Monday, March 4, 2013

"Mondai-Ji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo" Episodes 4-8 Thoughts

So the extremely long titled Mondai-Ji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo (Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They) has proven to be quite entertaining thus far. Set in an unfathomly large world where animals, humans, and demons co-exist, many different groups (or clans) exist in order to survive. The world revolves around “gift games” which like the name implies, are matches that offer a reward to the winner. The main focus of this story is on the Nobodies group which has lost all of their former glory due to losing a very important gift game. Leader Jin and member Black Rabbit were ready to give up until a plan was set in motion in order to gather help from Earth. Thus enter our heroes Asuka, Izayoi, and You (strange name). I made a point in an earlier post comparing this show to Dog Days and while it does share a very similar plot, this show outshines Dog Days by miles. Coming from different timelines, each of these heroes has a power that makes them very formidable opponents for the people of this strange new world.  

So essentially this show comes off as an underdog adventure story and I’m not going to lie, it does (is doing) a pretty good job doing so. Almost all of our (the viewer’s) attention is placed on this group’s struggle to regain their footing in the world. Throughout the first couple episodes we are introduced to each of our three hero’s powers. Asuka has the power to quite literally demand and force another person or creature to do her bidding (with limitations), You has an amulet given to her by her grandfather that gives her the ability to take powers from different animals, and Izayoi is just a freaking Goku who can shoot out fireballs of death and has the strength to pretty much take anyone out. The fight scenes we see everyone in (especially the ones involving You and Izayoi) are very well done and are pretty much eye candy. Not only are the fight scenes well done but also the everyday, walking around stuff. Each scene has a pretty impressive amount of quality and everything molds together quite well. Studio Diomedea has had a past of outputting some impressive looking stuff (Champione and Squid Girl) and I would have to say that this one beats anything they have made thus far. The sound is pretty good but not over the top amazing. The voice actors seem to have a handle on their characters as they seem to convey their character’s emotions pretty well. The soundtrack is pretty good but nothing in the show has really stuck me as amazing however the song in the ending credits is quite catchy.

So what is the future of the show? Well as of episode eight the nobodies have won a couple key gift games but a new antagonist has shown up and is really messing things up. The relationship between all three heroes, Black Rabbit, Jin, and their floor master Shiroyasha is very convincing. The relationship between Izayoi and Shiroyasha is especially entertaining to watch unfold as their personalities match up to a “T”. I am very much looking forward to this show’s weekly release as it has crept up to my top three list for this anime season.
Best duo ever
I would do the same thing

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