Touya Mochizuki was accidentally killed, and as an apology, God allows him to be reborn in a fantasy world and will grant him any one wish he desires. And so, Touya chooses to keep his smartphone in the next world. In his second chance at life, he befriends many important figures and comes across the world's secret. He inherits the legacy of an ancient civilization and travels around nonchalantly while possessing powers that rival this world's kings.
>>If a well written anime series is a Mozart piece, this series is a bratty boy slamming his tiny fists on the same piano key over and over and over again while being obnoxiously proud of his musical prowess.<<
If you're familiar with the characteristic tropes of the isekai genre, you will spot a lot of them in this series. Some cliches are fun and entertaining, and having them really isn't a problem... unless that's literally ALL you do. There is no tension in this anime. Each and every time something interesting could happen, the show spits in your face as the problem at hand is
solved within seconds by Gary Stu, our stupidly broken main character. The plot can be fully expressed by the following 4 lines of text:
1. Someone has a problem which nobody can solve - IF ONLY somebody could use THAT ONE specific spell that would immediately solve the problem!
2. Gary Stu comes along by coincidence and uses THAT ONE spell.
3. The problem is solved, Someone falls for Gary Stu.
4. Back to 1
The only measure of plot progress in this series is the number of girls that are in love with the main character. At any point in the series, if you can think of multiple variations of how the plot might play out, you can almost be certain that the show will choose the blandest of them. Every character in the show can be fully expressed in less than 10 words, a fact that won't change no matter how many episodes of screentime they get.
Now, for the technical part:
Art and animation are painfully mediocre, nothing stands out except for some really terrible lip synching.
The soundtrack's only purpose is to tell you how you should feel at any given moment. Sadly, it doesn't do a good job, for it only leaves you with feelings of disgust and shame as you ponder what went wrong in your life for you to end up watching another episode of this atrocity.
Now, if you are really bored and still want to watch this show, all of the following leisure time activities will probably leave you more satisfied:
+ Watching a good series instead
+ Reading a book
+ Laying in bed
+ Staring at a brick wall
+ Watching paint dry
+ Repeatedly slamming your fingers with a door
+ Doing literally anything else
If you want a comprehensive guide on how NOT to do writing, this has got you covered.
This is my first time ever writing a review, so here goes...
This is not your typical anime- or I mean it is (it's practically entirely tropes), but you shouldn't look at it like you would a typical anime, or else you're gonna absolutely hate it.
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni is, as the name suggests, an "another world" anime. Take that genre, and think of every stereotype and trope imaginable. Throw them all together, and you get this show.
Dude dies, God feels bad, sends him to another world, he gets a better life than before, he gets a harem, he's op as hell, everything
is as convenient as can be, the list goes on...
Seems like pure garbage.
But that is not where the value of this anime lies. The reason I'm giving it a 7 overall is because it's refreshing.
Now hear me out: it's not revolutionary, it's not beautiful, it's not emotional- in fact, it feels very clunky, has odd pacing every now and then, and doesn't offer much.
But I'll be damned, this show has me smiling way more often than some of your other run-of-the-mill shows in it's genre.
Why? Because it's so bad it's good.
This show is like eye bleach to me.
After watching tons and tons of the same stories/genres spun different ways, you can get tired out. This show is one where I can just sit back and relax. I already know everything that's going to happen, and I laugh and smile because it's exactly what I expect it to be, and because it's so dumb.
Maybe I'm just going crazy from all the time I spend watching anime.
Watching this anime helps me appreciate the other stuff I watch, because it almost in a sense helps me reset, seeing as I'm so desensitized to all the uniqueness out there nowadays.
Trust me, this anime is no life-changer, and it is most definitely not for everyone.
But if you're like me, and just need a little break from the anime-watching grind, and need something "other-worldly" (sorry, I had to) to have a good laugh... then watch Konosuba, because it's actually good.
But again, if you're like me, and you've already seen it all, then yes, you can watch this, and appreciate it just like I do, appreciate it in all it's trope-y glory.
It seriously is an anime I shouldn't like, but something in my brain and all the anime I've watched makes me enjoy it. I'm sure there's a few of you out there who will agree... emphasis on "few".
Objectively, the show isn't for everyone. It's predictable, basic setup (protag + harem), without much real development within the characters.
I quite enjoy the show because it has that OP main character that utilises his power, sure it's silly and overkill, BUT THAT MAKES IT ENJOYABLE!
The plot is basically, MC dies - god sends him to a new world - gets some buffs - becomes OP to shit from day 1 - comedy follows.
I don't think this show is meant to be taken seriously, but more for just enjoying what's there. I've seen some negative reviews where people are saying it's completely shit, so here's how
I'd statistic it:
Story - 4 (It's pretty basic so far).
Art - 8 (The art style is nice and definitely supports the type of show)
Sound - 7 (There's nothing really special, but your basic shiz, still nice though)
Character - 4 (Although they're likeable, there's not really much development)
Enjoyment - 9 (Personal preference, I love any OP char)
Overall - 7 (I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see some OP main char use magic basically).
Hope the review was helpful guys, if you want to see a overpowered character use all the magics in the world, go check it out ;)
Have you expected something big to the new Isekai series will be released this season?
More like you can truly enjoy all those suffering things lessons like how Re:Zero taught us in every point aspects which surviving within greedy desires he deserves that dragged him from different turn which means how you loop scenarios all over again. Or A place where you started an adventurer where you had a misfortunate party filled with bonkers. Unless none of them even less amazing compare to this show.
Oh Production Reed, How can you manage to adapted something so bland from a web novel without progression and thrill or whatsoever.
A deadpan MC who had no choice to accept he's dead and received powerful weapon which you called "SMARTPHONE".. that can released more than magic like how A "Gary Stu" possessed.
Look two sisters, isn't that great more Fan- *Excuse me*. They avoided some tropes which even more boring as ever and already joining in the party by choice at the first scenario, Huh? that makes no sense at all.
A girl in a Kimono outfit that exist in the different world who knows a lot swordsmanship eh? Is that it?, Can they explained their bloodlines or any flashbacks about herself. Actually not of that happen.
And Lastly with an illegal age you want to married in the near future, Such a pushover when the royal of the kindom had no hesitations about the illegimate thing to do onto such petty reasons. Goodluck to you and may best to wait for more than a half year as you go into a deep chamber once you got locked down.
Overall Impression : Low
Seriously recommending this ISEKAI show was just a big joke and didn't live through my expectation