Some urban legends are best left untested! Yuuto Suou gets more than he bargained for when he joins his childhood friend Mitsuki Shimoya in testing out an urban legend. When he uses his phone to take a picture of himself with the local shrine's divine mirror, he is whisked off into another world—one heavily steeped in the lore of the old Norse myths.
Using his knowledge gained from school and from his solar-powered smartphone, he has the chance to bring the Wolf Clan, the same people who cared for him, to prominence, all while earning the adoration of a group of magic-wielding warrior maidens known as the Einherjar.
Even when stacked up against Isekai abominations like Death March and Isekai wa Smartphone, it still somehow manages to be even worse! In fact, this might just be the worst Isekai anime that I’ve seen to date, and considering the generally poor quality of the genre, that’s really saying something. So yes, this anime (whatever the hell its name is) is definitely incredible!
This anime doesn’t even bother to start with the protagonist getting inexplicably transported to a fantasy world. When we’re introduced to him, he’s already been in another world for two years, so it’s almost like this isn’t even an
Isekai anime. Gotta love dat lazy writing! Anyway, our protagonist, named Super Ultra Omnipotent Usurper, or Suou for short, is, you guessed it, a perfect being in every way! He’s the most morally just and relatable character ever, is a military genius, and, most importantly, gets all the bitches! Actually, only the latter is true, but the anime still desperately tries to give him character traits that make him more than just a chick magnet. Too bad they fail miserably.
Suou is a conqueror, plain and simple. Not of nations, but of women. Yet what makes him stand out from his fellow Kirito clones? Well, Suou is unique in that when he claims a girl as his property, he makes her a part of his “family.” Thats right, this guy forces his women to become his little sisters and daughters, and makes them address him as “papa” and “big brother.” What a sick bastard. He also doesn’t seem to give a crap about his soldiers and doesn’t bat an eye when they’re slaughtered in combat. And the best part is that the writers still try to portray him as an “I am holier than thou” type of character. What a guy!
Thanks to the solar powered smartphone that Suou just so happens to have (Sigh…I don’t even care anymore), our hero is able to look up military tactics of great historical leaders like Alexander the Great and Sun Tzu and implement them in battles. Of course you really can’t tell what battle strategies are being used during fight scenes due to the hideous visuals that make everything look like an utter mess. There are even some scenes that are repeated several times within the same battle because the animators couldn’t be bothered to actually do their job.
A random red haired dude in this anime wisely said “the details don’t matter.” I think the writers must have taken that sentence to heart. Nothing about this anime makes any sense. The plot thus far has gone nowhere, the characters are painfully bland and annoying, and the show isn’t fun to watch. And if you’re watching this for the sole purpose of beating your meat to sexy 2D anime waifus, don’t. It just isn’t worth it.
I was supposed to get me one of those solar ray powered telephone calling systems that grant the access to a fantasy world filled with countless lady persons, but Amazon had sold them out when my telegraph reached their end. Damn it.
Suou Yuuto is one of those lucky bastards who didn't get ninja'd by scalpers, and now he lives the perfect life as the lawfull harem-bro to these MWWM's. No, it does not stand for my wild waifu maiden, but magic-wielding warrior maiden. Basically, anyone with a female knight fetish could pay decent amounts of money for a device like that. If you happen
to know where I could get one, leave me a pm (asking for a friend).
On a less serious note, whateverrandom words Valkyria is an anime series you most likely would not/will not enjoy for the reason that it is a copy-paste of every smartphone self-insert harem. The selling point of these series has always been how bad they are, but the sole amount of worth of nothing series has pushed the standards so high that these days bad series need to be impressively bad for them to be worth of anything. Valkyria does not impress with its lack of quality, and that is its biggest flaw.
Basically, this series is like Kingdom if it had been an excuse for generic isekai harem where the mc is the perfect Garu Stu Jesus and female characters just numbers. Speaking of excuses, every bit from the war settings and battles to backstories and slice of life moments are nothing but excuses for our mc to interact with his harem, and add more lady persons to it. Let's be honest here: For this series to ever be wort of anything at all: it should have been hentai.
A popular genre of late, another "I've been summoned to another world" Anime begins. This one drops you into the story in progress, but here are the other things you should know about this take on the alternate world going in:
- Harem. Pretty standard for this genre, and this story is no exception.
- Fanservice plus sexual references. Also typical of this genre.
- The protagonist's special power is knowledge via cellphone, IE using the knowledge of technology and historical battle strategies.
- The setting is a slightly magical version of the Bronze Age.
The drawing is average, and in scenes with large numbers of people they take advantage
of mid-level CG. The animation is also mid level. Plot-wise it may have the same general issues many similar anime have in that the protagonist may never really have to struggle, however this plot is far better constructed than "In Another World with my Smart Phone" or "Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody". That is to say there is a clear objective the protagonist desires to reach, rather than randomly wandering and gathering females. Whether that holds out as the series progresses will remain to be seen.
While I personally don't really care for aggressive fanservice or over the top harems ('pat my head big brother!'), this anime had enough going for it that if you are a fan of the genre this is one of the better recent options.
The Summer season has brought us many clones of series, mostly failures but some decent ones, and this looks to be the worst show of the bunch of 3 isekai-LN genre themed anime. Said this in my other review, and I will say it again: good idea for giving new series rehashes of series gone by, but its execution is just terrible, and for the community now etched in knowing what's good and what's not, this show is an obvious failure from the get-go.
I personally had a bit of a hard time recognizing what this series had its clones by: a combi of Isekai Smartphone
and Death March (alebit a little bit, not as much reference), but knowing that the end-product wouldn't be as good, I decided to give it a wee bit of chance, and yep...got what the community most hated: the modern MC transported into isekai-ish world where even the strongest of the strongest and the evil bastards don't stand a chance against said MC, nothing like what Overlord's formula would be. What's worse that the same series compo is done by the very person who did Isekai Smartphone, so I knew that the show wouldn't be as good, but this show did WAY worse than the former.
The story and characters (decided to just mash together) doesn't appeal as it went from being the setting to becoming second base of the plot...you know, when the producers decided to embellish smartphones and "another world" tropes and cast them aside to move the plot, which claims its source on Norse mythology (but where's the goddamn reference?), and the characters, all looking like they come from different clans but are they exactly human-animal sized, I have absolutely no freaking idea. So, what can I say? An ingenious idea with horrible execution.
Art and animation? EMT Squared definitely isn't one of the studios you could say it's quality works, and it shows here as devouringly empty and unrefined at all. Yes, the positive is only the background drawings of "Norse mythology" historical-castle themed towns and such, but the negating negatives are overwhelming to say the least, from character design to focus on the animations here and there, constantly distracting and not helping things.
Music is seriously the lowest point of the series. It is uncannily lackluster and felt like overall the producers didn't even try. The director, coming off after the heavily disastrous Alice to Alice, clearly doesn't give a damn about the series that tries to shine in an overbearing seasonal showing and just laid bare his expectations on the show, wasting valuable resource and money on this wastepile trash of a rip-off of a show.
Just take my word and skip this show, if you people are still watching this, please sincerely drop this ASAP and spare yourself and the time you have with the decent yet better others out there.