Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!

Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!

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Synonyms: Noukin
Japanese: 私、能力は平均値でって言ったよね!
English: Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
German: Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?
Spanish: Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
French: Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2019 to Dec 23, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Mondays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Project No.9
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.781 (scored by 8799087,990 users)
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Ranked: #50822
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Popularity: #1246
Members: 170,588
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Preliminary Spoiler
Dec 23, 2019
FUNA’s anime adaptation follows a common trend in recent years with the flood of fantasy isekai. Abilities Average (the shortened title I’ll be referring to) doesn’t demand much on the creative side as we witness the transformation of a teenage girl into an overpowered adventurer. Joining main female protagonist Mile includes Reina, Pauline, and Reina. Are you ready to watch an adventure with these four goofballs?

Clocking in at 12 episodes, the early warning flag raised is the faithfulness of the anime adaptation. Unfortunately, it’s easy to say the anime decided to condense the material in order to maintain a flow of the overall series. Rather ...
Dec 23, 2019
"You can attack me as many times as you like. I'll heal up every single time, and then bring this staff down upon the head of the person who insulted my friends." - Pauline, very cutely, and with a cute smile. I think you can see where this is going...

My feelings about 'Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!' (Noukin) can be summed up with four simple words: I LOVE this show! That's right, I fucking said it: I. FUCKING. LOVE. THIS. SHOW. Do something about it.

Because there are a few aspects of this show which will displease those who ...
Dec 23, 2019
May contain spoilers

I despise this series, it has everything that I hate in a comedy series, and even being the iseaki trash I am I can't justify this. The jokes are repetitive and not funny, there were close to no moments that I generally liked, and I hate myself for watching this.

Firstly I wanna say what I did like, that one episode where they were around the campfire sharing stories it was wholesome and I did enjoy that, I love the OP even though I wish I didn't, and a few of the anime references the put in. That's about it.

Firstly the comedy is dreadful. ...
Oct 28, 2019
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
Is there some kind of epidemic of butchering isekai source material going on? Well, here's another example.

So here's the idea they came up with: let's take the light novel and butcher it into an unrecognizable form. Now, I don't usually endorse the "They Changed It, Now It Sucks" line of thought. I don't demand them to follow the novel to the letter, and change by itself might not be a bad thing if the changes were positive. However, that is not the case. Instead, most of the changes were terrible, with only a few exceptions.

First things first: they skip much of the protagonist's backstory and ...
Dec 23, 2019
The ever expanding world of Isekai light novels just keep getting bigger and bigger with all kinds of similar but weird concepts, but what if I told you that a change will actually cast some new light onto these stories and shed an entirely new function that is still a good watch? That's the result of "Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!", with the main MC being reincarnated (for reasons obvious) with a wish of wanting to be average in the next world (but who cares, the Isekai gods aren't wavering, so they STILL made her look OP instead).

But as-is with the ...
Oct 31, 2019
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! or as it's known in English Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! is so far quite a good anime. It's got good characters that are enjoyable to some extent. It's got alright music that is fine to listen to (but I wouldn't go out of my way to listen to it). The art style is just about what you would expect from an isekai made by Project No.9, not amazing but not too bad either. The story is the part that I don't really understand.

Story 7/10:
The story so far is ...
Oct 30, 2019
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
Light first episode spoilers ahead. The anime: Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! is not for people who have not watched much anime. Reason? there are a lot of references to other anime and other things. for example, there was a Doraemon reference in the first episode and an Ultra-man reference in episode four with many others.

Story 5/10:

Nothing much to say here, if you are looking for a good story, don't waste your time on this anime. This is typical CGDCT and isekai mixed together. There is almost no plot to this anime what so ever. It's just the main ...
Oct 26, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Aside from starting in the middle, which the manga also did to a point, the anime so far skips over massive portions of the LN, throwing away entire characters and skimping on plot development to anticlimactically finish an entire arc in 3 episodes.
The animation and art is pretty good, as well as sound, so I originally had decent hopes from the first episode - I just hope the directing picks itself up from here on out.

For those not familiar with the source material, you may have a hard time connecting to the characters as the story develops so quickly, but hopefully you'll be able to ...
Nov 11, 2019
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
Overall score: 4/10

I feel the need to balance out the inflated scores on the reviews here. This is just not a very good show. At best, it's painfully average. I've read the LN, and it's way ahead of this adaptation.

I suppose my biggest gripe with the anime is that it never quite resolves any of the problems our MC faces. Putting aside the fact that the MC is already immensely overpowered, even the character development is choppy. Whenever someone presses her on the source of her immense powers (that she barely bothers to hide) or her history, she just makes an awkward laugh and ...
Dec 25, 2019
To begin with, I stress that the only reason I picked this show up and endured all the way to the end was because the creative team behind this was also responsible for some of my favourite shows from the past few years, including Yuru Yuri, Uzamaid, Sabagebu and the list goes on. Basically wacky comedies with a reliance on slapstick to get its point across. Simple, wholesome and very effective. Come Noukin however, and I honestly wondered what happened to the team.

The series started out decently enough, a bit overly reliant on referential humour and running gags, but it still worked decently enough. Then ...
Oct 30, 2019
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
We're fast entering the era of Isekai. There's no denying it. We've been hit with a constant deluge of it ever since Sword Art Online entered the picture, and it's not going away any time soon. Some hate it, some love it, but no matter what you think of it, you've gotta love a good parody.

The first great Isekai parody was indisputably Konosuba, but now a contender has arrived; following in its footsteps and even giving it a few distinct nods, the ponderously named "Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!" looks like it could become a comedy of similar ...
Dec 23, 2019
Mixed Feelings
best thing: the opening I will miss those on my Mondays.
anime was okay, fun to watch and have a chill time to get back home and have an episode to enjoy.

The last episode they decided to add the story, but well this one is not likely to get a second season so for those like me who will watch and forget this, the last episode was a farewell to a soothing Monday.

cringe, a lot of it but fun to watch if you do not start nitpicking faults, better to do it once you have seen and enjoyed all of it >:3

characters were lovable and funny ...
Apr 13, 2020
Youkosou to the review of a generic anime by a person who's simply bored and sleepy. I'll try to make this review as straightforward as possibly and not too stretched.

Story : 8/10

First half of the series is good. Though its pretty much the generic MC flexing. The comedy adds a touch to it, making it amusing and enjoying to watch.

The second half of the series is an utter disappointment. It was tainted with unnecessary drama which ruins the tranquil and serenity the show had built.

The story can be drastically improved if it simply becomes a full-fledged comedy show like Endro. It's ...
Oct 30, 2019
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
Normally I would hate these kinds of characters. I don't know why, but they've rubbed me the wrong way in different animes. I guess I'm not a fan of it. But here. It's done and written in a better lighting in my book. Which makes it more enjoyable and better than regular shows that give off that vibe for me. I won't go into full detail, as that would require spoilers. But as you can tell from the plot description alone, I'm not really a big fan of over powered characters.

But like I said here, it's set out great and really meshes with the show ...
Nov 11, 2019
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
There is already a review explaining how they butchered the novel to make this... abomination... so i will skip that part. Everything said here is regarding the anime, the novel would receive a completely different (and way more positive) review.

Doesn't makes sense sometimes, is clearly rushed and doesn't develop properly.
The world feels "empty", there is little to no world building at all. They can't decide if the focus will be the comedy or the drama, and clearly they can't make a good balance either.
Btw they "managed" to fit 2 volumes from the novel in 6 episodes.

The animation is ok, for a (probably) low budget isekai. ...
Feb 5, 2020
I Wished to Be Born Average This Time! is a show with an absolutely PROFOUND concept... but tragically face plants at every available opportunity.

There are som many glaring structural failings of Average that... it would take all year to name them. And that's just in the first episode! The biggest FIVE problems (and yes I am judging this after watching the full thing) are 1: The "Idol Syndrome" 2: The refusal to tell the Crimson Vow her true backstory, 3: Skipping the school days, 4: Ruining the backstory(s), and 5: not committing to the bit.

I will start at the bottom. #5: Not committing to the ...
Dec 23, 2019
Cute girls doing cute shit, the anime.

Abilities Average is one of my favourite light novel series. So, when I heard it was getting an anime adaptation, needless to say, I was extremely happy. However, I quickly realised that as with many of my favourite light novel adaptations this year *cough cough Arifureta, the studio was going to butcher the source material, skip entire arcs and change the story around completely.

Now, that's a big deal for me as someone who is a LN reader, but if you go into this as an anime only, you may have a totally different experience and opinion. However, for ...
Jan 27, 2020
Another iseakai anime, well honestly I WANT A SECOND SEASON HEREEEE!!! The story of this anime was up and down sometimes good sometimes bad but, just like in the genre most of it are for comedy purposes, however, even though its comedy the story still quite caught my attention because, how the main character (or Mile) actually develops in the story, how she actually slowly shows that she is strong. And this kind of scenes really stir up my attention and likings. Really have to compliment this anime at the end it ended in such a way that you would really like for a second ...
Jan 27, 2020
"Oh you're a tsundere"
--- Mile
"I got isekaied so I could serve food in a maid cafe ?"
--- Mile.

I loved the first 8 episodes of this anime. It was smart, funny, endlessly poking fun at overused anime tropes, a sheer joy to watch. Then it turned stupid serious for some reason. Instead of cute girls, doing cute and silly things in a fantasy world, it turned into a bog serious isekai which aside from being a mood breaker, turned the whole thing into who cares moments. Gags that gave you lines like the above just stopped, and it would have been better if the ...
Nov 22, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life was one of my all time favorite light novels, and the manga was just as good as the novel, so naturally I was really excited when I found out that it was getting an anime adaptation. However, this anime just isn't what I was expecting from the series. It seems like they completely ditched the source material when making this adaptation. Considering how good the source material was, it was extremely disappointing. Don't get me wrong, this anime is okay, it just doesn't live up to the light novel or manga. If you're ...