Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Idoman to su

Shangri-La Frontier

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Synonyms: Shangri-La Frontier: Crappy Game Hunter Challenges God-Tier Game, Shanfro
Japanese: シャングリラ・フロンティア~クソゲーハンター、神ゲーに挑まんとす~
English: Shangri-La Frontier
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2023 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2023
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: C2C
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Video GameVideo Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.001 (scored by 5136951,369 users)
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Ranked: #6152
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Popularity: #1168
Members: 201,552
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High school student Rakurou Hizutome has a peculiar hobby of playing poorly made games—ones that are unbalanced or are filled with so many bugs that make them borderline unplayable. The few who share his hobby might recognize him by his in-game name, Sunraku. For his next game, Rakurou is recommended Shangri-La Frontier, a popular and well-received virtual reality game as a breather from the terrible games he has been playing recently.

Once he boots up the game, Rakurou decides to sell off most of his starting gear to gain extra money, leaving himself with only a pair of boxers, a bird mask, and some weapons. He is instantly hooked as he meticulously levels up his avatar. However, after encountering some intimidating monsters, he realizes that he may have underestimated the challenge that a mainstream game can offer. As Rakurou progresses, he must draw on all the skills he has perfected from his previous gaming experience. Before long, Sunraku's eccentric playstyle takes Shangri-La Frontier by storm.

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Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Idoman to su was released on Blu-ray and DVD in two volumes from March 27, 2024, to June 26, 2024.

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Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "BROKEN GAMES" by FZMZ (eps 1-13)
2: "Danger Danger" by FZMZ feat. icy (eps 14-)

Ending Theme

1: "Ace (エース)" by CHiCO
2: "ガジュマル ~Heaven in the Rain~ (Gajumaru ~Heaven in the Rain~)" by ReoNa


Feb 20, 2024
Preliminary (10/25 eps)
I initially thought I wouldn't like this.
Partially because there seemed to be no hook like, you die for real if you die ingame or whatever.
But its just so much fun to watch. It keeps me engaged because there are very clear goals.
And it sparks my enthusiasm because there are so many gaming tropes I recognise and I would be aiming for myself if I was playing.
And then even better; the humor is so great! I laugh out loud at least once per episode, and I really rarely have that nowadays.

Art style is beautiful!
World building, great!
Characters, fun and interesting!
This isnt really an isekai I guess since ...
Jan 23, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/25 eps)
It's like Sword Art Online but without any of the stakes from Sword art Online. The premise of the story is simple, a expert gamer who loves bad games finally plays a good one. The story rips a page out of your standard Isekai playbook with tropes like the main character becoming the most important and overpowered person in another world with video game mechanics being integrated into the various world systems and combat, only it makes more sense here than other Isekais because this is actually a video game.

The characters are serviceable with no one in particular standing out besides the vorpul emperor ...
Feb 6, 2024
Preliminary (3/25 eps)
Show, don't tell. It's one of the very basics of storytelling, especially when you're talking about series/movies etc...
And this show, sadly, like to tell A LOT.

Instead of showing a girl been anxious through her body alone, you have her doing a cringe monologue in the middle of a crowded corridor.
If a character dare to have fun, he HAS to explicitely shout it, several times per episodes, or we would not guess it at all. It even drag down the pace of fights.
It turns the two main characters in an obnoxious version of themselves. Worse, there's even a narrator despite there be no need for one ...

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