English: Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2013 to Mar 16, 2013
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.981 (scored by 32734 users)
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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
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
Yesterday, 8:21 AM
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 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 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 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
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!
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.
Jul 5, 2013
The first episode leads us off well, our main characters are introduced and there's some mild world-building. At the end of the episode the stakes are even raised and it gives us a reason to be excited for the next episode. That's as far as the excitement really goes unfortunately, the battles are very uninspired and unsatisfying even when it seemed like the plot's whole purpose was to make them interesting. The main character is incredibly overpowered and any conflict
he gets into can't even really be considered a struggle, always ending anticlimactically with him as the winner. The pacing quickly becomes erratic, every episode after the first two is either too slow or fast and shows very little consistency. Another thing it doesn't have besides consistency in the pacing is any actual complexity in the plot as the story is the basic good vs. evil type thing we've seen a million times and is very character driven, the only real difference is how the battles or "games" work but it feels like it's trying to be fancy just for the sake of being fancy. No real difference is made and the game system just makes it more convoluted than it needs to be, so the whole plot just feels like a cliche try-hard. Nothing worth seeing here.
I see a lot of people liking this series for the sole purpose that the main character isn't a wimp. While this is true it is also a big downfall of the anime, or they atleast took it too far. I mentioned before that he is overpowered and always ends up on top, he always overshadows the other main characters and they feel almost useless compared to him. Besides that there isn't really too much to talk about with the characters as they are all practically cardboards. All the characters are one-dimensional and barely even have a backdrop to help flesh them out, no development is had either. Izayoi is arrogant and nobody can challenge him, You is good-natured etc , and that's how they stay. Antagonists are boring, flat, and cliche as well, no real thought went into any of the characters and in addition to every conflict in the series being predictable the lack of effort put into these characters makes it even harder to care about them. Which is especially bad when the story itself is predominately character-driven. Some of the character interactions can be funny to watch like Izayoi and Shiroyasha, there are some good chemistries but for the most part that's all it boils down to. Most of the jokes used get really old and repetitive too, usually centering around Kurousagi's sex appeal. It's all just boring and forgettable for the most part
The character designs are fairly generic but they can be nice to look at, I mentioned before that some of them looked like Touhou characters and I was referring to Kurousagi to Reisen and Izayoi to Toyosatomimi. Most of the artwork is about average including backgrounds and such, typical fantasy type designs all around in general. A lot of it does kind of make me think of MMO's though, even when you mix the plot and characters in it all just seems like it could have
been an interesting MMO anime if you just made a few changes. The animation is fairly good, average most of the time but really comes through when it needs to for some great effects.
Average voice-acting work, nothing really stuck out to me. Same goes with soundtrack, it all just seemed like bland uninspired j-pop and didn't do anything for me. It's hard to talk about something that's so utterly average, so that's the score i'm going to give it.
~:Final thoughts & judgement:~
It all just seemed so uninspired and boring, it's like nobody even tried. I don't know if the source material is this bad but the anime is very poorly-written. Very little substance and it's incredibly bland, just about everything is forgettable and could be found in most other anime out there. I felt like I literally threw my time away.
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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
Nov 19, 2013
In fact, it is a haphazard mixture of cliched trademark elements of modern anime that draws so much criticism and at the same time are basically "what sells". To elaborate, perhaps the most well-known/notorious anime where this formula was taken, perfected, and executed is Sword Art Online.
Now let's talk about Mondaiji, while keeping that in mind. Overpowered main character. Check. Bright fantasy world. Check. Loli. Check. Moe. Check. Tsundere. Check. Sexy bunny girl. Check. Cute pet. Check. Bishounen. Check.
And yet at this juncture I must remind everyone that many of the best things in this world are, in fact, made out of the most common/cliched ingredients. The beauty lies in how each part is assembled to create something wonderful. Indeed, in Mondaiji I see a (near) perfect example of this. At no place was I not amused and entertained by the witty back-and-forth between the main characters and the occasional fan-service. The fantasy world is well-constructed and so blatant in its over-the-top-ness that I would think, "Well, we're talking about Little Garden after all. Anything is possible I guess", whenever seeing something extraordinary. The characters by themselves are nothing too spectacular; in fact, you could probably name for each of them any number of similar characters in other anime. And yet they fit perfectly into the story and I never got tired of, or annoyed by them. Of course I must not forget to mention the main male protagonist, Izayoi Sakamaki, who manages to be bad-ass, clever, perverted, funny, and chill all at the same time.
If you are looking for a great adventure, look no further. This short 10 episodes well take you on a journey you will never regret. Yet if you are looking for something dark, meaningful, romantic, depressing(I can never understand why people like to watch shows which end up in nothing but a bucket of tears), erm you are probably at the wrong place.
Some food for thought inspired by Mondaiji(and other well-known shows, ahem Superman): If ever you had abilities/talent that put you above everyone else, what would you do? Would you try to 'save the world'? Would you pretend like you never had powers and live out a normal life? Will you journey around the world and end up bored because you have seen everything there is to see? Hm..
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
May 24, 2013
This story had an astounding amount of potential, key word potential. The entire idea of the story was awesome, the characters, setting, and powers. However, the story was rushed to extremes (10 episodes), leaving tons of plot holes, and overpowered fight scenes which were extremely unbalanced and predictable. One of the main protagonists Izayoi was so smart, that it was a little stupid. It basically felt like he was the author of the entire anime and knew everything from the start, which sucks.
Basically, the anime started off with tons of potential, and left viewers nothing but disappointment.
Art/Sound 8/10: The arts well done, the fight scenes are pretty flashy. The music is good and so are the voices.
Characters 7/10: They were like-able, interesting, a little underdeveloped, and got random annoying power-boosts.
Overall/Enjoyment 7/10: The anime wasn't "horrible" it was just a let down to me.
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 17, 2013
Story & Art: Mediocre 5.
The story is a typical good versus evil kind of thing which is more likely appropriated for audience who are in a age range of 10 to 15 years old since the main climax was typical of people from another world whom where called upon to help fight in an alternate universe and in this case it revolves around the 3 teenagers from another world with special abilities called "Gifts," who where invited to join up with the "No Names" by a seemly clumsy bunny girl named "Kurouasagi," in order to participate is the so called 'Gift Games." The Art in general was for me...................just the usual though some Kurousagi fanservice would have added some spice in it.
Sound: Good 7.
I simply just like both opening and closing theme.
Character: Fair 6.
Now the thing about the characters in this anime, more emphasis was given to the 3 teenagers which is good, but the let down was Kurousagi, she did invited the 3 teenagers to come to the " Miniature Garden" and participate in the "Gift Games" but for her to stand as a regulator of the games while belonging with the "No Names" was a bit odd. I'd probably say that her character to not fight for the 'No Names" unless there where circumstances that permits her was a total misplacement for her role. Writer Tarō Tatsunoko
should have considered Jin Russel be in the shoes of Kurousagi, and Kurousagi should have had a separate role one which she has no alliance with anyone except be the game moderator.
Enjoyment: Good 7.
Basically, the enjoyable part of this anime was action genre combine with fantasy which was based around the 'Pied Piper of Hamlin," but generally speaking it was Izayoi's kickass action that makes up for the enjoyable part of this anime.
Overall: Fair 6.
The anime did have a comedy genre, but it was limited to Kurousagi being pissed with the 3 teenagers who are looking for action, thought the title "Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?" trasnlates to "Problem Children are Coming from Another World, Aren't They??" was a bit of a patsy it was fair enough to be enjoyed. But for this anime to be given higher score for its overall, doesn't really count since studio Diomedea misuses the children's fantasy story "The Piped Piper of Hamlin" by giving it a darker side was unnecessary to say the least, as for the anime's title, it is something that should have been use in a genre that has a extreme action where the so called problem children are the main bad guys.
And so my review ends, will this anime have a season 2?????I think studio Diomedea should just limit it to a couple of OVA's. read more
Mar 25, 2013
The story feels extremely rushed. That aside, the premise is fine, but it's so rushed that the characters don't get much time to shine, so you end up not really caring about them very much. And that goes for the overall story as well. This show could have greatly benefited from a normal 12-13 episode run.
Where this show doesn't fall short is it's beautiful animation! Top notch animation and character designs!
Good opening, fun ending, and great sound work when it comes time for battles.
I really enjoy the characters and that's what makes it sad that the show doesn't flesh them out very much at all.
I had no problem sitting through each episode every week as they rolled out. I just wish it didn't feel so compacted most of the time.
The show excelled at art style, animation and sound but the show could have been better with more episodes, characterization, and story build up keeping this show far from perfection but an enjoyable watch for those interested. read more
Feb 14, 2013
I'm quite a little bit disappointed in the plot, it has this feel of having the same flow as the anime "Fairy Tail".
Let me site the plot flow of the two anime:
1.) Problem rises involving their Guild/Community.
2.) Group shows a little worried on the current situation.
3.) Anime shows a little shady background of an unknown character.
4.) An/Most of ally gets Wounded/Captured.
5.) Protagonist defeats the enemy/ wins the gift game.
6.) A new ally is accepted to their Guild/Community.
What i'm saying here is that Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? has predictable outcomes so far after viewing the 5 episodes. The male protagonist is obviously "Imbalanced" in a very obvious way of defeating Gods. But hey, the series ain't finished yet, we'll see if this deserves more than 7 in the future.
Just awesome, Animation is not the "Moe moe" type that i love, but it still gives that feel of a satisfying animation. Surroundings are well detailed as well as the characters. And may i just add, this anime has one of the best ED animation EVER! The chibis dancing in a very smooth way just makes me very very happy, and that's the main reason i gave the animation a 10.
Sounds here are great, the voices of the characters matches their appearance/mood. Background music was fine, yada yada yada. OP Music is like the Kore wa zombie desu ka OP/ED Music, which i find very good.
Characters are very good. Although the other one that has the "unknown" gift is too much. Overall an 8 is quite enough. Girls that can Copy and Command, a vampire/a former demon lord, a teenage high school boy with a gift that destroys the heavens. But the bunny girl does it all.
Depends on how we define Enjoyment in an anime. Some defines enjoyment as having the feeling of impatience or more specifically, can't wait for a week for the next episode. Some define enjoyment as loving the twists in the plot, and making predictions and being able to discuss it with others.The unique set rules in every gift game made me excited(By finding loopholes in the rules.) and those two definitions about enjoyment made me give the 8 out of 10.Yeah sure, we all think a week is torture for waiting for the next episode, but i find this anime hard to discuss with other people, well mostly because we all have the same ideas on whats going to happen next. Unless this anime will reveal more secrets in the future. Don't forget were only halfway through the series.
Everything is very good, except for the plot that is. A no name community that was destroyed by demon lords. Suddenly three humans with extraordinary gifts is called from their own worlds by a bunny girl(Yey!). Now they plan to revive the community to its former self. Pretty good so far right? But the Hows are my problem...
So how do they revive the guild?
-They participate in gift games and win!
So how do they win in gift games?
-By using the girl that can command almost anything.
-By using the girl that can copy the enemy's abilities.
-By using the high school teenage boy that can destroy the heavens and defeat the gods.
Protagonists are imbalanced, and didn't show any costs on using their powers halfway through the series. Though, it's still a must watch for me, and highly recommended. read more
Mar 15, 2013
Story - 8/10
As a 10 episode anime, I can't really give the story higher than an 8 since it was too short. There were bits and pieces I didn't really get in the story later in the anime, it's like something was being cut off from the original light novel of this. I did like the small story this anime gave us though. It's hinted that they will release a season 2 of this due to the flying letter in the very last second in the last episode.
Art - 10/10
If I had to give something a 10, it would be the art. Amazing character designs, especially the black rabbit. The scenery was quite nice to look at as well, and the special effects during some of the fights (especially the last episode).
Sound - 9/10
The opening song was amazing, and so were the BGMs inserted into the anime. I only heard the ending song once but it was quite good as well. Not much I can really say about the sound, so I'll skip off to the next topic.
Characters - 9/10
I'll start off by saying, Izayoi is that calm MC which you see in some anime, but at the same time he is hungry for fights. The way he was so bad ass was actually refreshing due to the recent trend of wimpy characters. Maybe bad ass characters don't develop much, but I still liked this guy quite a lot. Second off is Shiroyasha, she's just a hilarious character in anyway, she literally lusts upon the black rabbit in every way, and I think Shiroyasha and Izayoi would make an awesome team in terms of perverseness xD. I liked most of the characters equally except from those 2.
Enjoyment - 9/10
As much as I enjoyed this, it gets a 9 and not a 10, since as I mentioned in the story, there were bits and pieces which I couldn't understand. I enjoyed the comedy the most in this one, and the fighting scenes of course.
Overall - 9/10
And again, overall it gets a 9. It was a very good anime and I really enjoyed watching it, especially because of Izayoi. I would recommend this series to a lot of people who are looking for an fantasy/action/comedy anime. This series is basically the bad ass version of Dog Days, but ten times better, and the MC isn't a happy go lucky person. read more