Well, the experiment of watching a show I’ve read the source material for continues and it is kind of to the show’s detriment that it seems to be faithfully following the lines of the light novel. However, while the endless descriptions and the like kind of work while reading given you can visualise the various sights, sounds and smells for yourself, in anime form this is just kind of dull.
Added to the very little happening other than Satou getting a lift with the knights into town, gaining entry and then doing some shopping before eating a meal, the animation in this is really terrible. Transitions between scenes are best described as clunky and the number of still images or repeated animations for characters are stacking up quick. The excuse that it is mirroring the behaviour of NPC’s and settings in game worlds is not going to cut it when the end result is something pretty ugly to look at.
From a story point of view, this is functional. It isn’t overly exciting, but it is functional. But the number of issues it seems to have and the sheer lack of any real appeal is kind of going to see this one dead in the water. Though if I had to pick a key complaint this week it would be that Satou’s status bar when viewing the world from his perspective overlaps perfectly with the subtitles making them very challenging to read. I’m continuing with this one more out of curiosity about whether it will veer from the source material rather than any actual enjoyment from this episode.
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