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Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24 Review – Best in Show

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Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24 Review – Quick Summary

In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24, “Eris the Goblin Slayer,” Eris Boreas Greyrat decides to hone her swordsmanship while waiting for Rudeus Greyrat to take care of personal business. While visiting the local adventurers’ guild, she heard a commotion. A young mage, Cliff Grimoire, had tried to use his Arrogance Skill to convince some older adventurers to let him in their party. The adventurers were not pleased, and Eris decided to step in to safe the young mage’s life. It worked. The adventurers walked away. But Cliff felt humiliated, so he called Eris “ugly.” Will Cliff live to see another day? And if he does, what influence will his shadowy past have on Eris and Ruijerd?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Favorite Quote from Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24

Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24: Cliff had it coming

Fortunately, Cliff knew healing magic. Capture from the Funimation stream.

Eris encountered Cliff in this episode. I have no idea who he is. I have not read any of the source material. But I know one thing: The guy has no sense. He can’t read a room to save his life – almost literally.

To give him the benefit of the doubt, he is a capable mage. His skills are no doubt formidable in comparison to anyone else in his sphere, so it’s to be expected that he would tend to be arrogant. However, hearing him try to “boy-splain” magic to Eris, who had traveled with Rudeus “Saint Level Magic” Greyrat was really funny. So was Eris’ long-suffering expression during that conversation.

When he incinerated the goblins she had been using for practice, she had to jump out of the way because he almost fried her. Then when she tried to retrieve the ears so she could collect the bounty, she found that they were just ash. Eris, understandably, felt furious. She told Cliff to get lost.

“A mere few goblins are a challenge for you,” he said in a very condescending tone (09:58). “I can’t leave you alone.”

The stop-motion effect the animators used to show Eris’ fist slamming into his face was really funny.

Best in Show Moment for Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24

Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24: Eris felt remorse that she could not finish the assassins

Not a word of bragging. Just remorse that she had not been able to finish off all of the assassins. If Eris is this dangerous now… Capture from the Funimation stream.

Okay, having read the Reddit thread about this episode (see Other Anime Sites, below), I know that this episode had a lot more going on than just the action and the interplay between Eris and Cliff. But since a lot of that is well into light novel spoiler territory, I’m not going to talk about any of that. 

I’ll only say that this episode is yet another example of why I hold Rifujin na Magonote in such high esteem. That writer know how to weaves many arcs together to bring a story to life. 

My favorite moment in this episode has everything to do with how Eris has learned from Ruijerd. Maybe a little from Rudy, but mostly from the Superd. She threw herself into battle against four or five well-trained and dangerous assassins. She sliced one completely in half. Another, she just went all stabby on. Another tried to attack her from behind while her sword was stuck, jammed in another. So, she gracefully did a backflip, using her own sword as a springboard.

She was brutal. Each strike was a model of speed and efficiency. 

Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24: Eris is fast, brutal, and effective as a fighter

Damn. Just damn! Capture from the Funimation stream.

When one of the assassins only pretended to attack her and instead went for the child, she recovered quickly. Therese Latreia, the knight protecting the child, intercepted him, but was on the verge of collapsing when Eris ran her sword through his back.

Unsporting? Not honorable? Those concepts have no place in combat. In a fight to the death, the only rule is not to die. Okay, there is a second rule, and that’s to kill the enemy. Eris knows that. 

My favorite moment wasn’t all that fighting, though it certainly could be! My favorite moment was Eris showing Ruijerd’s influence. Instead of getting all arrogant and bragging after her performance, Eris simply said (15:43), ““Sorry. I let one escape.”

Humility and uncanny combat capabilities. No wonder I like Eris so much!

What did you think of Cliff’s proposal? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Please feel free to let me know in the comments!

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