Another round of lets talk to people and then go about using admin privileges to make whatever the demon-lord wants. The lack of real tension is palpable as is the lack of narrative direction. This one doesn't even really cut it as a slice of life because the characters just aren't engaging enough.
Truth be told, Demon-Lord, Retry isn't getting any worse. That said, it set its own bar fairly low so even though this was a step backward from the previous episode is seems about average for the season as a whole. There were however a few quite amusing moments early in the episode before it all just kind of went 'meh'.
This week is kind of a step up for Demon-Lord Retry. While it doesn't sort out all the pacing problems and its self-aware and smug humour still grates, as things get rolling this episode there are actually some enjoyable moments and certainly the episode ends on a high note. Saved from getting dropped, here are my thoughts on episode 6 of Maou-Sama Retry.
I'm going to honestly say pretty much nothing happened in this episode. It really just felt like extended filler in an already over-stretched plot. That would be fine if they compensated with great characters or humour but neither is really worth talking about is this largely empty episode.
This week Maou-Sama Retry takes us to the desert where we'll fight some Sand Wolves. It isn't overly compelling but it isn't dreadful either.
Did Anyone Else Think of Shugo Chara When Maou-Sama Did A Character Change? Demon-Lord, Retry Episode 3 Episode 3 of Demon Lord Retry gives us the most interesting development yet. While the episode execution is still undeniably poor and so many of the jokes fall flat, for instance the older holy maiden sister talking trash … Continue reading Maou-Sama, Retry! Review Episode 3
This Demon Lord is Pretty Lame So Far Demon-Lord, Retry Episode 2 In addition to not being particularly interesting so far, episode 2 plunges us into uncomfortable territory as the Demon Lord turns another girl over his knee and spanks her on the butt repeatedly before essentially coercing money out of her and then going … Continue reading Maou-Sama, Retry! Review Episode 2
Every-day in Every-way Once again, anime characters should not review their own anime. Demon-Lord, Retry Episode 1 On the bright side, for a light novel adaptation this one actually has a short title. On the other hand, this is pretty uncreative stuff and not even delivered in a particularly interesting manner. Once again I ask … Continue reading Maou-Sama, Retry! Review Episode 1
Explanations are for the weak. Episode 1 I’m honestly surprised I’ve seen so little chatter regarding Afterlost (Shoumetsu Toshi). Admittedly, things might go downhill after episode one but that first episode was pretty entertaining in its own way. Of course, a lot will depend on whether they will actually ever get around to explanations that … Continue reading Afterlost Review Episodes 1 + 2
I seldom say without reserve that something is a must read but let me assure you, Katanagatari, book one, is in fact a book that must be read.