Forming a party with one's mother in an online game seems not only unlikely but also uncomfortable to most teenage gamers.
Unfortunately, Masato Oosuki finds himself in that exact scenario. After completing a seemingly meaningless survey, he is thrown into the world of a fantasy MMORPG—and his mother Mamako actually tagged along with him! On top of all of that, Mamako turns out to be an overpowered swordswoman, possessing the power of two-hit multi-target attacks! After minor tension between the two, they search for party members, meeting the merchant Porta and the sage Wise, starting their journey to clear the game.
Okaa-san Online attempts to be somewhat different to its other isekai counterparts by giving the protagonist a choice whether to go into a game world in order to test it or not. And having the protagonist’s mother tag along with him. I’ll let you in on a little secret: This anime was kinda interesting. For the first 5 minutes of the first episode.
Afterwards, it was the same old isekai, only with a MILF involved. This series tries to be funny by using the same old jokes and fails in the most spectacular fashion. I’ll give it credit for accepting what it is though: MMMMORPG
– Mom’s Massively Maternal Multiplayer Making-up-with- Offspring Role-Playing Game. Replace “Making-up” with “Making-out” and the title suits this shitshow to a T.
A badass mother who takes care of all the enemies that dare cross paths with her son, characters talking about stats, the boring “I can get this attack when I level up” and hot girls joining the MC’s party are some of the things that go on in this anime. If done well, these things can make for a funny experience but decent direction and execution isn’t what Okaa-san Online is about, you know?
This is a show about an overprotective mother wanting to get closer to her son, and it makes this clear in no uncertain terms from the beginning itself. Add in lots of panty shots, repeatedly failed comedy attempts, some duplicates of other isekai girls and a MILF, and you’ve got whatever this tragedy of a show wanted to be.
Some of the situations that the characters end up in are totally disgusting and not the least bit funny. If someone wants to watch these things, they’d be better off watching porn instead. Masato, the lead character of the series, ends up fondling his mother’s breasts more times than he probably did when she breast-fed him as a baby. Heck, I bet his father didn’t fondle them as much as he’d done in these 12 episodes.
We’re supposed to believe that Mamako, who looks not much older than his son, is the mother. The time that this show is not showing off the curvy body of hers with her son finding ways to end up in situations that would make a happily married couple embarrassed, it goes off on uninteresting adventures and missions that we’ve seen a thousand times over. What makes this even worse are the things that I mentioned in the last paragraph.
We’ve got a few other characters too, if you can even call them characters that is. They’re simply objects of fan-service in between the constantly censored MILF porn. First up is Porta, whose only role is to carry shit around. Then, we’ve got Wise the sage, a short-tempered girl who split up with her mother because of an argument. I’ll give this show some credit for trying to develop a real chemistry between Masato and Wise. Not the anime’s fault that the writing reeks of incompetence, right?
Oh, how JC staff has fallen. From butchering the likes of One Punch Man Season 2 to the sequels to the fantastic Shokugeki no Soma, JC staff have produced some absolute shitshows in comparison to their previous works in the last couple or so years. I think they’re just taking far too many projects and pumping out some absolute crap as a product of that. It’s the same story with the production quality with Okaa-san Online. Neither the animation nor the sound departments are anything but bang average. Shoddily animated sequences and colored manga panels panning in, out, left and right sums up the visual part of this show. The only somewhat well animated scenes are, well, the ones which should belong to a hentai anime. Enough said about the production.
As for the final verdict, do I recommend this anime? If you want to watch a weak MC and his mother end up in socially questionable situations while being surrounded by dull and boring characters who don’t have any entertainment value to them at all, and comedic scenes which are not funny more often than not, who am I to stop you? But I’d suggest you save your time and breath and look around for something better to watch. It’ll hardly take a minute to find something better than this.
I used to be an agnostic, but this anime has turned me into an atheist. Seriously, look at this abomination and tell me there’s a god. Where did we go wrong? I had just started forgiving JC Staff for OPM S2, but now my anger and disappointment, mainly disappointment, have been rekindled.
Okaasan online which is better known as “Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Nikai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desuka” which roughly translates to “This is a light novel adaptation”, is an anime about a guy being transported to another world. You might be thinking, “OK, it’s another one of those”, but don’t
be hasty because there’s a twist – it’s about a boy who gets transported to another world along with his mom. What a twist, right? This new world is made for a mother and her child to embark on an adventure and become closer to each other in the process. Ergo, the protagonist and his mom are transported to another world in order for them to reconcile and appreciate each other’s presence more.
It’s an OK premise, but the execution is absolutely horrendous. Filled with clichés, insipid comedy and your usual harem setup, whatever enjoyment could’ve been found is lost. The plot heavily relies on oversaturated tropes and fanservice. The characters have no personality of their own and their characterisation relies on the setting instead of being the other way around. I will not be getting into the fanservice aspect of this show in this review. All you need to know about it is that it is probably a degenerate weeb’s Milf fantasy.
The main cast of characters consists of your quintessential unsophisticated harem protagonist and his mom, a tsundere, a loli and another weird character all of whom don’t contribute anything to make the setting interesting. There’s one more annoying recurring characters called Shirase who makes garbage puns for the sake of dry and bland comedy.
The characters really get as banal as they can. The tsundere girl, Wise, is basically a tsundere girl, nothing more, nothing less. The pink haired loli, Porter, basically annoys you with her Helium infested voice. Medhi is a pathetic excuse for a character. It feels like no character has a free will of their own and are just following in the footsteps of their ancient counterparts that have been seen about a billion times in other anime.
Masato is practically a useless character as he’s only used for slapstick comedy and for worthless virgins to project themselves upon; and he’s the protagonist. Mamako, Masato’s mom is just an irksome heap of tits, ass and seizure inducing voice. Speaking of seizure inducing voice, the voice actors try their best to produce the most painful voice that they can. Every character sounds like someone scratched a blackboard with their fingernails. The voice acting is pure cringe. Whenever I don’t like a character in a movie or anime I express my anger on the character as I know that the actors and voice actors are just playing the roles they’re given, but, Mamako’s cringy af voice makes me want to punch the voice actress in the face. But, then again I should perhaps direct my anger towards the writer.
The comedy is deplorable. The author probably watched a bunch of harem and isekai anime and tried to parody them but utterly failed. First of all, let’s talk about the most annoying character in the anime – Shirase, whose name means “to inform” in Japanese. After hearing the puns she makes on her name, it required an enormous amount of effort from my side to not punch my laptop to death. After hearing those puns, I regret learning Japanese because I understood the puns in more detail than I would have had I not learnt Japanese. Rest of the comedy is situational which requires a good line delivery, but there was nothing of that sort. Felt like the voice actors just gave up and uttered the lines just for the sake of uttering them.
The lines are insipidly delivered with no regards to the characters’ emotional state. Makamo always sounds cringy, Masato always sounds like a basic bitch, Wise is always stuck up, Medhi has as much personality as a white board and I don’t really know how Porter sounds because I had to lower the volume whenever she spoke as I don’t have the mental or physical strength to endure her Helium infected loli voice.
The music is bland and I was really pissed when they didn’t play Sweet Home Alabama even once. The animation is basic.
I don’t even know what I expected from this show and I’m shocked and disappointed in myself, mostly disappointed, for having finished this show.
Well, I’ll be damned. The isekai genre finally did it! They made a show about MILF in a fantasy adventure in 2019! With such a long ridiculous title, you should take a breath and not take this anime seriously. Just when you thought the world would be ok, this absurd thing called Okaasan Online became a reality.
It’s easy to actually enjoy this anime when you turn your brains off or at least watch it without an agenda. After seeing the trailers and the promotional material, it’s obvious the anime is more of a parody of itself. I’m not going to lie though, watching Ookasan Online
is guilty pleasure like eating junk food when you’re on a diet. The show is saturated with absurd ideas with the central focus about an overly loving mom. Main protagonist Masato Oosuki is bombarded with affections by her mother, Mamako. The two gets transported into a fantasy world as their adventures begin.
You’re probably going to question if this anime has incest elements. It’s controversial enough that Mamako is portrayed as MILF with Masato as her son. Their relationship challenges the borderlines of a son-mother connection. At its very baseline, it’s shown that Mamako genuinely loves Masato like a mother would. The real question is how much she shows that love. The first few episodes dedicates to bringing out both characters’ personalities as much as possible. Mamako is portrayed as a kind woman who sometimes can behave like a child yet also has a mature side of herself. As a protective parent, she gets angered easily when her son is threatened and is fiercely devoted to her motherly duties. In essence, you can picture Mamako as the ideal standard of a mother. Masato is portrayed more of as a typical teenager and as you can imagine, he gets embarrassed by her mother’s over the top antics. The first few episodes shows their character chemistry that sometimes will jump way over itself with its humor. For instance, it seems Mamako can’t seem to stand straight for 5 minutes if she isn’t with her son. Poor Masato. He can’t really ever be free even in a world that’s not real.
But as you can imagine, Okaasan Online overall has more of a satirical parody tone. It takes the isekai genre and transforms it into a story with some incest context and less so about a hero saving the world from evil. The story structure seems to focus on adventures at times but overall revolves around Mamako and Masato’s relationship. The amount of incest subtext is evident in some later episodes especially with bath scenes and other innendos. Plus, you can’t deny the look on Masato’s face when he shows attraction towards Mamako. Fortunately, the anime doesn’t pursue any sort of serious drama between the pair and instead plays it out like a parody. Yet, you have to wonder if there’s any actual romance at all in this anime. The answer is sort of but not quite. Sure, we have Masato falling heels for the feminine Medhi but again, their relationship plays out more like a lighthearted comedy. Even after Medhi shows her “darker side”, it’s hard to take her character seriously at all. Like I said before, you should watch this anime with your brains turned off and let the anime speaks for itself. It’s not trying to hide anything with the amount of running gag or the obvious suggestive tones.
Outside of the main leads, it’s hard to find appeal about the other supporting cast. Characters such as Shirase, Porta, or Wise just doesn’t carry the same amount of presence as Mamako. If you’ve ever played an MMORPG before, it’s like they are the supporting party while Mamako and Masato are the co-leaders. Occasionally, their dialogues can bring out a few laughs but it’s still overshadowed by the overpowered Mamako. Speaking of dialogues, it’s also hard to deny the show is consciously self-aware. Phrases such as “we are family, so it’s normal” is one of the most overused ways to showcase the son-mother relationship. There’s also dialogues about housewife jokes and character expressions showing how a typical mom would behave. If you’re not a fan of this style of humor, you’re not going to find much joy in Okaasan Online.
I’m starting to wonder if J.C. Staff is on some sort of mission to prove how productive they are in the anime industry this year. At the time of this writing, they had four ongoing projects including this show all airing the same season. Okaasan Online didn’t fall victim to production issues but it still has an average animation quality. Let’s face it, the characters has some of the most generic looks known to humankind. The one that stand above the rest is Mamako who is decorated with MILF qualities. Because she is an older woman compared to most of the cast, it’s no surprise she has a more mature body. In some episodes, the anime even decides to put her into suggestive outfits to bring the most of her appeal. In other cases, the anime relies on fan service with bath scenes. Unfortunately, the TV version contains censored lights so help us God, let the BD/DVD versions remove that nonsense. Character expressions is mostly showcased with humor with the amount of pout scenes and cartoony reactions. Does it make you laugh? That’s for you to decide but the show clearly wants you to watch this with your brains turned off.
Watching Okaasan Online wasn’t entirely a dreadful experience. Trust me, there’s garbage like Isekai Cheat Magician out there which is about as tasteless as isekai can be. On the other hand, this is one of those series that’s going to appeal a certain audience. It’s actually one of the first momcom (as Yen Press describes it) anime adaptations I remember in recent years so that's something new, I guess?
Millions of years of evolution have lead us to this point. We as a species have learnt to read, write, love, hate, laugh and cry for this very moment. Years upon years of boring, trite Isekai shows have not been for naught. This is the single most monolithic event of our minuscule existence on this orbiting rock.
People often like to point fingers at Sword Art Online as the sole reason that the Isekai genre has become an absolute cesspool. While SAO has contributed greatly, the major reason it's become as bad as it has is largely in result of the massive amount of money and
attention it was able to pull. Money is more often than not the death of creativity, look at the Star Wars franchise.
Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Ni-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desu ka? Is an absolute mouthful to read but more than that, it's stupid, and it's acutely aware that it is. Which is more than I can say about the other Isekai shows that ran this season. There's also an actual goal, although vague it's a goal nonetheless, bond with your mother in a video game.
I feel I must discuss the points that did enjoy. The animation and art actually impressed me, the style lends itself well to the video game theme.. alright I could only manage one positive.
Look, i'm aware that this show might not be for me and hell, i'm not even the target demographic. Different strokes for different folks. And a stroke is exactly what this show feels like to sit through.
Let there be no illusions, this show is a fetishist's wet dream masquerading as an anime. Going into the show I was fully expecting it to be bad, hilariously bad. I was not fully prepared for how awful this show turned out to be.
Let's say that everything after the first episode was incognito mode.
Most Isekai shows rely on the viewer to self insert. Self inserting into a show where the premise is to adventure with your mother is extremely strange. The protagonist is always deflated by the immense amount of fan service his mil-.. mother is put through and that same unenthusiam bleeds into the viewer. It's disturbing at best. Even more disturbing than that is the clear attempt to garner the interest of those who find incest enticing by having beams from the sun censor what little enjoyment they can attain from this show. It's clear that the creators just want you to buy the bluray boxed sets with the censorship removed so they can feast their eyes upon the uninteresting nudity.
It always loops back to money.
The sexualization of the mother is a bit strange but moving on the groping and suggestive dialogue got really increasingly more and more uncomfortable.
Judging just off the artwork and genres on MAL, I was just expecting a lighthearted romp into a mediocre parody show. A wink and a nudge here and there, nothing to get too worked up over. Like most things, I was wrong. The shameless and almost comedic lengths the show would take just to have an uninspired attempt at titillation was enough to give me a headache. It set off red flags immediately, but like an abusive partner I kept coming back.
Speaking of abuse, oh boy! In addition to the off-putting incest the show displays, it also includes verbal, sexual and emotional abuse! Exactly what i'd want to see in my show about being sucked into a video game world. Medhi who is a character introduced in the later half of the show is constantly berated and mocked by her mother. At a point she's even stripped naked and choked against a tree. It's a superficial attempt to stir drama and it was completely unnecessary, leaving a rancid taste in the mouth of the viewer.
I say superficial because the show does nothing to justify these story elements or provide a solution in a meaningful or satisfying way. Problems are solved by the typical "I was in a dark place" rhetoric a Youtuber would use in an apology video. It's sickening.
Speaking from my own experience the show made me question the very meaning of life. Where am I? Who am I? Why am I watching this tripe? Why do I even exist at all.
I had an existential crisis over why I even decided to torture myself with 12 episodes of this filth. It was so I could warn readers like yourself to stay very far away. I've successfully found my life's purpose.
To close, i'd like to end with a philosophical quote: "Ma-kun, your mommy is soaking wet!" - Mamako Oosuki