Seven Japanese high school students enjoy international renown for their remarkable talents. One day, these friends survive a plane crash only to find themselves in the medieval fantasy world of Freyjagard, where two human races live side by side in a feudal society: the byuma, who have animal features and formidable strength, and the hyuma, who have a small chance of magical aptitude. After being rescued by the byuma Winona and her adopted elven daughter Riruru, the group pledges to use their advanced skills and knowledge to pay the people of Elm Village back for their hospitality and find a way to return back home.
Tsukasa Mikogami, the prime minister of Japan, acts as the leader of these young geniuses and organizes their efforts to intervene in Freyjagard and gather the information and resources necessary for achieving their goals. Believing that there is a connection between their current situation and an ancient legend about seven heroes from another world who defeated an evil dragon, Tsukasa directs the others to learn about the culture around them and search for any clues leading them back to Earth. But he also gives another instruction: to take it nice and easy, lest they ruin this world by giving it their all.
How to write a generic over-the-top evil villain: have them kidnap a young girl and try to rape and torture her in the most awkward manner imaginable.
That is what the local feudal lord does here. The scene is presented with all the glorious fanservice involved. (Disclaimer: Not really all that glorious, to be honest. I'd rather recommend looking away from the screen.) Of course, he always wears an obviously evil smile. How else would the audience know that he is evil? They also make him look as unattractive as possible to really drive the point home in case someone slept through most of
the episode and missed it. They might as well just have him say "Ha ha ha, I'm evil" and save us some time.
These over-the-top evil nobles are also obviously racist, scoff at the poor peasants, steal their hard-earned money to the point of starvation, and send their thugs to loot, kidnap, and murder the populace. They also enslave cute children because why not? Got to earn their evil credentials. With villains like this, the protagonists adopt the role of generic heroes who solve all these problems. They feed the hungry, free a slave, rescue the kidnapped girl, etc. They also build an outdoor bath because generic fanservice is a top priority. On top of everything, the protagonists try to avoid killing the obviously evil villains if at all possible. Sure, let them live. Makes total sense. Many of the enemy foot soldiers are not granted the same courtesy though.
One of the main points of the premise is that these kids are in high school, yet they are the world's most skilled individuals on each field. So instead of one overpowered isekai protagonist, we have seven. However, the difference to the norm is that they were already overpowered on Earth. Think Danganronpa but on steroids. Yes, you read that right. Danganronpa apparently isn't over-the-top enough with its unrealistic powers, so move aside. Here are the truly overpowered high schoolers. The first episode opens up with an awkward presentation of our protagonists and their special abilities in a list-like fashion. They are declared the best in the world, not that we see much of their actions on Earth. We are told of it, not shown. Also, in Danganronpa the abilities are often (though not always) treated as over-glorified hobbies, kind of a joke. Here I am not so sure.
The "main" protagonist is the Prime Minister of Japan. Yes, you read that right as well. This kid is the prime minister while still in high school. He was elected in a direct election... somehow. That's not how the job of prime minister works. He is also skilled at using guns and martial arts for some reason. I thought each character was supposed to have one special ability. If they are also strangely good at random other things, it ruins the point. I guess I don't mind, but why establish their special abilities then?
What are his super-politician powers about anyway? What is a genius politician like? I suppose a person who can best increase his popularity among the public, organize his allies, and choose the correct strategy for future elections. Is he like that? Yes and no. He is indeed portrayed as the team's leader and strategist, and at one point he presents the idea of negotiation instead of brute force. However, while he does not commit outrageous mistakes, he doesn't put together any particularly interesting strategies either. Strategizing for this group is relatively easy anyway because they are so overpowered that they can brute force through most problems. He also delivers a few small speeches in which he stands up for the people, but this is an incredibly low bar when the villains are outrageously evil.
To be fair, he does not manage to gather a large harem, so he evades the fate of the most outrageous harem leads. Still, a few girls seem to love him, and we get to see some deep mouth-to-mouth action at least. (No, it didn't look that great. Looking away from the screen wouldn't hurt here either.)
The inventor seems to focus on robotics and related machinery, as well as AI, but if her intelligence is "several centuries ahead of her time," I would expect more impressive things, actually. She can also deploy more conventional technology from Earth, which is pretty much enough to curb-stomp the medieval thugs. She conveniently brought her nuclear mini-reactor along, and it survived a plane crash too. Also, she has an AI that doubles as a bear mascot for the group and a source of bear puns. Un-bear-able! (Yeah, I didn't find that funny either. Sorry.)
The businessman seems competent enough, even though not quite as cunning as hyped. He isn't too annoying either. Despite still being heroic, he is at least snarky on occasion. Having a hand in 30 % of all monetary transactions on Earth is ridiculous though. I hope they weren't trying to be serious with that one, but you can never quite be sure.
The magician can do all kinds of miscellaneous things like fly around, detach his head, and teleport people. How? I don't know. I guess you don't even need magic (the actual fantasy variant, not magic tricks) in another world if you have someone like him.
The journalist is a ninja who can glide in the air and do other, less specific things. It is great for information gathering, but I have no idea about the quality of her articles, if she ever wrote them. Should have simply called her the best ninja instead.
The doctor can cheat death... somehow. She seems to be doing fairly normal medicine but far more effectively for vague and unspecified reasons.
The swordswoman can easily dispatch a giant monster and any number of enemy troops. She is allegedly capable of deflecting bullets in midair. Probably the most standard ability of all seven as far as anime is concerned.
I am confident that this league of heroes can curb-stomp any other generic villains that head their way and save the world once again. Power to the people! They kind of need it when the local nobles are as evil as this. I would have liked to say that maybe we can derive some cheap laughs out of watching this debacle, but some of the scenes were presented in such an off-putting way that even that might be difficult.
Hi dear reader,
As you probably would have hypothesized, I was very hyped for this show, as Isekai's are very rare nowadays. Whilst booting up the show, I knew from the very first minute that this anime would be a life-changing experience.
And erroneous, I was not.
The typical Isekai formula is an incredibly efficient one. The legendary Sir Alf Ramsey once spoke the golden words: "Never change a winning team" and I am glad this amazingly talented studio heeded his words. Numerous users on this website have been finding fault with a 'lack of depth'. Methinks they lack depth in their skulls, not to be discourteous. This
show has given me several revelations, and I am feeling closer than ever to - let's call it heaven, although this may even be transcending the aforementioned. The plot cleverly deploys the 7 main characters in an exquisitely foreign, yet somehow familiar civilization. New relationships are made, rivalries are born and adversary's are lurking around every corner. The plot never seizes to amaze. 10/10
Mankind has discovered that cats are objectively the highest tier pets, and females are the superior gender; therefore, it is only logical to assume that catgirls are the highest form of any mythical creature. As you may have expected, the world our beloved companions are transported into is filled to the brim with these lovely creatures. And if you are able to get your eyes off these glorious entities (I know it's hard, but it's worth it. Trust me.) Those mentioned seven companions aren't shy of being intrinsically celestial beings themselves. The favourite is probably Prince Akatsuki, a magician that puts David Copperfield to shame and would fool even Penn & Teller. For every situation our dear friends may find themselves in, you can have faith that the prince will come to the rescue; however, that is not to say our other heroes aren't equipped for these perilous situations. I know a certain someone north of Korea who would be jealous of the rocket building skills of Ringo Oohoshi, one of our heroes. Give her half a day and that thing flies with the elegance of a peacock (in a medieval society). 10/10
The divine artwork of studio Deen will forever be imprinted into my unworthy eyes. Marvelous. 10/10
I could hear everything just fine. 10/10.
All the time I have spend with the show thus far has been exceptional.
It reminds me of the time when I took a little bit too much ayahuasca. I had the opportunity to have several profound conversations with both the Maya and the Inca gods. They may have been forecasting the series. This experience has left me with a loss for words. The show currently sits in my top 1 favourite anime of all time and it can only go up from here. 10/10
All joking aside, this show is honestly one of the worst I have seen in a while. Do yourself a favour and literally just watch anything else. I recommend Inferno Cop.
This is pretty weird isekai. We have 7 op main characters who are prodigies in one subject/category instead of an op main character who knows everything. In the first episode we get to know these people and their expertise. We have politician, samurai, businessman, doctor, illusionist, a spy and a creator. This all starts when the prodigy plane crashes into the new world. They get rescued by some wolf girls and that's how it begins. Of course in the end of the episode they flex with their skill and scare off some knight. Second episode was more interesting since we saw how the businessman takes
care of business in another world. He wanted to crush this douchebag company. It was interesting to see they things behind good marketing and being fair to customers and workers. So far the story has not been anything special but I liked episode 2 and 3. I guess it is a fun isekai but definetly not the best thing I have seen. If you can spare about 30 mins every thursday go for it. It is still better than what summer isekais gave us.
So, I am only three episodes in so I can't give a definitive review. I will, however, edit the review as soon as the season is done.
First of all, it is an Isekai, very typical without too much depth. I like world building Anime or even games, so my opinion is a bit biased. I have not read the novel so I do not know what to expect in the following episodes.
So far it has a very plain and flat story line but if handled well, it could be worthwhile to watch. It is interesting to see how modern knowledge could affect culture and society
in a medieval setting. I expect some interesting moments but this is no masterpiece.
Story: 7/10 - I can't say much yet.
Art: 9/10 - I think the art is very decent and colorful, well animated also.
Sound: 6/10 - Not impressed yet.
Character: 6/10 - There is room for improvement and I hope it will.
Enjoyment: 8/10 - It caught my attention after the first episode.