Run, if you value your life...
The frenzy has begun...
The moon is red...
We're out of time...
"I hope I'm not too late".
You glorious bastard. You never are. You never are...
The first episode/movie of this show was spectacular. It really sets the stage for the rest of the series. I just watched it and couldn't resist so I read ahead in the manga. I'm 85 chapters in (and will catch up) and unfortunately it's tough for the story to really live up to the highs in that first volume (where we reached at the end of this long episode).
We'll see but the anime has done a very good job with the adaptation from the manga. They haven't skipped much (if anything) and I've liked the little details and pacing elements they've added so far. It gives a bit more emotional impact to some of the scenes in the manga. I'm not sure exactly where the show will end in terms of finishing which arcs, but hopefully we get more seasons of this in the future and a more complete adaptation as the pace definitely slows down after this rollercoaster episode.
The ratings for this show are very high right now and imo definitely inflated due to how amazing the first episode/movie is/was with a #1 ranking in MAL currently. I think that it'll definitely go back down to Earth a little as the rest of the story at least in this first season will not be able to top those early moments seen in this first episode. Still it is a fantastic show and adaptation nonetheless and I'm very much looking forward to this every week.
Lesbihonest... who saw that twist coming?
“Drooling and pooping around the house.”“Takes after her father.”
"Come on old man. It's way past your bedtime."
Rupert already hates Bex. It's amazing :D
Jamie going from Mr. "Poopay" to the king of grammar. The Zava-effect.
Nice little ending. They played it safe. Wish that the anime showed more of the "night time" activities like in the manga and light novel especially since it's mostly played off as jokes. I got addicted to the series and read the manga and a good amount of the web novel, so I'd love to see a second season. The expansions with the Villages (and more) really do add new elements into the fray and having the kids around and new characters would be a plus. Getting to all the festivals and everything would be awesome as well. Mostly, I want more Hakuren since she my fave waifu!! Anyway for now, I'll keep reading and just hope a second season comes around.
Trent Crimm, Richmond AFC. He back baebae!!
Really interesting first episode. They literally spent the whole episode building shit up before he even got isekai'ed where none of it basically didn't matter... But it was fucking dope as shit. Lol. I'm looking forward to how this turns out. The order is kind of out of sorts showing the full complement of chicks but I hope they start from the beginning and build all of it up properly. We've got 20 episodes so hopefully this rocks out. Already looking pretty good.
MC was finally a little bit less cringe with his little speech/confession to Chizuru at the end of the episode there. Too bad he can't do that be like the other 95% of the time. I wish Mami going to the apartment would have been a little more eventful but hopefully we see some more of the other girls next episode.
A bit of a slow burner of an episode here. Mostly seeing MC flashbacking to his cringe actions and misinterpreting all of Chizuru's signals. Seeing Chizuru at the batting cages was mint though. However, next episode looks like it's going to be a riot with Chizuru having "lost her key" and Mami coming over for a "surprise visit"
Fantastic episode but it seemed so short. Uggggggggh. Having to wait a week for the conclusion and to hear Eiko's full version of DREAMER is going to be such a pain D:
Great job on this latest episode. I really liked how they gave a lot of time to flesh out Nanami's background and story this entire episode rather than just spending a couple minutes on it in a quick flashback. It really helped you connect with and feel for her character a lot more along with making Eiko's "eureka" moment more impactful. I'm looking forward to how this season ends for sure now.
I LOVE the manga (especially the latest chapter where we finally got to learn about Twilight's childhood and father) and I've been so pumped for this adaptation. I really enjoyed the first episode and I liked how they didn't rush it at all. Almost everything from the mang chapter was covered. Anya sounds absolutely adorable and I'm really looking forward to how she is once she gets a bit more confident and is goofing off in the academy with "Sy-on boy" :D
Just want to say that the second cour of the anime was WAY better than the first. The show definitely started out very slow (which was compounded a bit more if you were watching it while it was airing like I was) and definitely had some pacing issues. However, about halfway through the first cour things started to get interesting and really picked up. After that, there was no more looking back and the anime series as a whole really hit its stride.
I enjoyed how the second season was able to touch upon a lot of different elements within the kingdom, especially later. In particular, I really liked the final episode and how things ended (not gonna spoil it). I'd love to see more from this series as the light novel and manga are pretty popular still, but they did stop at a pretty good point at the end of this season.
It's a "happy" ending for sure, but it seemed a bit lazy that everything that was supposed to happen in the last episode (and before) was essentially retconned in the end. Kind of made the ending feel a little cheap, even though it was still nice. Just my 2 cents.
I actually really enjoyed this sequel. I saw the earlier preview of it last Saturday, and loved the musical numbers in this one even more. I enjoyed all the little arcs each of the characters got and how it was a bit of a different journey than the original. Each of the final musical sets is a great auditory and visual feast especially the final duet. The one thing that I would recommend most of you to do is NOT watch the trailers if you can. They honestly do spoil like 95% of the movie (no joking). Just trust my review instead ;)
Loved this first episode. Satania's VA (from Gabriel Dropout) is just perfect for Jahy. I love her voice especially when she's in chibi form. I'm looking forward to having the other characters added, and of course, more battles with the "landlord". Lol.
Oh damn. I just finished binge watching the entire first cour after stopping at Episode 2 and letting things build up. Jesus H. Christ. This was an amazing adaptation. I honestly didn't mind the pacing, and thought that the studio did a great job with it, especially with things that required a big exposition in the books. The studio was able to interject little explanations that gave us just enough info rather than the big info dump. Some of the slower parts of the books, the studio sped through which I thought was a good decision. The next set of volumes are much more interesting than the third for sure (which covered the beginning of the Demon continent).
And Eris is still my favorite. She's a little rough in the beginning, but she grows and gets so much better as we continue on. I loved the background music for her in the earlier episodes which had a "horror movie" sound to them. LOL. I absolutely can't wait for the second cour to hit.
Another BIG issue that I've encountered is that I now want to re-read (or is it re-re-re-re-re-re-re-read at this point?) the novels again. I just finished doing a re-read like 7ish months ago, but I want to go back AGAIN. LOL :D
I had fun with this series without a doubt. I really appreciated that it stuck with its strengths which were the on-point comedy and the cast of colorful characters. They didn't try to make the battles and shounen parts ridiculously over-the-top or dominating here. Rather the studio kept the dialog, engaging situations and out-of-control characters a riot instead. Due to the comedy, it was a really easy watch and I've actually gone back and rewatched some of my favorite episodes and moments in the series along the way just to get some more laughs.
While I'd love a sequel, this definitely seems like one of those one-and-done anime shows. I feel like they left the ending at a good place with the door slightly open. I'm honestly not sure how much more material is available at the moment since I haven't touched the light/web novel, so maybe others can fill me in on the chances of more content.
"Keara" for the motha f'n win. That was a glorious episode. That is how you do a trap!! So many glorious image stills in this one with trap Keyaru. They left us right at the cliffhanger though with Blade about to get her comeuppance. I hope it isn't edited down too much and given full glory like Flare's scene in Episode 2.
Greatest end scene image of the series thus far. No competition. LOL.
Not sure what to think about this show. Honestly, most of the parts with just Kumoko are pretty damn boring since it's just her and her monologues about skills. Then when we focus on the other reincarnated humans, we don't really care about them because we were given absolutely no back story or development for them and just thrown into a boring story involving them.
I guess the humans are a bit more interesting but even that's a stretch. And Natsume/Hugo is just a joke. Try to at least make him somewhat realistic and not a complete worthless moron. This episode just showed how much he sucks even more.
I honestly don't know why I keep watching. Maybe hoping for something good to happen...
This show is kind of a grind when it only focuses on Kumoko and no one else. She's literally the only character there and the entire show becomes her monologuing about RPG elements/skills and shit. They really need to get to some of the better parts of the story or I may get bored out of my mind...
Yah, I actually really liked how this episode cleared up the whole "Demon Lord" arc. Rather than go with the traditional OP MC going super-saiyan fight, we got a great comedy routine instead which fits this entire series a lot more. Not gonna lie, I really like some of the comedic faces this show has and the splashes of "Engrish" that they throw in for comedy :D
I'm looking forward to more ladies being introduced and how the rest of the story develops from here on out.
Oh dang. This is actually becoming better. I liked the setup and action in this episode, and I'm glad they didn't play around with Marie's identity for a long time (other than for the great jokes :D ). The last sequence was pretty solid as well with some nice "surprises".
I now must resist reading the Light Novel and just wait for this to air. Must... resist...
Not gonna lie. I watched the first two episodes of this on a whim and actually found it pretty damn funny so far. Llyod is quite a character. We'll see how far the joke of him being "OP and not knowing" can go, but it looks solid so far with the animation looking surprisingly good. The girls and other side characters are crazy as shit as well, which really helps fill out the rest of the show thus far. I'll definitely keep watching this as the season progresses.
"Loli-baba" and Marie for the best comedy duo thus far :D
This is THE anime that we've all been waiting and yearning for. Many of us hardcore Mushoku Tensei fans have been waiting years upon years for an anime adaptation to finally hit, and HIT it has. I was a little skeptical with a brand new studio undertaking this, but all the previews had looked great so I was cautiously optimistic. The source material is my absolute favorite isekai series (which says a lot) and the light/web novel will always hold a special place in my fandom. So how were the first two episodes so far (first has aired officially and the first two were previewed beforehand)?
AMAZING. I really don't know if it's just because the source material is that good, but this has been a SPOT ON adaptation so far. Right when I heard "Gintoki" as the NEET narrator, I knew shit was gonna be good. The sense of humor and pervertedness of Rudy is really well incorporated throughout the first two episodes, and makes this more than just a "another OP isekai". But even with that sense of humor, the anime has taken great depths to give solid (but not overwhelming) background info on the characters and highlighting particularly serious moments. This was especially evident in the second episode where the handling of Rudy's "fall into NEETness" and past trauma was interweaved perfectly into his current situation and setting.
I can't wait for the rest of the anime to air. It seems that a second cour has already been green-lighted so let's hope this can turn into one of those long-running anime series. If they can make it to the school arcs, I'll have lived a complete life...
Incredible episode!! This was definitely the best episode of the entire first cour. Unfortunately it was also beyond sad and heartbreaking at times too. Fantastic animation and a great job by MAPPA of bringing this entire sequence to life.