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 may have been funny at some point, but now it's worth about as much as a used tissue.
STORY - 6
Isekai plots usually get a lot of flak for being copy-pasted versions of each other. They're simple, plain, and dull.
This manga, on the other hand, struggles with the opposite problem: it's too convoluted. There are too many things going on
at once, but since the manga can only focus on one of them at a time, it's hard to keep track of where the story is supposed to be going. It has no direction, no buildup, and therefore isn't satisfying.
There are several sub-plots (characters who have already been isekai'd, dieties who want to take over the world, an immortal being who wants to die, a harem master) but they're not done in a particularly special or memorable way. Instead, it's like the manga is at a shooting range, picking out stereotypes that it wants to make fun of and bragging to you that it has completely killed it.
Unlike other parodies, that make fun of stereotypes in funny and creative ways, this one just beats the dead horse and expects you to think it's somehow original or revolutionary. Imagine being so terrible at being original that you have to make fun of other people's creations to assert your worth as an author.
It's predictable, boring, and a failed attempt at something new.
ART - 8
CHARACTER - 4
The side 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 it's hard to differentiate between what is a parody and what's not. Stories like Gintama know when to set the mood for comedy and when not to, but this story has no notion of tone whatsoever.
As an overpowered mc, the main character never had any potential to begin with. In most cases, he's just a plot device, but the plot is nothing special. He drives the story, but since he's about as complex as a baby, the story just wobbles around and goes wherever it wants to go.
This is another classic case of SAO syndrome: escapism acting like it is a good story. But in this case, the manga isn't even fun to read. All the villains are compelled by paper-thin motivations, so when the main character takes them down, it's not fun at all. There is no joy in the battles he fights, unlike in One Punch Man, where all the fights are still incredibly well done.