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  • Accidental Innuendo: Dialogue in the first chapter (1st episode of anime) has one, when in response to a phrase Linze "a rare man can maintain the pace of my sister," Touya answers "I'm sorry, but I was just nervous".
  • Cliché Storm: Obviously, you have already seen the settings of this world many times in other works.
  • Escapist Character: Touya fits this to the most insane degree.
    • He has an affinity for all seven elements of magic, can learn any Null magic, and has borderline superhuman physical and mental abilities.
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    • He is the master of all four Heavenly Beasts.
    • He eventually gets a harem of currently 9 actual wives and 10 gynoid suitors.
    • A scientist over 5000 years in the past created giant islands in the sky, just for him, that were guarded by 9 gynoids that were tailor-made for his preferences.
    • Eventually becomes Grand Duke of his own state in the continent, the most powerful global player, and leader of an ever-growing global alliance against the Fraze and rogue states.
    • The Top God, the Love Goddess, and several other gods that show up from time to time or join his household in disguise willingly provide him and his wives advice, favors, or training; he himself is evolving into a demigod.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Less love, and more dislike less, but Japanese fans were surprised that the general consensus on this, among western fans, wasn't less than the mid-60s.
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  • Growing the Beard: Early on, the series pulled a solid 4.5 stars per episode (and 3.5 stars overall), demonstrating that while viewers were overall liking the show, there were still major issues and reservations. Then Episode 11 hit, and scored an average of five stars with over 900 reviewers on Crunchyroll. Introducing Babylon, upping the Fanservice with Francesca, and making definitive progress in the romance subplot sparked interest, and viewers were finally becoming invested in the show. Episode 12 also ended on a particularly high note, with fans shocked that the show delivered on its Marry Them All premise. The fact that Elze and Yae hand Touya his first defeat in battle was also well-received.
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • The One-Woman Wail every time Touya casts a magic spell.
    • When Yumina claps her hands together, it means she's taking charge of the situation and making all the parties act like adults.
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  • The Scrappy: Touya was quite unloved among the readers of the original novel because of his initial extreme Oblivious to Love. Then again...
  • So Bad, It's Good: Complete lack of conflict, flawless main character and the maximum possible number of cliches for the genre? Some people find it so cheap that it makes the adaptation magical. Even the cheap animation and simple art style has been likened to that of a late 90s anime making it charmingly retro compared to the slick vector, digital and CGI animation many other shows use.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The first episode is full of this, including Touya's innocent communication with sweet and good-natured girls and the absence of any conflicts. Also, unlike some other harem shows, the girls actually get along quite well with each other, and none of them try anything sleazy to get an advantage with Touya, his Oblivious to Love attitude notwithstanding.


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