This series sure returned without missing a beat. And that’s saying a lot since I didn’t even get around to rewatching the previous season since I didn’t expect to get into this one all that much. The impact of the pacing of the previous season just threw me off enough that I just didn’t expect to get hyped. But the first two episodes of this one got just about everything right. It was a good reminder of why the original Utawarerumono was such a classic. There was a nice balance between likable characters, good action, and that fantasy war setting that you don’t get that often. The major characters are extremely powerful, but there is still a tactical element to how the wars play out. And that seems to be alive and well so far here.

Anime Evo