English: Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2013 to Mar 16, 2013
Producers: Diomedea, Kadokawa Shoten, Nippon Columbia, Sentai FilmworksL, flying DOG, Project No Name
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.931 (scored by 67178 users)
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2 based on the top anime page.
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Jan 8, 2015
This was a series that I was really interested in watching, but never really got around to it until the summer of 2014. The title by itself was interesting enough, but after I had read the plot summary and saw that it had received good reviews, I decided to watch this series. I enjoyed watching it so much that I decided to re-watch it last week, and while I didn’t get the same amount of enjoyment from the first time I watched it, Problem Children was still a really fun series to watch.
Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They (Problem Children)’s story revolves around three humans with extraordinary abilities. These abilities make everyday life extremely boring or unfulfilling for these individuals. That was until, one day, they each received a mysterious letter that said that if they gave up all of their friends, family, and worldly possessions, that they would have an opportunity to test the limits of their powers. They are then transported to the world of Little Garden, a world inhabited by several different types of creatures, and run by a series of supernatural events called “Gift Games”. The three humans run into Black Rabbit, the being who summoned them to this newfound world. They quickly discover that Little Garden isn’t just fun and games. Little Garden is the home of several different communities, each having it’s own name, flag, and status in the world. Black Rabbit is a part of the community known as the “No Names” because all of their status was stolen from them during a Gift Game against a demon lord. She brought these three problem children to Little Garden hoping that they would join the “No Names” in their quest to recapture their lost status.
While I enjoyed Problem Children’s story, it definitely had its flaws. The first issue I have the story is how many things weren’t fully explained or explored. The biggest question I have about the story is about the world of Little Garden itself. You’re not really given much information about Little Garden other than the fact that it exists, and while they do mention something about a “Parallel World Intersection Theory” it is never explained. Little Garden also seems to have elements from several different works of literature and religions. It showcases characters and tales from Shinto to the Brothers Grimm, and they never explain how any of this works. Also, Little Garden is massive, it was estimated to be about the size of the sun, and so much of the world isn’t shown or explained to us. They mention that there are several communities and races within the Little Garden, but we don’t get to see a whole lot of them. Which is definitely a shame, because the world itself is extremely interesting and I would’ve loved to learn more about it. The final issue I have with the series involves one the series’ main plot points. That being how exactly did the demon lords forced the now “No Names”, and others like them, into a gift game where all of their status was on the line. It’s another thing that was never explained in the series.
The story also doesn’t come to a very satisfying conclusion. While the last episode does wrap up the events of the conflict that was taking place, the journey of the “No Names” was far from over. The characters had even set goals that they wanted to accomplish earlier in the series, and we never got to see those fulfilled. Overall, even though it was a good ending to the arc they were in, it wasn’t a good ending for the series, so lets hope they decided to make a second season.
As for the OVA, extra fanservice aside, it just felt like more of the same, which was a good thing. But, it just served as another reminder that the story isn’t over. It’s never specifies whether the events in the OVA take place during or after the events of the first season, but either way it only makes you want more.
There really isn’t a whole lot to say about the animation other than that it’s good. Everything in the series is animated really well. The character models, background scenery, and fights scenes are all done really well. While there is nothing spectacular here, it is definitely good, quality animation.
Problem Children has a vast and varied soundtrack with songs that can compliment any scene in the series. If the scene is tense and a little creepy, a tense and eerie song will compliment it. If the scene is lighthearted and upbeat, the soundtrack provides us with a lighthearted and upbeat song to compliment this as well. The soundtrack features songs that have a good amount repeatability, and is complimented by a solid opening and incredibly catchy ending.
This series stars four main characters, the three “Problem Children” You Kasukabe, Asuka Kudou, and Izayoi Sakamaki, and the person who summoned them to Little Garden, Black Rabbit. As mentioned earlier, all the three of the problem children have special abilities that made their lives boring or unfulfilling, which is why they were invited to Little Garden. During the course of the series, you’ll start to understand why each of the characters decided to come to Little Garden, and see them start of growing as characters. Initially, the characters might just seem like incredibly basic and one dimensional characters, but as the series progresses you’ll start seeing that there is more too them. That being said there really isn’t a massive amount of character development, especially for Black Rabbit and Izayoi. Those two characters are also the ones who we get the least amount of background information about.
All of the characters are likeable and enjoyable to watch. The characters deferent personalities worked well together and made their interaction entertaining to watch. For example, Black Rabbit is easily flustered, and even though the You, Asuka, and Izayoi are taking on the huge responsibility of rebuilding an entire community, they are still problem children. The are constantly doing things that Black Rabbit doesn’t approve of, and that creates some very funny moments during the series.
There are a decent amount of side characters in the series. For the most part, they are all given a decent amount of screen time, and at least a little background information.
I really enjoyed watching Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?. The story was interesting, the animation and sound were really well done, and the characters were very likeable and enjoyable to watch. I’m really hoping for a second season so that I can see how the story ends.
Verdict and Breakdown:
Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They? is a very good series that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. read more
Mar 15, 2013
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? (also just known as Mondaji for short) is an anime series adapted from the light novel of the same name. The series takes place in a fantasy world featuring four prominent characters. I have not read the LN version of this anime so I came into this with a fresh start. But from what I got was more than just a fresh start but rather a pleasurable experience.
To reiterate things, the majority of the series takes place in a fantasy world. More specifically though, it focuses on the “No Name” community, a place where there is trouble loose. It's up to our protagonists to help save their world after being invited by a flamboyant rabbit. Sounds strange right? This is obviously supported by the fact that the protagonists themselves are troublemakers. Take for example, Sakamaki Izayoi. He is portrayed as the badass and arrogant young boy. He does what he wants, when he wants, and how he wants. In general, he is a 'problem child'. His love for violence can be seen earlier on even from the pilot episode when he gets involved with some other kids. Yet behind that outer ulterior, we can see that Izayoi is a boy of intellect through his strategic thinking and ways of dealing with problems himself. At even one point, one of the main characters admits that “you really are smart” directly. Despite his arrogance though, Izayoi does seem to care about his comrades and dangerous events as he puts himself at risk. The way he expresses it though...not so much being the 'nice guy'.
That of course only makes up one third of the trouble making trio.
Among the group are also two young girls named Kudo Asuka and Kasukabe Yo. They seem to exist in opposite of personalities as Asuka seems to be play the role of a girl who has a more open personality while Kasukabe Yo maintains a more quiet posture. This is even evident through Asuka's ability where she is able to command others through speech. And of course, they join in the fun after the faithful day when they are asked to help with problems in the 'No Name' community. In fact, all three of these characters seems to be bored of their normal day lives and seek a bit of joy. There's no better place to do that in the 'No Name' community.
Speaking of which now, I almost forgot to introduce that certain bunny-eared girl. With fluffy ears, a shy personality, but a heart of determination, she invites the trouble makers to stop the trouble. So without further ado....let's introduce that Bunny Girl...Kurosagi! Literally translated as “Black Rabbit”, she is the girl who sets the plot and gives the problem children a little joy to their boring lives. Although portrayed as being 200+ years old (is this even true??), she has the personality of a normal girl and that is being easily embarrassed at certain situations and sometimes insecure about the events going around her. However, there is one thing that is for sure. She wants to overthrow the Demon Lords from her world who have been causing nothing more than trouble.
The series adapts many supernatural and fantasy themes through its setting. In fact, the world that the problem children ventures into is nothing like the world they once knew. There are mystical creatures like dragons, jack-o-lanterns, vampires, and everything we don't see in our modern day world. Despite the dangers some of the creatures pose, the problem children deals with them like another day in the park. In fact, I can safely say that their abilities are far too overpowered with some of them literally getting back up after being battered, shattered, and broken. Izayoi's “Code: Unknown” along with his psychic powers makes him one of the strongest characters in the series. Because of his confidence and strength being nearly unrivaled, no wonder he is often so bored with his life. Asuka's power to control others through words is also seen as a very dangerous and useful ability that extents to animals, humans, and even other gifts. Last, we have the shy girl Kasukabe who rules over the animal kingdom with her skill to communicate and gain their abilities. If you put the three together, it seems to almost like a dream team. However, this is not always the case as the group seems to have problems and ideologies between themselves.
On the other hand, there are many adversaries in the series ranging from vampire lords to aristocratic individuals who claims themselves as Gods. They set the premise of this series as being the ones causing the trouble and it's up to the problem children to stop them. Yet, there are many instances in which the show takes the wrong turn and make their encounter seem too eccentric. However at other cases, I find the politics and rivalries to be entertaining; more often times with Izayoi because of his personality and speeches.
While the series seems original, it does have a few issues. Personally, I found some of the jokes to be a bit too repetitive. This is especially true to our beloved little bunny-eared girl where she becomes the center of attention to lewd jokes. Although amusing to watch at occasions, it becomes old and repetitive. Additionally, the theme of traveling to another world to fight in competitions is not new. Series like Dog Days and Ixion Saga DT have taken such themes before and also performed similar stances. It's been done. The series' pilot episode also seems to be quite rushed with a lot of information thrown in at once rather than expanding them further. I guess this can be related to the issue with the length of the series. It's only 10 episodes so pushing it throughout each episode might of just been too much. Regardless these flaws though, it still makes its exciting point across.
In terms of visuals, the series sets itself with the fantasy themes. The Little Garden, the way Kurosaki is dressed, and the mystical creatures are all proof of this. Additionally, the various games themselves revolves around events that are magical. However, I do admit that the characters' designs are a bit too generic. For example, Kurosaki fits into the role of the typical bunny girl with her outfit. The rest of the world where most of the events take place have that fantasy feeling.
Regarding the soundtrack, the series makes excellent use of its scores. The soundtrack works well in general and often or not, it's fun to hear it balance out between exciting moments (the game competitions) and some of the more lighthearted times. The OP song, "Black † White" by Iori Nomizu, is very catchy with the way it presents itself with words like “bam!”, “1, 2, 3”, “black, white”, and other fun words being used. The ED song “To Be Continued?" by Kaori Sadohara gives the main characters a super flat deformed version of themselves and presents into in a fun way. (I'm looking at you Izayoi). It's pure fun to watch it to be honest. Do not skip that ED song.
Overall, this series is the golden egg for me in 2013 so far. Well, at least it's amusing and strange enough with its small cast of badass characters. Oh sure there is some fan service and dirty jokes here and there, but it overall maintains its themes well with the initial premise. In fact, most of the episodes sets with its intense atmosphere related to the games with the main characters each getting his or her own spotlights. And oh, how can we forget that badass Izayoi? The guy has both brains and the brawn that exists entirely opposite of the typical, wimpy, and indecisive male of a harem. So yes, this series was a surprise watch for me. It's only 10 episodes so why not give it a try? read more
Feb 11, 2014
Ever dreamed of being the most powerful human on earth? The ability of giving absolute orders to others, or maybe be able to interact with animals? I'm sure you all have. But, despite having these great powers, three teenagers (or we could say problem children) from different worlds and timelines felt bored. That is until someday they got a once in a lifetime chance to abandon their worlds and live in a dangerous, strange, yet fun and interesting world called "little garden" instead.
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? follows the story of three problem children with psychic powers -and a rabbit- in a strange world called Little Garden, a world in which you must win the so called 'gift games' to achieve higher reputation or authority of your 'community'.
The story itself is served in a rather fast paced way, so fast that even yourself might not catch up. Even so, it was never boring. There's always something new and unexpected every episode. Several myth such as gods from greek mythology, mystical creatures, magical spirits are presented in the story, eventhough they were modified a bit. Well, maybe a little more than a bit. The Jokes aren't something that could be forgotten. Personally, it got me laughing everytime and i just can't see it coming.
Character progression is something that is quite lacking in this anime. They're too overpowered from the start of the first episode to have a decent progression. But who cares when you could enjoy watching teens fighting gods and demons -and winning- with a little to no effort at all. You might see a bit of some developing interaction between the characters, but don't expect too much from it tough.
Graphics are quite stunning. Characters and backgrounds are drawn nicely. The colors are put beautifully. Animation seems wonderful too. Simply put, artwork and animation exceeded so well. It went all up my to my expectations, no, even higher. Such beautiful art is what present animes needs to have.
Given all that, sounds are nothing exceptional. The soundtrack of this anime (the OP and ED) are originally made for the anime, and we could say that they did quite a pretty good job. I'm not going to go too deep on the sounds, but i could say it really makes the mood. I kept singing it for while after watching it (which i rarely do). But i think what matters the most is music tastes. I don't know what you guys think so the judgement is all yours.
10 episodes may not seem as much, but those 10 episodes that i watched really got me on a string. I enjoyed all those 24x10 minutes very much. I didn't regret those times i spent on watching at all. I even rewatched it. Why? Because, umm ,you know, ITS SO AWESOME. I hereby highly recommend this anime for everyone looking for a good time to waste on their screens. Trust me. Have faith in my words.
Story = 8
Art = 9
Sound = 8
Character = 8
Enjoyment = 9
Overall = 9
Ending was left open, so lets all hope season 2 will come out soon.
May 1, 2013
For the first time when I saw the poster of this anime, I thought that this was gonna be just another stupid stupid harem show, so I pass it immediately. How wrong was I back then. Today, after watching 10 whole episode consecutively, I must say, this is one of the most entertaining animes I have watched recently.
Recent animes have always been giving us high quality artwork and animation. Mondaiji Tachi is no exception, the art was very good, but not really exceptional. We can see this type of art in a lot of other animes. Characters design was good, but too generic, as some characters look just like some other animes' characters that I have seen before. Action scenes is realy well executed, smooth and solid.
I must say I'm really impressed with this show's music. I am someone who almost always skip OP and ED song, but this show's OP and ED keep making me want to listen to it. The OP song is quite catching, while the ED is just freaking adorable ( the song sounds so cute with our 4 main characters in chibi mode dancing :">). Voice acting was excellent, as it clearly shows us the personality of the characters, especially our main protagonist-Izayoi.
The plot and setting of this anime is nothing new: our heroes get invited into a wonderland and join a good but pathetic group and fight other stronger groups to go up in the world. A typical plot we have already seen a lot, it's cliché and kinda predictable. But sometimes, if use right, cliché can be rather entertaining.This anime show us an amazing world; it give us a fast-paced story with awesome action, that's all it need to appeal to the viewer.
The characters are interesting, especially the 3 protagonists. Tired of main character that took forever to become strong? Well, Mondaiji tachi give us 3 overpowered, badass protagonist. Of course, overpowered characters are usually a bad thing for the story (due to lack of characters development as well as predictable outcome of the story). However, for an anime that only has 10 episodes, it is definitely a good thing. The viewer can quickly get attach to the characters, and their overpower-ness does make the show a lot easier and entertaining to watch. The show also has a wide range of side characters, and they are all pretty much likable.
For 10 episode, we cannot expect much of characters development. However, our characters have clearly show us their strong and unique personality as well as their back stories throughout the whole show.
This show does look like a harem anime, but it is not. If you expect some kind of romance, I'm sorry to disappoint you.
Overall, Mondaiji tachi is not what I would call a masterpiece, but it really is indeed an entertaining show. If you have time, why not give it a try, it only has 10 episodes. I'm sure that it won't disappoint you.
I really hope that this show would have a 2nd season. read more
Mar 17, 2013
My initial thoughts to this anime was that it was interesting, engaging and entertaining. The initial premise of the series seemed interesting enough for me to continue watching it. The animation itself is really well done for the most part, so I thought, hey, give it a go.
And I'd say the first episode is engaging and humorous enough to make you watch a second. But after, that's where it dropped.
Let me explain:
The first thing is the complete lack of explanation of the world in which the three gifted human protagonists find themselves in. Although the three characters are likeable enough, I found myself very confused as to what the actual plot was about. The bare bones I understood, but basically this was like a mmorpg set in Wonderland with a ditzy ecchi bunny as a tour guide.
Essentially there are communities that have to fight, or play "gift games" (yeah, what the hell does that mean?) in order to win gifts for the community, so the community can prosper and move up in the "world".
Each "gift game" has certain rules - that usually don't make any sense to the watcher - that the "players" have to abide by. But essentially the "rules" mean squat, the protagonists just have to beat up their opponents. At first I thought the "gift games" would be interesting where the "players" would have to use their wit or skill to traverse and win, but the "rules" or mostly nonsensical, nonexistent, or completely superfluous to the outcome anyway, making the crux of all conflict in the world difficult to swallow.
The protagonists themselves have superhuman powers which the show doesn't explain at any point.
And then there is the ecchi. Okay, so maybe people like fanservice. Hell, why would the animators do it otherwise? But there is a level of, yeah okay I'm willing to overlook that, and then there is a point where I say it becomes distracting and pointless. The constant sexual innuendo of the bunny is tiresome, and I found I couldn't think of a way to sit through the rest of the series.
And after 9 episodes I found the plot, or lack thereof, not deep enough, believable enough, or sustaining enough for me to want to continue.
If you like a very light-hearted and simple anime with a decent amount of mostly harmless but constant fanservice, I'd go for this one. If you don't mind being confused about the story, or befuddled as to why the story is so lacking, then give it a try.
The art is decent.
Overall: 4 read more
Dec 9, 2014
On the top of the problem, Problem Children’s story is lacking in depth, subtlety and nuance. Most of the arc falls into a pretty rote tournament format which made it a bit too scattered and the entire world in which these characters reside is never really explored or explained with much depth. The Demon Lords seem to be a hodgepodge of mythological beings and fairytale characters, but their connection to this world is never drawn. Instead, Problem Children seem content to just journey from one crucial battle to the next, inserting some comic relief in between, and dazzling us with its colorful animation. This formula works in brief spurts, but one can very quickly lose interest if binge watching.
Ironically, the most enjoyable aspect of Problem Children, the main characters themselves is also one of the show’s worst issues. Izayoi is instantly the most memorable character, even before he gets to Little Garden, and the two girls tend to come off as relatively bland by comparison. And the fact that the anime tried to give one of the girls a sad backstory during an admittedly awesome eagle flying scene was just painful. You can’t make these characters relatable and sympathetic if their core is this rotten you know. It just makes them even worse because now we can’t attempt to pass them off as simple fun vehicles. The only one who comes out of this anime with some dignity is the bunny girl. And she’s just a generic moeblob that very occasionally the anime passes off for fan service. That in turn tends to make arcs involving the girls less compelling than they really should be, and in fact it's Izayoi's exploits that provide most of the series' best moments. The other major detriment here is the main characters are very overpowered, so there’s no tension whenever they’re in trouble because you know they’re just going to get out of it. That might work if they had charisma, but aside from their overpowered nature, they’re basically generic high school stereotypes.
One the positive side, the artwork is without a doubt stunning. The colors catch the eye immediately, the character designs are all rather unique, and the action sequences are really well laid out and illustrated. But there is nothing truly memorable in the score for the viewer to take notice in sound section. The soundtrack consists mostly of forgettable classical pieces, and as for the opening and ending themes; there is nothing in those areas except generic J-pop. Most of the excellence in sound lies in the sound effects of battle and in the voice acting.
So yeah, there is nothing special and memorable in Problem Children that I can take. It just another stereotypes anime that relies on good artwork and fan-boy pandering characters. I guess the occasional crazy scene and game mechanics are interesting, but the vehicles that we see all this through just very plain. Some of you maybe like it and probably because Izayoi’s badass personality. The fact that it’s only ten episodes is not daunting you right? So if you have some time felt free to try this anime, although personally I’m not recommending it.
Sep 1, 2014
Episode 1 was probably the most interesting episode out of all of them. It definitely succeeded in making me interested and catching me on and making me continue. The downfall of this anime though was that it was completely rushed, maybe because it was only 10 episodes? The whole anime felt like half of a regular anime if you know what I mean "time-wise". Because it was so short, I didn't really get attached to any of the characters or even caring about them because even at the end, so little is known about them. The one who's most backstory was revealed was the "little oujo-sama", and the other two I have like absolutely no idea about. Was pretty disappointing and I'm hoping they don't mess up if this anime gets another season.
As stated above, the only past you get a reasonable glimpse from is Asuka's (the rich-girl-character) and barely anything is revealed at all about the other two main characters. There was a point in the anime in the hot springs where the black rabbit asked of their pasts but one of the characters quickly changed the subject. Another thing that was disappointing to see through my point of view was that there was absolutely zero "clutch-moments". You know, when a main character could potentially die, get wounded, or injured, etc... Those moments that bring you closer to the character and make you "care" about them a bit more. Yeah, there was none of that. The whole anime was basically watching these incredibly overpowered as **** characters wreak havoc on everything. Okay maybe there were some injuries, but there wasn't a doubt in my mind the whole entire time that it could ever end badly for these guys. Especially for the male lead. The whole anime went by with him starting as OP and ending as OP - and he's not even at his limit yet. The other "unknown" girl (I'll call her animal-girl), also had like the least screen time of any main character I've ever seen. She got one episode to herself, and then that was it basically. It's even obvious from what I'm typing at the moment.. I just finished watching this anime in one go and the only name I remember is the rabbit's, because her name was Black Rabbit (Kuro-Usagi)!
The opening and ending were okay, and extra points for chibi-ending. During the anime I recall many times were there was no music at all when there should have been. I always say this, music is what seperates the good anime from the great anime.
At least there's nothing wrong with the art~
Probably one of the key factors that stopped me from dropping this other than the fact that it was only 10 episodes. Art + Animation 10/10 though~
Overall Enjoyment: 4/10
I didn't enjoy this anime. It was boring, nothing really happens in it, and in the end I wasn't engaged in it at all. It had ridiculously Over-Powered characters, nothing is known about them, anime ends in cliffhanger --> season 2. The only thing it had going for it was the nice art and animation. I just wanted it off my plan to watch list because it was only 10 eps. Maybe it's because I marathoned it and didn't watch it weekly? One thing that I can say for certain though, is that this anime definitely doesn't deserve many of the scores and reviews that I saw for it.
Wouldn't recommend this to anyone, could barely call this an anime. It's too incomplete.
FINAL RATE: 30/50
A grim and sad truth.
I was expecting that this anime would have been better as I heard and read many good things about it, but I came out disappointed in the anime and even more disappointed in the people who told + wrote such things. If this were to get a second season I sincerely hope that they don't mess up as bad as they did with this.
It definitely had potential.
- Sword Art Online -
- Haguure Yuusha no Estetica -
If you like incredibly Over-Powered main characters then you'll like these as well~
Although, Sword Art Online had an amazing OST so you'll at least feel more engaged in it. read more
Nov 24, 2014
It was one of those anime without a very deep plot but that didn't make it less enjoyable. It's very easy to follow and that makes it fun to watch.
The characters were good. I liked that the main character wasn't your typical whiny weak guy, but an absolute badass! I mean he was just awesome! I wish the story focused on some of the other characters as well, apart from the main ones though.
Overall I give this anime a 8. An easy to follow story, with nice art and good characters. Definitely recommend to... everyone. I think everyone would love it, really. read more
Jun 22, 2014
The overall story is our protagonist Sakamaki Izayoi and two heroines Kasukabe Yuu and Kudou Asuka is transported to a world where basically everything is decided by games. Izayoi and the two heroines meets Kurousagi (Black Rabbit).
*minor spoiler alert*
Kurousagi tells them she summoned them, and why she summoned them, to the world of games called Little Garden, and explains to them the rules of this world and she also tells them they each have a unique "Gift". These "Gifts" are just superhuman powers and they can also be rare/powerful items. They agree to her reasons of why she summoned them here and join her in the world of games, and so the adventure beings. The series is broken into several arcs each one with a villain and a reason why they fight the villain, e.t.c, e.t.c. Not going to go into any more detail about that, it will take way too long. In the story there are some plot holes that are not mentioned, like "What happens in the world where Izayoi came from because he was teleported out of it." But there are no serious plot holes that stops you from enjoying the show. And for those that have not watched the series and is questioning the plot hole I just mentioned, you will understand why it is not a big issue if you watch the series. The arcs are very well done, each arc ending is tied with a pretty bow no loose ends come to mind while I am writing this review. If I did miss anything, I can't really do anything, so sorry. The one problem that comes to mind with the story is that it is way too short. For a 10-episode they packed a lot into it and leaves the ending for more. So I vote for a second season, even though it probably will not be happening anytime soon.
When I judge art for animes, I divide it into two sections. The Art and The Animation. In "The Art" section I will review how well the characters are drawn, how well I think they are colored and how well drawn the background and scenery and stuff like that is drawn/looks. In "The Animation" section I will review how well the anime was animated, the CG and stuff, and the choreography for action scenes (if there are any). I am not going to assign values to each section but from the general art score you can probably guess what it will be. Moving on!
The Art: The characters are really well drawn. They look the same through scene shifts and close-ups, their eyes don't look out of proportion in any scene, they don't have disappearing noses *cough*cough* mahou sensou *cough*cough*. The scenery is incredible. It looks very realistic as in the drawing looks like the real thing but you can tell it's a drawing. I will be honest, I am not good at reviewing any sort of art. So yeah, I'm sorry, but I will try my best. The scenery stuff doesn't look like the art staff photoshopped a tree and animated in a thousand times to make a forest, the scenery does look hand drawn or at least drawn on those drawing programs you use tablets for. Whatever. I hope you get the point. Again, I am a terrible art reviewer and this review is also probably not that great, but whatever. Moving on!
The Animation: The animation for this series is great. The bright colors are animated well so they stand out more on screen. The animation for the scenery is incredible. If you want a good explanation of the animation, just go watch the series. I hope you'll know what I mean if you do. Next. The choreography for the action series is done fabulously. Nothing seems off or anything. The Cg was great except for the explosions. All the CG's looked great and above average to me, but the explosions seemed like the ones you see in DBZ. Not the best compared to the other CG's. If you want a better explanation, just go watch the series yourself.
The music in this, I found, was average. People may agree with me some may not. The OP was good. It is my favorite song in this series because it is catchy, upbeat and has a somewhat nostalgic tune at one point. The ED is not my favorite. No offense to anybody but I did not like the singer's voice in the ED. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying it is bad I am just saying I did not like it. The tune in the ED was forgettable to me, and didn't appeal to my taste in music. Again, not trying to say it was bad. The only good part of the ED I found about it was the animation that went along with it. Some may agree some may disagree, but it always brought a smile to my face to see Kurousagi get pumped to get everybody dancing again. If you have no idea what I am talking about, watch the ED. The battle music and all other background music was good. I can't say much about these because they either went so well with the scenery I did not notice or they did not really stand out or anything that made the music memorable. Either way I can't rate this part very high because I can't really remember the background music.
The characters, I believe, are the strongest and most weakest point of the series. Izayoi, Asuka and Yuu all break the main lead stereotypes. I will go into more detail individually later. And we have Kurousagi, the one main lead that doesn't break the stereotypes. Moving on to details.
Izayoi is not the common protagonist. Which makes him super awesome! He is not a whiny highschool boy that believes that friendship will triumph and all that sh*t. Izayoi is a badass with power to match. *Spoiler Alert* Izayoi is so powerful he can throw rocks so hard that on contact with another object, an explosion (if contact with water) or crater (if contact with another solid object) will appear. Don't get him wrong, he is not a complete jerk. He believes in teamwork and that, but only when it is required. He knows that strength of the individuals he is surrounded by and knows that they can handle themselves fine, if the individuals keep their calm. Izayoi has is usually always calm and looks for a way to relieve his boredom when not planning something. Izayoi also has an intelligence that can make even the smartest Asian jealous. Able to solve complex problems and puzzles himself when his teammates can't. The problem though is that he gets little to no backstory. His solutions to problems are usually very rash and there is no thinking process shown when he is solves complex puzzles. What they do show when he solves complex puzzles is him appearing out of nowhere saying he solved the puzzle and gives a very very brief explanation of what he did, which complicated things even more for me because I had to stop and try to think about it, but to no avail. Regardless of those problems, Izayoi is a great character.
Asuka is a female lead that is not absolutely useless! Thank god for that! Right now, I can focus on what she isn't but I think it will be quicker to tell you what she is. Asuka is a girl heir to rich family and business. *Spoiler Alert* her "Gift" is that she can bend people's actions to what she says. She is seen in the series as a strong female lead that can fend for herself and gladly help and defend her friends when needed. She is confident in her power and is not afraid to use it. Her intelligence is not as great as Izayoi's but she is still incredibly smart. She helps pitch in ideas when needed, picks fights only when she knows she can win, she is funny and you also get to see a little more of a childish side to her in the later parts of the series. After seeing terrible heroines in SAO, School Days, STB, Tokyo Ravens, e.t.c. She is a breath of fresh air that I really needed.
Yuu is a mysterious girl. She is relatively silent throughout the series. And isn't seen doing much. But what we do see is incredible. She has quite the way with animals, she can eat a ton and much more hidden talents. We do get some nice backstory on her and how she got her "Gift" but other than that there is nothing else. She is not useless, in fact she would rather take on some tasks by herself so that others won't get hurt. I can't say much else since there isn't much else to say. But she is a great character even if she doesn't do as much as the others.
Lastly we have my favorite Kurousagi.
Kurousagi is somewhat overprotective and very overreactive. She is voiced by one of my favorite voice actors: Iori Nomizu. (Don't judge we all have different opinions). Kurousagi is a moon rabbit of the Little Garden and also has the rank of an aristocrat within the Little Garden. She is a motherly figure to the other three main characters and to all her friends. She cares more about her friends than herself, *spoiler* even selling herself as a sex slave to regain one of her friends. But that just adds to her charm. Kurousagi is not the brightest thinker within the group, but makes up for it in flashy fanservice and attacks. I may be decribing her as useless but when she gets angry in the series, you don't want to mess with her, in fact she is probably the only one in the group that can fight Izayoi head on and have a chance of winning. We see what Kurousagi has been through before the other three main characters stepped into the Little Garden and what her dream is. Overall she is a loveable character because she gets flustered easlily when Izayoi or another character, Shiroyasha, teases her, she serves as great comic relief and I think she is the character with the most backstory within the series.
Overall, the characters are great, they are smart, strong and funny. But the series being only 10-episodes really cuts down on any character development and backstory. Which I think can be overlooked because A. You can only fit so much into 10-episodes and B. What we do see from the characters are great. We can see them using all their talents to help each other and they do not change who they are within the span of the series.
I personally really enjoyed this series. It got me back in the mood for watching anime after a month or so because it had an interesting premise and characters. Plus the look of the anime is amazing. The jokes are a little cliche but what is an anime without its cliches?
For some final words outside of the review. Congrats on reading this far, I am sorry if I was beating around the bush at times, and if I did take up too much of your time. I honestly believed that my review was not going to be so long. So again, sorry for taking your time. This is my first review so that's why it is not that great. If you have some comments or hate, comment on my profile, feedback is appreciated. It makes me feel good that people have taken their time to read my opinions, and will help me improve my reviews if I do any more. Back to the review. This is definitely an enjoyable watch. I highly recommend it to any body that needs a lighthearted watch or needs something to get them back into anime. The characters are enjoyable, the art and animation are above average and the story leaves little room to question. The bad part is that this is only 10-episodes so there is not much character development or any room for backstory. The music is not so great either. And there are some plot holes that do pop up, but does not distract you from the overall stuff that goes on.
Jun 9, 2014
If you were as bored as the cool guy, would you want to go to an alternative world to get rid of your boredom? I am sure that you would want to. If you are not sure about that, Mondaiji-Tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? is there to reveal the answer. To have many adventures in a fantasy world called "The Little Garden" and eventually having fun. However, this so-called "game" later becomes something that could cost the lives of those three bored-with-regular-life psychic "problematic" adolescents. Will they manage to overthrow the Devil King? Will they manage to beat the Piper of Hamelin? No one knows, you will learn by watching this anime series. ~End of Introduction~
Anyway, let's jump off to the actual review. As you have already understood, this anime series is about three bored teens, Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou and You Kasukabe, who have psychic powers. Those three's wish is to have a more interesting and fun life. Suddenly, they are summoned by Kurousagi (The Black Rabbit) to an alternative world called "The Little Garden". Yet do they not know at first that they are summoned there to help Kurousagi and a community called "The No-Names" to overthrow the Devil King and live a happier life with each other.
In my opinion, the storyline may be a bit rushed, and the anime may be a bit rushed as well, but it is very interesting. I do not actually think that anyone would find the story boring or prototypical. So, yeah, I liked the story section very much.
Now, about the art-sound part. Dude, this opening is epic. Seriously, it is the most epic thing I have ever heard. The background music is great as well, the scenes are combined perfectly with it. The art is beautiful as well. Well, you know, it is a new-style anime set in an imaginary alternative world, so of course it would have beautiful artline. Even the last detail is covered greatly. The characters' art development is great as well. This section is Perfecto!
The characters part. It is a strong point of this anime series as well. Having cool guys, talking cats, devil kings and all those kinda weird creatures packed all in an anime series is always great. The character development may be lacking some points, but it is always fun watching fights between good and bad guys in a fantasy world. The characters that I loved in this anime series were both Izayoi and Kurousagi, because the first is cool, powerful and kind to all of the No-Name members and the latter is cute, attractive and funny, when she gets angry.
How can't you enjoy an anime with such fantasy? I mean, of course some guys may not have liked the other sections of this anime series, but personally I could not bring myself to not like the action-packed scenes. The plot was overally interesting, the characters were overally attractive and cool, so I really enjoyed this anime.
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Now, I will jot down the section scores of Mondaiji-Tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?.
Story: 8 (Rushed, but still very interesting)
Art: 10 (Cannot describe this with words)
Sound: 10 (Opening was great, background music was great)
Characters: 8 (Attractive characters, not that much developed, but it is still okay)
Enjoyment: 10 (I could not bring myself to not enjoy this)
Overall: 9 (Great!)
All I can say to conclude is that Mondaiji-Tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? sure was worth the watch and definitely was not a waste of 250 minutes of my life. So, yeah, make sure that you watch this, because it is worth it.
~End of the review~ read more
Mar 15, 2013
The artwork and animation are of course very good. In the last few years animation has really shined with embracing high definition, and there is a certain quality that we are getting used to (and in some cases expecting). This series holds that quality and doesn't waver. It has catchy intro music, and the songs throughout each episode fit very nicely into the story. Best of all, the voice acting works really well. This series delivers in the most basic and necessary of areas which gives it a couple of shiny gold stars.
The characters are kind of up and down. I think it was the amount of young children characters that filled the story. It was a bit much at times, but the main and most important of characters were so well done that I could ignore that fact. Everyone had bright and lively personalities, and they were developed very well considering the lack of background stories. In fact, we do get a little of a couple characters backgrounds, but mostly we are left with questions. It's not a major flaw in the design, but it is what brought the series down to an 8 instead of a 9 for me. I wanted to know much much more about the main characters because that was the biggest mystery in this story.
Mentioning story, I do have the say that the simple yet entertaining plot was fun to watch. I compared this show to Alice and Wonderland and Fairy Tail for a very big reason. You get your zany magical fighting and action, and then you have your bizarre spiritual world storyline/themes/concept. This is not a ripoff of either, it's actually very different in a lot ways, but it just reminded me so much of those two. The entire point of this story is that these three human kids from different dimensions have to help save this community of "no-names" by competing for them in magical games in this sort of fairy tale/spiritual dimension/world. If you love fantasy, that's what you get.
Where this series goes wrong is in how short it is. I wish it was done in a few more episodes. I wish we had more background of the characters. I wish I would stop saying "I wish". Seriously though, it has some flaws, but I really enjoyed it. It has high repeat value, and it has a lot of good things going for it. It is based on a light novel series that I have not read, but I hope there is more to come in a second series/season. If not, then I can whimper and say "fine" and maybe deal with the cliffhanger/open ending that we are left with.
All that aside, this is a must see for fantasy geeks like myself. It's fun and at times a little exciting. It has good humor and much more. Check this short series out. read more
Mar 15, 2013
For me this was one of those anime that gets you so engaged that at the end of each episode you are like "god dammit not another week!"
Well it was like that for me.
First let's talk about the story, not going into this too deeply the story is about three kids from different backgrounds who have a gift and are sort of bored with their lifestyle until a letter appears transporting them to this brand new world.
The series revolves around gift games. These are pre-arranged battles with specific rules. In such games I suppose one could say a wager is placed. I want to explain this more but I really don't want to spoil anything! So just watch ha.
The artwork is beautiful. I can't say much more about this. So much "aww factor" The ending is cute!
Sound, well the voices are beautiful fitting the characteristics of everyone perfectly! and the music is fitting. I love the OP theme so much and the ED theme is cute but not enough to avoid being skipped now and then haha.
Character, Well perfect!
The male protagonist is so cool. (like he should be) the female leads are cute. What I liked about this anime is that even though vulnerability was around it wasn't to the point where you had wasted episodes of the characters reflecting on how much they suck and just being a downer. Which in all fairness I understand why it is used in most anime as it gives us something to relate to! but we don't need that in this one!
It's all about being awesome. Because you know. It is. which brings me to enjoyment I loved this anime. What more can i say? The fight scenes are amazing! So much diversity and not every battle is the same. Each fight had a different purpose and type of opponent and the tactics changed making things so much more interesting!
And fan service? Well the problem with a lot of anime is that they rely on just fanservice for their laughs. Which being a guy I get it. (yeah you know what i mean -dirty grin-) but in this anime i wouldn't say it was suttle but it was just not overpowering? If it was removed yes it wouldn't be so funny but the anime would still be great!
So overall? I gave this a 10/10. The few qualms I have are that the anime is too short! and because of the attitudes of the characters you kind of know how things are going to end but that is made up for with how they are going to get there. But yeah, this has to be the best anime this winter. So much rewatchability, there's a few episodes that I watched an extra time already.
I'd recommend this to anyone whether they be hardcore anime nuts or just casual. There is something here for everyone.
Thank you for reading. I hope my first review was good enough. see you again. Maybe. :) read more
Feb 18, 2013
It may not be the case for you, but I've had trouble finding some decent anime to watch. I went over maybe 10 animes so far, dropping each one until I finally decided it was time to watch this one. This anime surprised me beyond my wildest expectations. When I read the plot synopsis, I thought it sounded a bit cliche. However, this is far from true. The anime brings to the table amazing characters, a gripping plot, and hours of enjoyment to come.
Story 10/10: This story takes some elements of Dog Days and turns it into a more shonen esque anime. Essentially, its like a more grown-up version of it, with actual fighting instead of just doing obstacle courses. The plot is a bit cliche, with the whole reclaiming honor thing, but the character's emotions and feelings really keep the plot interesting. I feel that at any moment, a small twist could potentially turn the entire anime upside-down and make it into something spectacular.
UPDATE: 10/10 Ok, the anime took an amazing turn toward the end, and really had me hooked in right up until the beginning of the ED. I loved how the story ended up as, and I hope many of you guys think so as well.
Art 9/10: There are some parts in the anime where it's amazingly well detailed, and some parts where I wish there was more to absorb and look at. My favorite scenes are when the two main girls (You and Asuka) are together in some sort of comedic scene (episode 2 especially (we regret nothing)).
UPDATE: 10/10 There's an amazing scene in the last episode (no spoilers) that made me want to pause the video and look at everything. Honestly, I feel like the artistry in this one episode alone is enough to bring it up to a 10.
Sound 8/10: One thing I have to say is that the OP for this anime is simply amazing. The music is easily one of the most catchy I've ever heard, and I often spend time listening to it on loop while doing homework. However, during some parts of the anime itself, there's this one sax solo bit that doesn't fit well with what's going on in the anime.
UPDATE: 8/10 The last ED (which isn't really an ED, but still) fell a little short imo. However, it doesn't change the score much imo.
Character 10/10: Here the anime really shines. All the characters have their own problems (Izayoi not so much) that drives them together to help Black Rabbit retrieve her banner and their community's name. Overall, the characters' personalities are the main selling point of the anime imo.
UPDATE 9/10 A lot of the characters I feel didn't get enough screen time (cough cough You cough cough), and thus weren't able to get an in-depth analysis as it were.
Enjoyment 10/10: From enjoying Izayoi's badassery to Black Rabbit's fanservice (light, but there nevertheless), the anime hooks me in from the moment it starts up until the op (which I skip, aint nobody got time for dat (but it is actually pretty good)) and from there until the ed.
Overall 10/10: Really enjoy this anime, and if it weren't for a few small problems, I would give it 10/10. To anyone who enjoyed stuff like Kaze no Stigma, or likes the idea of a male lead who's a total badass, I would recommend this.
UPDATE: 10/10 Simply amazing, I'd recommend this to any fan of anime, just because of the amazing story, characters, and enjoyment. :3 read more
Feb 6, 2013
Story:(9)it's original, fun and new elements can be added in each episode. There are some parts that I would like to go in further detail but that just knit picking.
Art-(9)The art is clean with nice visuals and good actions scenes. Though I don't care for the visuals too much so I can't go in further detail.
Sounds-(9)The voice actors are all great. The songs even remind me of is this a zombie?(which is great)
Character-(8)Now the 2 characters I love are black rabbit and Izayoi. Black rabbit reminding me of hemeji from Baka and test. While Izayoi is a strong character who seems to have it all. Without going into to too much detail those two are defentitly refreshing from the weak willed characters. My only problem is that Asuka and You do not have the same impact but that might change later since I am only 4 episodes in.
Enjoyment-(10)When I watch this anime time just seems to fly by. I don't even realize the end of the episode until the ending song begins. Some animes I watch, I always end up looking how much time is left. This anime always leaves me wanting more, which is all I can ask for in watching an anime.
Overall-(10)My overall is heavily based on enjoyment, which is the most important element in my opinion. It has a little bit of everything from action,fantasy,romance and originality. Hopefully this anime doesn't let me down and make me eat my words.
Dec 8, 2013
So we have a world apart from Earth where the manifestations of natural disasters and other powerful figures fight for control over a land the size of a star: Little Garden! This world has its own rules that might be a bit confusing at times, but each community has what are called gifts~ These gifts are fought over in 'gift games'.
The story is centered around an impoverished community with no name or flag. They call upon three individuals (the main characters) to assist them in the gift games so they may become a secure, respectable community that won't easily be stepped on by other asshole communities. I guess everything great starts small!
The thing that stands out the most to ME is how the main characters are all confident in their own powers. There is a doubter at one moment, but that's remedied in no time! The gifts they possess are all extremely over powered and I love it.
As with every anime these days, it does have its ecchi elements; mainly Shirokami and Izayoi messing with Black Rabbit. However, the ecchi was kept to a surprising minimum~ Not too much, but not ignored!
Next topic of interest is the artwork! Not only are the characters all unique, but each scene comes with a set of vibrant colors. Check out the stained glass and sunsets later on- they're dazzling! ^^
Overall, I'd give this anime a 9! I fully enjoyed the adventure and want nothing more than for it to continue! The ending theme made me laugh out loud- it's an adorable chibi skit! Please watch this anime; you'll regret nothing~ read more
Jun 26, 2013
There were some moments in this anime where I thought exactly this. Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? or the English name for it Problem Children are coming from another world, aren’t they? (addressed to as Mondaiji in this review) is an action anime and is very proud of being one – the anime has action flowing from its ears! Now by excluding things like plot and character development, Mondaiji has done two things which are very noticeable:
1. Limit your audience.
2. Minimize the critique which can be thrown at you.
The plot centers on 3 main protagonists, namely:
- Izayoi Sakamaki
- Asuka Kudou
- You Kasukabe
The first of the three: Izayoi Sakamaki is a very arrogant and cocky boy. He will do anything to get his dose of entertainment. The second is Asuka Kudou, the archetype rich girl would fit her very much, and she seems to be able to do things with her own two hands. So I wouldn’t say she is that much of a cliché. Lastly, You Kasukabe, the quiet girl of the trio. If you have seen more than a dozen of anime, she should strike you as similar. Now these three get an envelope and they are magically teleported to a place called Little Garden. They are to entertain themselves with Gift games here and to join a guild. These Gift Games can be about anything and for anything. They can help the guild you join grow, or for personal pleasure.
Basically, they are roaming free in a MMORPG world.
If you paid attention to that last line, it will sound very familiar. Indeed, they have also jumped the bandwagon of incorporating MMORPG features in their anime, the 2 before them are Sword Art Online and Accel World and have done similar things. But everyone has their own perception and ideas; you can do a lot of things with the gaming theme.
What I found a rather good move on the author’s part was to really target a selected audience and stick with it. The fact that the main characters have no flaws, the story is not deep whatsoever and that it has a gaming theme. With these facts you can easily pick out the audience the author was trying to reach with his writing: the gamer audience who like short, sweet and action-packed anime (and might not have too large of an attention span). With this move you won’t entertain the watcher who comes across this and tries it on a whim, so I would say this anime has its fair share of dislikes due to the small audience it targets.
On to the plot: Non-existent. Yes, unfortunately this anime doesn’t have much of a plot. It has one, but it is put on a sidetrack. The main characters try to revive a guild that was destroyed by an evil demon lord (which we do not see in the series). Now that is its plot, what do they focus on? Fanservice, fighting things for no good reason and generally lure you towards watching it with pretty visual and before mentioned fights. Now, with a series that lasts 10 episodes (10 x 24 minutes), you wouldn’t be able to focus on both the plot and actually fighting without moving the story slower than a snail’s dead born hatchling. So now you might be wondering, does this show only deliver fights? Yes, and with quantity.
The fights which sometimes are with reason and sometimes not, are phenomenal eye-candy and most likely the only reason you would like this show. Now the so called “gifts” of this show are pretty much psychic powers, the show does a very bad job at explaining what gifts can include and what kind of gifts exist.
Because the show does not clarify this, the fights the show produces are sometimes somewhat hard to follow. The main thing which irked me about this is that the main male protagonist is a mystery. He just seems to have high physical abilities. Keeping a lot of things shrouded on the action which is their main attraction is a very bad move.
Another thing which caught my attention is the fact that they go out of their way to include a lot of stuff (the fact that elves, dwarves etc exist), but they never do anything with this setting. All the characters have a human form and the whole concept is forgotten about, except for the small fairy which appears the last two episodes.
Now on to some positive qualities this show possesses. Not that I enjoy this myself, but the fanservice was done in a way it didn’t become annoying. The girl characters didn’t become tools for the fanservice moments which happened each 3 minutes. Although there was the occasional lewd moment, it was done subtle and I probably could count all the moments on 1 hand. So hats off to them for making it a bearable experience for the female watcher.
The fact that this is only 10 episodes also has its positive effects. Since you spend a measly 240 minutes on this show, it isn’t that big of a time investment. So even if you disliked it, you wouldn’t have wasted that much of your precious, precious time. The fact that it had created such a big world with so many possibilities could mean that they can obtain a return in a year or so, depending on BD sales and other merchandise. If they were to get another season, they would have plenty of potential material.
How it breaks away from other action anime is quite the pleasant surprise as well. Most anime around that genre with the demographic shounen attached to it are about the main protagonists overcoming hardships. The antagonists for each arc are consequently beaten to a pulp without too much effort. This one is quite different, the characters are already on that level, and they have nothing to overcome. So I guess you are in for a surprise when you watch this anime regardless of what you expect or do not expect. Now from what I gather on ratings and personal opinions, a lot of people liked the completely overpowered main character who wipes the floor with each adversary he comes across. Personally, I like my characters to have a taste of defeat, but again, this way it complements the fact that the series is only 10 episodes long.
Now on to the animated part of the series, this includes how the characters are drawn. This is my main point of critique on this section as well. I found the characters models to be very bland. And why in god’s name is Izayoi wearing those headphones - is he listening to music 24/7 or something? Now on to more relevant stuff... The animation was absolutely amazing in this show; you would expect that when it comes to fast moving characters and projectiles the show would make them a tad static. Although there is a hint of it here and there, the actually animated parts are done nicely. So that is a plus which I would like to give it.
And that concludes our animation section, as I do not know enough of studios to compare this work to other stuff they did.
Now the sound, we can separate this into:
- Voice actors
The soundtrack was done up to a good standard. They had some fast paced music in there when the characters were fighting and slightly, more relaxed music as they were having a conversation. The opening and ending were pretty good. Now my main taste is definitely not in J-POP, but I kind of liked these ones. As for the voice actors, they did a fair enough job I’d say. The main male who has a very arrogant and cocky attitude was done well by his respective voice actor. I think the rest of the cast has done a quite good job as well.
We have arrived at the character section now. There isn’t a lot left for me to say. We will start with the English title; Problem Children are coming from another world, aren’t they? Because problem children are what they are, they constantly try to entertain themselves, at the cost of other characters, whether it is the supporting cast or the antagonists. I talked about archetypes in the beginning of this review, the princess one/tsundere and the silent girl/kuudere one. Although there is hardly romance in this anime, so the tsundere and kuudere are not really necessary, we could view these girls as such. I think the writer has done quite well to break away from the cliché; both are not annoying within their role.
Another thing which I found mediocre on this show was the motivation, especially when they are interacting with each other. “It will be fun.” This seems to be the sole motivation for each character – and to be honest, this is a bit on the weak side.
And let us move to the conclusion. So overall I thought Mondaiji was a weak anime, as it did not have a concrete plot or any apparent character development. Although these words might seem harsh, I did in fact enjoy Mondaiji. The action in it was sublime and I was as excited as any jolly teenager would be seeing this. I give it 5 out of 10!
Jun 12, 2013
Izayoi Sakamaki may be one of the bad ass character I've seen. He isn't as beta as Ichika Orimura from Infinite Stratos. Before I go down explaining the characters, there are two type of main characters; alpha and beta. Alpha main characters would be one of the main character that viewers would like and would be a dominant person rather than backing off in certain situations. Beta main characters are characters that are indecisive and doesn't know how to handle an event. The current anime trend tend to have beta main character as some may see them cute. Now Izayoi is one fine gentlemen that was able to deal with many situations which makes me enjoy the anime. It wasn't rage inducing because I didn't feel disappointed in his decision makings. The only anime that I can see has somebody that is similar to Izayoi is Kaze No Stigma. The other characters like Kurousagi, You Kasukabe and Asuka Kudou are very unique. Having the anime explain the backstory of where these children came from made me feel that I was able to connect with the characters. It is significant because they're all from different timelines and each one have their own problems. Thus, it makes the title: Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?
The plot was great. I was able to enjoy it because of the action. It may be cliche, but it followed the light novel. It was sad that the anime only became a 10 episode anime. There are more materials in the light novel. The adventures the children had was great. There are scenes that were funny. There are scenes that are serious for those who enjoy the plot. To sum it up, the plot is where the Kurousagi asked the children for help to save their squad in 'Little World'. The children had to build the squad from the bottom after a drastic incident. There are many problems the children had to face in order to help Kurousagi.
The music was great and enjoyable. The opening was well made. It is by Iori Nomizu and she tends to have a rock type music. It seems fitting because you want to have that bad ass feel when watching this anime. The ending was cute and I'm sure those who watched this anime have felt that the ending was good too.
Overall, I felt that this anime was airing at a wrong time (the winter season). Many people hated the winter season and this anime was what kept me through the winter season. I wanted to share this anime with more people that haven't seen it. It is great and if you like Sword Art Online or any of those fantasy adventures, Mondaiji-tachi would be one of your interest. read more
Mar 22, 2013
From the synopsis it already sound generic as heck, 3 teenagers with superpowers go to an alternative reality to fight a demon lord. Well if that isn't something we have never seen before...
The story makes hardly any sense and I also had a hard time following all the concepts that are thrown at you. That was mostly because of the bad pacing the show had. It felt really rushed (obviously with only 10 episodes) and thus never had time to explain anything in greater depths.
What was that world, how do these gift games work, how does the whole timeline thing work. All these things have to be excepted to enjoy this show, because they get loosely attention, while the story never really focuses on something.
Well besides the whole No-Names and building up their reputation.
On a good note I can say it was sometimes really funny and because of its length never felt unimportant, the episodes also all were quite enjoyable to watch even though it kinda jumped in time here and there without any sense of progression.
From a realism point of view the characters all felt quite one dimensional and stereotypical, but have shown possible character development. It all hinges upon the number of Episodes and how they tried to tell and show you as much as possible, character had almost no time to establish. But they sure gave all the characters their screentime without focusing on one too much and on the other to little.
Motivations of all characters felt very sketchy though, be it villain or hero. They all just kinda did their stuff.
But I can say that I still greatly enjoyed them. Izayoi was pure gold being a bad ass superhuman he was, was fresh and entertaining. The girls where all likable and gave you some fanservice points if you are looking for that, at least each girl was for some sort of fetish available.
Studio Diomedea who animated this show didn't really do anything outstanding.
Actionscenes were mostly cut and static, or did use pan shots to save work/money. Overall the quality was rather generic as well as the artstyle.
I did like the character designs. They kinda reminded me (in case ofAsuka) of Type Moon. It didn't look bad but also not great. There isn't much to say here to be honest.
The opening was pretty cool and I liked that Iori Nomizu sung both (OP and ED).
I liked her performance in the openings of Kore wa Zombie desu ka? a lot, this song wasn't as great as the catchy rocksongs in Kore wa Zombie desu ka?.
The Ending was kinda meh... didn't like it.
Though both fit the show, energetic, kinda cute.
As already mentioned Iori Nomizu voiced Kurousagi and I just like her.
The other VAs did a good job as usual in most anime nowadays. Nothing stood out besides Satomi Arai which has one of the most unique voices in the buisiness. She is known from the Raildex shows as Kuroko and I just love her quirky voice.
Funny thing to mention as a side note, in this show she also plays the roll of a lesbian pervert DFC loli...
The OST is forgettable and not mentionable.
Value and Enjoyment
I fused both to one together because they are kinda similar.
I think I will not re watch it or some episodes, but I sure would watch a second season if one comes out.
On a sentimental level it had no big impact. I don't wanna keep it, or will remember it for a great anime I've seen. It was enjoyable as it lasted but nothing worth while.
On a historical level there is no arguing that this anime will be forgotten quickly and will have no impact what so ever.
I did enjoy the characters, from both an design standpoint and form a personality one. The opening was also okay, but the rest was kinda meh.
Overall this anime gets a 5/10 which is sad, I think it could have been better.
But as said in the introduction, it was really enjoyable. If you are looking for some fantasy action show with some cool characters that are a but out of the general stereotypes give it a try.
If not you are not missing out.
Mar 11, 2013
The three main characters have these amazing powers and are bored with the regular world. An envelope arrives for each person. They've been summoned by the Black Rabbit to help the community "No Name" to overthrow the Devil King.
What I absolutely love about this series is how they incorporate mythical stories and what not into the anime. I haven't seen something this good along those lines since Campione!
The art is incredible and the characters are drawn so very well. Every character has their own unique charisma about them. Everything is colorful, the girls are cute. This is the first time I think I fell in love with a furry.
It's sound. The ending and opening themes are okay. Nothing extraordinary about this series. The cast is very awesome though. The way Kurousagi answers Yes in English is very cute.
This brings the best out of the show. Due to the nature of the show every character good or bad is unique. because of the mythology incorporated into the show, this highlights how well this series is. Izayoi is the strongest badass around. Asuka needs a little more character build up, but she started to shine in later episodes getting a grasp of her powers. You Kasugabe is a unique design with the qualities of animals. Kurousagi (Black Rabbit) is just awesome all together. almost a female version of Izayoi.
This series is totally worth every minute and numerous amounts of re watch. It isn't super fan serviced at all. It's just about perfect all around.
Fun and exciting. I can't believe it is only 10 episodes long. I hope to hear an announcement for a second season soon. read more
Nov 23, 2014
Problem Children is one of those back pocket anime's. All of the factors that make a fantastic show have come together, the stars and planets have aligned perfectly, and in their wake, my favorite anime of all time was contrived. This show is poles apart from other anime of it's time. I legitimately tried to find one thing i disliked about this show, and i came up with nothing. Problem Children is literally absolutely ideal.
The show is basically about a group of literally bad-ass kids that are summoned to a new world, where games reign supreme. The games in this show are so well thought out, that i can not even compare it to No Game No Life. The games and lead characters are much more developed then say, Sora or Shiro, who are left completely bland in a world with so much potential. With a strong supporting cast featuring Jack O Lantern, Mikenoko the cat, and DEEEEAAAANNN, enjoyers of No Game No Life will find this show to be far superior in every way possible.
The story, oh boy where do i begin. The plot in Problem Children is completely fleshed out, leaving nothing to be desired by the viewer. The flow is seamless, there is never a part of the plot that moves too quickly, and all of the fabulous twists and turns stay true to the plot and the world. The three main characters, You, Izayoi, and Asuka are summoned to a new world by a mysterious and attractive girl named Black Bunny. Upon arrival, they must band together in various ways to form a community that can stand on its own two feet.
The game aspect is where this show truly shines, although please bear in mind that all aspects shine, i just had to pick one point to "rule them all" (lol). The games range from card games with intense strategic decisions, to battles against literal gods, to griffon races with more then just their lives on the line, their pride will also be on the line! I don't want to spoil any of the games from this anime, but trust me, this is some of the best gaming related anime content available on the web.
Ok, I have a good story to tell for this one. First off, the art is out of this world (literally, they are in a different world). The characters and designs are astounding, and characters such as Mikenoko, Dean, and Black Bunny will have designs, graphics, and effects that you have never seen before. So i have this friend who is a pretty good artists, and i told her to draw some of these Problem Children characters for fan-art. Long story short, the art in this anime was on such a high level, that my artist friend didn't even have the skill level required to drawn them! That is just crazy and mind blowing because she draws pretty good Dragonball Z and Bleach, and Naruto.
The music, good god the music is bliss to my ears. I have an ipod soundtrack dedicated to all the songs from this anime. I convinced my bowling league to play these songs on repeat for league nights, and the other bowlers love it. It works great to play games to this gaming anime sound track. Basically, any game lover will love to play games to these music tracks. I know i sure do!
The voices are another part that just adds to this anime greatness. Black Bunny, along with the entire cast have fantastic voice overs. I would put these voice overs on par or better then Dog Days. (which is fan-effing-tastic)
at least 7 of my top 10 favorite characters come from this anime. The characters are brilliant, and developed so well you might actually think some are really real. the conversations and humor work so well together, that this is the best and most funniest made show possible.
If you couldnt tell allready, this show is EM-EH-ZING. The 4 hours that this show brought to me were possibly the best four hours of my life, not counting my trip to Florida last year. I would say any one that rated No Game No Life a 3 or higher will probably give this show a 10.
A perfect anime. Many say that such a thing is impossible to create, but this anime has gone and proooved everyone wrong. the fact tat only 50k people have watched this is a shame to us all. This anime should be regarded as THE anime to watch, and the anime to bring new viewers in, like death note or Dragon Ball Z are now. Ive shown this show to 12 other people, and everyone of them agrees that this is amaizng. Words are not good enough to describe this show, so the only thing left to do is to get off your butt, sit down, and watch this anime read more