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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: 7.971 (scored by 50731 users)
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2 based on the top anime page.
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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
Jul 27, 2014
The series does have its issues. The title's male lead Izayoi is rather underdeveloped compared to the other leads and doesn't go through the difficulties and developments that the girls underwent, making his character a bit shallow. The series also usually tosses in moments of fan service that are a waste of time, including its bonus OVA episode, and has an open ending as things with the No Names are still unresolved.
Visually, the series sports gorgeous scenic shots of the parallel world in the series and decent-looking character designs with vivid color and a good amount of visual detail, though designs are a bit on the conventional side. Animation is modest with basic movements yet resorts to shortcuts during any action scenes to simulate fluid movement, especially in sequences that involve intense action such as Izayoi's use of his powers in action. The music does its part to complement key scenes with a mix of upbeat and comical insert tracks and use of J-pop songs, though nothing in particular greatly stuck out with the series for me with the music.
Gripes aside though, Problem Children is still a decent time-killer with characters that break the mold for a fantasy-adventure title and having some unique elements to the games that they have to confront. It's worth a look if you want a break from more conventional fare. 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.
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
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
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.
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
Apr 23, 2014
I'll go ahead and do this in the order that it has us rate it in.
Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
The story for this anime is not exactly something new or something that hasn't been done before. The idea that these powerful main characters are bored in their current world and then all of sudden they get something that changes their life, such as being transported to a whole new world. Overall, the story seems cliché to me, but I still did enjoy it because I guess it's my cup of tea. I would elaborate further on the story, but I'm not trying to write a essay right now.
I'm by no means a expert on art or even a good artist myself, but I am a fan of art, especially anime related art. I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed the art in this anime, I'm unable to explain why, but I know I liked it.
I almost always watch animes subbed even if it has a dubbed version just because I often don't like the English voice overs. This causes me to not pay a lot of attention to the sound when I'm reading the subtitles, so I have to give sound a 10 just from lack of reason to doc k it.
The characters and story go hand in hand for me in this anime. There was minimal connection between me and the characters. The reason for this is that I felt the characters were extremely cliché. I feel as though Izayoi is the most important main character in the anime, so I'll start with him.
Throughout the anime you know very little about him other than the very small amount that is told. We know that he found his life to be very boring in his universe. We know that he's extremely powerful, especially for a human. Other than that I don't feel as though I know much about him. You learn nothing about his past. In total, a very empty character. I'm not going to go this deep into the other characters, but the only character that you have even a little bit of life before they were teleported to this new universe is Asuka. We still don't even know much about her. I recall there being a 5 minute (max) time that we were told about her life in the "regular world." It may be different in the manga, but this is specific to the anime. Despite all of this, Izayoi turned into one of my all-time favorite characters. I do feel that this anime deserves more attention and popularity.
I'm going to combine my enjoyment and overall rating into 1.
For the both of them: 10
I thoroughly enjoyed this anime despite it being being pretty cliché. I enjoyed every moment of the 10 episodes it had. I can say that I really hope there is a second season. Not only because it left a lot open and a lot of things to be done, but also to create a more unique story of its own and develop the characters better. I know that to most this anime isn't a 10, and based off of the story and character ratings I gave it it should probably be at a 9 or 8 rather than a 10, but I can't help but loving this anime. These types of animes are just what I enjoy, so my rating is probably biased, but I can obviously see that there are flaws in the story and character development. If you haven't watched this anime, then I recommend that you give it a try. It's a short 10 episodes, so it can't be that large of a waste of time.
(Below this is completely irrelevant to the anime so don't feel too inclined to read it if you don't want to)
On a side note:
I hope this wasn't bad for a first review. At the time of making this it's 12:30~ am and when I'm tired and my writing tends to fluctuate when I'm not completely awake and full of energy. Chances are if I come back to this review in about a week or after I've created more reviews for more animes I'll probably think that this review was pretty bad... It's good to have something to look back on. I hope this is ending note is okay to have here, if not message me and I'll remove it. Feel free to send feedback on how to improve writing the write. Grammatical errors too, and if you have the time then add why unless it's obvious so I know how to not make the mistake again. I hope that writing these will potentially increase my writing in school a little. Again, I hope this wasn't terrible for a first review. Also, I hope the way I formatted this isn't BBCode or against the rules. Yet again, if something is drastically wrong with this review, or against the rules, then I'll edit (if you can do that) or remove it. read more
Mar 16, 2013
I'm going to give this series an honest review talk about what I thought was good and bad about it, a lot of you people will claim that this review is unbalanced and ill willed but that's not true at all it's just an approach from someone who's not target audience (someone who's not around 13 I guess). This is a review about the anime so the original material doesn't really matter. People are willing to overlook worst sides of series saying: "yeah in the manga/novel they explained and did it more well.." Well guess what I haven't read any novels of Mondaiji-tachi and I'm not about to read one.
First let’s look at the good sides of the series: animation in the fights. Oh and the sound section wasn’t all that bad. That's it, let's move on.. Well let's not. Fights are pretty dull and uninteresting but they do have sparkly appearance in them. Nice animation and art make special moves and not-so-special moves look dazzling, but that doesn't really fix the main problem in the fights - which is that the outcome is clear even before they introduce the opponents. The bad story telling, which we will process further on the review, affects even the nice fights. There're no real climax or suspension moments it’s just all about being over powered. Storytelling is so lacking that it makes Bleach fillers look as complex as Wheel of Time. Aristotle is turning in his grave. Enough about that, the fights look nice if you pay no attention to the characters - just think of it as a Tekken match, where you have constant invincibility code on. You'll propably enjoy the series if this kind of game sounds good for you.
I really didn’t notice sounds without paying attention, but they worked well and usually synced quite nicely with the image on the screen. There’s still much room for improvement but in case for this series sounds were still one of the pleasant surprises.
The story is not really much different from the bit more famous titles as Naruto, One Piece and so on. You have this convenient power that differs from person to person and if you run in to any problems with long ass story well hey don't worry you can do it this way: "Well.. luckily we have this ***** power too which we didn't just mention before." Some people will claim that this story has a new and unique approach but that's only because art style is quite unique, not the story or plot. Plot is pretty much what we always see for example in Zero no Tsukaima, Dog days, Digimon etc.: some random kids get send to another dreamlike world. That world has magic or something fantasy-like feeling to it: they roam around, make friends and fight bad guys.
Power ups and hidden powers this series is even more so about them than Dragon Ball Z. At least in Dragon Ball they know how to follow the classical storytelling. Which in this case would be this: first confrontation then the problem then about overcoming that problem (power up) and after that suspension and eventual victory. Mondaiji-tachi's biggest mondai (6/5 because pun intended) is indeed that it doesn't follow Aristotle's classical story telling. The order in these fights (which luckily only cover the entire series) is that first both sides do dazzling attacks that do from none to almost none damage at all, usually the preceding. After this point opponent might control the fight a bit, but as soon as he gets "serious" and delivers his special sure-kill attack he loses. Then Izayoi simply states that he is unbeatable which he pretty much is and that's it. There's no suspension, no drama, not even a moment where our protagonists defeat might look possible.
I’m not quite sure why do people like characters such as Kirito, Miyata (Hajime no Ippo) and Izayoi they are stupidly overpowered and haven’t really done nothing especially to achieve that power. We are just simply told that they are geniuses and that’s why they’ll never lose. Despite being stupidly over powered at the very least Goku and Vegeta seem to struggle with their enemies and do some serious training. People seem to forgive all kinds of things just because character is seemingly badass. In case of Izayoi he is so much of a "badass" that he doesn’t feel like a real person. One guy who talked about Mondaiji-tachi said that he liked the fact that Izayoi was so badass that we didn’t have to see him reflecting how miserable he is etc. The kind of stuff we often do see in anime so we can relate to that character. I agree we don’t need that kind of stuff in every series but that doesn’t make any of the Mondaiji-tachi’s characters badass in any way. Guts doesn’t ever go whining in Berserk and he too is stupidly overpowered but still badass and he feels like a real person. That's why Guts is badass he doesn't care but he is still a human. Izayoi and rest of these stupid clowns are just pixels on the screen that we don’t care about. If anything anyone with any feeling of empathy will root for their opponents who usually seem to have some humanlike motive for their actions.
But I guess they intended to present Izayoi and the two girls as characters who don’t get easily emotionally attached and that’s why they’re badass. If this is what they tried they just happened to fail miserably. People don’t get attached to things that we feel no connection to at all. Even R2D2 from Star Wars is way more interesting character than any of our three main characters could ever be at least this robot has some humanlike actions like giving annoying miserable beeping sounds. I guess the most amusing point of this series is that they even needed to name the enemies as Demon lords so that we (the viewers) are reminded that these three clowns without any personality really are the good guys. But this is just one example of how miserable the condition of story really is.
There's one good thing about our main characters and that's the fact that they don't really reveal backrounds of the main characters - it's the only good thing about these characters. They have this bit mysterious feel to them because we are only hinted about what kind of worlds they live in and what kind of life they had. Later on that too is ruined by the fact that only Asuka has any kind of personality at all. I'm not a big fan of lolis, but for anyone who likes them this series has plenty of them, actually this series has more kids and loli characters than anything I've seen in a while. There really isnt any character I remember except 3 main characters, the bunnygirl without any kind of real purpose but to serve as an eye treat (+1 points for the series characters here) and Shiroyasha. Looking at that list and seeing uselessly useless characters like Jim Russel who apparently is a 7 year old guild leader that should be taken seriously because he uh.. has err.. very .. he is apparently very charismatic. I don't remember him doing anything but getting saved out of trouble and stuttering something to a crowd somewhere, yes very charismatic leader and one of the best characters ever. Even a metal Oopa from Steins;gate is more remember able.
I guess that this series is the very picture of what Hollywood films are all about. As long as there’s action it should keep the audience happy. Who even cares about characters, story and so on as long as protagonist wins everyone will be averagely happy and as long as there’s action all the time viewers will be entertained. I guess people who like this are big fans of such movies as Die Hard 1-4, Bad Boys II, Cop Out, every movie Bruce Willis ever was in and other easily forgettable Hollywood titles. Was Mondaiji-tachi entertaining? Why yes for me it was, but my entertainment was limited because of the sloppy writing and terrible characters. Indeed fights were fun to watch there was some sakuga-animation here and there but the real reason it looked nice was the color control that animators used. Pastel colors every now and then and darker themed colors to create just the right contrast to make battle scenes look even more dazzling. But animation is far from perfect, the characters usually stand still even in the middle of fights they might stand in the air but that’s standing as well. There’s some sakuga every here and there but tokuni nothing remember able. Still this is the case in practically all anime there’s just no time and money to make every scene moving and no real need either.
Overall the lack of any story that would proceed logically onwards and the fact that with these main characters you can’t do a good series really made this one unbearable for everyone out of the same target audience as SAO. This series was like watching arbitrary crap on my screen that I didn’t feel even remotely attached, but it was nice looking crap. Because the most important thing about anime is that viewers attach themselves to characters and on some level feel like they might be real people, otherwise it indeed is just pixels with some curious shape like in this series over here. At the end of the series they finally fail totally by making one of the characters go so out of character I facepalmed finally. I think 6 might be a bit too high score for this series but surprisingly though I didn’t have hard time watching this mainly because it was only 10 episodes long.
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
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
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.
May 25, 2014
Story: 9 - Three bored problem children from different timelines with some sort of powers were given a envelope. When they opened the envelope they realised they have been brought in to a mysterious world where they're told the rules of this world in which they have to play games to obtain something by kurousagi who wants them to overthrow Devil King as they join the 'no name' community. This story was quite different as the games had a major influence in the story which made me like this series a lot because despite the matter of fact that the anime revolves around games this series isn't set in a virtual reality world.
Art: 9 - The art was quite good as it shows the motions of the characters smoothly as it flows effortlessly.
Sound: 8 - The sound was more or less supportive as it helped setting up the atmosphere. The voice actors did a great job at expressing the characters because they helped in building up the momentum and hype for some of the action scenes
Character: 9 - There are a variety of characters depicted in this series which makes us see a lot in just ten episodes which is a good thing as these characters can manage to capture several things in a short amount of time
Enjoyment: 9 - This series is enjoyable as it shows us different elements and ways of using powers that can be applied in a game.
People who liked: No Game No Life,Sword Art Online,Outbreak Company,Dog Days,Ixion Saga DT and Mahou Sensou will enjoy this series due to some specific similarities.
Overall: 9 - Overall this series is highly likeable and can be watched by any audience. read more
Mar 18, 2014
After these events it follows how these children deal with the problems they face in the new world they were sent to, encountering many strange people/beings a long the way. It was a really enjoyable story, I especially liked the fact that all of the kids had very powerful abilities. Izayoi being the strongest one by far. You can't go wrong with a super powerful cocky main can you? :p
I did feel that they could have done a lot more with this than just the 10 episodes, but the ending seemed to have more to be told, so hopefully that might be a sign for a possible second season! Now on to my specific review points.
Now this may not be the most original story-line, but it did have many redeeming factors. In this world they can have a better life where they use their powers and want to stay. Also, they play things called gift games, which is a pretty interesting thing. It only has 10 episodes and 1 ova, which was kind of disappointing, but the way it ended seemed open, so maybe a season 2? c:
The art was really well done. There was a lot of detail in the background images, which made for a really nice looking anime overall. The characters looked awesome as well, and the battle scenes were pretty nicely done. I really don't have any complaints on the art.
The sound was pretty good, the battle scenes had some pretty nice effect sounds, which was nice to see. The voice actors seemed to match very well to each of the characters.
They did not go into the past of each main all that much. They described their situation to some extent during the time-frame right before they left their world, but they didn't go into their pasts or how they got their powers. Other than the fact they didn't give much back-story on any of the characters, I believe all the mains were all pretty likable.
This anime for me was pretty much everything I love. A new world, Super Powerful Mains, different types of beings, and action! It was cool to see how they went on dealing with all of the conflicts in this new world. Also, I really loved the action scenes with Izayoi, he is just too badass.
If you are a fan of action this is definitely a must watch. It has a pretty cool story behind it as well. I wish they would have added more episodes, but it was still a great anime. I'm just hoping for a season 2. Non-the-less, this is one of my favorite anime, if you like action and powerful main characters, this a great anime for you! 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!