Post sponsored by Lynn Sheridan A light novel adaptation isekai anime with an overpowered protagonist looking for the easy life... now where have I heard that premise before? But, as is always the case with these kinds of stories it isn't necessarily about new ideas so much as it is about execution. Looking at episode one of Slime 300, what did I think?
Well, this is quite a hit of nostalgia for me. Here I am watching How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, a show I had enjoyed more than I expected to in its first season. But I’m also back doing episode reviews with Karandi. Always great to have a chat with you, K! Wait I…How … Continue reading How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω Ep 1 – God and Demon Lord
While I love a good isekai anime with the vast open worlds and potential for exploration, magic and adventure, even I have to admit that more than a few anime where protagonists find themselves sent to another world just come across as lazy. Here are the top 5 isekai anime that I watched to the end that pretty much just seemed to not be putting in any effort to engage and were mostly going through the motions of following a plot line that had been made popular by more successful (and usually better written) shows.
I've been catching up on Season 2 of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and it made me start thinking about how different stories approach death. So I decided to think about it a little bit more and ended up going off on a bit of a tangent looking closely at season one of Slime compared to season two and then threw in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash because I could. Be sure to read the full post and leave me a comment sharing your thoughts on the subject.
Can an overused plot line from manga about a girl who was obsessed with an otome game getting reincarnated inside of it as the villainess really be entertaining to watch? My Next Life as a Villainess most definitely makes a case that it isn't so much what your story is about as how much chemistry your characters have. Read the full review.
For hard-core anime fans this one is almost a no-brainer. We've seen hundreds of characters get summoned to, killed and reborn in, or just transported to fantasy worlds. We'd know right away if it had happened to us - wouldn't we?
Alright, second title of the season to be taste tested and it is... an isekai. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. Does this one end up on my watch and review list?
Cautious Hero gives us the usual isekai deal with an overlay of heavy comedy. The main gimmick is that the hero, despite being incredibly powerful, is incredibly cautious (almost paranoid about danger). There's certainly some amusement here but can this one hold its own in the already over-crowded comedic isekai market?
Okay, I had a number of issues with this series when it started and while I still don't like the protagonist a lot of things are working well in this anime. Be sure to read the full review and share your thoughts on the anime in the comments.
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.