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Cryten



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:41 am Reply with quote
So going from episode 1 to 3's reviews, did it lose that aspect of wanting and needing co-ordination with his team to get through problems? Did he turn into a average messianic isekai protagonist to go along with the average title? You almost sold me on watching until I got to episode 3`s review.

I define a messianic protagonist as one where only he is capable of making decisions and solving solutions. Where others treat him / her as so special they cannot do wrong. For example despite being a powerhouse Skeleton Knight in Another World was driven by other characters motivations and needs, and they could push things in their direction without needing to placate the main character. But for Arifureta and Spirit Chronicals no side character would do anything but make suggestions or ask for help, they didn't stand equal.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:50 pm Reply with quote
I liked episode 5 so much more than previous episodes.

We already know he is overpowered. With this crazy amount of power, and the ability to practically ignore magic costs and receiving the potions from Dryad to make it more ridiculous. Let's face it.. Overpowered isekai protagonist stories have been done too much, that they need a twist to make it matter at all.

So just getting an episode that puts all that aside, and allowing us to see what kind of person Yuuji is, is greatly appreciated. He is willing to cut down a large chunk of a forest in order to get a good meal.

As long as they keep focus on fun travels and just throw in conflict every once and a while, I will be plenty happy with the show.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:50 pm Reply with quote
Cryten wrote:
So going from episode 1 to 3's reviews, did it lose that aspect of wanting and needing co-ordination with his team to get through problems? Did he turn into a average messianic isekai protagonist to go along with the average title? You almost sold me on watching until I got to episode 3`s review.

I define a messianic protagonist as one where only he is capable of making decisions and solving solutions. Where others treat him / her as so special they cannot do wrong. For example despite being a powerhouse Skeleton Knight in Another World was driven by other characters motivations and needs, and they could push things in their direction without needing to placate the main character. But for Arifureta and Spirit Chronicals no side character would do anything but make suggestions or ask for help, they didn't stand equal.


The third episode was a bit of a dip, but (as you'll see when episode 4 and 5's reviews drop) I think the show gets back to doing what it does best.

If nothing else, you should watch for the super cute slime friends.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:08 pm Reply with quote
I honestly find the show an intriguing bore. I go further into it in the discussion thread in the lower section.

A boring MC so OP that stakes are basically nonexistent. I find the slimes and wolves absolutely irritating too. It's a show with a boring MC, a host of mascot characters, cameo characters... and no one to care for.

But plot elements are certainly interesting. The bad guys in our RPG world aren't Demons, they're all humans. Monsters are basically just monsters... unless they partner with the MC... then they're one-note mascots.
Now with ep.6 we have giant tech? And baddies who don't hesitate to kill themselves to kill everyone else?
That's kinda cool!

But of course.... he pulls power out of his butt to take out yet another ultimate weapon.

Review:
boring boring interesting interesting disappointment boring.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:36 am Reply with quote
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It's hard to pinpoint why the repetition with the slimes remains enjoyable but the repetition with the spells doesn't. I think it comes back to the creative thought put into it, and with the slimes there's simply more care at work and it's obvious.

I think it also stands to reason that the slimes are generally more interesting, and thus anything they do will be more compelling.
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:50 am Reply with quote
Uh-oh, looks like the production of this series is in trouble if Ep 7 is any indication. I'm talking Wizard Barristers 11-level of non-animation. When the bad guys were watching him without moving or saying a word for over 20 seconds, I thought the player had frozen, except for the bushes still caught in the breeze of a 3 or 4 frame wafting cycle. Then later, while they're deciding if he's a threat or not, nearly two minutes of close-ups on their eyes. At least there was some dialogue this time, but the music sounded like it was for a whirlwind shopping trip instead of suspenseful waiting for their decision. I don't think even WB11 was quite that blatant in its padding to cover up that it went to air before it was completed.

I hope this is just a bad week for them and not a sign of things to come. The episode otherwise wasn't terrible, except again, they didn't seem to have enough script written for the full run time.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:40 pm Reply with quote
I'm not sure... but I think the assassins were supposed to be funny. They WERE such cliche archetypes.
"Hey, I'm Eeeeevil!"
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So, the animation shortcuts were somewhat intentional. Crap animation for a funny episode, saving it for a better one.

But if it was satire, it was really straight-faced. If they were supposed to be comically bad, it's a little hard to tell when they act like characters in other (cliche) shows that you're supposed to take seriously.... just poorly animated.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:27 am Reply with quote
Yeah, I also completely disagree with the reviewer on ep 7. You can get the point across without wasting that much run time. When it comes to comedy, timing is everything, not only in delivery but also knowing when the joke has run its course. That joke was well beyond running its course (and wasn't much of a joke to start with). I like the series over all. It wouldn't win any awards but it is watchable if you like the genre (Unlike some other offerings this season (*cough* Harem *cough*)). At least until ep 7. I wouldn't be surprised to find 50% of the audience dropped it after that misguided effort. I will and did continue on, but I can't blame anyone for dropping it after that episode. Would I put someone new to anime or who isn't a big fan of Isekai onto this show. Definitely not. But in the end, if you like the genre, you can find worse this season (assuming we don't get another episode that terrible).
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:26 am Reply with quote
I kept trying to envision what "armor" for slimes would look like, but what they got wasn't at all what I expected, especially Wolfie's necklace. I'm not disliking it, just saying "armor" means something different to me.

I love the new fire slime buddies. Especially their flamey little mohawk tufts. But Yuuji is an extinction level event for various monsters all on his own. Is the eruption due to his upsetting the ecosystem? It should be, but I guess they're suggesting it's part of the cult's evil plans.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2022 6:36 pm Reply with quote
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Let's hope next week we enter more original territory.


The author has what, NINE active titles or so? Original was the first thing to go.
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:35 pm Reply with quote
DarkAudit wrote:
The author has what, NINE active titles or so?

What author are we talking about? What are these titles? According to the Encyclopedia, Shinkoshoto's only other work was Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest. Is there a different author for this I don't know about (that could easily be the case, as my knowledge is limited)?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2022 11:28 pm Reply with quote
Gina Szanboti wrote:
DarkAudit wrote:
The author has what, NINE active titles or so?

What author are we talking about? What are these titles? According to the Encyclopedia, Shinkoshoto's only other work was Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest. Is there a different author for this I don't know about (that could easily be the case, as my knowledge is limited)?


Per their MAL, it's six light novels and nine manga.
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Cryten



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2022 11:52 pm Reply with quote
Lets see:

- The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest
- My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World!
- I Think I'll Cheat to Become a Spellsword in Another World
- The Unrivaled Reincarnated Sage of Another World: The Strongest in Another World Through Game Knowledges
- The Strongest Sage: The Story of a Talentless Man Who Mastered Magic and Became the Best
- Killer Alchemist -Assassinations in Another World-
- My Adventurer Life: I Became the Strongest Magic-Refining Sage in a New World
- There's Nothing Impossible With Master Alchemy
- Dualing Fighters

At least I can say that for 6 of them he already wrote the story and thus doesn't have to be involved in writing story for those manga's. I dont know if he is or not directly writing for them. Just saying.

He definitely seems like the king of generic isekai power fantasy with nothing stand out, just a bunch of simple easy to digest shows. He is ideal Kadakowa material. Either that or its a pseudonym for authors who dont want to be known for writing pulp fiction.
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2022 11:28 pm Reply with quote
That looks like 9 titles for 3 different anime, just translating them differently. I'm not saying that that's the reality, but just that I can't tell the difference among them.

By the same token, I'm having trouble differentiating Black Summoner, My Isekai Life, and Isekai Harem from each other. Two of the three have pet slimes, two of the three have slaves, two of the three are kinda obsessed with food, two of the three have just bought a freakin' house (the excitement is nearly overwhelming)...but because of the mix and match of those elements, I can't keep track of which things belong to which title. Anime dazed
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Cryten



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2022 1:20 am Reply with quote
I checked and they have different protagonist names and different pictures. The author just does the same things with various small changes.

The 6 light novels cover 6 of the manga though.
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