The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic is a Decent Isekai

Key points for The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Review:

  • “The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic” distinguishes itself by avoiding the typical overpowered or underpowered protagonist tropes in isekai. The main character’s healing abilities and dedicated training showcase a different approach to character functionality.
  • The small cast of characters plays to their strengths, particularly highlighting the well-executed teacher-student dynamic between Rose and Usato. The nuanced writing for Suzune, exploring her newfound freedom in a different world, adds depth to the character interactions.
  • While the anime lacks groundbreaking elements, it maintains a solid standard in production quality. The animations, character designs, and soundtracks are deemed standard without standing out, contributing to an overall enjoyable experience with a final score of 7/10.

Every season has tons of isekai animes these days. And among those isekais, there are a few that are above average. They are not groundbreaking by any means but are still much better than most copy-paste isekais. In this season, The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic, and Sasaki and Peeps fall into that category. Sasaki and Peeps is different from the get-go, what makes this anime different though? Well, that is what we are here to talk about.

So welcome to another review. This is the first final review of the Winter 2024 season. I am starting with The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic on purpose. There will be a lot of anime to review soon and I want to start doing reviews slowly but surely as we approach the end of the season. That and I know that my opinions on this anime won’t change in the remaining 4 episodes. So let’s get started.

Plot

The plot is a standard isekai plot with a few tweaks. I like that they didn’t go with the overpowered or underpowered MC trope. They gave him a totally different functionality from combat and his healing abilities represent his character well. We also see him go through a hellish training routine to become as capable as he is. Once again, the whole training thing really showcased his character and that is something more isekais should do.

I wish the show had more world-building. Because as things stand, the show is held up by the strength of the characters and their interactions. As I said, I liked the powers MC got and how hard he worked to refine them. But other than that, the plot is a standard isekai plot. The demon army is invading the Heroes need to stop them and all that. How many times have we seen a similar routine before? A little more world-building would go a long way in improving this anime’s plot.

Characters

This anime has a small cast of characters and it plays to their strengths at all times. Rose and Usato’s teacher-student dynamic is really well done and one of the main reasons why this anime is so good. Usato himself is a great character. I wish he got a little more development but his writing is pretty good as is. Suzune likes him but my guy just does not notice. He doesn’t even register her advanced and these scenes are written charmingly, they genuinely made me laugh.

Speaking of, Suzune is probably the most well-written character in this anime. She was someone who was raised in a strict household and wasn’t free to do anything. Now in this different world, she is getting to experience proper freedom and she likes it. I wish Kazuki also got this kind of backstory and development. He is the least developed character among the main cast.

Animations and Soundtracks

Not much to say here. I do like some of the character designs but that’s it. Nothing out of the ordinary, the opening and ending themes don’t stand out that much either. Pretty standard production quality overall. Again, nothing is bad but it just doesn’t stand out.

Summing Up

Well, here are my final scores for The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic:

  • Plot – 6/10
  • Characters – 8/10
  • Animations – 7/10
  • Soundtracks – 7/10
  • Enjoyment – 8/10
  • Overall – 7/10

That is all for now. I really enjoyed watching this anime and I look forward to the remaining episodes. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!

Also, check out this week’s manga recommendation here!

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