Makoto is a recluse who gets summoned to another world. From the Goddess Liana, he's granted the "Truth Eye" aka "God's Eye," and is now able to see various things, including the past and the future. Using this ability he decides to live as an adventurer in a different world.
Everything about this isekai, Shingan no Yuusha, is ridiculous. Maybe I’m missing out on some deep political commentary on the state of isekai manga, but I think I can summarize in three words: what the hell?
So you have your typical NEET protagonist who gets transported into another world. What isn’t explained is how he can swing a log around without some kind of strength augmentation. I didn’t really think about it too much until he decides that swinging logs is better than any other weapon. Heck, he even gets upgraded logs! Rosemary logs! Silver logs! Gold logs! Stakes made out of logs!
...Really? Gigantic log
stakes? I feel insulted that this is the author’s way of spicing up the already age-weary isekai genre. Oh yeah, and he has some kind of demon eye that can see into the future or something. Not really anything interesting.
In any case, you have your typical characters. The lazy but overpowered protagonist, the one-dimensional jerkwad goddess and her lackey, the slightly less jerkwad of a goddess, and three maids who think they should ride the main character’s dick because he saved their lives once. Typical harem and sex debauchery without much room for development. At least they’re not going to make some kind of wooden log waifu fairy—what? They did that already?
I’m just going to end the review here because I need to go re-evaluate my life choices.
Ima be real with y’all fools. This manga right here is stupid good. It is one of my personal favorites as of chapter 21. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if it was a cliche manga or things were too absurd, but what really mattered was that it was fun to read. The story might not be good, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an entertaining experience. Like damn this story was funny for no reason and damn is was sure as hell interesting. It’s like that joke you see in parody shows where they follow all the cliches to the highest
extremee for an episode, but in the manga the cliches have an impact on the story and have everlasting impact that you don’t see at first.
Overall I would say just read it for yourself. It might be a 9/10 for me, but I can see people thinking it was ass for the overused story and plot elements.
P.S would be a 10/10 if there wasn’t so much fake rape cutscenes like damn wtf author-kun. I know they aren’t going to get raped in the end, but chill out dawg.
The story depicted in this manga is quite ridiculous. You have a standard isekai premise, except the protagonist is fighting with a tree log, there is a lot of ecchi and occasional sex scenes. There are also dick and butt jokes in it, unexplained things, unexpected story turns, and so on.
However, it gets ridiculous to the point where it is actually becomes funny and interesting. In a sense it reminded me of "Kyoufu no Bio Ningen Saishuu Kyoushi" anime. It gives similar insane and crazy vibe.
Short breakdown below:
Story: 5/10. It is nonsensical however, it is nonsensical in the "so bad it is good" kind of
style. It is honestly the best not to think about it and not to look for any kind of logic in it and just bask in the insanity of it. The good thing it isn't dull, because events follow each other at breakneck pace, even though they often don't make sense. The not so good thing about it is that it sometimes throws extremely dark stuff into the plot (like sexual abuse) without much giving much thought to it. So, it is crazy and nonsensical to the point where it becomes amusing, but on the same way it is not for faint hearted people. Basically, a lot of crude jokes which are often funny (especially if you have twisted sense of humor), but sometimes go overboard.
It is above average "standard" modern anime art. Well drawn characters, some of them cutesy/adorable, without much to write home about.
If you expect any character development, there isn't any. Characters are plot devices. They can be amusing in situation they're placed into, but they're not realistic in any way.
I enjoyed it due to being ridiculous, and few jokes hit home. I'm not sure if the story had impact the author intended, though.
I believe it is the case of "so bad it is good" manga. The plot is nuts and nonsensical, but if you can enjoy crude and silly jokes (think 5-2 anime) and have thick enough skin to handle few places where it carelessly throws around topics that can be upsetting to many, it may be worth to check it out.
Basically, I found it to be unexpectedly fun due to its craziness. But you should proceed at your own risk.