Oct 26, 2021
a 7 year old hype beast gamer that suffers from a disease that causes him to age 3 times
as fast as normal humans and grants him the intellectual capabilities 3 times of
normal humans, Shi Jiang finds himself escaping from demons in his elementary school
to eventually get isekai'd into a fantasy world. In this fantasy world, Shi Jiang tasks himself
in finding Gongsunmu, a fairy god that sent him into the world. It appears that Shi Jiang is a
reincarnation of the fairy god Lord Guangling which is also his character in the game he keeps
mentioning throughout the season. Shi Jian takes the test with 3
other people in Feiyung village
but gets betrayed on the way and eventually is belittled, he places first and the friend that
betrayed him goes back to Feiyung village to teach the villagers about the hot air balloon and
pickaxe climbing method from Shi Jiang's world. After joining the poorest sect of the 4 great sects,
Shi Jiang's journey into the fairy city begins.
The story is a bit exaggerated, in the first scene alone it looks horrendous. half naked men with pig masks
and bats storming an elementary school where an older looking boy and very young looking girl
are friends. It is a very nice foundation for misunderstandings. The story isn't that lackluster,
the main narrative seems to be the power of friendship which is fair but does seem repetititve and
Shi Jiang character is too trusting of friends but it does make sense since he is biologically
meant to be 7 years old. And despite his aging body, he still dislikes adults in general. Also,
Shi Jiang gets betrayed a second time when the immortal medicine world gets sabotaged which is
kind of annoying watching progress get reverted instantly and having to watch longer to see
the progress get reinstated.
Art & Sound: 6/10
The art style reminds me of a disney movie, the style is kind of bearable but it would have been
nice if Shi Jiang didn't look so skinny. He's literally a tall, slim stick and his outfit after
joining the sect looks terribly edgy.
Shi Jiang's first character design before getting sent into the fairy world should have been his
main outfit in that world, there could have been more effort in him keeping modern materials
and selling the secrets of the modern world in the fairy world. But instead, his character design
succumbs to the ancient, handmade woven dyed leather.
The characters lack personality, the only thing they progress is how many times they get targeted
by the Zhou family. It seems the only big antagonist are the Zhou family and heads of the other
3 sects apart from that the characters are only there to be used and disposed of.
Shi Jiang's personal development is also very slow in the first season. We don't know anything about
this mysterious Lord Guangling until after the fairy exam and that's already cutting into the middle
segment of the season.
If it wasn't for the modern inventions, I wouldn't rate this that highly. It barely has good
action/suspenseful moments so I don't recommend unless you have similar interests in Dr Stone.
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