Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu (The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent) begins when Sei is summoned from her world to another one. She has been brought as a Saint to save the country but two Saints have arrived. Two saints have never come before, and Sei is considered the second saint. When she wants to go home, Sei realizes that they only ever worried about getting her there, so she is stuck. The nation provides Sei with housing, and she eventually ventures out and learns about magic. Sei has an affinity for magic that is off the charts. She has a massive cap for her potential that has yet to be discovered. Today we discuss the high points of this unique isekai.
Omnipotent is the Right Word
Not only does Sei take to magic easily, but she soon finds that it is almost seeping out of her at all times! In everything she does, Sei finds that her magic has been somehow transferred to her work. Potion making? Half again as effective as anything else. If she cooks, the food causes people to get better. If she wears a hairpin, it can accidentally become enchanted. Sei is trying hard to keep her power a secret and not draw attention to herself, but luck does not seem to want it. The first few episodes show boundless magic, so it will be interesting to see how these progress through the rest of the season
Self-Awareness from a Main Character? Unheard of!
Usually, an isekai anime does not look back to whatever the character’s origin is. Still, there are instants in The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent where the main character does just that. In small moments without anyone around, she will smile and acknowledge that learning magic and having everything provided is way less stressful than grinding away at work all the time. She pauses and appreciates the moment. This is a bit different from other isekai shows, as they usually do not spend any time thinking about how the character is doing with their sudden life change. For Sei, it’s going very well!
Romance and Shoujo For the Win!
Captain Hawke *swoon* begins taking Sei home regularly from the library ON HIS HORSE. Captain Hawke then begins to ask Sei out while on horseback, but stops himself. Presumably, this is because he’s not a creep and waits until a lady is not almost in his lap to take their relationship to the next level. We are loving Hawke more all the time. (Fellas, take notes.) When they are not on horseback, he asks her into town on her day off. They have a lovely day together, and only after he gives her a romantic gift and the next day is progressing does she realize it was even a date at all. Sei is a kindhearted girl who can be the slightest bit of an airhead.
If you love shoujo, then this is right up your alley. Lovers of Fruits Basket and Snow White with the Red Hair especially will find some refreshing ways to please that need for self-betterment/strength in female leads as well as romance. It just feels like we have been waiting for a show like this to come along, and it does not disappoint!
The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent will be one of the more satisfying anime of the season. This main character enjoys her new life, fully acknowledges that she has it made, and still does all she can to help. This is going to be one of those shows that are worth a week's waiting time in between episode drops! Are you watching this yet? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!