Why is Genjitsu Shuji Yuusha so high? Did it change course after the fourth episode? The show felt like it was going nowhere so i just dropped it.
Also why isn't the second season of slime isekai included but the spinoff series is? I would definitely put slime isekai above Tsuki ga Michibiku. It just looks like a ripoff of slime season 1 anyways.
If you think slime is slow I don't see how Genjitsu isn't also below the power gap. Feels like they where just dicking around each episode when I was watching it. Genjitsu just didn't seem like it was going anywhere.
I guess you're right, stirring in averageness is probably not that deserving of a top spot for the season.
I agree that Black Company is very good. The Cheat Pharmacy one is also very, very cute! I don't really have anything to contribute that's worth a bump
I'll watch an isekai when the protagonist is evenly matched against an adversary.
All of them except Black Company are power fantasies.
Power fantasies can be fun, as long as what fills the void of stakes is SoL or scenarios befitting the MC's power. Even then there can
still be some stakes or conflict if done right.
Eh, Black Company's protagonist is an extremely fit almost-NEET that retired in his 20s in a luxury apartment. He may not shoot lasers out of his hand, but he has supernatural charisma that expertly manipulates everyone around him to shape the world he desires. Thankfully for us he suffers major setbacks so it stays very enteraining, but I think it's still a power fantasy. And there's definitely nothing wrong with that.
I don't think that's so much a power fantasy as much as it is a character. Sure, if he had the same mindset of a usual NEET I'd agree with you, but he distinguishes himself from the norm by being a go-getter that actually knows how to be charming and manipulate his way to the top. He's not some hikkikomori that was suddenly dropped into another world and bestowed magical powers.
>>77604>He's not some hikkikomori that was suddenly dropped into another world and bestowed magical powers.
Aren't you just proving his point?...
How? He's not a self-insert for hikkis since he doesn't share traits with them.
A power fantasy doesn't have to be a self-insert...
What even is a power fantasy then if someone that loses all their wealth and status counts as one because they started with it? He's still not the best in the world, or even that rich.
Drugstore is the definition of not trying, and I don't like that. You can do comfy SoL and not be trash, but this just goes for the basic barebones formula for every joke or plot (Which is just Problem-> Drug that solves problem -> Problem Solved). Like Batman's toolbelt without any of the zanyness. It's an isekai but it didn't bother to set up anything beforehand to introduce us to the fact it is aside from it being in the name. The MC's only connection to the real world is that he says "Riajuu" a few times, haha so wacky! The only good thing to come out of this anime is wolfy girl's ruu, and that's not enough to make a 12 episode anime.
I don't really need or care about the isekai intro that much. Life sucks and a guy wants to leave it. It's not that inventive or creative the 50,000th time it happens. Drugstore is nice and relaxing and I like it, but yeah it definitely didn't do much "isekai" stuff and maybe that's why.
>>78128>Hamefura just became 'which noble gets kidnapped with no consequences this week'. Pretty lame drama.
Agreed. I was looking forward to it as I thought the first season was pretty good but the second really never did anything to justify its existence. I liked how the first season established all the harem members right from the start, but the new season just threw that out the window and added a bunch of random new love-interests, while giving hardly any screen time to some of the original main characters and trying (and failing) to move the romance aspect of the plot towards a conclusion. The other parts of the plot similarly felt like they were lacking the direction of the first season, which had telegraphed the main conflict from the beginning and worked up towards solving it at the end, and basically felt like the author had finished the story they wanted to tell and were at this point just needlessly stretching it out for some easy cash.
Zero no Tsukaima was isekai?!
Yeah. He's from Japan. There's even an episode where he literally flies a Zero, and contemplates leaving to go to back to Japan, but decides against it.
I think I might need to revisit it, don't remember much but my hate for louise.
>>78178>hate for louise.
How could you possibly hate her? It's not her fault Saito is a barely faithful dog.
Well yes, I clearly remember when my unlikeness towards her turned into hate. Despite having beat the crap out of MC all throughout the show, I remember an episode/part when she was head over heals for some guy on a higher social standing.
>>78181>she was head over heals for some guy on a higher social standing.
That's not how it went down at all... If I remember the plot line correctly, she was put into an arranged marriage with him, and she was to be his fiancee. After countless episodes prior of Saito flirting with the maid, Louise was fed up with him and made a show of being with that guy after he showed up (although she did remissness about first meeting him and liking him). After that, though, I'm pretty sure he kidnapped Louise and was going to have her forcefully married to him.
I may be misremembering, but I believe part of the reason he was going to have Louise married to him against her will was because she kept putting off their marriage ceremony. So, to say Louise was "head over heals for some guy" just seems completely wrong from my memory of it.
Now I really need to revisit the show then. Has been years since the first time I watched it.
Basically, she was trying to make Saito jealous because he was acting like a worthless dog.
wow, kind of amazing how after 1 the covers begin to get more abd more covered in fan service or cliche
>>78159>felt like the author had finished the story they wanted to tell and were at this point just needlessly stretching it out
I agree this is the main problem with Hamefura after the events of S1. S2 suffers from this more though since it's still set in Fortune Lover but all of the bad ends have already been resolved. To me it seems like it's there just to expand the setting and introduce characters/story elements that will be relevant later on instead of timeskipping straight to II. Not necessarily a bad thing but I wish there was more to what was going on. There's also stuff where dark magic went from super sekrit to being relatively common all of a sudden or how the side story episodes this season felt more like cheap filler compared to the first one.
The filler wasn't just cheap, in the case of the dollhouse it was the worst episode in the entire season. It was a full-on rehash of the filler of where they were all trapped in a book with with almost nothing new to add.
That may be true but it doesn't change the fact that the anime looks like a ripoff of slime. It's unfortunate but having already seen the slime anime it's biased my perception of Tsukimichi. The over all presentation of the story and animation doesn't help either.
The dollhouse episode was anime original if I remember correctly, those tend to be significantly worse yeah. The only thing on my mind when it aired is how are they going to have enough episodes to rescue Keith. Well it turns out the answer to that is speedrunning the story.
No need to be so rude...
Anyways, I have to agree with >>78214
. Even if it is the case that Slime came out later than Tsukimichi, it's also simply the case that item for item, the things that seem the same between them, Slime simply did better.
I thought the next plot line for Hamefura, after dodging all the bad endings, was to conquer all the characters. Based on Katarina's previous life friend's parts at the end of some episodes.
That's still true to some extent. As the story moves forward, the existence and role of the real life scenes just end up playing out a bit differently.
If I were to give the author the benefit of the doubt, the plot from hereon out is what he actually wanted to write and having a clear resolution to the conflict in Fortune Lover was just in case it got axed.
Slime faired better in its finale than Tsukimichi I think. Not sure whether that would make it better than it though.
It really is a veritable renaissance for fantasy stuff. No such luck for sci-fi or mecha, however...
Good thing we have like 2-3 decades worth of good anime for that genre...