Hataage! Kemono Michi is another isekai story about a Japanese person being summoned as a hero into a fantasy world. The gimmick this time is that he's a pro-wrestler who loves animals and upon being summoned he drops the Princess on her head and runs away from the castle. Despite being a summoned hero, Genzo's grand plan includes capturing demon beasts and using them to open a pet shop. It is a silly show that doesn't take itself seriously and by and large was fun enough even if it is lacking in areas.
Time for the Hero vs the Demon Lord army and as the battle takes place in the ring the usual comedic antics take place everywhere else. Realistically, Kemono Michi is pretty average but it still makes sure you have fun while watching.
As the demon king, or MAO the pro-wrestler, draws nearer the town where Genzo is living, Princess Buttocks (okay, I've also forgotten her real name) is desperate to recruit Genzo to actually fight the demon king. The usual absurdities continue in Kemono Michi as episodes 9 + 10 bring MAO and Animal Mask face to face.
Genzo trains a lizardman (girl) and then they set up their own pro-wrestling tournament for Genzo to earn some money toward his pet shop. The standard gags from this anime appear and it all works well enough without providing much that is really note-worthy.
Another isekai show using this week to deliver an extended flashback only in this case it was about characters I didn't care about telling a story that was uninteresting. Okay, I think I'd like to go back to the wrestler kidnapping animals at this point.
Worried about a summoned hero, what else should you do but summon a demon king? Only in this case what you get is a rival wrestler named Mao who is seriously hung-up on Animal Mask.
Genzo really doesn't have the drive to get his dream off of the ground. While he's happy surrounding himself with animals he isn't earning the cash to feed them and he isn't going to be able to start his business unless he has an income to secure a loan. That said, its pretty amusing watching him get distracted from his job.
Is anyone else concerned about the size of the cages some of those demon beasts are being kept in while Genzo sorts out his pet shop? Of course, that's a side-note as this episode introduces a dragon girl into the mix.
Episode 2 of Kemono Michi was more enjoyable than the first episode. The comedy is still a bit on the repetitive side but was a bit more amusing this time around.
It's that time of the season where we are taste testing the new shows as they come out. No decision on a watch list just yet but I'm going to check out as many first episodes as I can. Incidentally, this one isn't an instant drop, but it isn't exactly a high priority. Isekai about an animal loving wrestler isn't exactly shouting 'must watch'.