Growth cheats? Infinite magic power? The ability to utilize all archetypes? What's the point if instant death ends everything with a single attack?
High school senior Yogiri Takatou was on a school field trip when he woke up to a dragon assaulting his sightseeing bus, with the only ones still on the bus being him and his female classmate, Tomochika Dannoura. Apparently the rest of his classmates had been given special powers by Sion, a woman who introduced herself as Sage, and escaped from the dragon, leaving those that hadn't received any special powers behind as dragon bait. And so Yogiri was thrown into a parallel universe full of danger, with no idea of what just happened. Likewise, Sion had no way of knowing just what kind of being she had summoned to her world.
After reading all these you may already visualized , the basic sense of our protagonist
At the time of writing this review i have caught up with the 10 chapters of with the manga, and have completed with 38 chapter of volume 1 in the light novel, So even if my review many not be apt , it will be close how you will feel when you read the main content
First I would like you to completely disregard the user rating provided on this site,
because of the irregularity in judging a work with a system of very low number of active users
Now coming to the light novel, I will write a short review on each element of literary style used
Story - 7.53/10
I bet you may have read and seen a lot work done on isekai genre or on Meta-genre(please remember this meta-genre thing), and i will be blunt here , the story is pretty average , a boy and a girl get transported to another world .For the sake of compelling cliffhangerial system, MC has some mystery behind him, the world has some mystery behind it, the main antagonist has mystery behind him/her, the main girl has some quirky way of adjusting and pacing herself to the plot and the MC, just like any other Isekai work, but the changing point is not in the story but the way it is implemented
Story Setting and implementation - 8.56/10
Here is the first CHANGING POINT from mainstream isekai , no real , logical or rationally sane way was used to transport the characters, unlike other works, where the main story starts before the MC realizes, in this case, the MC is the one who is not important to the story, if he lives or dies nothing will happen to the setting of the story, because the protagonist has no ulterior motive for surviving , or producing a Harem , or being friends on journey with people he/she just saved, Our main guy is a simple and relatable guy who could be defined with two words, LIKABLE JERK. He just wants to do whatever the story tells him to do , as if the protagonist and the author are working together . This is where the "Meta thing" comes in , the way story is told, it is as if the author was communicating(breaking the 4th wall) to the readers without actually using any references , or direct dialogues. When people read it , they will feel as if the author is telling them , "this is the convinent plot device i used to make the pages go longer" or "this a general tsundere girl but i will project her like a character which you people will not be able to justify".
i know its pretty confusing to understand , but once you read the light novel you will almost hear your own voice inside you laughing at the way the author has put this story, Its like an open book for everyone to delve and analyze, and this is what i liked about the novel, the way its implemented , the level and choice of words used to express a characters inner workings is what made this tedious and hectic looking work, easy.
Dialogues - 9/10
Each dialogue in each page has a goric laughter to it, an oxymoronic sense , The reason your brain will be compelled to read the next word is because the way it was written , steady pace literature, high pitched annotations, overlapping surrealistic conversations. All of these and much more will force you to imagine an intimate live visuals of the characters, as if you can almost hear their voices. This way of writing is unique and I, last witnessed it in the works of Roald Dahl and screenplays Quentin Trantino
Panel Placement , outlining , Detailing, Background coloring and drawing,screen tone effect - 7.68/10
This the only problem even with manga . Even though each panels have been suggestively places for a smooth transition from a talking scene to fighting scene , the outlining blurs the total aspect from a retrospective view and makes the characters and the pages look hard and strainful, The screen tone works are done pretty well , The SFX can be easily adjusted and allows newcomer manga readers to look at the content carefully , However due to dull detailing , the fighting scene are little hard to grasp , fireballs and magical rays are indistinguishable , but it is compensated by the background drawing and screen tones.
Character Design , Art direction and character movement - 8.26/10
Except the character's hair line, almost every character, be it either main or supporting , face is original and well drawn, this type of drawing will be hard to adapt by an old studio house like bones, ufotable ,madhouse and kyoani, but given time it has the potential to revolutionize the way characters are drawn , The facial tics, face proportion , design of eyes , detail work on clothing and accessories are well above perfect and is highly commendable.
It is a waste to write about the characters , as I can guarantee that anyone who truly understands the enjoyment of Japanese media , will well beyond appreciate the way these character are written, We may be able to analyze their behavioral pattern but we will never able to comprehend how their next action will affect us internally. That's how unique the characters are. These characters will make you forget all your worries regarding life and regarding the loop holes in the story pacing,but that just goes to show how rich and colorful these black and white characters are.
Overall - 7.98/10
Technically(taking everything in factor) an overall rating is 7/10 but i assure this is the only manga which has the potential to dissolve the success of manga like One punch man and light novels like Sword art online
The only reason i did not give a 10 is because i have not completed the manga or the light novel, but i assure that if anyone could give me reasons for not enjoying this manga , i will pay the price equivalent to the cost of first 2 volumes of this manga and light novel combined, that's how confident i am.
Lastly , If you read this uptill now then you have certainly gained something , but if you reading this just after looking at the numbers then you seriously need think on mental patience.
Either way Thanks for reading, and if you find any mistakes in the formation of a sentence in the review I am sorry but just think of me as the same characters mentioned in the second quotation marks of this review. T
TL;DR - You thought it was an actual decent isekai, but it was I, Sokushi Cheat ga Saikyou sugite, Isekai no Yatsura ga Marude Aite ni Naranai n desu ga. ΑΩ!
This manga is about as bad as the overused JoJoke above. That is to say, it's not terrible, but it's nothing special.
STORY - 5
The beginning of this story was nicely done. It introduces us to the new world while revealing humanity's cruel nature, while not overdoing it to the extent where everyone is downright evil. There seems to be a motive to the higher powers in the series, and the main character's abilities are showcased
At first, I expected him to be a well done character like One Punch Man - fatally flawed due to his greatest strength. But this guy, he doesn't have any flaws. He's just another Gary Stu in charge of yet another isekai series. Not to say I don't like him, but this doesn't really make the story interesting in any way.
It gets overly complicated around chapter 12 and the plot pretty much falls apart, but based on the first few stories, which were actually pretty good, I think the author would have done much better with a more easygoing slice of life feel. The main character doesn't care about anything, so there's really no need to rush the whole "dieties are plotting something with all the isekai'd schoolkids" plot. Instead, it all went downhill after the main character basically killed an immortal being and now the entire thing makes absolutely no sense.
ART - 8
It's pretty plain, everyone is somewhat unique and memorable but nothing special.
CHARACTER - 5
As an overpowered mc, the main character started out with some potential. But when it comes down to it, he's nothing more than another one-dimensional protagonist who's simply admitted the fact that he has an overpowered ability. There are no drawbacks or valid reasons for his power, and he doesn't act consistently, either.
The other characters are obviously meant to poke fun at common tropes in isekai. But the problem is that they're crucial parts of the story, and the manga ends up becoming the exact stereotype it was supposed to parody.
ENJOYMENT - 4
I didn't particularly like this manga. Based on the first few chapters, it doesn't look like it's going to improve much, either.