Feb 6, 2021
Out of 100 Nobles watching…
80 were impressed!
10 still would prefer reading something of more substance
10 acknowledge loss of visual quality compared to the anime
Just after finishing Ishuzoku Reviewers’ anime adaptation I was immediately curious to check out the manga. I’ll be brief because overall the content of the manga is well adapted in the anime, but there’s a few points I’ll highlight that I believe merit enjoying both the original and the anime.
Right off the bat if the overly gratuitous fan servicing was something that turned you off about the anime then I cannot recommend the manga enough. While still mature in content it
is much tamer. Most of the manga involves the buildup of the reviewer’s sexual acts. The anime takes many more liberties with the material and fully realizes the descriptions of the reviewer’s experience in their reviews themselves. So, while in the manga the reviewers visit the establishments, have maybe a panel or two of naughtiness, and then have a cut to the bulletin posting of their review of the establishment they visited, the anime used a lot of runtime to animate those scenes in graphic detail. The manga really pushes to the forefront that Ishuzoku Reviewers is a comedy manga first and smut second, and it is for this reason I think the anime adaptation occupied such a weird space of “hentai, but very fleshed out hentai”. The anime didn’t just add sex scenes however, there are a lot of extra details in stories from the chapters covered that are not depicted in the manga at all.
The manga as of my writing has 48 chapters and seems to have a slow but steady update schedule. I think the slightly tamer nature of the manga makes it more appealing to me over the anime, but both versions definitely deserve a view if you’re a raunchy fantasy comedy otaku.
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