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Jul 10, 6:20 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Mm, they didn't waste much time jumping right into the magic and action for this anime. Myth & Roid performs the OP song and it's not bad but didn't feel as powerful as some of their previous work (compared to the Overlord theme songs anyway)

First episode seems to focus a lot on Taichi and Rin as the main characters. They encountered some demonic horse monster...talk about having a weird day. There's also the guild themes in the show as expected as most isekai/fantasy these days.
 
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Jul 10, 6:30 AM

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im gonna be watching this later on just because with arifureta i feel like we've already seen the worst of isekai this season, this can only be an improvement xD
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Jul 10, 6:34 AM

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Meh, this is so generic. They're not even trying.
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Jul 10, 7:08 AM

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Meh, this is so generic. They're not even trying.
yea.. thats why it works and thats why it keeps getting animated
 
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Jul 10, 7:37 AM

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Damn, the worst isekai show of the year contest is filling with strong participants, first shield hero then kenja no mago, arifureta, even before maou sama and now this. Is there no stopping it.
 
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Jul 10, 7:42 AM
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Swagernator said:
Damn, the worst isekai show of the year contest is filling with strong participants, first shield hero then arifureta, even before maou sama and now this is there no stopping it.

Ikr. Don't forget Kenja no majo.
 
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Jul 10, 7:46 AM

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Another Isekai anime huh. This one doesn't stand out at all.

Anyways. So we have Taichi and Rin being sent to another world and the right away they had to deal with a horse monster. Good thing other adventurers were there.

 
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Jul 10, 7:56 AM

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I feel like I can't watch this. The animation feels like an eyesore.
Oh god who are you people?
 
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Jul 10, 7:56 AM

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Rie Takahashi deserves better.

Dropped halfway through.
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Jul 10, 8:01 AM
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Ak18reh-man said:
Swagernator said:
Damn, the worst isekai show of the year contest is filling with strong participants, first shield hero then arifureta, even before maou sama and now this is there no stopping it.

Ikr. Don't forget Kenja no majo.
Tate no yuusha is the best isekai of This year so i don't know what the fuc*you are talking about,the others isekai were terrible,slime is good but it doesn't count(fall 2018 to march 2019)
 
Jul 10, 8:06 AM

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It might as well have the worst opening ever made, the animation looks like a bad anime from 10 years ago and the characters are as lame and cliche as it gets. I watching it cause this anime is trash but so am I
 
Jul 10, 8:06 AM

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Isekai Shit magician is worst isekai 2019. I read 3 manga volumes. It is just stupid cliche story with good art. Anime adoptation even don't have avarage art judging first fight. Look at his "mighty" tornado.

Also MC will gain cheat power in last episode of anime. Good luck.
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Jul 10, 8:09 AM

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Standard Isekai so far. Has a black ball for having female warriors but a white ball for the MC already having a GF from the start. So it balances out.
 
Jul 10, 8:18 AM

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It was okay. Very generic isekai stuff. The pacing was alright, there was no horrible CG and the episode didn't feel like it was falling apart so that puts this one above Arifureta and Maou-sama Retry for me. At least so far.
 
Jul 10, 8:21 AM
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Swagernator said:
Damn, the worst isekai show of the year contest is filling with strong participants, first shield hero then kenja no mago, arifureta, even before maou sama and now this. Is there no stopping it.


blame those novels creator and Japanese. we have atleast 5 new books about isekai in every month.
 
Jul 10, 8:25 AM

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Hooray! A proper introduction! Compared with Arifureta Shokugyou, this is a masterpiece.

I will give this 3 episodes.


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One of the worst Isekai i've read getting an adaptation, what could go wrong ?
And to think it would be one of better Isekai anime of this season, there is no salvation.
 
Jul 10, 8:43 AM

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To think that the season's worst isekai going to this or either Arifureta, I can decide with both being absolute trash, the Kenja no Mago of the season. Oh, and Maou-sama Retry! too, that abominable lovechild of Overlord.

Nothing really stands out, and it seems that EVERY studio is trying their hands on an isekai series, with White Fox's Re:Zero retaining the champion's seat with absolutely NO competition. Too bad we can smell bad ones and their aftertastes over miles away.

zamandzoe said:
Rie Takahashi deserves better.


Yes amen, man of culture. Feels like the recording people told her to cut her usual voice-toning down, and for the worst.

AdrianRubinsky said:
Compared with Arifureta Shokugyou, this is a masterpiece.


Say that to infinity and beyond.
 
Jul 10, 8:49 AM

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This Isekai seems to have a better first episode than Arifureta.
I frown at recent installments of Persona and Trails of Cold Steel that introduce harem-like elements in the story.

We need more JRPGs like the past Lunar series, where there are multiple romantic pairings in the party other than for the protagonist and main heroine.
 
Jul 10, 8:50 AM

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To think that the season's worst isekai going to this or either Arifureta, I can decide with both being absolute trash, the Kenja no Mago of the season. Oh, and Maou-sama Retry! too, that abominable lovechild of Overlord.

Nothing really stands out, and it seems that EVERY studio is trying their hands on an isekai series, with White Fox's Re:Zero retaining the champion's seat with absolutely NO competition. Too bad we can smell bad ones and their aftertastes over miles away.

zamandzoe said:
Rie Takahashi deserves better.


Yes amen, man of culture. Feels like the recording people told her to cut her usual voice-toning down, and for the worst.

AdrianRubinsky said:
Compared with Arifureta Shokugyou, this is a masterpiece.


Say that to infinity and beyond.


Dude, Kenja no Mago was awesome, man ! It had Aug, Sizilien, and Maria in it, 3 of my favorite characters in it even though the MC might not be that cool.
I frown at recent installments of Persona and Trails of Cold Steel that introduce harem-like elements in the story.

We need more JRPGs like the past Lunar series, where there are multiple romantic pairings in the party other than for the protagonist and main heroine.
 
Jul 10, 8:52 AM

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This season has to be up there with birthing the worst isekai in existence... maybe this year. The show looks horrible. Nothing else to say.
 
Jul 10, 8:58 AM

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Right, I've only watched the first 3 minutes of the episode, but that must easily be the worst MYTH & ROID song I've heard. Truly disappointing.
 
Jul 10, 9:02 AM
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Well ateast the production of this anime can't be worse then arifuretas was . Given that it was basically made from scratch and replaced both directors and art director.
 
Jul 10, 9:03 AM

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papsoshea said:
This season has to be up there with birthing the worst isekai in existence... maybe this year. The show looks horrible. Nothing else to say.


Not worst.....That goes to Hyakuren no Haou lmao.

I have one opinion about Isekai Cheat, though. The main heroine of this show, Rin, is not as cute as the main heroine of Kenja no Mago, Sizilien. Sizilien is more cuter than Rin IMHO.
I frown at recent installments of Persona and Trails of Cold Steel that introduce harem-like elements in the story.

We need more JRPGs like the past Lunar series, where there are multiple romantic pairings in the party other than for the protagonist and main heroine.
 
Jul 10, 9:19 AM

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What can I say. Watchable. At least for now. I don't have any expectations. I started it only because Takahashi Rie.
First Tate no Yuusha espisde wasn't bad too...
Dub = fake crap. Always.
 
Jul 10, 9:19 AM

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This is about as boilerplate as isekai get. Still a marked improvement on Arifureta because the story is really straight forward, it plays out as generic as possible. Also the artists can actually draw faces consistently. Who knows how long that will last though. The animation is a contender for worst of the year, god damn it's bad. The bike sliding across the screen on a motion tween, that disaster of an opening was incomprehensible when it wasn't still shots of characters. I have no reason to care about the main character whatsoever.

Regarding the first episode of all the isekai this season, this one is easily the most forgettable.
 
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Alright

The 3rd isekai anime out of 4 this season, and all three of them has a score below 7 with a messed up first episode

Please J.C.Staff, you're our last hope with Okaasan online
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Jul 10, 9:21 AM

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Well better start than I expected.Lol he brought his heroine with him. Rin looks like a gd fmc since she jumped right into the circle for him despite not knowing what will happen to them. Well even if this turn out to be a generic isekai anime, I still love watching isekai animes with over powered mc so proly gonna enjoy this too.
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Ehurvaks said:
papsoshea said:
This season has to be up there with birthing the worst isekai in existence... maybe this year. The show looks horrible. Nothing else to say.


Not worst.....That goes to Hyakuren no Haou lmao.

I have one opinion about Isekai Cheat, though. The main heroine of this show, Rin, is not as cute as the main heroine of Kenja no Mago, Sizilien. Sizilien is more cuter than Rin IMHO.


@papsoshea 3 ANIME IN A ROW. BAD ONES INCOMING (this, Arifureta, Maou-sama Retry!). This year has birthed some of the worst isekai.

@Ehurvaks I agree with that Ragnarok one being the worst of last year. But focus this year, and clearly the isekai traits show up in the worst manner possible. And I deride with Kenja no Majo. The plot is shit but the characters are nice (Shin, Sicily (NOT Sizillien due to translation errors)).

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Alright

The 3rd isekai anime out of 4 this season, and all three of them has a score below 7 with a messed up first episode

Please J.C.Staff, you're our last hope with Okaasan


Same here, REALLY crossing fingers and praying that isekai-MILF is the savior of the season.
 
Jul 10, 9:22 AM
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I am starting to believe one is only allowed to work on an Isekai after one has proven to be an absolute sh*t writer.

Horrible writing, horrible dialogue, clunky exposition.
 
Jul 10, 9:27 AM
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Honestly thought the bicycle was going to be the new era of truck-kun smashing more girls than anyone will.
 
Jul 10, 9:28 AM

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"Hey, we have already got enough of generic isekai. People are complaining."
"How about instead of transporting one person into isekai, we transport TWO persons into isekai?"
"Genius. That would make it totally not generic."
 
Jul 10, 9:31 AM
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Ok. What the Hell is with this attitude of judging entire anime/season just by one episode?
 
Jul 10, 9:44 AM

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Quite a generic episode. I guess it will get better later on.

BTW this show is also from kadokawa so it maybe the next entry in Isekai Quartet
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Jul 10, 9:46 AM
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Well it's not bad episode but it's generic obviously and i hope will get better for more episodes of this anime
 
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What a cliched isekai series. The main character(s) get summoned to another world. Go to a guild. Get tested, whats this they are so powerful. I don't understand how for one second rin is like, no this is not a isekai and the next she completely accepts it.
 
Jul 10, 9:50 AM
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another iseka and I'm already shipping Taichi x Rin lol
 
Jul 10, 9:51 AM

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47 seconds. I don't know why I bother.

Remia looked pretty sexy, but I don't think that's a good enough reason to keep watching.

Okay. Bye
 
Jul 10, 10:09 AM

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First episode is very good,i must say. Pacing was good,music was decent and character introduction was good as well. However,how is going to be like in next episodes,is it gonna get better or worse? We will see in next episode. I know what is everyone saying:It's generic,so f***ing what? I don't care how generic is it,it's not simple or easy to give characters good hair colors or not to make them look same as other characters you already seen before. Even though 90% of all male anime characters and 10% of all female characters look generic,i have seen worse character's art designs,not because they were 'generic' and other trivial nonsense,it's just looked objectively bad. There are worse anime series that do deserve negative criticism,but Isekai Cheat Magician is not one of them because judging anime from just first episode is like judging a book by it's cover. Once all episodes are done,i would give an honest opinion.
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Jul 10, 10:10 AM

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compared to arifureta adaptation this is an oasis...
 
Jul 10, 10:14 AM

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I know Arifureta was garbage but it wasn't as boring as this one. Everything about it screams ''I know it's 2019 but allow me pls''
 
Jul 10, 10:15 AM

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At least it's still better than Kenja lmao

This looks to be the only isekai from this season that I don't care for. Arifureta had an amazing first ep, Maou-sama also had a pretty solid start, but this is just kinda bland. Absolutely terrible animation as well.
 
Jul 10, 10:34 AM

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Will stay for the probabily non existent romance between the childhood friends, and feel bad that they will only hint about it.

And, Got a weekness for redheaded ponytail girls.
 
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Well better start than I expected.Lol he brought his heroine with him. Rin looks like a gd fmc since she jumped right into the circle for him despite not knowing what will happen to them. Well even if this turn out to be a generic isekai anime, I still love watching isekai animes with over powered mc so proly gonna enjoy this too.
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Jul 10, 10:52 AM
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It's better than Arifureta, and it's not as generic as Kenja no Mago, but just by a bit.
It's more generic than maou-sama retry (at least that one put in one possibly interesting plot point).
Was hoping with chra protagonist being a duo they'd be more character and less self insert.
Taichi is more like Taiki than Taichi (I can't be the only one bothered by the name being the same as the protagoinst of the 1st Digimon season)
 
Jul 10, 11:05 AM

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It's strangely okay-ish for now.

But you can tell after the opening scenes that the show is kinda setting itself up for disaster.

I'll give it the benefit of the doubt FOR NOW. I don't see this show really getting necessarily better from this first episode, though.
 
Jul 10, 11:06 AM

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Wow such originality :o
 
Jul 10, 11:13 AM

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Oh look, another trash isekai that is very generic. This was very bad.
 
Jul 10, 11:27 AM

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Welp... There goes 3 out of 4 Isekai Anime this Season.

IMO it's better than Arifureta at least.

But still, the animation kinda 'stiff' and pretty generic like any other Isekai.

Also, why Rin looks so familiar though?? Lol

I'll stick around.
 
Jul 10, 11:41 AM
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A great start, this has potential for the best anime of the season even with all the stiff competition
 
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