I will be referring to the anime as just The World’s Finest Assassin from now on. No way am I writing all of that again and again during this article. As for my comparison though, The World’s Finest Assassin may not be exactly like Assassin’s Creed but, there are a lot of similar elements in both of them which lead to this comparison. After all, AC is sort of an isekai in its own right.
The World’s Finest Assassin is a surprising anime, to say the least though. I didn’t expect an isekai I randomly started watching to turn out to be this good. This anime managed to beat Demon Slayer and Squid Game for Japan’s Netflix popularity rankings so yeah, it is actually that good. Everyone may not like it but, I definitely recommend at least trying it. So let’s get started with the review.
World’s Finest Assassin is the anime adaptation of the light novel of the same name. The LN is written by Tsukiyo Rui and illustrated by Reia. It started publishing on 1st February 2019 making it rather recent. World’s Finest Assassin anime started airing on 6th October 2021 and is still airing with episode 10 being the latest. It came out just yesterday. You can watch World’s Finest Assassin for free on YouTube thanks to Muse Asia, check it out right here. There are 2 more episodes to come but, 10 episodes are enough to form a review.
World’s Finest Assassin may not be for everyone because it is somewhat generic and many people have given up on isekai nowadays. But, if you give this a chance I promise you will find something to like in this anime. As I always say, being generic is not always bad. It is more about the execution than the plot itself.
The plot is exactly what the title says. The World’s Finest Assassin is reincarnated into an isekai to kill the Hero before he turns 18. He is allowed to keep all of his memories and allowed to pick his skills. Even though the goddess that reincarnated him blesses him to be as strong as a human can be, it would still not be enough to fight the Hero so he’d need to assassinate him. The old assassin is reborn in a clan of noble assassins as Lughu Tuatha De.
The Tuatha De family is inspired by some real-life families and I feel their job is similar to what we do in Assassin’s Creed which is killing corrupt people who the law can’t punish. As I said though, the plot is generic but its execution isn’t. The world-building so far is also great; I like the skill system too. Another thing that I like is despite the string skills, what makes Lughu truly OP is his knowledge of his previous life and how he uses them. Very similar to Rudy from Mushoku Tensei, only Lughu was raised as an assassin in his previous life as well.
There aren’t too many characters in World’s Finest Assassin but, the ones present are all carefully thought out. People call Lughu’s mother stingy but, when you consider that her firstborn died, her behavior and attachment to Lughu can be somewhat justified. Lughu himself is one of Ayanokoji’s people. He looks at everything and everyone as tools to kill the Hero and picks the ones most useful to him.
Even Lughu’s so-called harem is because of his natural charm and how he chose to behave with the girls. Their admiration towards him is planned. World’s Finest Assassin is about an assassination and towards that end, Lughu is always looking for ways to get stronger so that he can achieve his goal efficiently. His rational thinking and experience show in almost everything he does.
Animations and Soundtracks
World’s Finest Assassin has fairly average animations but, there are times when they become above average. Still, nothing crazy or out of ordinary to speak of. The soundtracks however get extra points for the awesome opening and ending theme. The opening especially is really well made, it is almost completely black and white and the song “Dark Seeks Light” is a complete banger.
These are my final scores for The World’s Finest Assassin:
- Plot and execution – 8/10
- Characters – 9/10 (extra point for Lughu)
- Animations – 7/10
- Soundtracks – 8/10
- Enjoyment – 9/10
- Overall – 8/10
That is it for now. As I said, I definitely recommend this anime. There is a good chance you will love World’s Finest Assassin if you’re into OP MC isekais like me. With that said though, I will take my leave here. This article is already getting long, See ya!!