The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent (maybe)

Spoiler: The secret power is LOVE

I’ve been really enjoying The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent this season, since it fits some of my favorite genres and archetypes: fantasy, a strong main female character, and a little bit of romance. The show even does a fair job of balancing work and home life–a topic that looks to be pretty popular these recent seasons which shows like I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level as another example. By the whole, Saint’s Magic has been a ton of fun with Sei stumbling across new discoveries every day, meeting (mostly) kind people, and overall living a more fulfilling life in her new world than she ever did in the old. Yet as each episode aired week to week, I repeatedly viewed scenes underlining her otherness as not only a saint, but as a woman. Despite her role as one to save, she frequently is the one being saved by the numerous male characters around her. She feels less omnipotent and more a model in a glass case.

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