Title: The World’s Least Interesting Master Swordsman #4
Author: Rokurou Akashi
Format: Light Novel
Sansui has been reasonably comfortable with his life, but when a berserker named Ran shows up out of nowhere to challenge him, he faces his first real moral dilemma. At first he spared her, but her impulsiveness and strength makes her a real danger, and her presence soon becomes a source of conflict between him and those he serves . . .
I like that these volumes continue to push into new territory. Here, the ever-affable Sansui is finally faced with a situation where he actually disagrees with his orders. It isn’t like Douve ordering him to be a bit more sadistic than he thinks was needed—this is something where they fundamentally disagree on how to handle a situation.
Because Ran is dangerous. Sansui sees no problem with eliminating her before she does something irreversible.
After so much focus on the national level in the past volumes, it was nice to get a more individual story. Like before, the story isn’t particularly interested in easy answers, as both Sansui, who thinks he should have killed Ran, and those who want Ran to live have solid arguments backing their side.
Overall if you’ve been following the series this far, this is still a good continuation. I rate this book Recommended.