Sei, a 20-year-old office worker, is whisked away to a whole new world. Unfortunately for Sei, the ritual that summoned her—meant to produce a “Saint” who would banish the dark magic—brought two people over instead of one. And everyone prefers the second girl over Sei?! But this is just fine by Sei, who leaves the royal palace to set up shop making potions and cosmetics with her newfound magic. Business is booming, and this might not be such a bad life, after all…as long as her supposed Sainthood doesn’t come back to haunt her.
Source: Seven Seas
Sei is a 20-year-old office worker. Tired from the never ending routine, she hardly has enough time for herself. Day after day, never-ending work, however, one day she is summoned to a whole new world, which she, as a saint, is supposed to free from darkness. Unfortunately, for our main heroine, the ritual failed and produced two saints, instead of one. The second saint that is summoned with Sei is also a girl from Sei’s world, but to the understanding of outlanders, a much cuter one than Sei. Which, of course, leaves her neglected, everyone forgets about her and Sei just lives at the royal place, making potions and enjoying her new life as a saint. Sometimes I am starting to hate myself for reading the source material first, because I always end up being salty. Anyways, The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent, like many anime from this season, decided to change a few things about the source material. For example, the way the story is told (in the novel we see the world of The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent from Sei’s perspective only) and the anime, of course, is more rushed than the novel, which also makes me ask myself a few questions about a thing, or two. Anyways, it is still somewhat faithful to the source material and is not that bad of an adaptation, I must confess. Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu is just like any isekai, where the main protagonist is surrounded by many people, but here the main protagonist is a girl that is surrounded by a ton of men. So, it is a harem, but for girls. In addition to that, unlike many isekai, here hardly anything happens. And this is exactly what I mean: no super powers, no drama; nothing. It is just a no stress isekai with a huge focus on the slice of life part. Honestly, that it about it, so be ready for it. With that being said, if you want to see a no-stress isekai, this is a perfect watch. As for me, honestly, I was hoping for some more drama and perhaps a tiny bit of fights. What I mean is that, for me, a saint, or a hero is supposed to, I do not know, fight sometimes? They could have added a bit of spice to it, this way this show would have been great. But, for me, it is a very solid 7/10.
So this anime didn't match my expectations. I expected a lighthearted silly show with a gimmic because this was an isekai. This show was lighthearted but also a failry serious and down to earth romance. I agree with other reviews that not much happens and that the slice of life aspect takes the forefront. There weren't any characters even extreml minor ones that could be honestly described as bad people ( its possible im forgetting 1 or 2 but still). This anime felt like a romance show with isekai as flaviour rather than being an iskeai primarily given its deviation from the majority of the genre. That being said I found it very enjoyable and rate it highly as romance rather than an isekai. If I were to judge it as an isekai first it would probbaly be 4/10 since it lacks actions and tropes typical in most isekai. (I support the use of tropes and don't really care specifically about orignality)
I just want to clarify before I begin this review that I didn’t hate this anime. Granted, it wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t necessarily bad either. My main issue was it was just a little too boring for me. When I read the summary of the book I expected a little more mystery and intrigue, and instead a lot of the times it was like being in the mind of a teenage girl who just discovered boys. Although it still is a good anime and I will countinue to watch it. Also pls keep in mid I writing this review after watching only 7-8 episodes.
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