Post by Master Menos on Sept 23, 2016 19:56:59 GMT
Note: This review is part of the "Before Redemption" reviewing series. This is for Day III-B and contains mild spoilers.
KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World is a comedic fantasy/adventure anime about an otaku shut-in that died of an road accident while trying to save some worthless hag and gets reincarnated by an ill-mannered goddess. When he is asked to take a trait with him to a new world that was offered to him, he shockingly chooses said goddess to help him kill the forces of the demon king that was plaguing the land. Along the way, it reveals that life as an adventurer in a videogame-based world is much more messed up than it sounds...
Storyline The storyline for this show turned out to be mostly decent overall. The world building that happened with some episodes was very nice and a lot of the crap that the gang goes through was very funny, but it also falls flat in between times. There's not much else to it aside of parodying the "thrown into a videogame-based world" sub-genre and it sadly ends up like the majority of them. A few character entries are mulled over (poor, beautiful Wiz) and in the case of the OVA, one wasn't even properly introduced at all until then and was just thrown in. Said OVA happens to be just a bonus episode otherwise and it was also decent.
Characters As a main character, Kazuma is damn good. I ended up falling in love with how much of a jerk he can be and he's also good when he's genuine. Other very notable characters were Megumin for her personality alongside being a chunnibyou that doesn't feel watered down, Darkness for pretty much everything she does and says and Wiz for her both her looks and her personality. Aqua was seriously bad news at first, but improved by only a bit as she gets deliciously picked on and as the story moved forward. Many of the other characters don't turn out to be quite memorable.
Pros and Cons The humor did have more hits than misses as well as a few memorable moments due to some of the ratchetness that some characters get into here, but it can fall flat at times to reveal a con early. The setting for this is one of the better ones out of the "thrown into a videogame-based world" sub-genre, and the quest system that it followed was nice.
For those that were looking for a comedy that doesn't have as heavy of fanservice as others, your luck stat must be pretty low because the fanservice was moderate until much later in the second half, alongside of the shipping fuel that some episodes concoct. While I didn't mind wither of those, there are viewers that will greatly mind it. Speaking of looks, the art style was generic at best and the animation is quite off at times. (Who set the jiggle meter too high?! Oh, wait, it was me.) The music in this show is atrocious and is very off-putting when it came to the mood of the show.
Final Verdict Overall, this picks up a 6/10 from the ground. I dreaded watching this show at first and didn't trust it at all, but it turned out to be a decent ride. Not a staple at all in comparison to other comedies, but if you want one with a main character that just doesn't give a damn, this may be worth a try.
Current Situation: I wanted another excuse to use Enterprise as an avatar again.
Trying to be active here and put some comments to support our reviewers. I have a deja vu on this review.
I say the charm in this show was because folks were trying to get away from Log Horizon, Sword Art Online, Overlord and want something comedic, parody of being stuck in a video game. It may feel contrived.
I thought Menos would enjoy this. The animation - they didn't do make an emphasis on it because it was supposed to be wacky. There were some frame rate issues during fighting animations. Let's see what do I remember.
There were shipping disputes? I don't remember. The show didn't strike me as romantic. Though, it does seem like a harem but more like a parody on a harem because the guy and girls are crazy and drive each other crazy.
Recommend the show to folks who prefer ecchi and comedy of cruel folks.
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.
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