When it comes to to cute girls doing cute things anime, there are only two groups, ones who like anime despite its shortcomings and other which detest it because there is not much to story. And I am on the group which likes it for reason because you can just sit back relax watching it. The story goes something like this, Demon king was defeated by the hero's party with powerful magic spell but the magic spell was not perfect and hero slipped the incantation which caused the time to reverse and demon king was transformed into a loli (10 or 11 years in age
). From there the shenanigans start and story takes really comedic turn and becomes slice of life anime. There are four main characters and each one has its own charm and quirks unique to them, I for one really like the stupid and cheerful hero. Hero is the one who keeps the anime entertaining and makes me want watch it beyond the just first episode. And the elf girl has her own unique charm too, like can you believe it she can not use the arrow, I mean whats up with that,I mean were elfs not supposed to use arrow, like one elf on the Goblin Slayer uses the arrow all the time. The story balances each character very carefully which I like so much because it keeps the characters fresh and fun to watch. If you liked K-ON then will like this too. I am glad this anime exists this season because there are not that many slice of life anime this season.
Listen, if you're looking for a glorious, action-packed, fantasy show full of drama and deep story writing... Then this anime is not for you, heck, just stop reading this review and look for another anime to watch this year.
On the contrary, if you're looking for some light watch full of cute girls doing some adventuring, getting into some shenanigans, and having fun while fighting demons. Then keep reading.
This anime doesn't take itself too seriously. Focusing more on the cuteness, the adventures, and the overall character interactions of our protagonists. All which has zero drama and no depth, just your regular wholesome adventurer party in training.
There doesn't seem to be any plot around here, other than "defeat the demon king" and things like that. This series seems to be taking more of a... episodic storyline(?) where each episode contains its own story. Personally, there's nothing wrong with it, but some might not enjoy it.
Art and Sound: Personally it's not bad, there's no glaring problems at all, but it's definitely not the best I've seen and heard.
Character: They are a picture perfect example of your ordinary hero party. (Hero, Lancer, Tank, Support). But this show gave them some nice little quirks that makes the character interaction seems to be more interesting in some way.
Enjoyment: It's not deep and the humor's can fell short in someway, but the whole show's cuteness and its overall expansive adventures and settings can make it very worthwhile in a wholesome and light way. (Though the humor can feel pretty dry and repetitive in some way.)
Overall: By looking at this objectively, I can fairly say that this anime isn't just for anyone. The lack of drama, emotion, and deep writing in it can make it pretty stale and boring to some people.
However, to those who is just looking for some light watch in the nature of Nichijou and Lucky Star... you might like this one a lot!
JRPG is a beautiful gaming genre with a rich culture and history tracing back to the days of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. Endro feels like a JRPG except here, we have an absurd set of characters united together for defeating the great Demon King. Wait, does this sound familar to anyone?
Now I’m a bit of a sucker for cute girls doing cute things. Yes, it gets repetitive sometimes but everyone needs a dose of that cute and fuzzy feeling sometimes, right? Every season has one in some shape or form. Endro focuses on a more unorthodox way of showing its ‘cute girls doing cute
things’ formula by taking on a high class fantasy theme. It’s not truly an isekai so don’t expect truck-kun to appear in the first episode. Rather, I see Endro as an interactive JRPG style adventure about a group of charming characters.
There’s no official rule but most viewers could probably find one particular character they enjoy watching more than others. The term ‘best girl’ would be used. Taking place known as Naral Island, we are introduced to a small yet colorful cast of adventurers – Yulia Chardiet (Yuusha), Ellenoar Seiran (Seira), Fai Fai (Fai), and Mather Enderstto (Mei). They make up the bulk of the main cast while we are also told about the Demon Lord, a character named Mao who became a small girl after a complicated spell goes wrong. Taking the job as a teacher at school, she makes an immediate impression with her cunning personality. But don’t be alarmed. This really isn’t some fantasy war story that involves bloodshed, revenge, politics, or anything complicated like that. It’s a slice of life with each episode containing a misadventure of its own. Watching Endro reminds me of how simple a fantasy slice of life should be.
From the first episodes, there’s probably going to be a make or break depending on how you approach the style of this series. The comedy is evident with the silliness and naivety of the main cast. Yuusha and the others aren’t aware that their arch nemesis is right in front of them. Meanwhile, Mao continuously plot to get these girls expelled but often somehow end up in failure. The show also takes a good amount of time to show its fictional themes that you would find in any JRPG game. Armor, weapons, spells, character class, dungeons, you name it. Anyone who has ever set foot into a JRPG game should be familiar with these mechanics although Endro makes more of a parody out of it. Still, I have to really have to praise the character cast as they are not only able to carry the show with their personalities but also made the show much more entertaining than it should be.
Starting off, Yuusha is the vibrant girl with a ton of energy and spirit. My first impression of her is that she is capable of being a leader despite being a bit airheaded. She is determined to defeat the Demon Lord and takes it upon herself to be a “hero”. Next, there’s Mei, my favorite character in the show for her unpredictable nature and knowledge of magic cards. You know, a party can’t survive together without her skills. Fai has the role of the warrior class and she isn’t afraid to demonstrate it. Serving as the “muscle” of the party, she’s the one monsters should fear in their adventures. Finally, we’ll come to understand Seira, the knowledgeable elven priest who is perhaps the most cautious of the group. Combining their skills together, this seems like a formidable party. However, it’s obvious the show wants to explore the slice of life content with its social aspects. Outside of their quests, the main girls interact with each other with high quality dosage of appealing character chemistry. I say this with strong confidence because each character in Yuusha’s party stands out on their own. Whether it’s for pure comic relief or with witty dialogues, I never once grew bored just watching these characters be themselves. On the other hand, I also find it quite hysterical to see Mao’s ambitions that sometimes jump way over her head. Nonetheless, there’s no doubt that you’ll find a special character bond between the main characters.
You may asking yourself it this show is so lighthearted or "plot lacking", then what’s really the point of watching? I actually asked myself that originally but then realized it’s for the pure enjoyment. Seriously, don’t overthink yourself when watching Endro. It’s a show that’s built with humor, parodies, JRPG gags, and variety. I emphasize all these as you should watch the anime with an relaxed mind. The criticism can easily be directed to the underdeveloped characters and weak “plot”. But when I watch Endro, I never really focus on that as the show didn't advertise itself so.
Fantasy JRPGs are hard to embrace for some fans and it’s no surprise. In our world, we are too enticed by overly complex storytelling shows or those that made an influence in others. Yet, the more I watched Endro, the more I see how sometimes, a simple collection of ideas is all you need to entertain yourself.
Personally, my AOTS (and an underrated gem) of Winter 2019. The anime that I had no expectations whatsoever going in, and it certainly delivered in all its cuteness and "Girl Power" aesthetics, that left me laughing and crying all at the same time. Regardless of how much the anime worked and/or sucked, without much ado, let the Endro~ (End Roll~) begin!
Every CGDCT anime will always be cited in one of two camps: either it will have a beginning point that is further developed as time goes, or the latter in which the story is given, but is only emphasized at the very last moments. Clearly,
it showcases the former first as means of a backstory, but once the aforementioned story passes, it End Roll~s into the latter, where majority of the slice-of-life elements come in with no drama and depth, just casual times for the main characters to do their daily stuff.
And this is the part where it determines whether you'll love or hate this show. If you're the type looking for drama that's filled with the fantasy-action vibes, then this is most certainly not the show for you. Otherwise, for those who just love the slice-of-life comedic moments that the CGDCT trope is known for and the non-seriousness atmosphere that's worth taking a relaxing sit back to watch, then keep reading.
The story starts with the Yuusha Party, consisting of 4 girls: Yulia "Yuusha" Chardiet, Ellenoar "Seira", Fai Fai (just call her Fai) and Mather "Mei" Enderstto. They start off their journey in the school of adventurers, then proclaim their plan to defeat the Demon Lord. But...with a twist of luck (or unluckiness), their claim to defeat the Demon Lord goes awry when the incomplete magic spell turns back time for both the Yuusha Party and the Demon Lord (plus her golem servant too).
From here on, the episodic timelines to flesh out the main characters plus the adorable Demon Lord Mao-chan, shrunk down to her chibi-form and then disguising as a teacher in their Adventure School to stop Yuusha from her Hero status before the entire situation happens again.
For an original series, this has some good pointers from the get-go. Directed by Kaori (Yuyushiki, Miira no Kaikata) with character designs by the one and only Namori (Yuru Yuri), this anime is certainly wonders at what it does best, and it manages to flesh out its storytelling through the Hero Party's 4 central loli girls, along with their own character-driven episodes:
Yuusha, for one, her dim-wittedness and stupidity makes absolutely no sense, but with that over-zealous cheerfulness of her, she is able to entertain her party of friends and keep the momentum going. Moreover, her hero duties are nothing more than just regular people saving others' lives. No wonder she's the spokesperson.
Seira, she is a very simple-going elven, always having to safeguard Yuusha and others, but the one thing that she does badly is in her cooking! That's too bad since she can be mother-material, oh well. She loves nature as well.
Fai Fai (I'll just call her Fai) is an interesting charcter. Raised in the woods as a warrior, her skills made for the wilderness are certainly no slouch. Not to mention that she is a big glutton, someone who loves eating, but most of her mischievousness in being hungry...is nibbling on Seira's ears like a mouse. How cute.
Mei the obssessive girl with Cartado cards, magic cards in all ranks that holds powers of all kinds. Her obsession sometimes drive her crazy, and even to an extent where in the presence of any Cartado, both rare and common, she becomes a know-it-all.
Along with their mascot Chibi Dragon, I'd swear this dragon always has me laughing at its small-sized prowess at consuming even the gods, it is one voracious living being.
Last but not least, both Princess Rona and the Demon Lord Mao. The ever-so-loving princess that have always wanted to marry a hero, doesn't shy away from even girls like Yuusha, creating that Yuru Yuri vibe. And Mao, even though she is made to be the antagonist, for the most part she serves her purpose well both as a teacher first, then Demon Lord second, often colluding with the Female Knight for off-day drinks.
Along with the VAs that represent these girls, Kaos-chan from Comic Girls is back to voice Yuusha, and the ever graceful-but-cunning Inori Minase back to voice Mei. Great choice and diversity of characters that help make this show more appealing to the masses.
There's always an off-the-hooks thing about Studio Gokumi originals. For one, they have a promising premise right at the start, but as time passes the true light is shed upon of the "expectations vs. reality" expression, that the true substance inside the shell is nothing more than just a series of occasional hits and misses, and Endro~! is no different. However, what they have done here is more than just the tip of the iceberg alone. The art really looks pleasing to the eye, giving it the watercolour-pastel looks that resemble a child's drawing. Animation-wise, for a series without much action, it is decent and still looks good. Not that it's great, mind you, but if that is what the producers wanted, they have efficiently succeeded.
Music and sound-wise, I absolutely love and adore the OP song, so much so that it is one of my top favorite OPs of the season. So much cuteness overlord, so much interaction and overall a blast to enjoy listening to. Inori Minase's ED is no slouch either as we are sent off every episode in a caravan full of wonder. OST has been good and it never has failed once for me.
In the end, this is a show that will divide people based on storytelling and perceptions alone. Like I've already mentioned, avoid this show if you have been burnt by the lesser action and fantasy-drama, and for those who just want the times of refreshing to sit back and enjoy this show, then come on in, because this Iyashikei, SoL magic fantasy series is truly worth the watch.
I highly, highly recommend for fans of the Iyashikei or even SoL genre-themed anime to NOT pass on this! Loved it at the beginning, and still loving it even now.
“I’d like to try being someone who sexes baby birds, just once…” — Girl with the blue hair
“Hmm…go on.” — Krunchyman
I had seen enough of Endro~! after four minutes to know it was going to be an awful show, and, apparently, so had the writers (hence the ending credits). But profits must be made, so the show, regrettably, must go on. Endro~! is the type of show that’ll make you think that Naruto is a masterpiece. Four, colorful girls destroy an unstoppable demon by using forbidden magic, ending credits roll, and then they go back in time to be taught by Mao
(i.e. the demon), who’s body transformed into a cute little girl (her cuteness is an exaggeration).
Juulia Charldetto — that’s one too many "u's" for my liking — is the “hero” of Endro~!, because she perpetuates the "Pink Heroine” anime trope. Like her compatriots, she exudes positivity and a ditzy personality. Thus far, the story has revolved around the girls either training or embarking on a quest to increase their skills/powers to eventually fight the demon. A significant portion of the show includes the addition of trope-y, comedic moments to offset the paper thin characters and the lackluster plot. Unfortunately, the comedy is rather paltry, with no singular moment sticking out as memorable. And of course, they had to throw in a beach episode, because they’re attempting to throw my ass in jail for staring at four under aged girls in swimwear. Mother f—ker’s!
In the end, Endro~! is an uninspiring collection of tired tropes, lame characters, weak comedy, and redundant plot lines. Don’t waste your time with this one.
This was the anime that I didn't expect to be any good at all. Especially the first bit of the first episode, the fight with the demon lord and then the credits. I thought it was going to be terrible. But the more I watched it, this anime felt really refreshing and kind of original. The concepts and everything were great and I haven't stumbled across in the other animes that I've watched.
There are many moments where the incidents are crazy enough to be funny. I'm not the type to just like
a show because "cute girls doing stuff" Non Non Biyori for example I just found to be a bore and then Aho Girl was a bit too psycho.
I really thought that Egao no Daika was going to be dark horse of the season as the anime with the low rating that turned out to be great. It was, until it fell flat on it's face trying to wrap up a larger story in 12 episodes. My dark horse for last season was Akanesasu Shoujo, I have a review for it if anyone wants to know why before dismissing this.
Overall, I think this is above average and deserves an 8. Characters that you can like, incidents that are crazy and enjoyable. The ED is good as well.
Endro is so close to be my enjoyable anime but I cannot deny cliche of CGDCT and middle of this show. Okay, Let's Start
This show will about yuusha's party which go to defeated maou but spell had failed and make them and maou to past. In the first of this show will be about maou who backed to past and tried to make yuusha's party cannot go to defeated maou again. But this concept has forgotten and go to second part. Princess is not be character who annoying to ruin enjoyment, But this show use episode to build this character too much. Personally Idea of
this character can be tell in one episode but this show tell much cause other idea and character. After Princess part until episode 10, This show is random and useless scenario cause me bored . But I glad that this show return original concept and be good in the end. I think if this show have only episode 1-4,6,11-12 , this may be my enjoyable show in this season
I think 4 main characters are kinda of cliche and can see in same genres show. But each characters have role of themselves to make comedy and solving various scenarios. Although dialogues is this show are kinda of cliche but not to much cause you bored or annoying. Princess I think this character is not necessary of this show and make story blend of original in many times and be annoying in sometimes. This character should be have told her character better. Mao is character who I think I like most in this show, She is good development character although her development has told in this story few(because princess and useless episode).
Overall, In term of fantasy this show make well too, especially Episode 1-4. Although have many of unused plot and world building but can be enjoyable.Try watch it, you may enjoy who know.
This is another of those "cute girls doing cute things" shows. By itself that's not really a problem. The characters are just fleshed out enough to not feel like cutouts and the framing is done decently; however, there's really not a lot going on at the end of the day.
This is basically a slice-of-life show with a fantasy coat of paint with a dash of magical girls thrown in for good measure. The first few episodes do the framing fine, but once that's set up nothing is expanded on. This is an excuse plot through and through and used to set up silly scenarios. I
would liken this show to Konosuba in that regard, but that show had its own glorious level of intentional awfulness with its protagonists and I simply can't find this group's quirks or antics nearly as funny.
I also had a few issues with the art. Characters always had some kind of blush no matter situation. Blush stickers, blush lines, luminescent blush, drunk blush- it all all there and sometimes it was stacked which just looked weird. I didn't find any of the designs or art particularly interesting which really made the already mediocre cute things going on only mildly enjoyable.
I wouldn't say no to this show being put on the TV as background noise, but it's not really anything worth putting any investment in.
Endro has to easily be the comfiest show of the season. If you are in for a light-hearted and heart-warming anime that will leave you with a smile on your face at the end of each episode, you have stumbled across the right show.
Ah yes, the CGDCT genre. This time we feature cute girls doing cute hero things. I don’t think I generally lean towards the “fantasy” side of anime (although there are exceptions), this show definitely uses the cute girls to make it feel just different enough from other fantasy genre anime. I think the blend of the two certainly felt fresh in it’s
own respect. Although I have not seen it at this point, Konosuba takes this approach, but from what I understand has more fantasy leaning intentions as compared to this show. It is a lot more focused on the cute girls aspect and they just happen to be in this fantasy world.
Story: 6/10 - I’m kind of conflicted on the score of the story as it was warm, but there wasn’t too much going on and felt a bit generic as much as it can. I felt if anything was lacking from this anime, it would have been the consistency of the story aspect (although it tried to cover it up in the last episode, but that’s okay because it was super effective). Not bad, just nothing notable in my mind.
Art: 9/10 - What I like about the art in this show is how it impacts my interpretation of the show. You could have thrown in the art from another fantasy show like Konosuba, SAO, or Shield Hero from this season and it would just not have the same effect. As this is more light-hearted, I think the art style had to be different. I think other anime in the fantasy genre tend to lean towards the style of the shows I mentioned earlier as it makes you feel more like you should be there and it is relatively more realistic. The art style found in Endro almost seems like a picture book or a children’s book, like a fairy tail. It felt like I was reading one of those books myself which allowed me to take a different interpretation of the show which had its own charm and appreciation to it. There were some small things that I didn’t like all that much, but definitely not taking away big points from the amazing work it did.
Sound: 10/10 - The music in this show was incredibly fun and I would definitely walk away from an episode with one of the songs from the OST in my head. Definitely throwing it up there in my top OSTs of the season. I think the emotions and actions that followed the music was done incredibly well and the mood was set for a fun-filled adventure every time. The OP and ED are both really good and have definitely added the full versions of them to my playlist. The OP feels like a generic CGDCT OP with some hints at fantasy. There’s one part I really enjoy where it shows Princess Rona and has a cool harmony with the main melody and it feels very adventurous. The ED has a very Baroque sense to it. It is light, playful, and really captures the image of a castle and the fantasy idea of the time. It was a touch that I appreciated.
Character: 8/10 - The characters were pretty generic and “trope-y” but I liked it. I mean, at this point, you should know what you’re getting yourself into. I know what I enjoy, you know what you enjoy, and nothing stands out too much in this category (with the exception of the main antagonist who actually has some cool plot points). Just trust yourself in this category.
Enjoyment: 9/10 - My enjoyment of this show was kind of unstable about 60-70% through the season. It kind of got to a point where I was unsure if it was all leading somewhere (although this kind of attributes to the story score), but it ended just right for me and I was happy with what I saw in the show. I got a comfy show that I could relax to and leave with a smile on my face. A comfy show is an enjoyable show in my opinion.
This anime is not about JRPG, nor a parody of JRPG. this anime is not like typical fantasy anime about some NEET who transported to another world and got a harem. Endro~ bring us a new dimension of JRPG anime with their moe element on it. Although the plot seems like not worth to watch, when you try to watch it episode after episode you will starting to find it is not that bad. Beautiful and relaxing artsyle with a nice voice acting (and a good line up of cast) make it easier for you to enjoy the interaction between character. if you love anime
about cute girl doing something (including trying to defeat a demon king) i guarantee that you will love this anime too.
P.S. don't forget to prepare some snack and cofee or a hot milk for an extra relaxing experiences
When I saw the first ep from Endro ~, I thought it would not be very good, but it's a very interesting anime, even though it's a bit cliché. The first few episodes were worthless, but the more I watched, the more it became pleasant and cool to see.
The characters are quite normal, except Meiza, who is the best character in the whole anime, for being funny and creative. The scenes are sometimes very funny, especially after the eighth epistle, which was when the anime began to improve.
Overall, Endro ~ was a fun anime with medium characters and crazy moments that can even make you
Endro started off pretty promising, with a plot that's also pretty unique, and made correctly, would have been a great work. However, after the first couple of episodes, you understand the sort of audience, comedy, and characters the story is going for. As in, you understand that this show goes for shallow, predictable, and risk free comedy. Low risk, and apparently, some returns as people rate this highly
All of the four main characters in the party can be summed up in one word each. They're really that simple. WELL IT'S A COMEDY ABOUT GIRLS DOING CUTE THINGS. Thats ok, right? Yes, it's not something that
would make a good show bad, but the writing and side characters that accompany the four main characters are just horrendous. Honestly, while the plot remains kind of interesting throughout my watching of the show, the way they get to through the plot and episodes are just...terrible. The comedy and writing is just horrifying. The way the characters go through an objective, the transitions, the monologues, pov's, dialogue between characters, animating of certain sequences are just all bad. All characters also of course, reuse the same gag over and over again because thats funny, apparently. And don't get me started on the god damned demon lord. It's a loli teacher that's supposed to come off as cute even though she wants world domination. Wow. Never heard of that one before. Just...crappy fanservice. This entire show consists of that too, since its low risk for some payout, which this show specializes in.
And at the back of my mind, this show reminded me of something I watched before: Gabriel Dropout.
This show is a super watered down version of Gabriel Dropout. Watch Gabriel Dropout, not this show. Please. And I didn't even like Gabriel Dropout. I dropped that one at like episode 5, but god, this show makes Gabriel Dropout look GOOD.
I watched this show and wrote a review so you don't have to.