Welcome everyone to the review! I hope this is fun or let me know how to improve it. I wish I had review the Winter 2016 shows a bit earlier since it's best to review a show right after it finishes. Otherwise, I forget things. This review would be short. There will be no spoilers.
KonoSuba is a short anime series with 10 episodes, but I'm glad it has a 2nd season. The series revolves around Kazuma, a hikikomori, who dies in an accident saving a girl which turns out to be a false call since the girl wasn't in mortal danger. Because of this, Kazuma is given a second chance by a goddess, Aqua, who makes crude jokes out of his death. Aqua gives him a choice to reincarnate or go into a new world on a quest to defeat the demon king. Given a wish to bring anything into quest, Kazuma chooses to bring Aqua out of spite. This begins the misadventures of Kazuma in his quest to beat the demon king with his strange rag tag group.
Kazuma Sato - he's a shut in and a bit of a pervert. As leader of his group, he's surprisingly the most rational one and doesn't go after things that are way out of reach.
Aqua - the goddess who Kazuma deems useless baggage. Despite having high stats, she doesn't use in helpful ways.
Megumin - she's the chunibyo Arch wizard who only knows explosive magic. She loves to make things go boom despite her frail body.
Darkness - she's the masochistic, exhibitionist knight who can't hit things with her sword.
With the plot linear, it's a straight forward comedic show as Kazuma build funds and get preparations done with quests in order to tackle the demon king. The fun part comes mostly from Kazuma's interactions with his wacky teammates and the troubles they get into as well as milking tropes from RPG games. While the art style isn't as clean, it helps make the facial expressions zany. For ecchi lovers, this show doesn't hold back.
My personal experiences with KonoSuba was heightened because I was watching Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash in the same season at the same time. Both shows are based on the same things but have a different tone. It was great to have something light hearted when watching a serious and dramatic show as Grimgar.
Comedy is a binary thing, so you either love it or hate it.
If you aren't a fan of ecchi, this show is a roller coaster. Some episodes are tame while others spike in fan service. It doesn't cut back. I heard some folks didn't like the breast physics (gainaxing) because of how the breasts were drawn as sagging instead of being big, round, and full breasts.
Animation: While the art style is used in a comedic sense, during the actual fighting animation scenes, it's not as polished and smooth. It has some serious frame rate issues.
It's short, but it has a 2nd cour.
In conclusion, if you don't mind ecchi and would like a light-hearted comedy show, try out KonoSuba. I hope you enjoyed it.
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
Apr 28, 2021 7:41:52 GMT