angelle. On the other hand, I think Kana Hanazawa is a better fit for Kuzuha than Monica Rial, even if she is a bit more straight-faced than her peers. It feels refreshing to listen to Marina Inoue as the proud and haughty Haruka, the best character in the show, in my opinion, even if she is not given much to work with. She even reminds of Tsukiumi from Sekirei, another character voiced by Marina. Also, Rina Satou gets a role, which is fine, I guess. The voice actors don't get much to work with, but they get the job done. (9/10)
Look, these episodes only exist to titillate male viewers. So, while I admit I felt titillated, fanservice alone should not carry an anime. These episodes do not advance the story nor develop the characters, they are just here for fanservice. (6/10)