I’ve made it no secret on this blog that I am a massive fan of the series Saga of Tanya the Evil.In fact I believe that it is tied with ReZerofor being the best isekai made yet. In a time where 98% of Isekais chase the exact same plot set up, Tanya decides to take the Isekai and do something new with it. I’ve gushed about the show before, and I stand by everything I said.
So how does the feature film stand up? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into the next part in the story of our little German loli: Saga of Tanya the Evil The Movie.
I’ve made more than few comments on the Isekai boom, and that the genre is squandering it’s vast potential by focusing on the same story beats over and over again. As of this era in the anime world, I consider only a handful of series to be the truly excellent, well done and just plain ‘good’ Isekai. These big four: The Saga of Tanya the Evil, ReZero, Konosuba and Overlord. There are other series that are of course good, I always have a soft spot of love for In Another World with my Smartphone, but I do believe that “The Big Four” are the best the genre has had to offer fans.
However I might have to change that number, because I’ve finally gotten around to finishing this one. After the cut let’s take a dive into the series No Game No Life.
The Summer Season is staring to wind down and the anime of the seasons are reaching their zenith. So far Summer has been a decently strong run, with some good shows that have surprised me. Let’s get into my thoughts on these shows, eight episodes in, after the cut!
Do you like lists? I like lists, and I heard you like lists too. So today we have, as list! Anime and Manga have no shortage of great moments, characters and scenes, but they also have some wonderful pieces of dialogue. This post today is going to highlight just some of my favorite lines from a variety of different anime and manga series. Some are serious, some are funny, some are dubbed, others are subbed, others are strange. Let’s get into it after the cut!
The Summer season of anime is just about to get started which means we’ve now reached the halfway point for Anime 2019. So far the year has been a bit more subdued than the banner year that was 2018, but there have still been some hits. Join me after the cut as I give you my preliminary bests and worsts of everything anime has offered this year. This list is absolutely subject to change as we still got two seasons left to go!
Isekai Quartetis a show in which the enjoyment you get comes mostly from much you liked the four shows it borrows from. I am on record saying that ReZero is a masterpiece of an anime, and that The Saga of Tanya the Evil is probably freshest and most unique of the major Isekai shows. I’ve said that Konosubais a great comedy that is a playful thumb in the nose of the common tropes, but also just a fun story with some of the best characters around. And Overlordis…well it has a great premise on a familiar concept, but I just can’t get into it. Still 3 out of the 4 is pretty good.
So with all that said, you can probably tell that I liked the mini crossover series starring all four leads and their main cast members. What surprised me though was how much I loved it, and everyone else has. After the cut let’s take a dive into the breakout hit of the year: Isekai Quartet.
So the curtain has just drawn on The Rising of the Shield Hero, so far the other “big isekai” of 2019. While some had dismissed the show because of the controversial first episode (that I believe is a great idea, but just sloppily executed), others have stuck around and seen the show through to the end. I gushed about this show in my look at the first half, and now I return to take a look at the second. Does it hold up? Or like its sister series That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime, does it lose momentum in the back half? Join me after the cut as I give you my thoughts.